Bermuda was chosen to be the host of the 2017 America’s Cup barely beating out rival, San Diego. The island is, of course, very excited about the prospect and is putting its best foot forward in preparing for the event. They are building a virtual city to house the boats, crews and race officials/administration in Dockyard in the west end. Teams have already begun to arrive to see to all aspects of the race.
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A bit of America’s Cup history from the pros
“The America’s Cup is, without a doubt, the most difficult trophy in sport to win. In the more than 150 years since the first race off England, only four nations have won what is often called the “oldest trophy in international sport.” For some perspective, consider that there had been nine contests for the America’s Cup before the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896.” ~americascup.com
Information about America’s Cup & Bermuda
The America’s Cup, affectionately known as the “Auld Mug”, is a trophy awarded to the winner of the America’s Cup match races between two sailing yachts. One yacht, known as the defender, represents the yacht club that currently holds the America’s Cup and the second yacht, known as the challenger, represents the yacht club that is challenging for the cup. The timing of each match is determined by an agreement between the defender and the challenger. The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy. ~wikipedia