America's Cup

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America's Cup

n
(Sailing) an international yachting trophy, first won by the schooner America in 1851 and held as a challenge trophy by the New York Yacht Club until 1983
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America's Cup

World’s oldest international sailing competition, first won in 1851 by the schooner America.
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In preparation for its first America's Cup race on May 26, 2017, Groupama Team France needed to design, build and test its catamaran within 18 months.
BRITISH Olympic hero Andrew 'Bart' Simpson died yesterday when his yacht capsized off the California coast during training for the America's Cup race.
The report further mentioned that it is believed to be the second time a sailor has died during training for the America's Cup race, which is due to run from July until September.
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This was the first America's Cup race since 1937 and the first with 12m yachts instead of the giant J class.
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It was an America's Cup race that even the most ardent landlubber had to love: land-locked Switzerland in a rematch with powerful arch rival Team New Zealand.
MOST sports often contain a decisive moment that you can look back on and say, "that was where the game was won" and today's America's Cup Race Five could easily prove to have that dynamic shift in fortune.
For years sailors have debated what the deciding factor was in the spectacular win by the "Stars and Stripes" in the America's Cup race some 20 years ago.
(Indeed, during his senior year in high school, while dating Jacqueline Kennedy's half sister, Kerry spent a memorable afternoon watching the America's Cup race with the president aboard the Kennedy family yacht.) Swift boats bore more than a passing resemblance to the PT boats Kennedy had piloted in World War II.
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