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Tickets for the 35th America’s Cup officially went on sale yesterday and Bermuda residents will be able to save 25 to 50 per cent on tickets.

Entrance to the America’s Cup Village on Cross Island in Dockyard is discounted to locals for all Qualifier races. These are raced from May 26 to June 3.

The ticket categories are listed below and passes are available that will give access to the America’s Cup Village on every race day, every weekday, every weekend or just one weekend.

If availability allows, upgrade tickets will be available through the ticketing office on location and family day tickets will also be available.

Here are the six categories:

The America’s Cup Village

Tickets to the America’s Cup Village give access to the custom-built, nine-acre site in Bermuda’s historic Royal Naval Dockyard which will boast entertainment, views of the racecourse finish line, “dock-out” shows and sailor signing sessions throughout the event schedule. Overlooking the iconic Great Sound and showcasing the best of Bermuda’s food and beverage vendors, this family-friendly site will also be home to an America’s Cup merchandise store and a dedicated Kids Zone.

The America’s Cup Village will provisionally be open between 11am and 5pm throughout most days of the event schedule, enabling visitors to soak up the atmosphere before racing commences at approximately 2pm. A range of ticket prices will be on offer, with prices starting at $10 for Bermuda residents and $20 for visitors, with various further discounts available for Bermuda residents. Tickets for children under the age of 13 will be 50 per cent off and children under 5 will be able to enter the America’s Cup Village for free.

Grandstand Seats

Grandstand seat tickets will enable fans to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the America’s Cup Village before enjoying America’s Cup racing from the comfort and convenience of their own waterside grandstand seats. Grandstand seat ticket holders have entry into the America’s Cup Village included in their ticket price and will be able to keep up with the race action through a dedicated big screen and live commentary, enjoying one of the best views of the finish line, right in front of their seats. Grandstand seating is available every race day with tickets starting at just $70.

Official Spectator Boats

Take to the water from Hamilton or Dockyard and experience the thrills and spills of America’s Cup racing from a fantastic front row position right on the edge of the racecourse on the Great Sound. Spectator Boat ticket holders will enjoy three hours on board, with boats taking guests up close to the action as it unfolds in front of them, and on television around the world. Each boat will be equipped with live radio commentary of the racing, with food and beverages available to purchase on board. Prices start from $150 for an adult ticket on a fleet of motor cruisers and catamarans.

Longtail Lounge VIP Hospitality

One of the best America’s Cup VIP experiences will be found at the Longtail Lounge in the America’s Cup Village. Guests will relax in informal waterside surroundings and enjoy a complimentary bar and delicious assisted service buffet lunch. The open-air private viewing deck will be perfect for watching the boats fly towards the finish line, and with screens throughout the Longtail Lounge, there will be no excuses for missing a minute of the action.

For more information on Longtail Lounge hospitality tickets and packages please e-mail hospitality@americascup.com.

Goslings Dark ’n Stormy Island Bar

See and be seen in the lively atmosphere of the Goslings Dark ’n Stormy Island Bar. With a viewing terrace and striking views over the Great Sound, tickets will include a delicious buffet lunch and official America’s Cup merchandise.

Located within the America’s Cup Village and provisionally open from 11am until 5pm, tickets to the Goslings Dark ’n Stormy Island Bar start from $150.

Private Boat Registration

Boat owners can also enjoy America’s Cup action in Bermuda for themselves, with access to a designated public spectator zone on the racecourse. Throughout every race, up-to-date information and commentary will be shared with all registered boats, giving them incredible views of the action on the same water as the teams.

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Published Dec 10, 2016 at 10:00 am (Updated Dec 13, 2016 at 11:33 am)

Get your tickets to the big show

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