America's Cup World Series Event in Portsmouth, UK
Dr. the Hon. E. Grant Gibbons, Minister of Economic Development, who has Cabinet responsibility for Bermuda's America's Cup preparations accompanied the Premier to the America's Cup World Series Event in Portsmouth, UK from the 24th through the 27th of July, 2015.
The visit served to outline all that will be required of Bermuda to host the event in Bermuda later this year. While in Portsmouth, Minister Gibbons met with representatives of the America's Cup Event Authority, America's Cup major sponsors, and the Mayors of Portsmouth and Gothenberg, Sweden, the other America's Cup World Series Host cities. The event provided a unique opportunity to promote Bermuda as host for not only the America's Cup World Series in October, but for the ultimate America's Cup Finals, scheduled for Bermuda in June of 2017.