America's Cup in History

Yachting: Windsurfing

Events in Sport

  • 1851-08-12 1st America's Cup - US schooner America beats British yacht Aurora after race around the Isle of Wight
  • 1851-08-22 Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)
  • 1870-08-08 Magic (US) defeats Cambria (England) in 2nd running of America's Cup
  • 1871-10-23 Columbia & Sappho (US) beat Livonia (UK) in 3rd America's Cup
  • 1876-08-12 Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup
  • 1885-09-16 Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup
  • 1886-09-11 Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
  • 1887-09-30 Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America's Cup
  • 1893-10-13 Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (UK) in 9th America's Cup, in New York
  • 1895-09-12 Defender (US) beats Valkyrie III (England) in 10th America's Cup
  • 1899-10-20 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup
  • 1901-10-04 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America's Cup
  • 1903-09-03 Resolute beats Shamrock III (England) in 13th America's Cup
  • 1920-07-27 Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup
  • 1930-09-18 Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (UK) in 15th America's Cup
  • 1934-09-25 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
  • 1937-08-05 Ranger (US) beats Endeavour II (England) in 17th America's Cup
  • 1958-09-26 Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (Britain) in 18th America's Cup
  • 1962-09-15 Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)
  • 1962-09-25 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
  • 1964-09-21 Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
  • 1967-09-18 Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup
  • 1970-09-28 Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup
  • 1974-09-17 Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup
  • 1977-09-18 Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup
  • 1983-09-26 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race - 1st non-US winner
  • 1987-02-03 SD Yacht Club celebrates return of America's Cup
  • 1987-02-04 Stars & Stripes beats Australia's Kookaburra 3, sweeps America's Cup
  • 1987-02-07 Dennis Conner & Stars & Stripes bring the America's Cup back to US
  • 1988-09-09 US Stars & Stripes H3 defeats NZ's KZ-1 at the 27th America's Cup: NZ appeal in court but eventually lose
  • 1989-03-28 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court
  • 1989-04-07 NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules
  • 1989-09-17 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
  • 1989-09-19 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
  • 1990-04-26 NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case
  • 1992-05-16 America's Cup: America Team USA defeats Il Moro di Venezia 4-1 to win in San Diego
  • 1995-01-13 America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
  • 1995-05-13 Team New Zealand beats Team Dennis Conner 5-0 to win the America's Cup for the first time
  • 2000-03-02 America's Cup: Team New Zealand defeats Prada Challenge 5-0 to win in Auckland
  • 2003-03-02 America's Cup: Alinghi defeats Team New Zealand 5-0 to win in Auckland
  • 2007-07-03 America's Cup: Alinghi defeats Team New Zealand 5-2 to win in Spain
  • 2010-02-14 America's Cup: Team USA defeats Alinghi 2-0 to win in Spain
  • 2013-09-25 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1938-04-22 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London, UK

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1938-11-19 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1943-09-16 Dennis W Conner, yachting pro (4-time America's Cup-winning skipper)
  • 1949-06-30 Eric Goetz, American shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995), born in NYC, New York
  • 1975-01-07 Rob Waddell, New Zealand single scull rower (Olympics-96) and America's Cup sailor (Team NZ), born in Cambridge, New Zealand

Deaths in Sport

  • 2001-12-06 Sir Peter Blake, New Zealand yachtsman & winner of numerous Whitbread and America's Cup sailing contests, killed by pirates on the Amazon River at age 53
  • 2015-06-05 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), dies at 77