As the 35th America’s Cup starting date closes in, teams are struggling to determine which design adjustments will give them that edge they need to win the oldest sporting trophy. They watch each other closely out on the water in Bermuda hoping to see or overhear each other’s strategies and techniques.

Artemis Racing practice racing with ORACLE TEAM USA on their ACC boats  in Bermuda – Photo/Austin Wong

This is a time when the Regatta Director has to be truly independent.

“My bosses are all of the teams,”  says America’s Cup Race Management’s (ACRM’s) Iain Murray, Regatta Director of the 35th America’s Cup. Read more about Iain’s role here. Iain was also the Regatta Director for the 34th America’s Cup that took place in San Francisco.

Teams are now permitted to train on specific days that remain before the first races of the round robin America’s Cup Qualifiers.

  • April 6-7, 2017;
  • April 10-12, 2017;
  • April 24-28, 2017;
  • May 15-19, 2017;
  • May 22-23, 2017;
  • May 25, 2017;

The Luis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers start May 26 and will continue into the 35th America’s Cup final match through June 27, 2017

Groupama Team France and SoftBank Team Japan  practice racing in Bermuda – Photo/Austin Wong