Oyster Yachts Choose Bermuda for New Regatta
We are delighted to announce that Oyster Yachts have signed an agreement with the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) to bring one of our world famous regattas to Bermuda in 2018.
The Oyster Bermuda Regatta will take place 7th - 12th May 2018 and will bring Oyster yachts to the Island for a multi-day event consistent with the expectations of affluent Oyster yacht owners.
BTA CEO Bill Hanbury said: “Very few destinations around the world have the standing to get on the exclusive Oyster events calendar. But with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series on our resumé and the 35th America’s Cup on the horizon Bermuda’s profile has raised considerably among the world’s yacht owner community. We’ve very excited about the Oyster Bermuda Regatta 2018 and we look forward to working with local partners to deliver a stellar yacht visitor experience.”
The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club will coordinate with Oyster Yachts on logistics in the lead-up to the event in May 2018, one year after the 35th America’s Cup. An impressive fleet of Oyster yachts, flying the flags of many countries, will gather for a week of racing by highly experienced sailors on these luxury cruising yachts. The racing will be accompanied by a series of land-based social events that will utilise some of Bermuda’s finest special event venues.
David Tydeman, Oyster CEO said “although this event will be Oyster’s 41st regatta since we started them back in 2001, it will the first in Bermuda - a destination we’ve long been hoping to visit. It will be a real treat to add our regatta to the successful series of events that the Island has been developing and we are really looking forward to a spectacular week.”
Although the BTA and Oyster Yachts have signed to one year, both sides have agreed to examine the possibility of making the Oyster Bermuda Regatta an annual event.