At 172 years of age the America’s Cup is the oldest sporting trophy in international sport – and the latest Cup cycle is well underway.
This video is the first in a regular series of features from Matt Sheahan’s PlanetSail about the road to the America’s Cup that we will run through to the Cup match itself in October 2024 in Barcelona. The series takes a deep dive into the Cup and covers everything from how the event works, to the complexity and outstanding performance of the current generation of boats, as well as explaining why this event is so special.
Future videos will also cover the way that the Cup has influenced the sport of sailing and why the richest prize in sailing has proved to be such an obsession for those that have tried to win it, as well as talking exclusively to each of the six competing teams about the progress of their campaigns.
The series starts with a recap of the opening event of the 37th America’s Cup cycle at the first of two preliminary regattas in Vilanova, Spain.