Photos from the 2016 America’s Cup in NYC Harbor

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After difficult sailing conditions on Saturday, Sunday turned out to be a spectacular day for the 2016 America’s Cup (at least for us viewers). On Saturday, we attended via the official media boat and on Sunday, thanks to Classic Harbor Lines, we were able to get in on the three races Sunday afternoon very close to the action in New York harbor.

The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy historically, named for the schooner that won the first regatta in 1851. Winners host the event the next time, and as such the New York Yacht Club hosted the race from 1851 to 1983 (with some years in between with no races) when it lost to the Royal Perth Yacht Club of Australia. In 1920 the race was moved to the Newport Yacht Club, making it 85 years since the race was hosted in New York harbor. 

America's Cup NYC - 2016 ; Day2

In overall New York results, team New Zealand took first, America second and France third.

2016 America's Cup-New York Harbor-Louis Vuitton-NYC_1Emirates Team New Zealand

2016 America's Cup-New York Harbor-Louis Vuitton-NYC_2Land Rover team Great Britain and Artemis Team Sweden

2016 America's Cup-New York Harbor-Louis Vuitton-NYCNew Zealand and Great Britain

2016 America's Cup-New York Harbor-Louis Vuitton-NYC_4Team Softbank Japan and Team Groupama France

2016 America's Cup-New York Harbor-Louis Vuitton-NYC_6Heading to the start line for the first race

2016 America's Cup-New York Harbor-Louis Vuitton-NYC_10Lined up for the start of the first race

2016 America's Cup-New York Harbor-Louis Vuitton-NYC_13Lined up for the start of the first race

2016 America's Cup-New York Harbor-Louis Vuitton-NYC_14Just after the gun is shot marking the start of the first race

2016 America's Cup-New York Harbor-Louis Vuitton-NYC_16Sweden taking the lead, and will win the first race

2016 America's Cup-New York Harbor-Louis Vuitton-NYC_18Moving the race course around during the first race

2016 America's Cup-New York Harbor-Louis Vuitton-NYC_21Team Oracle America, who places second in the second and third races, and second place overall

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Photos from Saturday’s race:


This is the replica of the yacht America that won the 1851 America’s Cup, built in 1995 and the second of three replicas.

Sailing boat in the foreground is an exact replica of Freedom, the 1980 winner of the America’s Cup. The original boats still exist as well.  

Next read about the Top 10 Secrets of Battery Park and the art installations to see along the Esplanade.

 America’s Cup, Brookfield Place Pavilion, hudson river

3 Responses
  1. In the last photo, J-Boats were used in the 1930’s, not the 1980’s — 12-meter sloops, considerably smaller than J-Boats, were used in the ’80’s. And the originals are still around, too, not replicas.

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