NY Yacht Club Challenge for America's Cup accepted
New York Yacht Club Challenge for America's Cup accepted
A challenge from the New York Yacht Club for the 31st America's Cup regatta in Auckland, New Zealand in 2003 has been formally accepted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
The Commodore of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Peter Taylor, confirmed the acceptance of the challenge to the Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, George Isdale Jr., in a letter dated 12th December 2000.
The New York Yacht Club held the America's Cup for
132 years, between 1851 and 1983
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron won the trophy in 1995 and this year became the first yacht club to successfully defend the America's Cup outside the United States.
13th December 2000
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