New Zealanders decide to organize the America's Cup in ... Barcelona 2024

New Zealanders decide to organize the America’s Cup in … Barcelona 2024

The 37th edition of the oldest marine competition will return to Europe in September and October 2024.

The most famous meeting in international sailing will take place in Europe in two and a half years. After three editions in the United States (San Francisco), Bermuda and New Zealand (Auckland), the America’s Cup will return to Spain, more precisely, in 2024.Barcelona is truly one of the most famous cities in the world, so having the opportunity to host the world’s most famous sailing event is very exciting.Grant Dalton, president of the defending New Zealand national football team, said: As America’s Cup supporters, we always feel a responsibility to develop the event, the audience and the sport of sailing on a global scale and surely if the event takes place in a major city like Barcelona we will foster growth.”

So the New Zealand defending champion decided to follow in the footsteps of Swiss Alinghi and Ernesto Bertarelli who, due to a lack of sea, decided to entrust Spain to organize the cup, in this case Valencia, the host country of the 2007 and 2010 Cup. The Americans at Oracle also chose to defend the precious silver jug ​​not at home but in Bermuda. This decision to break the tradition of the oldest sports cup in the world (created in 1851) and take it to Europe is excellent news for the French cup candidates, to whom it will be easier to sell a project. Most strangely, New Zealand and its large time difference are not very “sellers” for Europeans and a large part of the world … Kiwi title holders are well aware of this.

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