The final six spots, representing Bermuda, earned their prize after a terrific O’pen BIC Bermuda Nationals May 6-7, featuring thirty-eight of Bermuda’s finest junior sailors, including eighteen from the AC Endeavour community sailing program.
The thirty-two Qualifiers will be competing directly in front of the America’s Cup Grand Stands, June 15 and 16, and then will be the America’s Cup Half Time Show on the first day of the AC Finals, June 17. On Sunday, June 18, the O’pen BICs will also be putting on an exhibition of O’pen BIC foiling and freestyle, show casing a new age in junior sailing.
Qualifying from Bermuda are Sebastian Kempe, Gabrielle Brackstone, Aiden Lopes, Gen Lau, Christopher Raymond, and Jessie DeBraga. Sir Russell Coutts enthusiastically cheered on and coached the kids both days of the O’pen BIC Bermuda Nationals, and gave out the awards. For more information and to see profiles of the sailors go to http://ac35endeavouropen.com and below you can see a preview of the Foiling O’pen BIC demonstration at the America’s Cup Finals, June 18.