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37th America’s Cup: Just 100 Days Until the Start

The clock continues to count down to what could be the closest contest in living memory with absolutely no outright favorite and every team very much in the running for the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup.

The six primary teams have been intensively training worldwide, approaching the critical stages of their campaigns. With their revolutionary AC75s now launched, they are gearing up for intense competition starting August 22nd through September and October 2024 in Barcelona, where the motto is truly ‘There is no Second.’

Similarly, twelve teams from 12 countries will compete in the UniCredit Youth America’s Cup and the first-ever Puig Women’s America’s Cup. This event will showcase the next wave of sailing prodigies – guaranteed future victors of the oldest continuously contested international sports trophy – as they strive to demonstrate their capabilities and confirm their potential under the intense scrutiny of fans and media.

37th America’s Cup boats
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Both events are set to offer thrilling competition and provide a genuine avenue to the senior teams. Hosted at the Port Olímpic and sailing the new AC40 Class, spectators will have unprecedented access and experience the sheer adrenaline of the Youth & Women’s teams.

Onshore, Barcelona is preparing to host a global spectacle on a scale akin to their iconic 1992 Olympic Games. Thousands of volunteers, known as ‘Team B,’ have enrolled in various roles, ready to infuse the event with their enthusiasm, flair, and politeness to ensure the regatta runs smoothly. The scenic Port Vell will be bustling with boats of every description, alongside the historic J Class yachts from the 1930s and the 12-Metre Class that competed from 1958 to 1987.

For viewers, this will mark one of the most accessible America’s Cup events, with prime viewing opportunities along the Barcelona waterfront. Two specialized Fanzones with jumbo screens, food, and drink stations will be set up on Bogatell Beach and Plaça del Mar.

37th America’s Cup boats
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37th America’s Cup: How to Watch

The Official Race Village will be located along the Moll de la Fusta and will offer free entry. It will serve as the central hub for fans wanting to engage with the sailors before and after races, featuring presentations on the main stage amidst the unique ambiance of the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup. All the action will be broadcast live with full commentary on the big screens. Also, don’t miss the chance to visit the world’s first America’s Cup exhibition at the America’s Cup Experience, located opposite the Aquarium.

Barcelona promises a sensory feast at every corner of this legendary city – with unmatched art, culture, cuisine, and architecture. As the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup looms just 100 days away, excitement is building to a crescendo…

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