The 4 America’s Cup trophies put the finishing touch to the ‘Trophy Tour’ in Barcelona


The ‘Trophy Tour’ of the 2024 Barcelona America’s Cup, the route of the main trophy through some points of the Catalan coast, reached its final point this Monday at ‘Los Tinglados’ in the Port of Barcelona, ​​in an event that was attended by the four trophies that are part of the 37th edition of the America’s Cup sailing competition.

The ‘Summer in Full Sail’ of the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup in Barcelona was officially presented on Monday, with the four trophies that make up the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup presented together for the first time in the ‘Tinglados’ of the port of Barcelona.

‘El Taller’, a recently completed renovation project coordinated by the Port Authority of Barcelona that has restored four old shipbuilding sheds on the Muelle de Levante, was the setting for this launch.

The president of the Port of Barcelona, ​​Lluís Salvadó, welcomed the guests and briefly explained the history of the ‘Tinglados’, which date back to 1905 as shipbuilding facilities.

And the event took off when the various trophies of this America’s Cup in Barcelona were presented. The ‘country head’ of UniCredit for Spain and Portugal, Pedro Fernández de Santaella, presented the “extraordinary bow line design” of the UniCredit Youth America’s Cup, before Eugenia de la Torriente, Puig’s ‘chief communications officer’, presented the “impressive and beautiful trophy” of the first edition of the Puig Women’s America’s Cup, according to the organisation.

Representing the title sponsor of the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup, Marc Alins, General Manager of Louis Vuitton Mediterranean, took to the stage to open the custom-made Louis Vuitton trunk and unveiled for the first time the coveted and prestigious Louis Vuitton Cup that you must first win in order to then win the America’s Cup.

Finally, flanked by its permanent security guards (Norm and Cooper), the 173-year-old America’s Cup Trophy took centre stage accompanied by Grant Dalton, CEO of the America’s Cup Event and the trophy’s current holders, Emirates Team New Zealand.

“The ‘Auld Mug’ completed the trophies line-up for the first time, alongside the Louis Vuitton Cup, the UniCredit Youth America’s Cup and the Puig Women’s Cup, the spoils offered by the most exciting event in the world of sailing,” the organisation said.

“We are delighted to announce and present the ‘Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup Summer of Sail’ in Barcelona, ​​which will last a total of 67 days, from 22 August to the end of October 2024, and where we will be open every day with free admission so that everyone can come and enjoy sailing and activities off the water, where we can guarantee something for everyone, from the Fan Zones to the Official Race Village with all kinds of gastronomy and entertainment planned,” said Dalton.

“This is without a doubt a world-class event, and it could not be held without the joint support of the government, the mayor and city council, the port authorities and the people of Catalonia. The Trophy Tour has been spectacular, and the commitment, first class. Thank you to everyone involved and we are now looking forward to the start of the races at the end of August,” added the CEO of this 37th America’s Cup.