For a picture thats worth a thousand words or a thousand words with a picture

The America’s Cup is the world’s oldest sporting trophy. In the summer of 1851, an upstart American schooner sailed to England to compete against a fleet of Old World vessels for the Hundred Guineas Cup. They not only won the cup but they made it their own and renamed it:

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Sunshine gleamed like tiny diamonds where it reflected from her carefully polished teak deck. Intricately carved oak and rosewood inlay created exotic designs on her front panelling near the bow. A fine spray of spume suddenly blew causing the light to fragment into the colours of the rainbow. Her beauty was only surpassed by her effortless speed – and she was merely the yacht’s subsidiary tender!