FOIL FEST for Boaters
General public spectating from the water is permitted. As always, safety is the primary concern. Remember there will be a number of fleets participating including some young sailors racing Optimists, so please use common sense and follow the instructions of the course marshals.
There is no registration required. We ask that boats travel at 5 knots with no wake around the race area.
There will an area marked with yellow buoys that will be a no-go zone for safety purposes. This will be on the perimeter of the race course. The orientation of the course will be dictated by the wind direction. (see below)
There will be course marshals and marine police on site to ensure this area is kept clear.
Please monitor VHF channel 74 for live commentary and general public information.
To see the complete race schedule click here
Berthing in Dockyard
For those hoping to attend the onshore activities and arrive via private boat please note that public docking is limited and for a maximum of 3 hours. Additional Docking is available at $1 per foot for up to 8 hours. Please contact the Dockmaster in advance to book a space on 705-4141 or or VHF Channel 16
Not travelling by Boat?
Travel by Fast Ferry
The public is encouraged to use the public ferry system to attend Foil Fest.
In addition to the regular ferry schedule (link) organisers have arranged for additional ferries to leave Hamilton at noon and an extra return to Hamilton at 8.30pm
A ferry to and from St. George’s will be running. Departs St. George’s at 11am, returns from Dockyard at 4:30pm
Travel by Car
For those arriving by car, parking will be at Moresby’s Plain which is located off Pender Road. You can access Moresby’s Plain via the new access road adjacent to the Bus Depot on Pender Road.
A complimentary train service will provide transportation from Moresby’s Plain to the event.
About Foil Fest
11am – 4pm
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Royal Naval Dockyard
Admission is Free
Foil Fest is a unique event is presented by America’s Cup Bermuda (ACBDA), in conjunction with WEDCO, and features the three ‘resident’ America’s Cup teams, Artemis Racing, ORACLE TEAM USA (OTUSA) and SoftBank Team Japan in a series of ‘drag races’ in the waters just off of the cruise ship docks.
For complete details click here.