America’s Cup J Class Regatta Race 1 Falls Victim to Light Airs

Kiwi Seven Time Cup Campaigner Tony Rae Reflects

Despite a huge spectator fleet mustered off NE Bermuda’s north shore ready and waiting attentively to see the record fleet of seven J Class yachts in action for the first two scheduled races of the America’s Cup J Class Regatta, the winds did not cooperate and no racing could be run.

The fickle breezes did not build above five knots for any length of time, averaging no more than two or three knots as the J Class crews waited. But with no prospect of a significant improvement the decision was taken to abandon racing for Day 1. The J Class teams will not now race until Monday, National Heroes Day holiday when hundreds of spectator boats are known to be heading out to see the regatta….read more

 

 

J Class yachts to run exhibition event on the Great Sound from 12.00 Saturday 17th June

An historic event will take place on Bermuda’s Great Sound, the venue for the 35th America’s Cup, from 12.00 to 12.45pm on today Saturday 17th June when seven J Class yachts will stage an exhibition together on the same waters on which ORACLE TEAM USA and Emirates Team New Zealand will begin their competition in the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton….read more

 

America’s Cup J Class Regatta Schedule

 

Monday 19 June

0800 – Captains Briefing – J Class Race Office, RBYC
1130 – First Warning Signal – Race Area in Murray’s Anchorage

Second race to follow
ASAP after racing – Umpires Debriefing (optional) – J Class Race Office, RBYC

Tuesday 20 June

0800 – Captains Briefing – J Class Race Office, RBYC
1130 – First Warning Signal – Race Area in Murray’s Anchorage

Second race to follow
ASAP after racing – Umpires Debriefing (optional) – J Class Race Office, RBYC
1800 – 1930 – Prizegiving (ticketed event only) – Hamilton Princess Hotel

 

15/06/2017 – Bermuda (BDA) – 35th America’s Cup Bermuda 2017 – America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta – J Class fleet

 

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