helm-events-bermuda-sailing-americas-cupFAQ

helm-events-bermuda-sailing-americas-cupFAQ

What makes Helm Events different?

As the official 35th America’s Cup yacht charter supplier, we will get you closer to the racing, while also allowing you to enjoy the ultimate in relaxation on board your catamaran. Experiencing the 35th America’s Cup and Bermuda could not be easier.

What’s included in my sailing holiday?

7 nights accommodation onboard your catamaran, professional skipper, breakfast and lunch, drinking water and exclusive on-water race viewing.

What’s not included in my sailing holiday?

Visas, travel insurance, flights, evening meals, extra activities and excursions. Please contact us if you require further information or need assistance with your travel plans.

How do I travel to Bermuda?

Bermuda L.F Wade International Airport offers direct services to seven major travel hubs in Europe, Canada and the U.S. including London, New York, Miami and Toronto. These hubs provide easy connections to most destinations.

Which airlines fly to Bermuda?

Bermuda is serviced by the following airlines: Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, Westjet

Which days should I fly to and from Bermuda?

We recommend arriving and departing on same days as check-in and check-out as accommodation options before and after your Helm Events package will be limited.

What time is check in and check out?

You will be able to board your catamaran from 5pm on Thursday. Final check out is at 9am on the next Thursday.

How do I get from the airport to the yachts?

Airport transfers are available upon request and can be pre-booked through your booking management platform. Please ensure you update your booking with your flight arrival details at least 1 week before arrival.

Is my trip secure?

Yes, Helm Events is owned by Navigate Travel and you are in the best possible hands. We are fully accredited and bonded with ABTA, ensuring your trip is fully protected.

Are children allowed?

All our shared-catamaran guests must be over 18 years old, however our whole catamaran bookings are ideal for family groups.

Where is the racing viewing area?

As an official partner of the Americas Cup, Helm Events have an official and exclusive on-water viewing area. This will enable our catamarans to get close to the action and excitement of the Americas Cup.

Will the racing schedule change?

The schedule is set by the Americas Cup Event Authority and subject to change. Helm Events hold no responsibility in regards to a change in schedule.

Do we have access to the race village?

Americas Cup village access is available however you must purchase tickets for your desired day.

What happens on non-race days?

You will have the opportunity to explore Bermuda aboard your catamaran. Your Skipper will take you to the most picturesque and pristine islands and bays of Bermuda, or head ashore to soak up the festivities.

How do we get ashore?

Our dedicated water transfer service operates at all times so you can come and go as you please. All our catamarans also have a motorised tender.

Can you recommend places for dining at night?

With over 150 restaurants in Bermuda and a fantastic range of international cuisines, our staff can recommend somewhere to suit all tastes. You are also welcome to use the kitchen facilities on-board your catamaran.

What will the weather be like?

In May and June you can expect temperatures to reach 27-29°C (81-85°F) through out the day while the evenings cool off to a pleasant 21-22°C (70-72°F).
Throughout summer the average water temperature is 26°C (80°F).

Should I have travel insurance?

We strongly recommend you hold comprehensive travel insurance.

Can I charter yachts in other locations?

Yes. Please contact our sister company Yacht Getaways (www.YachtGetaways.com) for shared and private yacht charter in the Mediterranean.

Where do we moor at night?

We have an exclusive mooring field near the main township of Hamilton. Our dedicated water transfer service will be on hand to take you ashore as you wish.

Can we explore other anchorages?

Absolutely, we strive to offer an experience like no other; our catamarans and professional Skippers offer the opportunity to explore the pristine and picturesque bays and anchorages of Bermuda.

Do the catamarans have air conditioning?

Yes. Please note the air-conditioning units require the use of the generator, to reduce noise and emissions we have a policy of not running these units through the night. The evening temperature in Bermuda is pleasant and all the cabins have externally opening hatches, which ensures great airflow and temperature.

Are there power points on-board?

Yes, all our catamarans have power points. As most of our sockets are European we will provide a number of adapters.

Is Internet access available?

Yes, Wi-Fi is available on-board all our catamarans. As this is a shared connection we ask that guests are mindful of their usage.

What are the breakfast and lunch menu’s?

Enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast every day. From indulgent dishes such as Banana and Blueberry French Toast to Smoked Salmon served with Eggs a la Minute, you will also enjoy fresh pastries, fruit and typical continental breakfast accoutrements.

 

Afternoon meals cater for a wide variety of tastes and will include not only a collection of the best local specialities but also the perfect summer staples and salads. Sample dishes include Grilled Shrimp Kebabs, Snapper Fish Cakes, Grilled Steak with Tomato and Avocado Salsa and Caribbean Grilled Chicken and Tropical Fruit Salad.

 

For any dietary requirements please contact our team.

Can I also bring my own food and drink on board?

Yes. In addition, selected premium champagne and drinks will be available for purchase on board.

Do you offer bareboat charter?

No. All our yachts are professionally skippered, although they will be happy to step back if you are keen to get involved with sailing the yacht.

Can you offer larger catamarans?

Yes. For corporate or group bookings we are able to offer larger catamarans to suit your specifications, please enquire at info@helmevents.com.

How much is the deposit?

Our deposit terms are 50% to secure your booking, this must be paid within 2 working days, the final balance is due 12 weeks prior to your sailing date.

Can I charter the entire catamaran?

Yes. Our group bookings also qualify for up to 10% discount.

Can I book multiple weeks?

Yes. You will also benefit from our multiple weeks booking discount.

Can I book as a solo-traveller?

All our cabins are double occupancy and based on twin-share, however we offer a single supplement if you wish to have a cabin to yourself.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept credit or debit card payments or bank transfers. You can find our bank details on your booking management page, or you can follow the link there to make payments online with a credit or debit card. Please note all payments have to be made in USD, and members of your group can make payments separately using your booking reference number.

Can I get an invoice for my America’s Cup package?

Yes. Please email info@helmevents.com or download your booking confirmation from your booking management site.

Can you provide corporate packages?

Yes. Our bespoke and whole catamaran booking packages are ideal for corporate clients and guests. Please contact info@helmevents.com to discuss any requirements you might have.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please see our terms and conditions for our full cancellation policy