Barcelona that reins over the seas


The American Cup is the biggest yacht competition in the world and the oldest prize that someone still competes for. Every four years the fastest sailboats come together to discover which team is the absolute best. It isn’t just a traditional sporting event but it is also a technology race with the greatest historical background in this field.

Its latest edition was held in 2021 in New Zealand, land of the champions of the 2017 edition. That event became an extraordinary scene, with 40 thousand people attending and 1600 boats in the sea watching this race from close up. The atmosphere was full of joy and excitement from day one of the competition, nevertheless the front-runners ended up masters of the sea once more. 

Despite a rogue wind, the New Zealand AC75 took the Silver Ewer for the fourth time. Will the New Zealand team be a legend again this year? Or will we have a surprise winner in 2024? Keep reading and you will find out all the details of the America’s Cup held in 2024 in Barcelona.

Important dates, events and teams of the 37th America’s Cup Edition

The third most important event in the World (after the Football World Cup and the Olympic Games) is almost here and is going to be held in one of the most beloved cities in Spain, Barcelona.

This grand event will take place on the 22nd of August 2024. From the summer of 2023 the teams will be already moving into the city and beginning their training. After the official opening, Barcelona will also host the final preliminary test and the Challenger Selection Series, which will preside over the America ‘s Cup Match, in October 2024.

The defending team will be Emirates Team New Zealand, who will represent the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. On the other hand, the challenging teams will be INEOS Britannia (United Kingdom), American Magic (USA), Luna Rossa Challenge (Italy) and Alinghi Red Bull Racing (Switzerland).

Events at the 37th America’s Cup

One of the many peculiarities of this edition is that for the first time in 171 years there will be a competition in the women’s category.

The Olympic Port, which is located between the beaches of La Barceloneta and Nova Icaria, is now being remodeled to host all the women’s teams and be the headquarters of the Hydrogen project for boats with hydrofoils and hydrogen engines.

The fans will also get the chance to be protagonists on this occasion. The America’s Cup Experience is preparing an informative and interactive space about this unique sporting event. History, equipment, science, technology, innovation, interactive simulators for all ages and a 600 square meter screen that will make you feel like part of the crew of an AC75.

Why was Barcelona chosen for the America's Cup? It is a benchmark city of success.

The Barcelona Capital Náutica Foundation will be the headquarters for assuring the top-notch development of the event and future projects that will appear in consequence. Among other reasons the city was chosen thanks to a public-private collaboration and the direct intervention of Barcelona Global, an organization made up of 220 companies, schools, research centers and cultural institutions in the city.

Among the four candidate cities, Barcelona highlighted its experience and capacity in organizing sporting and other events, such as the 1992 Olympic Games and the Mobile World Congress, as well as being a global tourist hub.

Barcelona at the mercy of its visitors

There is no doubt that the event will bring a million-dollar impact to the city and the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as boosting its image globally as a benchmark for innovation and nautical technology. However, the city will have a lot to contribute and is a key player from minute one when the competitors and organizers set foot on Barcelona soil.

Where to stay in Barcelona during the America’s Cup 2024

Sea lovers, including the audience, the competitors, the organizers, will be able to enjoy the magic of the Catalan capital. Hotels with tons of charm, comfort and style overflow the Barcelona coast. Without a doubt you will be able to choose the one that best suits your taste and budget.

The 19th Hole

Located only ten minutes from the port, in the very center of Barcelona, it is ideal for those who, in addition to enjoying the sporting event, seek to let themselves be carried away by the attractions of the city. This hotel is a Business Lounge, equipped with rooms for events that have unique views of the entire city.

Eurostars Grand Marina

Luxury hotel where you will have the greatest comforts and without a doubt the best views of the entire Copa América 2024. Between sailboats and cruises, the hotel is located exactly in the World Trade Center Barcelona, just 5 minutes from La Rambla, one of the most iconic promenades. It is also surrounded by shops, restaurants and just a few steps from the Barcelona Aquarium.

Soho House Barcelona

The most affordable high quality hotel beloved by the tourists who frequently visit the city, especially by couples. It is located a step away from La Rambla and just next to the port. It is surrounded by all kinds of restaurants, bars and places of interest such as the Gothic Barcelona Cathedral and Plaza Catalunya, the center of the city.

Where to eat in Barcelona during the America’s Cup

During this sporting event, the city will host visitors from all over who will enjoy the magic of Catalan gastronomy during the unforgettable evenings in the best Barcelona beach restaurants and bars.

Mediterranean cuisine is undoubtedly the best complement to the most important regatta worldwide.

Maná 75

Enjoying the greatest water sporting event, while indulging in the taste of the best rice dishes in Barceloneta, will undoubtedly be the best way to savor the Formula 1 of the sea.

Mana 75 offers a welcoming atmosphere, and has capacity for hosting both small and large groups. The highlight of the menu are paellas which are made in a huge open kitchen. With a big variety of flavors, it exploits every sensation on your palate with a combination of crunchy, juicy and savory.

El Cangrejo Loco

El Cangrejo Loco opened its doors for the first time during the Olympic Games ‘92 and since then it has been fulfilling its mission of providing quality service and excellence to its customers. Freshest seafood, fish and meat are the stars of this restaurant as well as the perfected customer service.

The views are the highlight that visitors value the most. Its diaphanous lounge offers an uninterrupted vista on one hand to the Olympic port and on the other to the sea.


Disfruta del buen tiempo en la Verde terraza de Maná75. Brisa del mar, olor a romero y el aroma del arroz…

¡Descubre el paraíso de la Barceloneta!

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There is still a bit left until we will see the first movements of the 37th  America’s Cup edition and notice it arriving in the city, but Barcelona always has its doors open for all the visitors.

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