January 30, 2012
America's Cup names BWA Yachting as an Operational Partner of the America's Cup Super Yacht Program
SAN FRANCISCO, California & LUGANO, Switzerland – The America's Cup and BWA Yachting are pleased to announce today that BWA Yachting has been named as an Operational Partner of the America's Cup Superyacht Program. BWA Yachting, a worldwide leader in marine agency services, specializing in shore side support and VIP concierge to the superyacht industry, will partner with the America's Cup to promote and sell bespoke packages to the superyacht community allowing superyacht owners, guests and charterers to be an integral part of the America's Cup, with unprecedented access to the races and special tailored events.

The exclusive packages will provide a unique superyacht experience and will include priority berthing and flagged spectator locations along the race course, access to the America's Cup VIP hospitality venue, VIP functions, seminars and special events, along with BWA's unprecedented level of 24 hour onshore support and concierge services. 

“We are thrilled to be able to announce this partnership with the America's Cup. With a storied 160 year history, this is the most prestigious worldwide sporting event today and we look forward to providing our superyacht clients with the opportunity to have an up close and personal experience at the America's Cup events over the next two years. The new wing-sailed catamarans, along with innovative race courses that bring the action closer to the public than ever before, and revolutionary television coverage, have created an atmosphere of unrivalled competition and prestige and we are honored to be a part of the excitement,” Stefano Tositti, C.E.O. - BWA Yachting. 

“The America's Cup welcomes BWA Yachting,” said Iain Murray, C.E.O. - America's Cup Race Management. “Our aim is to unite the pinnacle of competitive sailing with the height of yachting luxury, and provide owners and charterers with an unprecedented America's Cup participant experience. Our specialist superyacht division is dedicated to making the America's Cup an easy and memorable experience for superyacht owners, guests, captains and charterers.”

BWA will offer packages beginning with the America's Cup World Series event in Naples in April 2012 and then for the following events in Venice (May 2012), Newport, Rhode Island (June 2012) and San Francisco (August 2012). Bespoke packages for superyachts will also be available for the Louis Vuitton Cup, America's Cup Challenger Series, scheduled to be held in San Francisco in July and August of 2013, and the America's Cup Finals in San Francisco from September 7th – 22nd 2013.

Operational Partners of the America's Cup Superyacht Program also include Fraser Yachts and the U.S. Superyacht Association.

About the America's Cup 
At 160 years old, the America's Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport. The America's Cup has evolved into one of the world's leading sporting competitions – featuring the best sailors on the world's fastest boats, the wing-sailed AC45 and AC72 catamarans. The new America's Cup World Series opened its inaugural season in August 2011 and continues with events around the world. In the summer of 2013, the 34th America's Cup begins with the Louis Vuitton Cup July 4-September 1, followed by the America's Cup Finals September 7-22. For more information visit www.americascup.com

America's Cup Photography
© ACEA / Gilles Martin-Raget

As reported by Super Yacht Times