Excitement is mounting for the last stages of the America’s Cup, often referred to as the ‘F1 of sailing’, which takes place in Bermuda from 26th May – 27th June. With Land Rover BAR strong contenders to reach the final and be the first British team to claim the Cup in its 166-year history, this promises to be a month of nail-biting action on the famous ‘foiling’ boats.
For those not lucky enough to be able to view the events under the tropical sun, the Little Ship Club is screening weekday races live; opening up these screenings to non-members who wish to cheer on their team or simply learn more about high performance racing.
Everyone is welcome, regardless of whether they have sailed before or which team they support. Alongside the racing on large TV screens visitors will also be able to study the design of an America’s Cup boat up close through holograms, both kindly provided by Project 11. Every evening the Little Ship Club bar will be serving a variety of drinks and refreshments, which can also be enjoyed on the Thames-side terrace before and after the racing.
The Club will be open to the public from 5pm every weekday, and admission is granted through the purchase of a £2 wristband, which provides access to all screenings. LSC and CLC members have free entry. Visitors are strongly advised to pre-register for a wristband, but they can also be purchased on the night.
Racing is likely to commence at around 6pm each evening and last for two hours.