America’s Cup Opening Day
Postponed for Saturday 27th May
The Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup will start on Saturday 27th May, starting at 8.30pm, following the three time Grammy Award winning entertainer Wyclef Jean’s performance on the Main Stage in the America’s Cup Village which starts at 5.15pm.
Sir Russell Coutts, CEO of the ACEA, said, ‘We are obviously disappointed that the strong winds mean we have had to postpone day one of the 35th America’s Cup. This is clearly a decision we have not taken lightly and appreciate the inconvenience caused to the sellout crowd. Our primary concern however, is always safety for everyone involved in the America’s Cup. We are adding an hour to the race window on both Saturday and Sunday to run extra races with the aim of getting back on schedule. There are still tickets available at the weekend, although not in all categories, so we are hoping Friday’s ticket holders will still get the chance to enjoy what should be an incredible opening weekend.’
America’s Cup Bermuda, CEO Mike Winfield says, ‘We are grateful for the excellent working relationship we have with Marine & Ports and we thank them for their flexibility in ensuring that America’s Cup spectators have a reliable and convenient way to get to the America’s Cup Village.’