Virtuoso Life - May/June 2017 - 27
SAM GREENFIELD/ORACLE TEAM USA
BERMUDA'S BIG MOMENT
Defending America's Cup
champion Oracle Team
USA practices in Bermuda.
Famed for its pink sand beaches, British history, and quick two-hour flight from New York City, Bermuda is experiencing a sexy new awakening
as host to the 35th America's Cup yacht race. Qualifying races start May 26 on the Great Sound; the top challenger will take on defending champ
Oracle Team USA beginning on June 17. Don't forget to dress the part: Pick up your bold-colored Bermuda shorts and racing-print swim trunks
from the America's Cup collection at the cheerful TABS flagship store (45 Reid Street, Hamilton; tabsbermuda.com).
Host hotel Hamilton Princess & Beach Club recently capped a multiyear remodel with a renovation of Marcus Samuelsson's restaurant overlooking Hamilton Harbor. (Shoot the breeze over a Darker and Stormier, his version of Bermuda's classic cocktail.) The property is offering
five-night stays that include passes to the finals and a visit to the America's Cup village (doubles from $1,005 per night; five-night minimum).
Race fans at Rosewood Tucker's Point can reserve spots on the elegant 1926 Mariner III, an 80-passenger yacht that provides prime viewing
with hotel-catered cuisine and cocktails (doubles from $1,395; Mariner III race viewing from $295).
PASSPORT IS REPORTED BY: Ali Brownrigg, Adam Erace, Kirk Reed Forrester, Elaine Glusac, and Fran Golden
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