UnTapped Cities: Photos of America’s Cup Race aboard CHL
May 15, 2016 by Meghan
After difficult sailing conditions on Saturday, Sunday turned out to be a spectacular day for the 2016 America’s Cup
(at least for us viewers). On Saturday, we attended via the official media boat and on Sunday, thanks to Classic Harbor Lines
, we were able to get in on the three races Sunday afternoon very close to the action in New York harbor.
The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy historically, named for the schooner that won the first regatta in 1851. Winners host the event the next time, and as such the New York Yacht Club hosted the race from 1851 to 1983 (with some years in between with no races) when it lost to the Royal Perth Yacht Club of Australia. In 1920 the race was moved to the Newport Yacht Club, making it 85 years since the race was hosted in New York harbor. Read more here.
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