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Join us on board for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in 2024 as Barcelona hosts the 37th America's Cup along its iconic coastline. Sail with us and enjoy front-row seats to watch all the regattas from start to finish. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of this historic event!

Watch the America's Cup on a boat in Barcelona.

Vela's America's Cup fan experience begins at Port Marina Vela, next to the Luna Rossa team base and right in the heart of all the America's Cup action. When you board, our team will warmly welcome you, show you around the boat, and offer drinks to set the mood. Then, we'll sail out of the port to position ourselves in the best viewpoint along the race course, ensuring you have a comfortable view of the regatta.

Prices will be shared after you register your interest; they include sailboat rental, captain, fuel, drinks, tapas, and a TV to follow the official America's Cup broadcast. The experience will last approximately 7 hours, with the planned departure around 10-11 AM and return after the competition has concluded, approximately between 6-7 PM. Please note that the exact timing may be subject to the event's organisation, but that's the information we've received thus far.

The America's Cup 2024 Calendar & Timeline.

Mid March 2024, teams will start their daily training sessions in Barcelona. The action heats up in August, with teams hitting the open waters for official training sessions. Here's the timeline of the most important America's Cup events in Barcelona from August to October 2024:

August 22: Opening Ceremony

The official opening ceremony of the America's Cup in Barcelona will be held on August 22 and it promises to be an exceptional event to experience directly on the water. It will be exciting to admire the atmosphere and excitement surrounding the kickstart of this historic competition.

August 22 - 25: Final Preliminary Regatta

The journey to the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup in Barcelona begins with the Preliminary Regattas that will serve as warm-up races ahead of the Louis Vuitton Cup (Challenger Selection Series).

August 29 - October 7: Louis Vuitton Cup

The Louis Vuitton Cup (Challenger Selection Series) is the pivotal event that decides the team that will be challenging the Defender, Team New Zealand, in the 37th America’s Cup Final Regatta. This series comprises both a Round Robin stage and a Final stage. The Round Robin stage may involve either a single or double round, depending on the number of eligible competitors and the available racing time. The two winning teams from this stage will secure a spot in the Final, where the ultimate winner is determined.

September 10 - 26: Youth America's Cup

The Youth America’s Cup commences with six days of practice from September 10th to 15th, 2024, followed by fleet racing starting on September 17th, with twelve teams divided into invited and Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup teams. Eight races will be held in the opening qualification rounds for each group, with the top three teams from each advancing to the Final Series, featuring four races to determine the top two boats. The Youth America’s Cup Final is scheduled for September 26th, featuring a winner-takes-all Match Race.

September 28 - October 13: Puig Women's America's Cup

The Puig Women’s America’s Cup begins immediately after the Youth America’s Cup, starting with a briefing on September 28th, followed by practice days until October 3rd. Racing commences on October 5th, with invited and America's Cup teams divided into two groups. The Semifinal round consists of four fleet races where the top three boats from both groups advance. The Final on October 13th, culminates in a one-on-one Match Race between the top two teams.

October 12 - 27: 37th America's Cup Final

The race with no second place. Either you win or you lose, and it has been like this for over 170 years. In October, the Defender Emirates Team New Zealand will confront the victor of the Louis Vuitton Cup (Challenger Selection Series) in a 13-race Match. Each race will be a head-to-head contest between the two teams, with the winner earning one point and the loser gaining none. The team that accumulates seven points first will be the winner of the 37th America's Cup and the Defender of the 38th America’s Cup.

October 3 - 11: J Class Yachts

During the America's Cup, the J Class has been invited to host their World Championships in Barcelona from October 7th to 11th, with a practice regatta on October 3rd and 4th. The impressive fleet includes Topaz (J8), Ranger (J5), Svea (JS1), Velsheda (JK7), Shamrock V (JK3), Rainbow (JKZ1), Hanuman (JK6) and Lionheart (JH1). These sailboats will be stationed in Port Vell and will showcase the epitome of sailing and racing excellence. More info on the J Class World Championships in Barcelona.

TV & Radio on board.

When you rent a boat for the America's Cup not only will you get an up-close view of the AC37 boats, but we've got you covered with a TV and radio setup. This way, you can follow the competition from above and tune in to the commentators for an enhanced fan experience.

AC37 Race Village and Bases.

From August to October 2024, Port Vell and Port Marina Vela, in downtown Barcelona will be the epicenters of the 37th America’s Cup, featuring a free-access race village along Moll de la Fusta.

  • Emirates Team New Zealand's base, chosen by the Cup holders, is located near the World Trade Center.
  • INEOS Britannia and Alinghi Red Bull Racing are located near the Maremagnum shopping mall.
  • Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli has chosen Port Marina Vela (Vela's port) as its base. The port is located right next to the iconic W Hotel in La Barceloneta.
  • American Magic's base is within the Marina Barcelona 92 superyacht facility
  • Orient Express Racing Team will be based on Moll de Ponent, west of the World Trade Center.

The race area will stretch along the coast of Barcelona, and special viewing points will be set for those willing to see the action on a boat from the water.

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