The 37th America’s Cup is set to be held next year in Barcelona, and Australia will be back on the America’s Cup stage.

Australia is one of the 12 national Youth and Women’s America’s Cup teams, scoring entry for a youth team (under 25) alongside the history-making first women’s competition. John Bertrand, AO, has been named as Patron, alongside John Winning Jr, for the new Team Australia Challenge (TAC).

“I am excited to join as Patron of the Team Australia Challenge,” says Winning. “It’s an exciting time for our sport to invite women and the youth to compete in the prestigious America’s Cup. I look forward to supporting Team Australia as they proudly represent Australia in the inaugural Women’s and Youth America’s Cup in Barcelona.” The team will compete in the newly designed AC40 foiling yachts designed by Emirates Team New Zealand. The Australian Women’s Challenge team will feature dual Olympic medallists Olivia Price and Nina Curtis as skippers. The selection process for the rest of the team is still underway. “This campaign has the ability to transform women’s sailing in Australia,” says Price. “We are so excited to be able to pioneer this for all Australian sailors.”


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