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Crew on charter duty during America’s Cup races

June 13

Chef Gaylinn Fast, left, and Chief Stew Adrienne Gang on M/Y Lady Victoria are near the action in Bermuda with challenger finals winner Emirates Team New Zealand in the background.

“At the exact moment that they announced that New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton Challenger Playoff, a rainbow formed behind their boat,” Gang said in a message. “Magical.”

Yacht crew are onsite at America’s Cup in Bermuda

Sycara V. Photo by Darla May

June 8

Sycara V arrived at Hamilton Princess Marina to attend America’s Cup events recently.

“The just got out of the yard at Rybovich in West Palm Beach after major paint work to their hull before arriving in Bermuda,” Darla May, operations agent with BWA Yachting Bermuda, wrote in an email. “They look spectacular.” Photo by Darla May

 

June 5

Capt. Jason Halvorsen and the crew of M/Y Marcato are at anchor in Hamilton, Bermuda, to watch the America’s Cup action this month.

Capt. Jason Halvorsen and the crew of M/Y Marcato are at anchor in Hamilton, Bermuda, to watch the America’s Cup action this month. Photo by Deckhand Brett Hill

“This is absurd watching sailboats go 50 mph in 15 knots of wind,” Capt. Halvorsen said by phone this morning.

Many tenders and yachts have excellent vantage points right near racing activities, and Capt. Halvorsen said the trip is going better than he expected.

“We found a grocery with high-end meats and cheeses, we had to hire a diver and we found flowers,” he said. “It is at a premium, but we expected that. And because there are no rental cars on the island, we have built relations with a driver who has been able to work with us with about two hours notice.”

He reported problems with satellite and internet coverage. The crew have rented scooters, but the favored mode of transportation is by tender, Capt. Halvorsen said.

“You can get most everywhere by tender, even the airport, because the island is so narrow,” he said. “There are tender docks everywhere.”

Photo by Deckhand Brett Hill


June 1

One killed, two injured in tender accident in Bermuda

A New Zealand tourist was killed in a boat accident in Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour on Thursday near the America’s Cup racing course. Two other men were injured and taken to a local hospital.

According to the Sunday Star Times, 62-year-old Mary Elizabeth McKee, 69-year-old Arthur McKee, and an unnamed 26-year-old British man were in a 9-foot Zodiac inflatable boat that was heading to shore. The boat was hit about 10:40 p.m. by a 17-foot boat driven by a local Bermuda man who was later arrested on suspicion of operating a vessel while impaired, according to Bermuda media reports.

Several boats in the area responded to the distress call. Boat owner Denis Owen and one of his crew arrived on scene and jumped into the water with a rescue device and found the woman unresponsive. They administered CPR until she was turned over to paramedics at the dock.

New Zealand media said the couple have spent much time sailing in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean and are supporters of Team New Zealand, one of the America’s Cup challengers.

The incident is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact local Bermuda law enforcement.

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May 26

Some of the crew of M/Y Safira was “front and center” at the main stage during America’s Cups rehearsal ceremony on May 26 in Bermuda at the America’s Cup Village, Naval Dockyard, Bermuda.

Chef Joshua Hakimi, Capt. Kent Kohlberger, 1st Mate Zach Gallagher, 2nd Stew Leanna Richards and Chief Stew Frem Layco attended the event and shared the following photos.


May 25

Capt. Kent Kohlberger and the crew on M/Y Safira are docked at the America”s Cup Village in the Naval Dockyard in Bermuda for the America’s Cup. He sent photos today (May 25) to The Triton including one of Bosun Josh Turner watching the action.

“We’re tucked in between the French, Japanese and America Team Oracle Teams,” Capt. Kohlberger wrote in an email. “Today, blowing 25 knots out of the south west and strong low front on the way. Just saw the British team and official boats heading out. Should be amazing.”


May 24
Yachts are making their way to Bermuda for America’s Cup events and operations agent Darla May of BWA Yachting Bermuda is on the dock at Hamilton Princess Marina with her camera. She sent these recent photos of M/Y Albula, M/Y Starfire and M/Y Jo.

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