The Team Australia Challenge campaign was confirmed in April 2023 by the organiser’s of the 37th America’s Cup as one of 12 national Youth and Women’s competing nations.
We are aiming to win the newest prize in the oldest competition, revolutionise the pathway for women and young athletes on the global stage and transform Australia’s existing legacy with the America’s Cup. This will be a technology and high-performance led sporting campaign of national significance. The Team Australia Challenge campaign is underway to deliver two national teams to the start line in Barcelona with corporate and product sponsorship and a full communications and promotions campaign. Starting from our Race Entry Acceptance and Campaign Launch in February 2023 we have a calendar of opportunities and milestones our supporters can share.
A national call-out for qualified Women and Youth (under 25) sailors received applicants from every state in Australia and a panel of selectors, led by Patrons John Bertrand and John Winning selected a squad that was announced in October 2023.
The International Youth & Women’s Challenge teams will compete in the newly designed AC40 foiling yachts, developed by Emirates Team New Zealand. The Youth & Women’s AC regattas will be staged out of Port Olimpic in Barcelona with 12 national teams competing in each regatta. Australia will race against New Zealand, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, USA, the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany.
Qualifying series fleet races will be staged in identical craft during September and October 2024. The Women’s finals race will be broadcast globally as part of the 37th America’s Cup telecast on October 13, 2024.
In 2024 the journey to the Cup is underway with training in our AC40 simulator in Sydney and on water internationally to put the best two Australian teams in the competition this September and October. Join the journey by getting on board with our club for news and donating to the campaign through our tax deductible scheme.
AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S CHALLENGE 2024
OFFICIAL TEAM AUSTRALIA CHALLENGE LAUNCH
TAC Team submission and interview process
31 May National applications close
Jun - Sep
Trials and national teams selection
TAC gains access to AC40 sailing
TAC training camps commence
Women's 69F foiling Gold Cup, Italy
TAC Squad announcement
AC40 Training Camp Sydney
AC40 Training Camp and final squad selected
AC37 Entry List published
Paris 2024 Olympic Games
10 - 15 Sep
Youth AC Regatta practice
Youth America's Cup fleet racing starts
Youth AC final match race
28 Sep - 3 Oct
Puig Women's AC Regatta practice
Women's America's Cup fleet racing starts
13 Oct, 2024
PUIG WOMEN'S AMERICA'S CUP FINAL RACE