Kiel (dpa/lno) – The youngsters of the Copa America have passed an important milestone on their way to Barcelona 2024: New Zealand organizers have given the go-ahead for two starting spots in Germany for the Junior and Women’s Copa America. Impressing Germany had previously tipped the entry fee around €70,000.
The North German Regatta and the Kiel Yacht Club form a joint umbrella organization for the German commitment to the Junior and Women’s America’s Cup in the fall of 2024. The initiator of the project is the 23-year-old socio-economist and Kiel Week winner Paul Farien from Kiel. The women’s team manager is former Olympic starter and Nacra 17 sailor Carolina Werner of Schwedeneck. Olympic medalists Tina Lutz, Susan Buick, and Alica Stollmer are also committed to the team. The training base will be set up in Kiel.
“We are committed to a long-term project with which we can start a new era for the German Cup. We are working hard on this,” said sponsor and team coordinator Mark Beckel from Kiel. EmbRACING Germany is currently trying to drum up more financial support “so we can start strong and success-oriented at the Youth and Women’s America’s Cup in 2024.”
The two competitions are included in the Challenge Series for the 37th America’s Cup and the final duel for the most important trophy in international sailing. The Youth America’s Cup begins on September 19, and the Women’s America’s Cup on October 3, 2024. The German teams before Barcelona also meet the youth teams of the current Great America’s Cup from Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland, America, France and New Zealand.
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