This year, the historic event comes to San Francisco. Golden Gate YC (GGYC) defends the trophy against the challenger selected in the Louis Vuitton Cup Regatta (July). Come September will the cup be passed on to a new champion? Or will GGYC retain the title?
FYI: The trophy was first awarded in 1851 by the Royal Yacht Squadron for a race around the Isle of Wight in England, which was won by the schooner "America." The trophy was renamed the "America's Cup" after the boat and was donated to the New York Yacht Club.
Go Team USA!