Americas Cup: The Partnership
“The America’s Cup competition is one of the most challenging sailing competitions in the world,” said Russell Coutts, CEO of the America’s Cup Event Authority. “However, the challenges of the race course in Bermuda are nothing like those of a cancer diagnosis. We are extremely proud to partner with Conquer Cancer Foundation to raise awareness and directly contribute to their vision of creating a world free from the fear of cancer.”
Americas Cup: ACEA/CCF
The America’s Cup: The America’s Cup is the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport and dates back to 1851. Over that time, teams representing just four nations (the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland) have won the trophy in over 160-years of competition.
It is one of the greatest challenges in all of sport. The defending champion is ORACLE TEAM USA, who first won the America’s Cup in 2010, and successfully defended the title in 2013. Now six teams, including ORACLE TEAM USA, have signed up to take on the challenge again.
In 2017, Bermuda will host the 35th America’s Cup. The eyes of the world will turn to the iconic Great Sound where ORACLE TEAM USA will defend its crown against challengers Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand, Groupama Team France, Land Rover BAR and SoftBank Team Japan.
For more information about the America’s Cup, visit www.americascup.com, follow @americascup on Twitter, americascup on Instagram, AmericasCup on YouTube, and find them on www.facebook.com/americascup.
Official Cancer Charity: Established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) works to create a world free from the fear of cancer by funding breakthrough research, connecting physicians and patients to the latest information, and developing programs to improve the quality of and access to cancer care for patients around the world.
Our ultimate goal of conquering cancer is bold. We truly believe it is attainable through meaningful collaboration with partners like the 35th America’s Cup. Together, we are leveraging the power of international communities working together to make a difference in the lives of people living with cancer, and we appreciate everyone’s support.
As part of Conquer Cancer Foundation’s official designation, the organization will be soliciting donations, both direct and as a part of select hospitality offerings, in addition to a unique online auction that America’s Cup attendees and non-attendees can participate in.
Learn more about the Conquer Cancer Foundation, follow @ConquerCancerFd on Twitter, conquercancerfoundation on Instagram, ConquerCancerFdtn on YouTube, and find us on www.facebook.com/conquercancerfoundation.
Americas Cup: Conquer Cancer Day 2016
Conquer Cancer Day 2016
Last year during Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Chicago, June 10 was declared Conquer Cancer Day. A portion of ticket sales was donated to CCF to help create a world free from the fear of cancer. To commemorate Conquer Cancer Day, SoftBank Team Japan visited children at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. Watch highlights from the visit below.
Americas Cup: VIP Experience
CCF VIP Experience
Each America’s Cup CCF VIP Experience package for Attendee and Guest includes a five-day, four-night trip featuring preferred access for the final weekend of the America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton on both Saturday and Sunday, first-class accommodations and meals as well as golf, spa, island sightseeing among much more.
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Americas Cup: Accommodations
Five-day, four-night hotel accommodations will be at The Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club, known to locals as the iconic “Pink Palace” and official hotel for the 2017 America’s Cup. Each package will include one newly renovated sleeping room from Thursday, June 22 – Monday, June 26 with a King bed and garden view.
Americas Cup: Bermuda
Bermuda, composed of 181 islands and totaling just 21 square miles has just over 60,000 residents. As you would expect in a place with so many islands, water activities are the life-blood of Bermuda. Bermuda’s Great Sound will form a natural amphitheater for the race course while the America’s Cup Village at the Royal Naval Dockyard, will be the beating heart of the America’s Cup experience.
Americas Cup: Call to Action