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AC37 Barcelona 2024 

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The America’s Cup is the world’s oldest sporting trophy, established in 1851 and is the most prestigious international yachting prize. Informally known as the Auld Mug, the trophy is fought for via match races between a defender nation and challenger nation.

America maintained absolute dominance of the Cup until 1983 when the John Bertrand skippered Australia II, with its Ben Lexcen designed winged keel, broke the 132-year winning streak to claim the Cup for Australia. The Confederation of Australian Sport billed it the ‘greatest team performance in 200 years of Australian sport’.

Australia has not won the America’s Cup since. The competition is staged every 4 years and is currently held by the Defenders New Zealand. After several yacht formats, the main competition is match raced in the foiling AC75 mono hulls. There will be six nations vying for the Auld Mug at the 37 th America’s Cup to be staged in Barcelona in October 2024. The third Youth America’s Cup competition will be staged among 12 nations in the new AC40 foiling mono hull class, followed by the first ever Women’s America’s Cup competition, also in the AC40 yachts.

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Unicredit Youth & Puig Women's America's Cup Regattas 

A new legacy and pathway to the Cup

The 37th America's Cup in Barcelona, Spain is set to feature two groundbreaking new events that will ignite the next generation of foiling superstars - the UniCredit Youth America's Cup and the Puig Women's America's Cup.

Designed as an electrifying pathway to the main America's Cup competition, these events will provide a unique platform for up-and-coming sailing talent from around the world to showcase their skills on the global stage. Featuring fleet and match racing in the cutting-edge AC40 class boats, these events will put the spotlight firmly on race craft, positioning, and dynamic foiling technique.

With 12 talented teams competing in each event, the action is sure to be fast-paced and thrilling to watch.

The UniCredit Youth America's Cup Final will take place on September 26th, sandwiched between the prestigious Louis Vuitton Cup. The Puig Women's America's Cup Final will follow shortly after on October 13th, offering maximum exposure right before the main 37th America's Cup Match.

Spectators in Barcelona will have unparalleled access to witness the future stars of sailing in action, with the events taking place just meters off the city's stunning beachfront. For fans worldwide, comprehensive live broadcasting and digital coverage will bring all the excitement directly to your screens.

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Racing Schedule 

Regatta Format

Race Course

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The race course is about 1.7nm long (about 3km) and between 0.5nm and 0.8nm (0.9km to 1.5km) wide, with boundaries on all sides that the boats must stay within. All the spectators’ boats have a designated yellow zone to look at the race.

It's called a windward-leeward course, named after the orientation of the course directly into the wind and away from the wind. From the start, the yachts race directly upwind – to windward, round the first mark then downwind, or to leeward. Rinse and repeat. 

At three minutes to the start, the boats "enter" – sailing from above and outside the start line, and from opposite ends. This is the beginning of the "pre-start". The teams take turns over which side they enter from, as the boat coming in from the right-hand side has the advantage – with the right-of-way.

Join Us In Barcelona 

Don't miss your chance to be part of this electrifying new chapter in America's Cup history. Get ready to witness the next generation of sailing greatness unfold in Barcelona this September and October. Register your interest below to join Team Australia Challenge in cheering on our team in Barcelona and we'll send you the details of our exclusive events and hospitality packages. 

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