37th America's Cup

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We are proud to host the next America's Cup

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History America's Cup

The Americas is a sailing competition that was first held in 1851. Because of this, it is considered the oldest international sporting event. The prize for the winner is The Auld Mug. It is also the oldest prize currently being competed for.

The America's cup is not named after the United States but after the first winner of the race. The yacht is called America of The New York Yacht Club. 

In the past, boats were raced with a waterline of approximately 27 metres. After 1937, they sailed in a 12 metre class, with a total length of 14 metres. Nowadays, they sail with designs that are specific to the event, called the America's cup class. At present, this is a monohull equipped with a hydrofoil. 

The United States has held the Auld Mug for 132 years. Australia in 1983 is the first country after the United States to hold the cup. In 2003 the cup was won by a European team for the first time, by Switzerland.

Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are pleased to announce Barcelona, in the region of Catalonia as the Host Venue for the 37th America's Cup to be held in September and October of 2024.


Why Barcelona?

Barcelona, with its history and modernity, is one of the most iconic and attractive cities in the world and will become the first venue in the world to host both an Olympic Games and an America's Cup event. 

In Barcelona you have several harbours, in the harbour Port Olimpic the option for sailing is the best. Business Yacht Club is located here. Also in Barcelona you have a lot of attractions for your leisure time. There are also many places where you can eat very well. So there is enough to do in Barcelona!


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