From its discovery by shipwrecked sailors in 1609 to the invention of the eponymously named Bermuda rig used in nearly all sailing vessels, the maritime culture of these islands runs deep. 

This year, Bermuda anchors itself firmly in the sporting world when it hosts the 35th America’s Cup, presented by Louis Vuitton — perhaps the most prestigious event in its history.

The 160-year-old showdown will transform Bermuda’s Great Sound into an amphitheater for the pursuit of the coveted Auld Mug, complete with a village of team bases, concert venues and bayside bars at the Royal Naval Dockyard. But Bermuda was a year-round yachting paradise long before it welcomed this international race. Its capital city of Hamilton is home to two yacht clubs — Royal Bermuda and Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club — where captains have been berthing their boats since 1882. Join their ranks this June and cheer on the catamarans partaking in this six‑country competition. As part of The America’s Cup Superyacht Program, procure premium seating and be granted access to VIP venues and private parties.

Whether your visit to these volcanic islands coincides with Bermuda’s first-ever America’s Cup or lands on another beautiful Bermuda day, your inner sailor will be satisfied with opportunities to take the helm yourself. Seasoned and

Map of Bermuda

amateur skippers alike can seize the best nautical conditions anywhere for learning the ropes with a private sailing lesson. Or, sit back and enjoy a leisurely voyage when you charter a yacht to cruise coastlines accessible only by watercraft. At the end of the day, relax at your luxurious resort with Bermuda’s signature Dark ’n Stormy cocktail in hand.

Travel Tip

Want to be a part of the action? Watch some of the world’s best sailors race for the 35th America’s Cup, presented by Louis Vuitton, from an official spectator boat.  Find out how by calling us at 1-800-837-4477 or visiting