On this day, 35 years ago, September 26th, 1983, the unbelievable happened. America lost the America’s Cup. The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy in the world. For more than a hundred years, the trophy was held by the New York Yacht Club in a race which is traditionally held every 3 – 4 years between the best yacht of the defending country and a challenging country. From 1857 until 1983, the New York Yacht Club defended their title 24 straight times; the longest winning streak (by date) in sports history. However, 35 years ago today, that streak was snapped as Australia II won the contest and took the trophy down under.
Although the United States would win the trophy back in 1988, it was the end of a dynasty. Other countries have won the trophy since that time and the America’s Cup is currently held by New Zealand’s yacht club. It…
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