35TH AMERICA'S CUP
XO Boats Oy is working as the Official Media Boat of the 35th Americas Cup in Bermuda taking place from 26th May through 27th June 2017. XO Boats was selected to serve this exclusive job due to it representing similar values with the America’s Cup.
America’s Cup had started in Bermuda where drama has been the name of the game from the very beginning. The opening day was postponed due to high winds and the game started on Sat 27th May. The sailing has been filled with action and drama all the way. On the opening day there was a big collision between Soft Bank Japan and BAR.
On the 29th the big issue was whether the penalty called for Team Artemis against Team New Zealand was justified, which forced them to lose the match from a strong lead. See below highlights of the first two days and more about the controversy of Artemis vs. New Zealand.
The seven XO Boats arrived to Bermuda on 30th April by ship from a Dutch port. The trip to Bermuda took about one week and the ship was anchored in front of the Dockyards at Bermuda for offloading. The unloading went smoothly with the cranes of the ship directly to the sea in perfect weather. The boats were successfully driven to the port and accepted to Bermuda by the customs. From day one, the dark and mysterious looking XO Boats are attracting a lot of attention by the locals and the America’s Cup organisation and teams. The boats are berthed at the America’s Cup Village where the action happens.