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America’s Cup Barcelona 2024: Sailing towards excellence at Hotel Alma Barcelona

America’s Cup Barcelona 2024

On the sporting agenda of 2024, between the months of August and October, Barcelona, the gem of the Mediterranean, will witness a spectacular maritime event like no other: the 37th America’s Cup. This emblematic event, with over 174 years of tradition, attracts sea and sailing enthusiasts from around the globe, promising thrills that defy gravity and a competition full of ferocity.

America’s Cup is not just a competition; it’s an institution. It is the oldest sporting event of all time, dating back to 1851, even pre-dating the modern Olympic Games which saw the light of day in 1896. It is an international showcase where sailing clubs from around the world compete for the prized silver trophy. Once a team wins, it takes custody of the trophy until another challenger claims it, defending it in a new race.

Its name, “America’s Cup”, traces back to the winning schooner of the first ever event: America. The name has remained a symbol of the rich tradition and legacy of the competition.

For the 37th Auld Mug, six top teams are lining up on the starting line, each with their own strategy and passion:

Emirates Team New Zealand (New Zealand): As the current custodians of the trophy, they represent the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, defending their title with pride.

INEOS Britannia (United Kingdom): This team takes on the role of ‘Challenger of Record’, with the first official challenge against Emirates Team New Zealand.

Alinghi Red Bull Racing (Switzerland): They combine Swiss precision with Red Bull boldness to form an alliance that promises to challenge the favourites.

Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli (Italy): A fusion of elegance and speed, representing Italian maritime tradition with a modern twist.

American Magic New York Yacht Club (United States): They bring the bold spirit of New York and the determination of the oldest club of the country.

Orient Express Racing Team (France): Representing France, they combine their passion for sailing with the tradition of competition.

Barcelona is preparing to welcome these titans of the sea. Port Vell will be the epicentre, housing the bases of all participating teams and the vibrant America’s Cup village. Port Olímpic on the other hand will be home to the bases dedicated to the youth and women’s teams, making Barcelona the heart of this maritime event.

For those looking to immerse themselves in this unique experience, choosing the right accommodation is essential. And what better place to stay than Hotel Alma Barcelona. Located in the heart of the city, this 5-star hotel in Barcelona combines comfort, elegance and a prime location. From here, enthusiasts can easily access all the activities related to the America’s Cup, as well as enjoy the tourist, gastronomic and cultural attractions that Barcelona has to offer.

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The 37th America’s Cup is guaranteed to be an unforgettable event. With Barcelona as the backdrop, sea and sailing enthusiasts have the opportunity to attend the oldest and most prestigious competition in the world, while enjoying the hospitality and luxury of Hotel Alma Barcelona.

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