Monday, May 29, 2017

Burmuda - America's Cup Qualifiers Day 3

Today we opted to explore the Dockyard area of Bermuda and watch the racing from a pub in that area, so we hopped on the ferry only to bump into our friends Nick and Susan who live in Bermuda but we met in Antigua when they were aboard their Oyster, Magic. Before the racing we went to the fantastic National Museum and toured the historic Dockyard - another fabulous day in Bermuda.

Meeting up on the ferry

Approaching Dockyard - lots of super yachts in Blue

Spirit of Bermuda

Exploring the Fort

Display of Fitted Dingies

Governors House with Neptune in Dockyard

Dockyard with ocean on each side

Looking out over Great Sound

Clocktower at Dockyard

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Bermuda Americas Cup Qualifiers Day 2

At the end of a fabulous opening day we were chilling out with a glass of wine when we got chatting to Al who had been in Fremantle for the first Americas Cup challenge and raved about his time there - before we knew it we had agreed to join him and his wife Ali on their boat to watch the racing next day. It was a fantastic day with perfect conditions. Other than the Artemis sail by at the end of their racing, Lucy the dog stole the show!

Artemis sails right by Hat Trick

Causing trouble in his Australia shirt


Liz and Al

Ali and Lucy

Saying goodbye to friends on Hat Trick

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Americas Cup Opening Day

We had seen the weather forecast for Friday and Andrew felt sure the opening day would be cancelled on the Friday so we booked tickets for Saturday (opening day was sold out) - yup we got lucky as they moved opening day to Sat and it was a perfect day.....

From the ferry to the Americas Cup Village - Columbia passes Askari at anchor in Hamilton Harbour

Leopard on the dock at RBYC

Our spot in Hamilton - the anchorage was empty when we first arrived

First view of Americas Cup Village

Happy in Bermuda

British Team

Team New Zealand

Sky Divers

Prime Minister of Bermuda opens the event

Dark n Stormy on the finishing line

New Zealand crossing the finishing line

France cross the finishing line

The Village


changing the rudder

At the end of the day