The Yacht ‘America’ Winning the International Race Fitz Hugh Lane 1851



The cup, originally named the Royal Yacht Squadron cup, is now named the America’s cup, after the first yacht to win the trophy, the schooner America. The trophy remained in the possession of the New York Yacht Club of the United States from 1853 to 1983, the longest winning streak in the history of sports.

Top sailors and yacht designers have been attracted to the sport due to its long history of being the Holy Grail of yachting.



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