Copa America Barcelona 2024 closes the list of participants in the youth and women’s categories

the America’s Cup Barcelona 2024 He will present many novelties, one of the highlights of which is the celebration of the Young Talent Competition America’s Youth Cupand other women Women’s America’s Cup. On Friday, the list of participants in both competitions was closed with the inclusion of teams GermanyAnd Sweden And Australiawhich are added to formations SpainAnd Holland And Canadain addition to the six participants in the Copa America Classic, New ZealandAnd United kingdomAnd ItalyAnd SwissAnd United State And France.

The new teams will now start planning and testing the youth and women’s teams, which will compete in Group B against Spain, the Netherlands and Canada in a series of six to nine fleet races. The 3 best in group A and the 3 best in group B will advance to the final series, from which two crews will emerge, who will face each other in a duel. For the Youth America’s Cup, the final regatta is scheduled for October 2, 2024, while the women’s competition is scheduled for October 16.

Barcelona will host the historic Copa America Villa in 2024 / Image: Europa Press

Catalonia is represented in the Copa America

One of the main attractions of the competition will be the start of the Spanish team BCN Sail Teamsettled in Barcelona and with Catalan Guillermo Altadel as a director. Al-Bahar is currently in the recruitment phase, searching for ideal candidates to be part of the youth and women’s teams, respectively. “We want to find the right moment, neither too early nor too late, to make the last selection and be able to count on 16 sailors (8 juniors and 8 women), and when they are freed from their Olympic obligations, start training on different boats with foil so that we can from reaching AC40”.

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“As the home team and the country’s representative, we have an obligation and the formula for achieving this is very simple: we need a good budget, hard training and quality staff,” added the Sail Team manager. BCN.

Tina Lutz, with EmbRacing Team Germany / photo: ACE

Great anticipation among the participants

The creation of the two new Copa América classes has generated enormous expectations, as it will allow both great sailors to see action as well as young talent aspiring to make a name for themselves in the world of elite sailing. He declared, “The representation of our women and youth in the America’s Cup marks the beginning of a new era. We face a challenge of national importance.” John Bertrandthe legendary Commander winning the 1983 edition, who will be one of the sponsors of the new model Challenge Team Australia Basim Cruising club in Australia.

“When I won the World Optimist Championship in 2005, I was invited to Malmö to participate as the 18th member of the BMW Oracle Racing Team. At that moment I thought: someday I also want to sail in the America’s Cup. Years passed and I thought that I would never be able to fulfill this childhood dream. Now all of this can change! And I look forward to making it happen,” he said, Tina Lutzone of the companies vying for a place in the German women’s team, Embrace the Germany teamAnd

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