Back in 1851, the schooner America made a remarkable pass…
From the America’s Cup website: In 1851 a radical looking schooner ghosted out of the afternoon mist and swiftly sailed past the Royal Yacht stationed in the Solent, between the Isle of Wight and the south coast of England, on an afternoon when Queen Victoria was watching a sailing race. As the schooner, named America, passed the Royal Yacht in first position, and saluted by dipping its ensign three times, Queen Victoria asked one of her attendants to tell her who was in second place. “Your Majesty, there is no second…”
The rest is history and what’s about to be written!
Here’s the latest from the America’s Cup website
Jul 4 - Aug 30, 2013… The Louis Vuitton Cup
The America’s Cup Challenger Series, to determine who will race the Defender in the finals.
Sep 7 – Sep 21, 2013… AC Finals to determine the Winner of The 34th America’s Cup