The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are delighted to confirm the appointment of BCD Travel as our official travel partner for the 37th Americas Cup to be held in Barcelona in October of 2024. BCD Travel are New Zealand’s most experienced sports tour operator and have been involved in a variety of premier sporting events including all Rugby World Cups, Netball & Cricket World Cups, tennis, golf, motor racing and of course prestigious yachting events, making them the perfect partner to the RNZYS.

THE RNZYS and BCD Travel are currently finalising the available packages and details will launch the travel offer on the 27th April 2023.

The RNZYS, as guests of BCD Travel, will shortly undertake a site inspection in Barcelona & meet partners, such as AC37 Events Limited & Real Club Nàutico de Barcelona, to identify and inspect venues and hotels, consider AC Viewing opportunities, boat charter and berth options.


Example of inclusions in the Squadron Travel AC37 Package include:

  • 11 nights’ accommodation including all breakfasts (In Thurs 10th, out Mon 21th Oct)
  • Return airport transfers
  • RNZYS Official Gala Dinner (Fri 11th Oct)
  • One ‘on water’ race day hospitality package
  • One ‘off water’ race day hospitality package
  • Official access to a range of additional ‘on water’ and ‘off water’ official spectating options
  • Four half day guided tours
  • Barcelona city sights
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Park Guell
  • Sitges Village
  • Tapas Tour (dinner)
  • Full day guided tour
  • Montserrat and wineries
  • Football match at Camp Nou (if FC Barcelona schedule works)
  • Celebration/ farewell Dinner
  • Official RNZYS branded polo and hat
  • Services of a tour host (subject to minimum numbers)


  • A full itinerary with all inclusions, details and pricing options will be available in late April following the RNZYS / BCD site inspection to Barcelona.
  • RNZYS members have priority rights to purchase this land tour package. Group flights can be purchased additionally or booked directly with your local travel agent to coordinate pre and post tour extensions.
  • RNZYS Full and Associate members will receive a 5% discount off the full land package.
  • RNZYS Crew members will receive a 2.5% discount off the full land package.

Register your Interest today:

RNZYS and BCD are now seeking registrations of interest for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

We invite you to register your interest to travel with RNZYS ‘Squadron Travel’ to support ETNZ in October 2024. Please register your interest via the form below.

Availability will be limited, so secure your spot & receive exclusive invitations to AC37 related events with a $150 investment. This $150 investment per person will be applied to your future travel booking. If you decide not to book travel $100 will be refunded

Squadron Travel – 37th America’s Cup – Barcelona –  Launch Event

Exclusive Opportunity for those that register their interests and invest $150 to secure their spot.

Location: RNZYS – Quarterdeck

When: Thursday April 27th – 7pm

What: Join us for cocktails and canapes as we talk you through our 37th America’s Cup Travel Offer.

Tickets: One complimentary for everyone who registers for the Squadron Travel Package.

*this event will also be live streamed to any members who want to watch this and not attend in person.