Covid dashes plans for in-person SailGP spectators at Cross Island
The Bermuda Sail Grand Prix will go ahead without in-person spectators at Cross Island, organisers announced yesterday afternoon.
A spokeswoman for SailGP said: “While the event is very much going ahead, in light of the recent government regulations, SailGP will not be proceeding with an exemption request for an onshore spectator viewing experience at Cross Island.
“In the interest of safety for staff, teams and the residents of Bermuda and the new regulations, SailGP’s on-water spectator program is being redesigned to responsibly accommodate a live viewing audience.
“Limited amounts of on-water tickets are still available for purchase, and fans that own their own boats are encouraged to watch the racing on-water, adhering to the latest government guidelines.”
The race will also be broadcast on ZFB TV7 and can be viewed with the SailGP App, which is available on the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Store.
The Bermuda Grand Prix will be held on April 24 and 25, with racing to take place in the Great Sound.
According to planning documents, organisers had hoped to have as many as 650 spectators to view the event live from Cross Island, including 500 ticket holders and 150 guests.