America’s Cup Hall of Fame
The America’s Cup Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to yachting’s most distinguished competition.
The Hall of Fame was founded in 1992 under the auspices of the Herreshoff Marine Museum by Halsey Herreshoff, a four-time America’s Cup defender and grandson of legendary yacht designer Nathanael Herreshoff.
Over ninety legends of the Cup have been inducted into the Hall. Candidates eligible for consideration include members of the crew, designers, builders, syndicate leaders, supporters, chroniclers, and other individuals of merit. Each nominee is judged on the basis of outstanding ability, international recognition, character, performance, and contributions to the sport. The members of the Selection Committee are persons intimate with the history and traditions of America’s Cup and committed to the integrity of the Hall of Fame.
The museum of the Hall of Fame is located on the grounds of the former Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Rhode Island, where yachts were built for eight consecutive America’s Cup defenses between 1893 and 1934. Its collection include plaques honoring the inductees; half-hull models of challengers and defenders; artifacts including spars, steering wheels, and tank test model hulls; and special exhibits about the America’s Cup.
America’s Cup Hall of Fame Selection Committee
R. Steven Tsuchiya, Chairman
John S. Burnham
John Lammerts van Bueren
These are the individuals whose character, performance, and contributions have earned them the honor of induction into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame.
AMERICA’S CUP DATABASE
This database sponsored by the late Edward I. du Moulin contains comprehensive information on participants in all America’s Cup races to date. (Photo by Russ Kramer)
HALL OF FAME NEWS
AMERICA’S CUP WINNERS
|Year||Defender||Defender Country||Challenger||Challenger Country||Winner|
|1876||Madeleine ◂||USA||Countess of Dufferin||Canada||Madeleine|
|1893||Vigilant ◂||USA||Valkyrie II||England||Vigilant|
|1895||Defender ◂||USA||Valkyrie III||England||Defender|
|1901||Columbia ◂||USA||Shamrock II||Ireland||Columbia|
|1903||Reliance ◂||USA||Shamrock III||Ireland||Reliance|
|1920||Resolute ◂||USA||Shamrock IV||Ireland||Resolute|
|1930||Enterprise ◂||USA||Shamrock V||Northern Ireland||Enterprise|
|1937||Ranger ◂||USA||Endeavour II||England||Ranger|
|1967||Intrepid ◂||USA||Dame Pattie||Australia||Intrepid|
|1970||Intrepid ◂||USA||Gretel II||Australia||Intrepid|
|1974||Courageous ◂||USA||Southern Cross||Australia||Courageous|
|1983||Liberty||USA||Australia II ◂||Australia||Australia II|
|1987||Kookaburra III||Australia||Stars & Stripes '87 ◂||USA||Stars & Stripes '87|
|1988||Stars & Stripes ◂||USA||New Zealand||New Zealand||Stars & Stripes|
|1992||America³ ◂||USA||Il Moro di Venezia V||Italy||America3|
|1995||Young America||USA||NZL 32 "Black Magic" ◂||New Zealand||Team New Zealand "Black Magic"|
|2000||NZL 60 "Black Magic IV" ◂||New Zealand||Luna Rossa||Italy||Team New Zealand "Black Magic"|
|2003||NZL 82||New Zealand||SUI64 "Alinghi" ◂||Switzerland||Alinghi|
|2007||SUI100 "Alinghi" ◂||Switzerland||NZL 92||New Zealand||Alinghi|
|2010||Alinghi 5||Switzerland||USA 17 ◂||USA||USA 17|
|2013||USA 17 ◂||USA||New Zealand Aotearoa||New Zealand||Oracle Team USA 17|
|2017||17||USA||New Zealand Aotearoa ◂||New Zealand||Emirates Team New Zealand|
|2021||Te Rehutai ◂||New Zealand||Luna Rossa||Italy||Luna Rossa|
Note: The yacht AMERICA won the Royal Yacht Squadron ₤100 Cup on August 22nd, 1851. Her surviving owners presented the Cup to the New York Yacht Club in 1857 under the condition that it serves as a perpetual challenge prize for international yacht racing. The Cup was subsequently renamed after the first winning yacht, AMERICA.
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