America’s Cup sold to Barcelona

Alex Powell with New Zealand news service Newshub grabs the low hanging fruit as he selects his Disappointment of 2022.

In March, Emirates Team NZ confirmed what we’d all feared for a long time and announced that the 2024 America’s Cup defence would be sailed in Barcelona.

Granted, the financial boost of hosting it in Spain will be crucial if Team NZ are to defend the Cup, but that doesn’t make it any less painful, considering the early mornings we’ll have to put in to watch it.

COVID-19 had a huge say on how the Cup was last defended and 2024 should have been New Zealand’s chance to enjoy it properly, as the world returns to normal.

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised Emirates Team NZ put commercial interests before their country – it’s literally in their name…

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