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Next review set: 35th America's Cup in Bermuda

PHOTO: Courtesy of America's Cup Instagram (c) Sery Kim

Well, after 2 1/2 weeks away I finally made it home late last night -- much later after we had a medical emergency in Charles de Gaulle on the way back (the person is okay). Unlucky again for me my building had an emergency pipe issue so I was woken up at 2:00 by the grinding sound of drilling and more drilling. Didn't sleep a wink and now the horrible Ballston Mall construction is going on at 6:00 a.m.

UGH. I already miss Castolle di Casole and the Wind Surf! Why am I not living in Europe?!?

Anyhoo. Enough complaining from me because I have some great news! My airplane tickets arrived for the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda! I will be heading out to this lovely country, a conveniently direct 2 1/2 hour flight from Washington DCA on June 20th for several days in the glorious Bermuda sun and waters.

Here is some background on the race: "First contested in 1851, the America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport, predating the modern Olympic Games by 45 years, and is yachting’s biggest prize. The trophy’s roots date back to when a syndicate of businessmen from New York sailed the schooner America across the Atlantic Ocean to represent the United States at the World’s Fair in England. The schooner won a race around the Isle of Wight and, with it, a trophy called the £100 Cup. (It was subsequently inscribed, incorrectly, as the 100 Guineas Cup.)"

"Throughout its history, the America’s Cup has bedazzled a worldwide roster of business and industry tycoons such as Oracle’s Larry Ellison, brewing and real estate mogul Alan Bond, tea merchant Sir Thomas Lipton, aviation pioneer Sir T.O.M. Sopwith, the Aga Khan, media mogul Ted Turner, and Harold S. Vanderbilt, an American railroad executive who won the America’s Cup three times and also helped author the original racing rules of sailing."

Can't wait to attend in beautiful Bermuda! It will be my first time there and hopefully I will be able to report fully on the Rosewood there, aka Rosewood Tucker's Point, as I know it will be absolutely stunning.

PHOTO: Map of the the America's Cup starting point courtesy of America's Cup

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