America's Cup

The America's Cup ewer
The Yacht "America" Winning the International Race, by Fitz Henry Lane, 1851
Defender Columbia, 1871
Magic
Defender Volunteer, 1887
Harold Vanderbilt, Enterprises skipper, 1930
President Kennedy and wife watching the America's Cup, 1962
Defender Freedom, 1980
The winged keel of the victorious challenger Australia II, 1983
Challenger USA-17, 2010
Defender Oracle, 2013
The AC75 design

Trophy awarded in the sport of sailing.

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The America's Cup ewer

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Oosterschelde, a topsail schooner

Schooner

Type of sailing vessel defined by its rig: fore-and-aft rigged on all of two or more masts and, in the case of a two-masted schooner, the foremast generally being shorter than the mainmast.

Type of sailing vessel defined by its rig: fore-and-aft rigged on all of two or more masts and, in the case of a two-masted schooner, the foremast generally being shorter than the mainmast.

Oosterschelde, a topsail schooner
Lewis R. French, a gaff-rigged schooner
Orianda, a staysail schooner, with Bermuda mainsail
Tern schooner at dockside c. 1910. This design is notable for all three masts being of equal height.
Åland 1988 schooner Ingrid
Faroe Islands stamp of schooner Sanna
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Two-masted gaff schooner
Topsail schooner
Designed for speed in the Baltimore Clipper tradition, schooner Shenandoah has two raked masts, gaff-rigged; two square sails; a staysail and two jibs.
Staysail schooner Rich Harvest

In yachting, schooners predominated in the early years of the America's Cup.

Launch of the Yacht America from Brown's shipyard, New York City.

America (yacht)

Launch of the Yacht America from Brown's shipyard, New York City.
America was built on the lines of Mary Taylor (1849)
America 1851, by James Bard
America model in Musée de la Marine.
America with 1887 rig

America was a 19th-century racing yacht and first winner of the America's Cup international sailing trophy.

Genesta (1885), the club's first challenger for the America's Cup

Royal Yacht Squadron

British yacht club.

British yacht club.

Genesta (1885), the club's first challenger for the America's Cup
The Bronze Mermaid by Jonathan Wylder on the breakwater of the RYS Haven, which was modelled on the swimmer Sharron Davies

In 1851, one of the "forred" hands, on board the yacht America concerning the first sailing of the America's Cup, 1851 wrote 'The Royal Yacht Club—In a fix' (tune).

Team New Zealand

Sailing team based in Auckland, New Zealand representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

Sailing team based in Auckland, New Zealand representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

NZL-92 returning to port in Valencia during the America's Cup regatta
Team New Zealand's Volvo Open 70 in London, September 2011.
Emirates Team New Zealand's AC72 Aotearoa in San Francisco Bay

Team New Zealand became a household name in their home country following their consecutive wins in the America's Cup in 1995 and 2000, under the leadership of Sir Peter Blake, when becoming the first team from a country outside the United States to win and successfully defend the America's Cup.

The 12 Metre yacht Freedom

12 Metre

Rating class for racing sailboats that are designed to the International rule.

Rating class for racing sailboats that are designed to the International rule.

The 12 Metre yacht Freedom
Swedish Erna Signe won silver at the 1912 Summer Olympics in 12 Metre class (1907 rule boat)
Two time America's Cup winner Intrepid

The 12 Metre class boats are best known as the boat design used in the America's Cup from 1958 to 1987.

Team New Zealand leading Oracle Racing in the first race

2013 America's Cup

Team New Zealand leading Oracle Racing in the first race
Team Oracle's AC72

The 34th America's Cup was a series of yacht races held in San Francisco Bay on September 2013.

Australia II

Winged keel of Australia II

Australia II (KA 6) is an Australian 12-metre-class America's Cup challenge racing yacht that was launched in 1982 and won the 1983 America's Cup for the Royal Perth Yacht Club.

French ewer, 1795, hard-paste porcelain, height: 25.4 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City)

Pitcher (container)

Container with a spout used for storing and pouring liquids.

Container with a spout used for storing and pouring liquids.

French ewer, 1795, hard-paste porcelain, height: 25.4 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City)
Plastic pitcher of milk.
Austrian ewer, 1775, silver, height: 48 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Minoan ewers, early 17th century BC, from Akrotiri (Santorini), Museum of Prehistoric Thera (Santorini, Greece).
Objects used in a 17th-century painting in the National Museum in Warsaw depicting a wedding in a peasant house are an allusion.
Pitcher with Black on White Geometric Designs, Anasazi (Native American), 900-1300 AD. Brooklyn Museum.
Pitcher decorated with Admiral Nelson, 1795, Musée de la Révolution française.
Pitcher of beer.
alt=9th–11th century AD. a pear-shaped ewer with almond-shaped mouth|Large Ewer, Iran or Egypt 9th–11th century AD, held by the Khalili Collection of Islamic Art. This is the largest specimen known so far of a popular Islamic glass form – the pear-shaped ewer with almond-shaped mouth. The shape can be traced back to Sasanian glass ewers.

A notable ewer is the America's Cup, which is awarded to the winning team of the America's Cup sailing regatta match.

Fijian voyaging outrigger boat with a crab claw sail

Match racing

Race between two competitors, going head-to-head.

Race between two competitors, going head-to-head.

Fijian voyaging outrigger boat with a crab claw sail

The America's Cup is an international competition in sailing which is broadcast worldwide.

BMW Oracle racing USA-17 training off the coast of Valencia, Spain in late January 2010

2010 America's Cup

BMW Oracle racing USA-17 training off the coast of Valencia, Spain in late January 2010

The 33rd America's Cup between Société Nautique de Genève defending with team Alinghi against Golden Gate Yacht Club, and their racing team BMW Oracle Racing was the subject of extensive court action and litigation, surpassing in acrimony even the controversial 1988 America's Cup.