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Entertainment and Activities in America's Cup Port

Apart from the usual leisure of bars, restaurants and promenades, the America's Cup Port has plenty of competition-related installations to bring you the full experience of America's Cup. They are generally of two kinds. The first is stuff to see - educational installation about the history, technology and design of America's Cup. The second is stuff to do - you can try various activities that let you have a taste of what America's Cup is about, from simple tying of sea knots to being a member on an America's Cup yacht. The stuff to do usually comes up during the competition times only, when the Port is heaving with its intended activity. The stuff to see is on display all the time.

The list here is not comrehesive, just the best of. There will be plenty more stalls, art and activities.

Note: the paper maps given out in the America's Cup Port contain a close-up map of the Leisure Park area, with detail and numbers that don't appear on the overall online map on the America's Cup Website. Here we publish the number marks that appear on the paper maps.

America's Cup Stuff to See in the America's Cup Port

All these exhibitions are free of charge, courtesy of the America's Cup Port and the sponsors of the 32nd America's Cup.

House of America's Cup

This is a multimedia museum / exhibition dedicated to the history of the America's Cup. It is basically a dark room with four projection cubes on which you can watch coverage of 4 most notable periods of America's Cup history in a dramatic collage of costumed drama and archive footage: the first race between America and the British Squadron, the J-class yacht era of 1930s, the loss of the Cup by USA in 1980s and the recent triumph of Alinghi.

Marked 65 on the Map

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America's Cup Winners Model Gallery

This is the second historical installation, close to the House of the America's Cup. A row of models - every single yacht that ever won the America's Cup, with a brief historical note, giving you a unique experience of oserving how the rules and the designs have evolved over time, step by step.

Marked 64 on the Map

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The Trophy - Fun Stuff to See and Do in the America's Cup Port

The America's Cup itself on display

The America's Cup trophy is displayed in the middle of the central Veles i Vents building of the Park, side by side with its little brother - the Luis Vuitton Cup awarded to the winnder of challenger selection regatas. You can take pictures.

Marked 44 on the Map

Hulls - Fun Stuff to See and Do in the America's Cup Port

America's Cup Yacht Hulls

Almost at the end of the Park, near the giant screen, eight replica hulls of the boats belonging to 32nd America's Cup teams are on display, letting you marvel at the shape and size.

Marked 10 on the Map

America's Cup Stuff to See in the America's Cup Port

All these activities are free of charge, courtesy of the America's Cup Port and the sponsors of the 32nd America's Cup.

ACC Experience - Fun Stuff to See and Do in the America's Cup Port

ACC Experience

You could sign up for having a go at sailing an America's Cup yourself. The ACC booth will take your reservation and you will later turn up to meet the rest of your crew (public like you) on a replica of a 32nd America's Cup boat. You will hear a lot about how the boats function and have a go together to make it work in a controlled environment.

Marked 52 on the Map

Remote Control Boats - Fun Stuff to See and Do in the America's Cup Port

Remote Control Boats

This is a pool with remote control replicas of the 32nd America's Cup boats, where you can have some fun with trying to get the boats move. It is a very educational experience since you have to learn how to control the sail and catch the wind.

Marked 40 on the Map

Two-wheelers - Fun Stuff to See and Do in the America's Cup Port

Electric Two-Wheelers

The future is here. During the 32nd America's Cup you can try out a vehicle which is sure to replace the bicycles in the not so distant future as a clean "pedestrian transport". This compact two-wheeled platform with a steering bar cobines minimal electric energy with gravity forces to develop considerable speed. You just need to lean and it moves through the change in gravity centre. There will be a small polygon where you can have a go, and you can also participate in an hour-long guided tour of the America's Cup Port where you won't only become adept at controlling these things, but also find out a lot about the America's Cup and the Port.

Marked 20 on the Map

AC Profiling - Fun Stuff to See and Do in the America's Cup Port

Profiling for America's Cup Team

This is a short installation where you answer some questions on a laptop and determine where your personality would place you in an America's Cup Team. You will also receive a laminated certificate-card to hang on your neck, which will state that "you would be qualified to be X" and then you can pretend you are someone important. You could also demand to take your place on the boat in ACC Experience (see above)

Marked 14 on the Map as Adecco Challenge

Sails - Fun Stuff to See and Do in the America's Cup Port

Santander Sails

Here you could try raising sails in this installation, while learning how sails work with the wind.

Marked 24 on the Map

Knots - Fun Stuff to See and Do in the America's Cup Port

Tying Knots

There is also a corner on how to tie sea-knots, with plenty of opportunity to practice. Now, that's knowlege you can actually use later on in life.

Marked 39 on the Map

Labirynth - Fun Stuff to See and Do in the America's Cup Port

The Labirynth

If you like a challenge, you can try getting out of this hedge labirynth.

Marked 32 on the Map

Kids' Playground - Fun Stuff to See and Do in the America's Cup Port

Kids' Playground

The kids will love the playgrounds in the America's Cup, including an almost replica of an America's Cup Boat by Corte Ingles.

Marked 29-30 on the Map

Photo Corner - Fun Stuff to See and Do in the America's Cup Port

Photo Corner

To impress friends back home you could make a photo of you at the wheel of an America's Cup boat, or at the grinder, or at the sails. Naturally, not real. But looks like real. Almost.

Concerts - Fun Stuff to See and Do in the America's Cup Port

Concerts

The City of Valencia also promises to put on events and concerts during major publc days. They will take place in the amphitheatre, right before the giant screen area. We will update once there is some information, but keep asking at the info points in the Port.

Marked 26 on the Map

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