The 37th America’s Cup will be raced between a yacht representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and a yacht representing the yacht club that wins the Challenger Selection Series (Prada Cup). It will be held in Barcelona, Spain in September and October of 2024.
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will be the defender of the 37th America’s Cup, after its yacht Te Rehutai, owned and sailed by the Emirates Team New Zealand syndicate, was the successful defender in the 36th America’s Cup, beating the challenger Luna Rossa, representing Circolo della Vela Sicilia, 7-3 in a first-to-seven series raced from 10–17 March 2021 in the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf off Auckland, New Zealand.
Immediately after Te Rehutai achieved its seventh win in the 36th America’s Cup, the Chairman of Royal Yacht Squadron Racing Ltd, Bertie Bicket, issued a pre-arranged, “friendly” challenge to the Commodore of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Aaron Young.
This made Royal Yacht Squadron Racing Ltd the Challenger of Record for the next America’s Cup.
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron was founded in 1871 as the Auckland Yacht Club and took its current name in 1902 after receiving a warrant in the name of King Edward VII.
Royal Yacht Squadron Racing Ltd was founded in 2014 and is a private company limited by guarantee without share capital, registered with the UK Companies House, and associated with the UK’s Royal Yacht Squadron.
March 31, 2022: Defender to announce Match Venue and approximate event dates
June 17, 2022: New competitors may sail Version 1 AC75s for 20 sailing days
July 31, 2022: Entry Period Closes
September 17, 2022: Competitors may sail an AC75 Yacht
November 30, 2022: ACE to announce race schedule for the Match
November 30, 2022: ACE to announce racing area for CSS and Match
December 31, 2022: ACE to publish Brand Manual
May 31, 2023: Final cut off for late Challenger entries.
June 30, 2023: ACE to publish Youth and Women’s AC Agreement
June 30, 2023: COR/D to publish Match Conditions
November 30, 2023: COR/D to publish CSS Conditions