The following article has been sponsored by OMEGA
Extravagance, competition, pristine waters and one of the world’s most coveted boat races. This is the 35th America’s Cup which takes place at Bermuda every year and sees a collective of the best sailing teams from around the world in a fierce competition which dates back to 1851.
A winning team today takes more than just sailing prowess though. As this year’s Emirates Team New Zealand have proven entering the final round of the competiton against Oracle Team USA, winners must excel at yacht design, engineering, sailing, athleticism and team-building whilst also committing to sports-marketing, fundraising and psychology. All of this ensures that a team is not only physically at their peak but also mentally.
Think of it as a game of cat and mouse on the high seas with speeds of over 44 knots in the right conditions and all of the danger that comes with going up against Mother Nature in the name of glory.
This is the America’s Cup and this is what went down when D’Marge visited one of the finalists of the 2017 round alongside their main sponsor, OMEGA.