|1870 - Magic, et al., Defeat Cambria, The 90-foot schooner
Magic (R.F. Loper) led a fleet of 14 sailboats from the NYYC in a single
35-mile race off New York, defeating Great Britain’s Cambria, which
was owned by James Ashbury. The 108-foot Cambria, designed and built by
Michael Ratsey of Cowes, finished 10th overall,
1871 - Columbia, Sappho Tag-Team Britain’s Livonia,
4-1 The centerboard schooner Columbia, designed and built by Joseph Van
Deusen, and a second schooner, Sappho, from the board of C. & R.
Poillon, easily defeated a second challenge from James Ashbury and
Michael Ratsey’s schooner Livonia. Columbia won the first two races,
but lost the third after losing a jib stay and her steering gear. As was
the custom at the time, Sappho was allowed to sail in the next two races
of the seven-race series, winning them both.
1876 - Madeleine Dispatches Canada’s Countess of Dufferin,
2-0 Alexander Cuthbert’s 106-foot Countess of Dufferin (pictured left)
of Ontario, Canada, mounted the third challenge for the Cup, but
defender Madeleine was a sloop converted to a
schooner—owned by John S. Dickerson, designed by J. Voorhis, and
skippered by J. Williams—was unbeatable in the two-race series, as she
had been for the previous three years. This was last time schooners
raced for the America’s Cup
|1881 - Mischief Downs Atalanta of Canada, 2-0 The 68-foot
cutter Mischief, owned by NYYC member Joseph Busk of England and
designed by A. Carey Smith, quickly dispatched, 2-0, a second challenge
from Canadian Alexander Cuthbert, who sailed Atalanta. Mischief was
originally a trial horse for the David Kirby-designed Pocahontas, but
sailed so well during the trials, she was selected to defend the Cup.
The defeat of the Pocahontas prompted the NYYC not accept
challenges from the great lakes contenters.
1885- Puritan vs. Genesta 2-0 Puritan a centerboard
cutter designed by Edward Burgess owned by J.M. Forbes and Charles
Paine Genesta was owned by Sir Richard Sutton
|1886-Mayflower vs. Galatea 2-0 Mayflower designed
by Edward Burgess owned Charles Paine Galatea was
ownned by William Henn.
|1893 Vigilant Vs ValkyrieII 3-0 Vigilant was boat
designer and builder Nat Herreshoff first American Cup boat it combined
the keel and centerboard.
|1895 Defender Vs ValkyrieIII 3-0 Defender Nat Herreshoff
Design a deep sharp hull with 85 tons of lead ballast in her kee
|1899 Columbia vs Shamrock I 3-0 Columbia is Nat
Herreshoff third American cup winner owned by J.P. Morgan and C.O.
Iselin. Shamrock I is Sir Thomas Lipton 1 st try at the cup
|1901 Columbia vs Shamrock II 3-0.
|1903 Reliance vs Shamrock III 3-0 Reliance another
of Nat's winning boat was a fin-keel scow boat carried 16,600 sq. feet
|1920 Resolute vs Shamrock IV 3-2 Resolute
the last of the Herreshoff cup boats this is Sir Liptons best try at the
|1930 Enterprise vs ShamrockV 4-0 Enterprise the first of
the great J Boats built by W. Starling Burgess owned by Harold
Vanderbilt. This was Sir Thomas Lipton now 80 last race.
|1934 Rainbow vs. Eneavour 4-2
|1937 Ranger vs Endeavour 4-0
|1958 Columbia vs Sceptre 4-0 The first of the 12meter
|1962 Weatherly vs Gretel 4-1 Gretel was the first of
seven Australian challenges.
|1964 Constellation vs Sovereign 4-0
|1967 Intrepid vs Dame Pattie 4-0 Intrepid had a knuckle on the
bow that extended her length.
|1970 Intrepid vs Gretel II 4-1
|.1974 Courageous vs Southern Cross 4-0 Courageus helm Dennis
Conner, Southern Cross owned by Alan Bond.
|1977 Courageous vs Australia 4-0 Ted Turner at the helm
|1980 Freedom vs Australia 4-0
|1980 Liberty vs Australia II 3-4
Dennis Conner, who has won the America’s Cup outright a record
three times and participated in a fourth winning campaign, was at the
helm of the 12-meter Liberty in the 1983 loss to Alan Bond’s wing-keeled
Australia II representing the Royal Perth Yacht Club Australia after 132
years the America's Cup leaves America. .
|1987 - Stars and Stripes vs Kookaburra The America's
Cup returns to America. Dennis Connor, on board Stars and
Stripes successfully challenged Australian Kevin Parry's
Kookaburra and regained the cup for the San Diego Yacht Club
|1992 - America 3 vs Moro di Venezia, 4-1 defended
the Cup for the San Diego Yacht Club against the Italian
Close Quarters (Americas Cup 95)
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|1995 - Young America vs Black
Magic New Zealanders 5-0 The Kiwis won by a stunning
5-0 margin to take the Cup “Down Under” for only the second time in
its 144-year history. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is now the
keeper of the Cup, and will defend it in early 2000. A formidible fleet
of challengers is lining up to take it away, including the AmericaOne
challenge representing San Francisco’s St. Francis Yacht Club.