37th America's Cup 2024: Sailing to glory in Barcelona

Nautical Channel
19 Jun 2024
NEWS | Sailing, Sport

The 37th edition of the America's Cup, also known as the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Match, is set to captivate the world from Barcelona, Spain, from August 22 to October 27, 2024.

This legendary event, considered the pinnacle of sailing competitions, promises to be an unprecedented spectacle, bringing together the best sailors on the planet in an epic battle for the sport's most coveted trophy.

Barcelona: A Perfect Setting for the America's Cup

The Catalan capital, with its rich maritime history and stunning Mediterranean coastline, becomes the ideal setting to host this world-class competition. The organization has designed a challenging course that will test the skill and strategy of the participating teams, sailing through the crystal-clear waters of the Olympic Port and offering panoramic views of the city.

For spectators, this edition of the America's Cup will be one of the most accessible in history, providing an exceptional view along the Barcelona waterfront.

In addition, two exclusive Fanzones and viewing areas equipped with giant screens, drinks, and catering areas are being created at Bogatell Beach and Plaça del Mar.



Teams and Boats: A Technological and Innovative Battle

In the 2024 America's Cup, six elite teams will face off in a series of preliminary regattas to determine who will challenge the current defender, Emirates Team New Zealand. The teams will compete aboard the AC75s, revolutionary state-of-the-art sailboats that fly over the water thanks to their foils.

Get to know in detail each of the teams and boats of the America's Cup that will be part of the competition and will be developed as follows:

Preliminary Regattas: In this phase, the six participating teams will face off in a series of regattas to determine the two teams that will go directly to the quarterfinals and the two teams that will compete in a repechage to access the next round.

Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robins: In this phase, the six teams will face each other in two rounds of Round Robins. The results of these rounds will determine the final classification for the quarterfinals.

Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Finals: In this phase, the top four teams from the Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robins will compete in two semifinals with two races each. The winners of the semifinals will advance to the Louis Vuitton Cup final.

Louis Vuitton Cup Finals: In this phase, the two best teams from the Louis Vuitton Cup Semi Finals will compete in a final of three races. The winner of the final will become the challenger of the current America's Cup title defender.

37th America's Cup Match: In this phase, the America's Cup title defender will face the challenger in a final of seven races. The first team to reach four victories will be crowned the champion of the 2024 America's Cup.



An Event for Everyone: Beyond the Competition

 The America's Cup is not just about electrifying competitions. The organization has prepared a complete program of side activities for the whole family, including:

  • The "America's Cup Experience": An interactive space where visitors can learn about the history and technology of the America's Cup, experience sailing simulators, and meet the participating teams.
  • Cultural and Gastronomic Events: Barcelona will offer a wide variety of cultural and gastronomic events during the America's Cup, including concerts, exhibitions, and tastings of local products.
  • Unique Sailing Opportunities: Sailing enthusiasts can enjoy various experiences at sea, such as boat rides, sailing courses, and amateur regattas.


Hosting the America's Cup in Spain for the first time since 2003 represents a historic milestone for the country. The event is expected to generate a significant economic impact, boost tourism, and promote Spain's image as a top destination for world-class sporting events.

Don't miss the opportunity to witness an unprecedented sporting event. The 2024 America's Cup awaits you in Barcelona.

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