June 22, 2024


The seventeenth version of the Puig Vela Clàssica Regatta will function in 2024 the fleet of 12-meter sailboats, in a contest that may happen from September 1 to 10, 2024, inside the framework of the Challenger Choice Collection of the America’s Cup and will likely be to see within the waters of the Catalan capital some boats that for 29 years competed for the ‘Hundred Guineas Cup’.

The sailboats will likely be moored within the RCNB marina, within the coronary heart of the America’s Cup Village, and can compete in 4 days of regattas between September 4 and seven. As well as, all 12-meter boats will likely be welcome and it’s anticipated that as much as a complete of 25 sailboats will come to Barcelona.

It was within the 1908, 1912 and 1920 Olympic Video games that the 12-meter sailboats burst into existence and have been consolidated, being the category launched within the America’s Cup in 1958 by the New York Yacht Membership, after the competitors stopped throughout World Battle II. World.

The president of the Actual Membership Nàutic de Barcelona, ​​Jordi Puig, assured that it is going to be “very thrilling” to have the America’s Cup in Barcelona and manage these parallel occasions, with the “honor” of internet hosting these historic 12-meter sailboats.

“We loved internet hosting the fleet in 2014, for the seventh version of the regatta, and stay up for welcoming again to the 12 Meter household in 2024, the place the distinction between traditional sailboats and the brand new period of foiling boats Will probably be a powerful backdrop for the thirty seventh America’s Cup in Barcelona,” he mentioned.

The New York Yacht Membership detected in 1958 the necessity to use a smaller and extra worthwhile class than the enormous ‘J-Class’ to relaunch the competitors and the Royal Yacht Squadron of Cowes agreed. And, for 29 years, the 12 Meters competed for the ‘Cup of the 100 Guineas’.

The 12 Meter class was ultimately changed by the IACC class after the Deed of Reward Match in 1988. Nonetheless, they haven’t been forgotten and fleets have sprung up ever since, largely in North America and in northern and southern Europe, whose house owners restore and improve these stunning yachts with fashionable expertise.

America’s Cup CEO Grant Dalton famous that the period of the 12 Meter class within the America’s Cup was what impressed his curiosity within the occasion. “We’re delighted that they are going to be a part of us in Barcelona for the beginning of the Challenger Choice Collection of the thirty seventh America’s Cup. The 12 Meters will arouse a variety of curiosity and, as all the time, their racing will likely be extremely shut,” he predicted.