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Town-hall meeting to reveal Cup plans

Mike Winfield

The America’s Cup Bermuda is urging people to attend a town-hall meeting next Thursday, at the St Paul AME Centennial Hall in Hamilton.

The meeting will provide the public with a progress report on the 35th America’s Cup along with important up-to-date details on the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event taking place from October 16 to 18.

Mike Winfield, CEO of the ACBDA, said: “Even before Bermuda earned the right to host the 2017 America’s Cup finals, we were awarded the hosting of an America’s Cup World Series event.

“This is an extremely exciting opportunity in its own right, with Bermuda being in front of literally millions of viewers. We want to make the sure the Bermuda public is aware of all the activities surrounding next month’s event.”

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series will see racing between all six America’s Cup Teams, while Front Street will host the “Our Bermuda” Festival and Event Village, including a concert featuring international headliners, Shaggy and Maxi Priest.

The community will be informed about all the activities making up the Festival and Event Village, as well as important viewing and safety information for on-water spectators of the racing.

In addition, the public will learn more about the Endeavour Community Sailing programme and hear from a panel of speakers including the Minister of Economic Development, Grant Gibbons; America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) CEO Sir Russell Coutts; and ACBDA chairman, Peter Durhager.

The town-hall meeting will take place from 5.30pm to 7pm. For further information visit www.acbda.bm