America’s Cup World Series and 35th America’s Cup (2015-7)

The Challenge

As a major global event series, the America’s Cup World Series and 35th America’s Cup required effective command, control and coordination arrangements, training and exercises as well as event control personnel between 2015 and 2017. 

The Solution

 We supported events in Portsmouth, Oman, Chicago, New York and Bermuda where we  provided a fully integrated event control facility which coordinated festival, fan zone and race operations with monitoring of key channels and use of our ECR Manager platform. In Bermuda, we delivered an integrated readiness training and exercising programme, assisted with the fit out, testing and equipment of the Joint Agency Command Centre (JACC) which we Coordinated throughout 40 days of testing, Event Village, training, America’s Cup, J-Class Regatta and Red Bull Youth America’s Cup with support from a range of Bermudian and UK safety and security organsiations. On behalf of our team, Rob was humbled to be awarded the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list.  

‘’ Given that we had to evacuate 60,000 people from the site one day, due to a raging storm, it was imperative that Event Control and all members of the Event Liaison Team were kept completely aware of decisions and input from various stakeholders, suppliers and responsible authorities during the lead up to the decision to evacuate. Once the decision was made, all parties needed to be kept in the loop regarding civil contingencies and crowd movements. Without Rob, his kit and his team, this simply would have not happened ”

Steve Kearney (Event Health & Safety lead, Gallowglass H&S)

The Results

Despite numerous weather events, incidents and challenging weather conditions on a new event, our support was very much valued, supporting managers, partners and volunteers to manage the event and respond to challenges.


days of ECR operations between 2015 and 2017

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