November 21, 2014

Get Out Your Bermuda Shorts

"The waters of Bermuda are ideal for racing," says the island nation’s premier, Michael Dunkley.

© 2014 Bermuda Tourism

The America’s Cup Event Authority has forwarded Latitude 38 an "exclusive invitation" — which they’ve no doubt given to countless others — to attend a press conference at the Crosby Hotel in Manhattan on December 2 for the announcement of the venue for the 35th America’s Cup.

Apparently it’s not necessary for us to attend, though, as an unnamed source believed to be in the know has spilled the beans to the Associated Press. That source says it’s going to be Bermuda, not San Diego. If true, it’s not surprising, as the ACEA announced recently that Bermuda had been chosen as one of the venues for next year’s foiling AC45 competition, the America’s Cup World Series. 

Six teams have said they are committed to the event. They are: Artemis Racing, Sweden; Ben Ainslie Racing, UK; Emirates Team New Zealand; Luna Rossa Challenge, Italy; Team France; and the defender, Oracle Team USA.

Every November, StFYC hosts the Big Sail, just before the big local rivalry college football game, Cal vs.