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The Americas Cup trophy is the oldest perpetual sports prize in history, competition has traditionally occurred around every four years with the USA holding the cup for the majority of that time. We all know Australia were the first to snatch it away with Ben Lexcen’s winged keel, a win by design and the sciences. Bob Hawke famously said the day after “any boss who sacks anyone today for not turning up is a bum”. Good luck to New Zealand in their campaign and better luck next time to the UK team in becoming the challenger and hopefully taking the cup back home.

*UPDATE: Well done to the Kiwi’s for taking the cup home after winning 8 races to 1. I’m looking forward to visiting NZ soon to see the cup and possibly the next series of races. Sounds like there may be some huge design changes afoot.