Seniors will be able to watch America’s Cup races on board a 157ft superyacht, thanks to a partnership between Caroline Bay Marina and Age Concern.
The two teamed up after a senior, who contacted the marina to ask about the races, noted that there were no opportunities for seniors on a fixed income.
“It touched our hearts to hear how excited our seniors are about America’s Cup and all the attention Bermuda is receiving from this event,” Jodi Lewis, spokesperson for the Marina, said.
“It dawned on each of us that there are no opportunities for seniors on a fixed income to participate, or get out on the racecourse to view the races.”
And Marina CEO Ralph Richardson added: “The Caroline Bay Marina team understands the importance of Bermuda’s seniors and we are excited to partner with Age Concern to invite our seniors aboard the Arabella.”
The senior reached out to the marina after a radio interview, which led to executives fostering a partnership with the charity. Age Concern will assist with identifying seniors interested in viewing one of the races on board the yacht.
Deborah Outerbridge, development officer for the charity, said: “We applaud the Caroline Bay Marina staff for their response and for considering the request of seniors to be a part of the Superyacht Regatta experience. Opportunities like these come once in a lifetime and we are certain that this experience will be enjoyed by the seniors that are chosen to take part.”
Caroline Bay Marina will donate tickets to Age Concern to distribute to their members based on a set criteria. Seniors selected by Age Concern will enjoy a sail on board the Arabella, viewing of a race, tour, buffet lunch as well as open bar.
The event also includes expert commentary by Jack Griffith as well as three large screens that will stream the races live for those who want to remain in the large dining room area.