Bermuda waters have become the home of the America’s Cup contestants as the qualifying rounds come near.
It is perfect as the winter season makes it difficult for sailing teams to practice anywhere else. At four months lie between now and the start of the qualifying rounds, the race management team is putting together practice races for the teams. This is the 35th edition of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup series. Ian Murray is busy lining up to race courses and conducting practice races for the teams as the regatta director of the organization.
The need for a simulated setting akin to the race day is being felt by the participants. There are several procedures that need to be considered and made familiar by the sailors who participate. With several rules to follow, it is imperative that the teams participate in practice races.