The Rally to the Cup
Offshore Passage Opportunities is happy to announce that registration for “The Rally to the Cup” is now open. The Rally departs from several East Coast Ports June 7th 2017 to allow time to get to Bermuda before the America’s Cup finals start June 17th 2017. The Rally participants will have dock space at the St. Georges Sports and Dinghy Club with the overflow having a designated anchorage area with launch service. Launch service means you do not have to bring your dinghy. We also have a few berths along the wall in St. Georges.
The Rally is a bargain at only $199 per boat and is to promote the rally concept and sail to Bermuda for the America’s Cup Finals. Bermuda is a sailing destination a short challenging few days sail away. “The people of Bermuda are more gaga over the Americas Cup then even the Kiwis were in 2000.” Says Schmitt who flew to New Zealand twice while New Zealand hosted the America’s Cup. Yes, most Americans do not have time to attend the entire race series, but with some planning, sailing to Bermuda for the finals and back is doable.
Watch from on the race course, from the AC Village or on the big screen in town.
Depart June 10th 2017
Departure Ports are:
1) Southwest Harbor, Maine
Hinckley Yacht Services
2) New York Harbor/NJ
Raritan Yacht Club
3) Newport RI
Offshore Passage Opportunities
4) Annapolis MD
National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF)
5) Charleston SC
Ocean Sailing Academy
6) Ft. Lauderdale FL
Blue Water Sailing School
Americas Cup Finals start June 17th 2017
We will be based in St. Georges at the St. Georges Dinghy and Sports Club. There will be dockage for the first 20 to 25 boats to sign up. We also have a limited number of berths reserved along the wall in St. Georges. All berths will be allocated on a first come-first served basis with the overage having launch service from their anchored boat. There will be a designated anchorage for all other boats. There will be a launch service so you do not have to bring a dingy offshore with you.
The Rally costs $199 per boat plus $150 per person.
Includes Rally planning and logistics
Weather forecasting by WRI
Help with customs and immigration.
Help with Logistics in Bermuda
Rally Burgee and T-Shirt for all crew
sign up online here
Offshore Passage Opportunities website here: