The America’s Cup is the oldest continuous trophy competition in the world, beginning with a racing competition around the Isle of Man in August 1851.
Since those early days, the Cup has become the most coveted, difficult to obtain and sought after prize in the world of sport. Held for over 100 years in the United States, only four countries have won the cup in its 150 year history.
Cup challenges require years of planning, staggering levels of investment and intense training by the yacht clubs and teams that dream winning.
The Bermuda action kicked off in 2015 with the America’s Cup World Series, which enables racing teams to earn placement points leading up to the main competition in June 2017.
Six teams are to compete in the 35th America’s Cup:
An early stage youth competition, the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, also features ten teams for young sailors between the ages of 19 and 23, with teams from China, Korea, the US, and across Europe