America’s Cup Toulon superyacht programme revealed
by Chris Jefferies
With less than a month to go until the Luis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Toulon, BWA Yachting has revealed its VIP superyacht programme. The leading marine agency services company is an official partner of the America's Cup and will also be laying on a superyacht programme in Bermuda next summer.
For Toulon, BWA will be offering a full programme of activities as well as premium berthing at the IMS Shipyard alongside the racing teams and VIP viewing flags to allow superyacht owners to get closer to the action.
Stefano Tositti, CEO of BWA Yachting, said: “Inspired by the Mediterranean beauty and the first class facilities Toulon has to offer, including excellent golf courses, luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, BWA Yachting has put together a bespoke program of activities that will ensure participants have a wonderful experience during the event.”
The America’s Cup Toulon superyacht programme will include shore-side and on-water experiences, as well as VIP access to the Cup lounge, a special America’s Cup hospitality experience laid on by local event organisers ACT Organisation.
Situated between Marseille and the superyacht hotspot of St. Tropez, Toulon is the third European city to host a leg of the America’s Cup World Series, but the first on the Mediterranean Sea.
Running from September 8-11, the event is likely to attract some of the coolest superyachts spotted in the French Riviera this summer.
Current series leaders Land Rover BAR will be one of the favourites to come out on top while Oracle Team USA will be hoping to welcome back skipper Jimmy Spithill, who is currently recovering from elbow surgery.
The winner of the challenger series will earn the right to take on Oracle Team USA in Bermuda next summer, a showdown which is sure to attract plenty of superyacht spectators following on from the America's Cup Superyacht Regatta.