Set apart by its location, way of life and a certain mystique, Bermuda is making its debut on the Clipper 2019–20 Race circuit. A destination made for adventure-seekers, explorers, romantics and originals, Bermuda is the perfect match for thrill-seeking Clipper Race Crew, and is set to become a favourite for those lucky enough to experience its charm when the race calls into Hamilton, the capital city of the island, at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, during the Clipper Race stopover in July 2020.
Bermuda has long been a top destination for sailing and luxury. Bermuda was discovered by mariners, its islanders revolutionised sailing with the invention of the Bermuda sloop and it was most recently the home of the 35th America’s Cup. Ideal weather conditions, gorgeous turquoise waters, deep connections with the global sailing community are all part of island life out here. Bermuda offers a year-round subtropical sanctuary just 90 minutes from New York City and less than seven hours from London by air.
Bermuda’s welcoming, laid-back rhythm of life is blended seamlessly with elegant British influence and its secluded location provides exceptional sailing, great natural attractions and casual, cultured feel. Its rich maritime history, which stems from 1505, maintains a strong influence in the country, and sailing industry, today.
What really sets the island country apart is the warmth, pride, and diversity of Bermudians. Its 65,000 residents are a welcoming, eclectic blend of cultures—many of English, African, Caribbean, Portuguese and Native American descent. Their influences are reflected in local delicacies which include a mashup of Creole spices and English dishes to Portuguese donuts. Be sure to try the local specialities that include fish sandwiches, Codfish & Potato Sunday breakfast and fish chowder and local cocktails like a Dark ’n’ Stormy ® or Rum Swizzle, of course.
To make the most of its 21-square miles of natural beauty and colourful island culture, visitors should explore the island’s three regions—West End, Central Bermuda and East End. The island boasts 75 miles of dramatic coastline and, thanks to its Atlantic location, has a temperate year-round climate that is idyllic for adventure.