Barcelona Events 2024

America's Cup Barcelona 2024

La Copa America

Date opening ceremony:
22 August 2024

Dates race days:
October 2024. The entire period from the first to the last race lasts 14 weeks.

Event location:
Barcelona, Spain, Port Vell


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The competition will take place just off the areas between the Port Olímpic and the Hotel Vela, just 200 metres off the coastline. The Moll de la Fusta pier in the Ciutat Vella hosts the America's Cup village. 

How to watch
You can watch in the America's Cup Race Village on pier Moll de la Fusta, which will have a main stage and four giant screens but will not have a direct view of the sea and racing. The Fanzones in Plaça del Mar and Bogatell are opposite the actual race area and also will have giant screens for close-up action. Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, Port Olímpic, and the beaches of St. Miguel, Barceloneta, and Somorrostro are also good options to watch the America's Cup and then you can watch the live show on your phone.

Race calendar:
All six America’s Cup teams compete in a Preliminary Regatta in their new AC75 boats. The racing starts on August 22nd 2024 with four days of match races to find the two fastest teams. The top two teams from the Preliminary Regatta will progress to the winner-takes-all final match race on the fourth and last day to decide the ultimate winner of the event. Races kick off daily at 2.00 pm (14:00 CEST) and run until 4 or 5 pm, depending on the race schedule. All of the teams entered in the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup in Barcelona 2024 take part in the Barcelona Preliminary Regatta. Download race calendar

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Welcome to the 37th America’s Cup in Barcelona from August to October 2024 from Barcelona's Port Vell marina and out along the coastline to Port Olympic in what promises to be one of the most intense America’s Cups in the event’s 174-year history. The competition will take place just off the areas between the Port Olímpic and the Hotel Vela, just 200 metres off the coastline. The Moll de la Fusta pier in the Ciutat Vella hosts the America's Cup village. The entire period from the first to the last race lasts 14 weeks.

The America's Cup is the oldest international trophy in the world of sailing and is considered the most prestigious prize in yacht racing. The competition is a series of yacht races between two sailing yachts, one representing the defending yacht club (the current holder of the America's Cup) and the other representing a challenging yacht club. The America's Cup was first held in 1851 around the Isle of Wight, England, and was won by the American yacht "America." The trophy was named after this yacht and has since been awarded to the winner of the biennial America's Cup match. The New York Yacht Club, one of the most prestigious clubs in the world, held the trophy for 132 years before losing it in 1983 to Australia. Since then, the Cup has only been won by teams from the United States, Switzerland and New Zealand. The current Defender of the America's Cup is Emirates Team New Zealand, representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

The competition has gone through many changes over the years, but it has always been a showcase of cutting-edge sailing technology and tactics. In recent decades, the America's Cup has been dominated by high-tech catamarans and trimarans that can reach speeds of over 50 knots (93 km/h or 58 mph). The America's Cup has also become a major sporting event with significant media coverage and sponsorship. It attracts the best sailors and sailing teams from around the world, making it one of the most challenging and prestigious trophies to win in the sport of sailing.

The America's Cup is often referred to as the "Auld Mug". This nickname dates back to the early days of the competition, when the trophy itself was a silver ewer known as the Royal Yacht Squadron Cup. The trophy was later renamed the America's Cup after the winning yacht in the first competition in 1851, but the nickname "Auld Mug" has stuck and is still commonly used today.

Teams. All the teams’ bases will be located within the Port Vell area and surrounded by the America’s Cup village where tens of thousands of spectators can be accommodated on a daily basis. The course area, just outside the port entrance breakwaters, is set in front of significant fan zones, beach viewing platforms and a hospitality area to provide the perfect vista.

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Port Vell harbour Barcelona
Moll del Dipòsit
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Port Vell harbour Barcelona

Moll del Dipòsit,08039 Barcelona

Port Vell Barcelona, Spain. Port Vell  is a Barcelona's historical port located in the Ciutat Vella district. Port Vell translates to 'Old Port' in English. Port Vell has a long history as the city's main port and commercial hub. Today, while still functioning as a harbor for small boats, super yachts and some small cruise ships, Port Vell has also transformed itself into a popular leisure and entertainment area, offering various attractions, restaurants, and recreational facilities along its waterfront. Its vibrant marina provides a stunning backdrop for visitors creating a mesmerizing sight against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea. The promenade along Port Vell harbour is lined with nice restaurants, stylish bars, and boutique shops.

At Port Vell you can also find the Port Vell marina Barcelona MCH Catalonia history museum Maritime museum, the Columbus Monument, the Barcelona aquarium, the shopping mall Maremagnum and many activities including bike tourssegway toursharbour boat tours and many fantastic restaurants and cafes in the Barceloneta area. 

A recent addition to the Port Vell is the Marina Port Vell super-yacht marina. Some of the smaller cruise ships also dock in the Port Vell harbour. 

Port Vell will host the 2024 America's Cup sailing race.

How to get to Port Vell

Nearest Metro
Barceloneta on Yellow line L4

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