Longest Period of Time America’s Cup Held Outside U.S

Picture of a Sail BoatTrivia Question

The America’s Cup was first held in 1851 at the Isle of Wright. The New York Yacht Club won that starting an undefeated streak that lasted until 1987 when the Royal Perth Yacht Club won the Cup and took it to Australia. Since then, what is the longest period of time that the America’s Cup has been held outside of the United States?

Trivia Question Answer

The America’s Cup came back to the U.S. in 1988 where it stayed until 2000. In 2000 the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron won the Cup and took it to New Zealand. They successfully defended the cup in 2003 but lost it to Societe Nautique de Geneve in 2007 who took the Cup to Switzerland. They subsequently lost the cup to the Golden Gate Yacht Club in 2010 sending the Cup back to the United States. The period from 2000 – 2010 is the longest period of time that the America’s Cup has been held outside of the United States. Prior to that the longest period had been 1 year.

 

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