Barcelona Will Host 2023 Rolex TP52 World Championship

TP52 Barcelona

The 2023 Rolex TP52 World Championship will be contested on the 37th America's Cup racing waters off Barcelona during the week 21st to 26th August when Doug DeVos' Quantum Racing powered by American Magic will seek to defend the world title which they won this year in Cascais.

It is the first time that the Rolex TP52 World Championship will be held in the Catalan capital city, following recent years in Scarlino, Menorca, Cascais and Puerto Portals, Mallorca. The event will be hosted by the Club Nàutic Vilassar de Mar and run out of the Marina Vela facility which is adjacent to the iconic W Hotel.

Racing in late August should see the fleet enjoying varied conditions, hopefully mainly in the famous SW'ly Garbi sea breeze which usually blows around 11-12kts and sometimes up to 16 or 18kts in the summer months.



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    Eddy Lekens, Ice for his sailing friends, started sailing at the age of 9 and soon started racing with keelboats with his parents. He is the founder and owner of ClubRacer, one of Europe's most popular sailing websites. Eddy Lekens was in 2004 awarded for "best offshore sailor of The Netherlands" for his results with the Audi sailing team. His other passion away from sailing is being a omnichannel ecommerce consultant.