UPDATE: The official announcement has been made! The 2017 America’s Cup will be held in beautiful Bermuda!
The official announcement will be released on December 2nd, 2014 – but an anonymous source has been published by the Associated Press and the local newspaper, The Royal Gazette, have both followed up with more details.
The Royal Gazette has started making phone calls to confirm, however many of the people who are certain of the news have signed non-disclosures before the official announcement is made on Dec. 2nd.
This is the first time in the America’s Cup 163 year history that a defender sails the races in foreign waters by choice rather than necessity. In 2007 and 2010, Alinghi of Switzerland held the America’s Cup in Valencia, Spain, because it wasn’t practical to race on Lake Geneva.
The year-long process of selecting the final venue for the America’s Cup is almost over – with Bermuda as the winner.
We will update with more results as more officials are quoted and announcements made.
Congratulations Bermuda – this is a massive win for us!