1851 – 1983
In 1851, the American schooner “America” won the regatta
around the Isle of Wight off the English coast, leaving the
15-strong British fleet in its wake. And so the America’s Cup
1983 – 1987
Australia II defeated the American yacht “Liberty” to win the
America’s Cup in Newport, becoming the first challenger to
seize the America’s Cup from the Americans in 132 years.
1987 – 1995
With Stars & Stripes, the Americans avenged the loss at
Fremantle in 1987. The Cup returned to the United States
once more, with the match held in San Diego in 1988. The
America’s Cup was held again in San Diego in 1992 and
1995. In this last event, the New Zealanders claimed their
first victory in the history of the America’s Cup with “Black
Magic”, bringing the Cup to New Zealand.
1995 – 2003
The America’s Cup was held in Auckland in 2000 and was successfully defended by the New
Zealanders against Luna Rossa. The next edition in 2003 was won, once again in Auckland, by the
newly-formed Swiss team Alinghi, who brought the Cup back Europe after an absence of 152 years.
2003 - 2010
The Swiss took the event to Valencia and in 2007 Alinghi
successfully defended the trophy, to subsequently lose it to
the Oracle Team USA trimaran in 2010.
2010 - 2017
Oracle Team USA brought the Cup to San Francisco for the 2013 event on board the revolutionary
AC72 wing sail catamarans equipped with foils and defended the trophy, coming back from 1 to
8 to the final result of 9 to 8. The 35^ America’s Cup was held in Bermuda in 2017.
In Bermuda, Emirates Team New Zealand defeated Oracle
Team USA with a score of 7-1, making it the Defender of the
36^ America’s Cup.