We are in the opinion that the selected Barcelona base allocation for the 37th America's Cups has not been carefully selected.
Have wind and wave measurements been taken in this area with weather buoys?
Have been considered by the Organization the rebound effect of the waves against the breakwater?
The race area, placed close to the port large break and Barceloneta beach, no only are the area with worse wind conditions in the Barcelona's coast but also has rebounding waves effect which could affect the navigation at high speed during the training races/final race.
36. Wind Limits.
Unless the Regatta Director considers the sea state unsuitable in any case, the warning
signal for all races for all AC37 Events shall only be made when the approximate average
TWS is between 6.5 and 21 knots for the whole period between 9 minutes and 4 minutes
before the start. The TWS shall be measured as a rolling average of one hertz samples over
30 seconds at approximately 5.5 meters above the water on the race committee signal boat.
This TWS shall be corrected to represent the TWS relative to the water, based on the forecasted tidal currents in the area where the race committee signal boat is located, using a
procedure and tidal current forecast published by the Regatta Director.
Yearly average wind speed .
Yearly average wind speed.
We're a passionate about the Americas's Cup. In case of Barcelona 2024 (Plan A) do not make a success, we can quickly organize the Plan B edition in Gandia at Valencia (Spain). We can assure better wind and sea conditions for sailing and low budget.