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 kick off 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) 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.