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America's Cup: Joint Challenger/Defender Overture to unveil Cup detail

by America's Cup Media 23 Aug 2018 07:01 PDT 24 August 2018
The America's Cup Overture and America's Cup Hall of Fame Induction will be held at the Royal Yacht Squadron © Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com

Precisely 167 years ago today, the yacht America beat out a fleet of British yachts, in a race around the Isle of Wight, to win the 100 Guinea Cup and the America’s Cup was born.

On Friday, 31 August the America’s Cup will return to where it all began in Cowes in 1851 for the 36th America’s Cup Overture, the first event of the new Cup cycle.

The Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand and Challenger of Record - Luna Rossa, as well as New York Yacht Club American Magic and INEOS Team UK will gather collectively for the first time to launch the next edition of the sailing’s most historic and iconic event.

The 36th America’s Cup Overture precedes the 2018 America’s Cup Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and black tie dinner at the Royal Yacht Squadron. The America’s Cup community from around the world will be present to recognise the accomplishments of John Marshall, Doug Peterson, Ken McAlpine and Syd Fischer celebrating their notable contributions to the America’s Cup through the years.

Tune in on Friday afternoon (GMT +1), August 31, 2018 for the announcement of the America’s Cup Match date and courses, as well as updates from the teams about their plans, the new America’s Cup logo and more.

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