Coming to Bermuda?: Team Oracle has named the island as one of four finalists for the 2017 America’s Cup host. *AFP photo
Coming to Bermuda?: Team Oracle has named the island as one of four finalists for the 2017 America’s Cup host. *AFP photo

While locals are excited about Bermuda being in the running to host the 2017 America’s Cup challenge, not everyone across the club is a fan. 

Sail-World.com said: “It is difficult to believe that the island would have sufficient infrastructure to be able to stage an America’s Cup.”

It added: “The clear preference of the Challengers is for San Francisco as a venue, which is also the home waters of Oracle Team USA and their club the Golden Gate Yacht Club.”

Sail World said only twice in America’s Cup 162-year history has the event not been sailed in the home waters of the defender. Once was when Switzerland was the Cup holder  and the other was after a court battle.