The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) issued a rallying call for Bermuda’s licensed tour boat operators to cash in on the economic opportunity to host spectator tours for the biggest sailing race since the 35th America’s Cup.
The upcoming Bacardi Moth World Championship series in Bermuda’s Great Sound with the Moth Worlds, which are partly sponsored by the BTA, will run from March 25th to April 1st.
More than 50 competitors are expected to be on the water competing on single-sailor foiling boats.
“Visitors expecting to come to Bermuda for the Moth Worlds are already inquiring about spectator options out on the Great Sound.
“We think there’s an economic opportunity here for tour boat operators,” said Pat Phillip-Fairn, BTA Chief Product & Experiences Development Officer.
Licensed tour boat operators interested in offering a spectator option for locals and visitors should contact the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, the host yacht club for the race. The deadline for notification is March 22 at 5pm.
Racing for the Bacardi World Championship begins March 26th and will run each day until April 1st from 11am to 4pm.
The race schedule includes Easter Sunday, but not Good Friday. Similar to the America’s Cup, demand for spectator viewing is expected to heighten as the event gets nearer to the competition finals.
Licensed tour boat operators interested in providing a spectator experience should contact the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Sailing Office via email.
The following information should be made clear when providing an expression of interest:
- Dates of availability for spectator viewing
- Boat spectator capacity
- Size of Boat
- Name of Boat
- On-board amenities – For example: food & beverages, race commentator, etc
The BTA will work with local hotels and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club to match sailing visitors with spectator opportunities.
These same spectator options will be available to local sailing fans as well.