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French team K-Challenge Racing has been announced as a challenger for the 37th America’s Cup to be held in Barcelona in 2024, organizers said on Tuesday.

“Their challenge was previously accepted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and they have now chosen to formally announce their entry and confirm they are ready to proceed with their campaign,” organizers said in a statement.

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron retained the ‘Auld Mug’ in Auckland in 2021 when they beat Italian challenger Luna Rossa.

Societe nautique de Saint-Tropez and their representative team are led by K-Challenge Racing CEO Stephane Kandler and Bruno Dubois. K-Challenge last challenged for the Cup in Valencia in 2007.

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