The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in all of sports. It’s increasingly high-profile on the global stage, too, due to its fast, foiling catamarans, on-deck cameras, and more. Key organizers of the race and the America’s Cup Superyacht Program will explain what’s in store at the 35th America’s Cup at the International Superyacht Society’s (ISS) annual meeting in November.
Titled “35th America’s Cup: Action, Excitement and Exclusive Access,” the presentation involves a panel, along with questions from audience members. Set for November 2 at 8 a.m., the discussion is open to both ISS members and non-members. It’s being held inside the AIM Marine Group Pavilion at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
To better educate interested visitors to the 35th America’s Cup, being held in Bermuda in May and June next year, the panel topics include:
- what makes this edition more exciting for spectators, who include those aboard megayachts
- why Bermuda is ideal for racing like this
- what events yacht owners and guests with reserved berths can enjoy
- how the Bermuda Tourism Authority is working with the government to ease regulations for visiting superyachts, beyond the race itself.
Moderated by MegayachtNews.com editor Diane M. Byrne, the panel includes:
- Sam Hollis: commercial commissioner and CEO of the America’s Cup Event Authority, which holds the commercial rights to organizing the 35th America’s Cup
- Bill Hanbury: CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, which is educating travel enthusiasts about adventure opportunities and more in the island nation
- Stefano Tositti: CEO of BWA Yachting, which is overseeing the America’s Cup Superyacht Program, including “front row” observation locations and VIP experiences.
The presentation is free for ISS members and $35 for non-members at the door. (Non-members can apply the cost to ISS membership.)