The America’s Cup roots date back to 1851, when a businessman from New York sailed the schooner America across the Atlantic Ocean and won a race around the Isle of Wight. From this point on, the United States embarked in the longest winning streak in history of sport, but this streak was broken when the Australia II became the first successful challenger to lift the trophy from the Americans.
Ever since, teams train non-stop to raise victorious with the America’s Cup, one of the most demanding races in sailing.
Road to Bermuda is your inside scoop on the America's Cup 2017! Discover how the teams trained for the June 2017 match, as well as how the location, Bermuda, prepares to host the most famous sailing race in the world.
Each episode explores a different aspect of life in Bermuda; from exclusive interviews with athletes to traditional Bermudan water sports. Travel the Road to Bermuda, on Nautical Channel.
Road to Bermuda is your inside scoop on the America's Cup 2017! Discover how the teams train for the June 2017 match, as well as how the location, Bermuda, prepares to host the most famous sailing race in the world. Each episode explores a different aspect of life in Bermuda; from exclusive interviews with athletes to traditional Bermudan water sports.] In this episode of The Road to Bermuda, we catch up with the man responsible for bringing the Cup to Bermuda and take a look at one of the most complex challenges of sailing. We also find out what Skipper, Jimmy Spithill, has to say about his experiences so far on the island. All this, and more, on the premiere episode of The Road To Bermuda.
In this seasonal special, we’ll be catching up with SoftBank Team Japan and Oracle Team USA to find out exactly what they have on their Christmas wish lists this year. Rachel will also be cooking up a local holiday speciality and sampling it to the AC teams, as well as getting her dancing shoes on with the local Gombeys!
It's a new year, so what kind of resolutions have the America's Cup athletes made? And what's the local hangover cure for too much Bermudan rum? Find out in episode 3 of Road to Bermuda! The Road to Bermuda kicks off the New Year in style. We take look at the last regatta of 2015, before celebrating the start of the New Year with the local cocktail: dark ‘n’ stormies. We find out what sailors do to get rid of that New Year ’s Day hangover. Finally, we make sure we start the year in a good mood with the happiest man on the island, Johnny Barnes.
The February episode is Valentine’s Day themed!We meet the new members of SoftBank Team Japan and find out what it takes to make it onto the team, as well as their thoughts on love. Then, we get an exclusive look at the site of the AC35 Event Village, and take the ultimate challenge – trying out for Bermuda’s Red Bull Youth America’s Cup team.
In this March episode of Road to Bermuda, we celebrate International Woman’s Day by uncovering some of the most inspirational and influential ladies in sailing to date. We have plenty of action from the M32 series, and we watch as some of our favourite AC sailors are taken hostage by the pirates of Bermuda, on board the Spirit of Bermuda. This and so much more on The Road to Bermuda. A Special episode dedicated to Women, We will look at the history of Women's sailing and some of the future leading lights of women's sailing, as well as having highlights from the M32 Yacht series. We'll be following the Endeavour Programme, which focuses on leaving a sporting legacy in Bermuda and the island's status as the Shipwreck Capital of the World.
In this episode we catch up on the results from the World Series in Oman, go on a sailing adventure on the Spirit of Bermuda and get a windsurfing lesson with Upwind Sports, we celebrate Good Friday Bermuda style, get VIP access to a new America’s Cup Exhibit, and catch up with the America’s Cup Endeavour Programme and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup hopefuls!