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Transport hub and floating docks to come

The next 12 months will involve a flurry of activity in the West End with a further two teams establishing bases in Dockyard and the completion of the America's Cup Village.

Oracle Team USA and SoftBank Team Japan have already established their Dockyard bases, while Artemis Racing set up their state-of-the-art base on the tip of the Morgan's Point peninsula overlooking the Great Sound.

Construction of the Land Rover BAR headquarters is expected to begin in September. A month later work on the Groupama Team France base will begin in the same location.

The America's Cup transportation plan to accommodate the huge numbers expected to descend on Dockyard for the event will be finalised in November, while the Security, Health and Safety and On-Water Operations plans will be finalised in December.

Preparation for a new transportation hub in Dockyard will begin in the winter along with the purchase and installation of floating docks to provide extra berthing for America's Cup boats, ferries and support craft.

At the start of the new year, super yacht berthing will be established at Dockyard and Hamilton, while in the spring Emirates Team New Zealand will relocate to Bermuda.

The America's Cup Village is expected to be completed by next spring in time for the beginning of racing that will begin in exactly a year.

Race aces: Oracle Team USA on the water during the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Bermuda. (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published May 26, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated May 26, 2016 at 8:18 am)

Transport hub and floating docks to come

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