A local flavour
As we countdown to the 35th America's Cup The Royal Gazette will bring you a series of fun facts about the boats, the sailors, the crew, and the history of this illustrious competition. There are now nine days until the month-long sporting spectacle gets under way.
The America's Cup Village will host thousands of spectators from home and abroad throughout the duration of the 35th America's Cup, and a long day by the water will require food and refreshment.
Nine Bermuda businesses will be on hand to provide a variety of local cuisine to spectators, from the award-winning fish sandwiches at Rosa's Cantina, to healthy pizzas courtesy of J&B Wood Fired Pizza. Ashley's Lemonade will also be on hand with its refreshing take on the traditional drink.
For Tim Jackson, the owner of J&B Wood Fired Pizza, the moment is especially poignant as his business will make its island debut on the biggest stage of all.
“The adrenalin is going a hundred miles a minute, I'm really, really excited,” Mr Jackson said.
Keymar Maybury, the owner of Smokin Barrel, said: “I think the opportunity will give my business an international exposure second to none and will hopefully increase our capital to build and expand the business.”
The vendors who have been selected to be in the America's Cup Village are: Bermuda Pie Company, Smokin Barrel, J&B Wood Fired Pizza, Devil's Isle, Rosa's Cantina, Ashley's Lemonade, Savory Kernels, Sweet Stixx Bermuda, Scoops ‘n' Cones.
In addition, Docksider Pub and Restaurant will serve as the main bar vendor, operating in the village and the grandstand.