It is the oldest international sporting event in the world, pitting America against England in the inaugural race in 1851, requiring strength, intelligence, skill, and a steadfast will to win. This year, five challengers will all arrive in Bermuda with one thing top of mind: to strip Oracle Team USA’s Jimmy Spithill and crew of the prestigious title they have now won twice in back-to-back races. Should Team USA win this year, they will be the first to defend the cup three consecutive times. Plan now to attend this historic sporting event, beginning May 26 with the qualifying races and continuing through June 27 to the presentation of the cup to the winner, graciously hosted on the island of Bermuda.
Prepared in every way to welcome guests to its stunning pink sand beaches and gorgeous aquamarine waters, Bermuda is an ideal location for this event. One could reserve divine digs in a posh Hamilton hotel. These America’s Cup events, however, are best viewed on the water. A few incredible opportunities to watch the races from one of Burgess Yachts’ luxury charters are assured to disappear quickly, with the race just a couple of months away.
Many yachts come with VIP privileges, flying a special flag permitting guest access to a fistful of luxurious perks. Invitations to join the America’s Cup Qualifiers Opening Ceremony, enter Club AC, tour the pit lane base, attend post-race press conferences, challenger playoffs and prize award events, and employ the services of a personalized concierge are just the beginning. Invites to a long list of parties and events make the VIP option simply irresistible.
In Berth 5 at the America’s Cup Marina at the Naval Dockyard, Sailing Yacht Maltese Falcon awaits, with 88 meters/288 feet of luxurious superyacht and her own regatta history to share racing insights with 12 privileged guests. Equipped with the innovative DynaRig sail system and outfitted with lots of leather, sumptuous interiors, fabulous deck space, alfresco dining, large outdoor cinema, and perfect perches for watching the races, Maltese Falcon is chartering for 440,000 Euros per week, which includes the VIP package.
At 73 meters/239.5 feet, the stunning superyacht Grace E displays why she’s won so many awards. Promising some of the best views from the most gorgeous profile, Grace E delivers a contemporary feel with eco-technology and clean lines. Outfitted with posh interiors and stocked with an abundance of water sports equipment and toys, Grace E charters for 805,000 Euros per week, which includes the VIP package.
Both a serious sailor and a luxurious yacht, Mondango 3 is 56.4 meters/185 feet of intrepid world traveler with accommodations for 11 guests in 5 cabins. Built in 2014 by Alloy Yachts in Auckland, her expansive decks fore and aft and a generous flybridge make room for 25 guests while watching the races. In Berth 6 at the America’s Cup Marina, Mondango 3 charters for 224,000 Euros per week, which includes the VIP package.
With classic good looks, top of class engineering, and an extensive race history, Sailing Yacht Marie is waiting for 8-10 lucky guests, upped to 25 while watching the races. With knowledge to share about racing strategies, guests can watch from the traditional wood deckhouse and teak laid decks, updated in a striking new red and black palette. Marie, in Berth 4 at the America’s Cup Marina, charters for $250,000 USD per week, or $1,000,000 for the entire schedule of America’s Cup events, which includes the VIP package.
In berth 11 at the America’s Cup Marina, the elegant Benetti Motor Yacht H offers 42.6 meters of luxury on board a contemporary styled yacht. Large dining tables on the aft deck as well as the bridge deck seat 10. The split level foredeck reveals the Jacuzzi when prompted, with sun pads all around. A well-equipped sun deck features a long bar perfect for watching the races in sociable style. H charters for $175,000 per week, which includes the VIP package.
A sleek sailing yacht stretching to 36.9 meters/121 feet, Genevieve is an elegant craft with the heart of a entertainer. The Spacious salon and four distinctive cabins accommodate 8-9 guests. The beach club offers additional viewing space, also serving as a hub for enjoying her water sports equipment and toys. With a dedicated crew of 6, Genevieve charters for $91,000 per week, which includes the VIP package.