Sunny Spain is chasing the America's Cup

Spain is pushing hard for the eastern city of Valencia to edge out favourite Lisbon to host the next America’s Cup on its historic return to Europe in 2007 ahead of the organisers’ decision on November 26.

The home of paella, Valencia has regular moderate to strong winds owing to a daily sea breeze especially in late spring through October. Tidal range is moderate with a 1.5 knot current sweeping south along the coast. The Balcon al Mar basin has extensive area for the team bases and Cup Village.

His Majesty King Juan Carlos, the King of Spain, is an avid sailor, racing in prestigious regattas including the recent Queen’s Cup and the Admiral’s Cup.