THE ADMIRALS CUP

 

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The Admiral's Cup is a yachting race series in England. It was started in 1957 and is normally a biennial event (occurring in odd-numbered years). However, the event was not staged in 2001 or 2005. It is held at Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, and is organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.

 

 

The Admirals Cup 1999 Sydney a 40 foot sailing boat

 

 

History, 1957 - 1999

 

From 1957 to 1999 the cup was competed for between national teams, each having three boats. Initially, only Great Britain and the United States took part, but in later years, many other teams also participated.

 

The Fastnet race was part of the Admiral's Cup during this time. In 1971, British Prime Minister Edward Heath captained one of the winning boats.

 

 

Recent history

 

In 2003, the event was competed between yacht clubs, each with two boats.

 

 

Admiral's Cup German Nord sailing team

 

 

Winners

 

Year

Winner

1957

 United Kingdom

1959

 United Kingdom

1961

 United States

1963

 United Kingdom

1965

 United Kingdom

1967

 Australia

1969

 United States

1971

 United Kingdom

1973

 Germany

1975

 United Kingdom

1977

 United Kingdom

1979

 Australia

1981

 United Kingdom

1983

 Germany

1985

 Germany

1987

 New Zealand

1989

 United Kingdom

1991

 France

1993

 Germany

1995

 Italy

1997

 United States

1999

 Netherlands

2003

 Australia

 

 

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