Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron announced that Barcelona will be the host venue for the 37th America’s Cup, to be held in September and October of 2024.
America’s Cup Defender and Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton said that “Barcelona is one of the most recognised cities in the world so to have the ability to host the most recognised sailing event in the world is hugely exciting”.
Dalton added: “We have always felt the responsibility to grow the event, the audience, and the sport of sailing on a global scale and certainly having the event hosted in a significant city such as Barcelona will allow us to propel the growth trajectory on the global sporting stage”.
“When thinking ahead to the 37th America’s Cup and the AC75’s racing within a few hundred metres of the Barcelona beach, waterfront, and race village fan engagement zones it will be nothing less than spectacular”, Dalton concluded.
America’s Cup organizers highlighted that Barcelona is a leading city in terms of sustainability and social impact with ambitions to become Europe’s digital and tech capital.
According to the press release, its existing world class facilities for racing, team bases, technical infrastructure, superyachts, and areas for the America’s Cup event village to host fans, hospitality, and media, as well as an average wind range of 9-15 knots during the September and October race window, made the city completely fit for purpose.
The organization team also highlighted the alliance across public and private entities working together to attract the America’s Cup to Barcelona, which included the Government of Catalonia, City Hall of Barcelona, Port of Barcelona, Barcelona Global’s investment agency and Barcelona & Partners, a non-profit initiative composed of more than 200 of the city’s leading institutions aiming to make Barcelona one of the world’s best cities for talent and economic activity.
Source: America's Cup