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Replica of Historic Yacht America Continues Tour

The replica of the historic yacht America is on tour ahead of the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda.

October 30, 2016
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America, Schooner, Sailboat
The Original America was the winner of a 50-mile race around the Isle of Wight in 1851. Courtesy Troy Sears

The 1995-built America—a replica of the historic schooner America that won the America’s Cup in 1851—is continuing her East Coast USA tour ahead of the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda.

The 139-foot replica America‘s regular home port is in San Diego, on the U.S. West Coast. She was in North Carolina this past September and is expected to be in the Caribbean after the new year. She is the official ambassador of the upcoming America’s Cup.

The historic race: The original schooner America beat her British challenger by 8 minutes to take the America’s Cup in 1851.

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For upcoming replica America tour dates: go to the America’s Cup website.

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