The weather forecast remained poor for the scheduled Opening Day of the 35th America’s Cup on May 26. Due to the strong winds in Bermuda, the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) and America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM) postponed day one of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and the Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup. The skippers held a press conference on May 25, believing they would be racing the next day.

35th America’s Cup, 1 day to go, skippers press conference. L-R Peter Burling-NZ, Franck Cammas-FR, Sir Ben Ainslie-GB, Jimmy Spithill-USA, Dean Barker-JP, Nathan Outteridge-SW Photo/Giles Martin-Raget

Watch the press conference.

The Official Opening Day of the America’s Cup Qualifiers is now Sat., May 27

Photo/Ricardo Pinto

Saturday is completely sold out for viewers in the America’s Cup Village.  “It is great that Saturday is sold out,” said Sir Russell Coutts, ACEA CEO, “and the weather is looking very good for Sunday and beyond, where a full schedule of races is planned. It is shaping up to be incredibly competitive on the water, with the best sailors in the world going head to head, and the America’s Cup Village also looking magnificent.”

And the Village will be energized. Three time Grammy award winning entertainer Haitian rappe