THE AMERICA’S CUP
FROM THE GRACEFUL SEAGOING DAMES OF 1851 TO THE BLITZING FOIL MACHINES OF 2017, THE 35TH AMERICA’ S CUP CONTINUES TO BE A SPORTING EVENT WITH NO EQUAL. TECHNOLOGY, COMMITMENT AND EXCELLENCE BEAR ONLY ONE WINNER, ONE DEFENDER WHILE UNSUC-CESSFUL CHALLENGER
There’s a 166-year-old silver ewer that travels in its own luxury case. Encircling and etched in its base are the titans of sailing’s most storied regatta. Some say it is cursed; others say there’s no greater accomplishment. It represents all that is good and evil in sport: the pursuit of excellence at any and all cost. This is, of course, the America’s Cup, and with defender Oracle Team USA poised to defend its role and its reputation, five teams aim to dethrone it, one race at a time.
Artemis Racing and Oracle Team USA scrimmage in their new AC50S in Bermuda in April 2017.