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How to watch the Apex Group Bermuda Sail Grand Prix on board a superyacht

24 April 2024 • Written by Hannah Rankine for Bermuda Tourism Authority

World-class sailing is set to return to the azure waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound with the much-anticipated Apex Group Bermuda Sail Grand Prix (Bermuda SailGP) on 4-5 May 2024. For those seeking the ultimate viewing point and luxury experience, BWA Yachting's exclusive Adrenaline Yachts Program offers prime positions for an unforgettable view of the races. BOAT unpacks everything you need to know to make the most of your superyacht experience during the regatta.

Discover the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix

The Bermuda SailGP promises to keep spectators on the edge of their seats in one of the world's most iconic sailing destinations. Against the stunning backdrop of Bermuda's crystal-clear waters, F50 sailing catamarans equipped with state-of-the-art technology will navigate the challenging course through high-speed racing.

"SailGP is one of the biggest events in our sailing calendar and we could not be more excited to welcome SailGP’s thrilling races back to Bermuda’s shores once again," says Tracy Berkley, CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority.

With teams representing powerhouse sailing nations, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Spain, France, Great Britain, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland and the USA, the roster boasts an impressive array of talent and accolades. Collectively, these teams bring to the table an astonishing 35 Olympic medals, 17 America's Cup victories, 15 World Sailor of the Year titles, over 240 World Racing Championships and six Volvo Ocean Race triumphs.

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Spectating in style

Visiting superyachts can soak up all the action from a prime position with BWA Yachting’s exclusive Adrenaline Yachts Program (AYP). As the premier superyacht experience offered at each SailGP event, AYP promises a front-row seat to the heart-pounding action of the races, placing spectators in the very best position on the racecourse for an immersive viewing experience. Participants can also enjoy exclusive privileges, including private tours of the Tech Base where they can mingle with some of the world's top sailors and get up close with the revolutionary F50s. Additionally, guests are invited to indulge in BWA Yachting's exclusive social calendar, featuring evening cocktail parties and networking events.

"This year, we will host the largest fleet of F50s ever seen on the island and we're excited to offer spectators an unforgettable experience while showcasing our beautiful home as a top sailing destination," Berkley notes.

Begin your day at the Pier 6 Waterfront Complex, where you'll be welcomed with a light lunch and refreshments, along with live entertainment and an exclusive SailGP explanation with insider knowledge. Then, you’ll have the option to step on board a luxury hospitality boat for the racing experience, complemented by expert commentary, sustainably sourced local food and drinks, and live entertainment from a singer and DJ. After returning ashore, you can experience the post-race interviews and analysis with nibbles, drinks and more entertainment.

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Whilst visiting superyachts can enjoy all the racing action on the water, there are countless experiences to enjoy on Bermuda's shores. The island's 75-mile coastline offers the chance to discover submerged shipwrecks, embark on exciting foraging tours, indulge in culinary delights or simply relax on the iconic pink-sand beaches.

"Owners and guests should prepare for a weekend filled with live music and entertainment, blending the excitement of races with lively onshore festivities," Berkley adds. "A standout highlight will be the post-racing celebration featuring a live performance by soca sensation KES THE BAND. Their infectious beats will set the perfect tone for a memorable evening of celebrations."

To secure your spot on the Adrenaline Yachts Program, or for more information, contact Laura Esteve, chief business development officer at BWA Yachting.

Email: l.esteve@bwayachting.com| Tel: +1 202 322 2292