The Sail Team BCN, which will compete in the Youth and Puig Women’s America’s Cup, held a new training session in Port de Sitges between January 24th and 29th as part of its preparation for the Youth and Women’s America’s Cup, scheduled for September and October 2024.
Although the team is practically decided, its various members are in the final phase of the selection process for sailors for both teams, which began in May last year when the doors of the Port de Sitges base opened.
This seventh concentration has involved the participation of around thirty sailors, including women and youth, who were invited to train based on their potential.
During the work sessions, the Sail Team BCN aspirants combine sailing with simulator work and physical preparation. Currently, the team trains on the water with a GC 32, a foiling catamaran, awaiting the availability of an AC40, the sailboat they will compete with in the Youth and Puig Women’s America’s Cup.
Guillermo Altadill, head of the Sail Team BCN, is very satisfied with the performance of the sailors in the selection phase: “We have the names chosen in ninety percent, and the next step will be to communicate it to the selected sailors and announce their names. We have decided that the event where we will announce the teams will be in Port de Sitges because everything has been cooked up here, and we are delighted in our base. We don’t even feel like going to Barcelona; here everything is easy. It’s like when you get your grades at university, Port de Sitges is the right place for that.”
Once the names of the selected sailors for the female and youth teams are defined by mid-March, concentrations will continue in Port de Sitges until the Sail Team BCN moves its operations base to Barcelona, located in Port Vell.