Wednesday, May 3 from 6 PM – 9 PM swing your local selves over to the Herreshoff Marine Museum for some background and a preview of what’s going on in Bermuda for the upcoming America’s Cup racing. It’s only 30 days away and it’s sure to be impressive, fast and furious!
The America’s Cup Heats Up: A Preview of the 2017 Cup Races in Bermuda. Presented by Cup Experience Editor Jack Griffin
Reception begins at 6 PM. Lecture at 7 PM.
Tickets: Members: $10 / Nonmembers: $18
Advance registration is strongly suggested to ensure adequate seating for the lecture. Purchase tickets online or by calling (401)253-5000.
America’s Cup teams from five separate nations have been practicing on the Great Sound in Bermuda. Which teams are the fastest and why? What should we expect when Team New Zealand arrives in Bermuda? Jack Griffin will be providing the answers and insights into these races that the public rarely gets the chance to see.
A leading authority on the America’s Cup, Jack Griffin is an author, keynote speaker and journalist. Jack’s book “Turning the Tide” provides the definitive account of how ORACLE TEAM USA mounted their comeback to defend the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco. He is the Editor of Cup Experience, a unique newsletter and website dedicated to audience engagement for the America’s Cup. Jack is a columnist for Seahorse and he has provided expert commentary for VIP guests at the last three America’s Cup matches, with clear explanations of everything from yacht design and racing tactics to the history and intrigue that make the America’s Cup possibly the most fascinating of all international sporting events.
Prior to establishing Cup Experience, Jack was Brand Manager for Alinghi, the Swiss defender of the America’s Cup in 2007 and 2010. He was a commentator on board the Alinghi VIP spectator boat, led courses in leadership for sponsor guests at Alinghi Academy, was responsible for the Alinghi website and managed the fan club, Alinghi Friends.
Before becoming involved with the America’s Cup, Jack worked for 25 years in marketing, sales, and general management for IT and high tech companies in the US and Europe. He was in the launch team for the Apple Macintosh in 1984 and has extensive experience with developing brand loyalty.
Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers & Challenger Playoffs *
Bermuda BER 26th May – 12th June 2017
Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals *
Bermuda BER 20-21st June 2017
America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton *
Bermuda BER 17-18th & 24-27th June 2017
AND THIS WEEKEND – on April 29th – is Herreshoff’s OPENING DAY! Lots of fun for the whole family.