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.
Nearly eighty 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.
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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.
These are the individuals whose character, performance, and contributions have earned them the honor of induction into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame.
HALL OF FAME NEWS
AMERICA’S CUP WINNERS
|Year||Defender||Defender Country||Challenger||Challenger Country||Winner|
|1851||15 yachts||England||America (Winner)||USA||America|
|1876||Madeleine (Winner)||USA||Countess of Dufferin||Canada||Madeleine|
|1893||Vigilant (Winner)||USA||Valkyrie II||England||Vigilant|
|1895||Defender (Winner)||USA||Valkyrie III||England||Defender|
|1901||Columbia (Winner)||USA||Shamrock II||Ireland||Columbia|
|1903||Reliance (Winner)||USA||Shamrock III||Ireland||Reliance|
|1920||Resolute (Winner)||USA||Shamrock IV||Ireland||Resolute|
|1930||Enterprise (Winner)||USA||Shamrock V||N Ireland||Enterprise|
|1937||Ranger (Winner)||USA||Endeavour II||England||Ranger|
|1967||Intrepid (Winner)||USA||Dame Pattie||Australia||Intrepid|
|1970||Intrepid (Winner)||USA||Gretel II||Australia||Intrepid|
|1974||Courageous (Winner)||USA||Southern Cross||Australia||Courageous|
|1983||Liberty||USA||Australia II (Winner)||Australia||Australia II|
|1987||Kookaburra III||Australia||Stars & Stripes '87 (Winner)||USA||Stars & Stripes '87|
|1988||Stars & Stripes '89||USA||New Zealand||New Zealand||Stars & Stripes '89|
|1992||America3 (Winner)||USA||Il Moro di Venezia||Italy||America3|
|1995||Young America||USA||Team New Zealand "Black Magic" (Winner)||New Zealand||Team New Zealand "Black Magic"|
|2000||Team New Zealand "Black Magic" (Winner)||New Zealand||Luna Rossa||Italy||Team New Zealand "Black Magic"|
|2003||Team New Zealand "Black Magic"||New Zealand||Alinghi (Winner)||Switzerland||Alinghi|
|2007||Alinghi (Winner)||Switzerland||Emirates Team New Zealand||New Zealand||Alinghi|
|2010||Alinghi 5||Switzerland||USA 17 (Winner)||USA||USA 17|
|2013||Oracle Team USA 17 (Winner)||USA||Emirates Team, AOTEAROA||New Zealand||Oracle Team USA 17|
|2017||Oracle Team USA||USA||Emirates Team New Zealand (Winner)||New Zealand||Emirates Team New Zealand|
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