Video: The Long History Of The America’s Cup

August 8, 2016

At 165 years old, the America’s Cup boasts a long and storied history, with a video outlining that history from its beginnings in 1851.

The video’s narrator, Tucker Thompson, says, “The America’s Cup is 165 years old and it all began here in England with a yacht race around the Isle of Wight.

“Invitations went out for the Royal Yacht Squadron. Entrants accepted included the yacht America, captained by Commodore John Cox Stevens.

“A contest ensued around the Isle of Wight between British yachtsmen and the Americans.”

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