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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

America's Cup Challenge begins



As laid out in handy BBC America's Cup guide, the sailing fun begins with the Louis Vutton Cup cahllenger series and proceeds to the America's Cup starting in June:
Multi million-pound syndicates, using cutting-edge design and technology, and employing the world's best sailors, battle it out head-to-head for the oldest trophy in sport.

The "Auld Mug" was first raced for around the Isle of Wight in 1851 - 45 years before the first modern Olympics. US yacht America won to spark 132 years of US domination until Australia II broke the deadlock in 1983.
Official America's Cup website here.

Weather permitting, of course.

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