America’s Cup competitors race past Drake’s Island, Plymouth in 2011. Photo by Nilfanion via wikipedia (CC 3.0)

 

After a hiatus lasting just a few years shy of a century, the America’s Cup returns to New York in 2016!

Top sailors from around the world will compete in six events planned for 2016, as they race towards the finals in Bermuda in 2017.

Finish — First International Race for America’s Cup, August 8, 1870. Metropolitan Museum of Art (Public Domain)

 

PR Web News Release: America’s Cup racing will return to New York for the first time since 1920 with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series on May 7-8, 2016.

“The New York event is going to be spectacular,” said ORACLE TEAM USA skipper Jimmy Spithill. “Racing on the lower Hudson River, in front of that Manhattan skyline, will be a huge hit. It’s going to be a great event for the America’s Cup and a great event for New York.”

ORACLE TEAM USA skipper Jimmy Spithill and the America’s Cup trophy look ahead to the return of America’s Cup racing to New York with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series on May 7-8, 2016. (Photo: ACEA 2015 /Rob Tringali) (PRNewsFoto/America’s Cup Event Authority)

 

America’s Cup racing was held in New York harbor and environs from 1870 to 1920, representing the first 13 challenges for the oldest trophy in international sport. Read more from the News Release here…

 
posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

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