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When it comes to the sporting events of sailing, one event rises above all and that's America's Cup, which is the oldest trophy event held even 45 years before the Modern Day Olympics were held. It is due to its prestigious history that attracts some of the major names in yacht designers along with top sailors.
The main attractions of the regatta are its yacht races that put the skills of the sailors and the yacht designers to the test. The original name of the cup was Royal Yacht Squadron Cup, but as of today, its name is changed to Schooner America, which was the first yacht ever to win the event.
The regatta incorporates best of nine series of match racing in its challenge driven yacht series. Furthermore the best of nine series incorporates a duel amongst two boats.
The only class of boats that has been made eligible to sail in the event is the boats of monohull class. The rules of the boat's specifications were laid by International America's Cup Class (IACC), and have been implanted since 1992.
According to the rules and regulations put forward by the IACC, any boat eligible to take part in the competition must be of 23 meters in length. After fulfilling the requirements that are stated in the Deed of Gift, the competitor can challenge the yacht club that currently holds the cup.
America's Cup is basically a race, in which the winner of Louis Vuitton Cup faces off against the current holder of the cup. Louis Vuitton Cup is the challenger selection series that is being held since 1983 and is followed by the America's Cup.
America's Cup originated back in 1851, after the Schooner yacht America while representing the New York Yacht Club of America, took part in a sailing competition against 15 other yachts of Royal Yacht Squadron, in Isle of Wight.
The America claimed its victory with amazing 20 minutes. The New York Yacht Club maintained its winning streak, and didn't let British Syndicates to earn their pride back for next 113 years, and scored the longest winning streak in the history of any sports.
From the period of 1870 to 1920, the matches were held in the New York City. And later from 1930 till 1983 the matches were held at Newport, Rhode Island.
During the period of 1899 till 1930 tea tycoon, Sir Thomas Lipton made five challenges, that made him one of the most consistent and famous challengers of all times.
Apart from other reasons that compelled Sir Thomas Lipton to race, these challenges also reasoned behind the publicity of his tea company, Lipton Tea.
Besides this motive of Sir Thomas Lipton, the main reason of his entry into the competition was the request made to him by Prince of Wales. Lipton scheduled to challenge for the sixth time, but his death in 1931 stop him from doing so.
As the time passed by, new innovations were made on the part of yacht design, and one of the most controversial of them was New Zealand's Connor, which was completely made of fiberglass. But the syndicates were compelled to make the yacht of same thickness, throughout.