35th America's Cup Pictures and Images from Bermuda 2017. The best images from Bermuda. The 35th America's Cup in Bermuda with five teams fighting for the right to take on the defender Oracle Team USA for the Auld Mug, first awarded in 1851 and known as the oldest trophy in international sport.
The 2017 America's Cup
was the 35th staging of the America's Cup yacht
race. The challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand
, won by a score of 7 to 1 over the defender, Oracle Team USA
. It was held on the Great Sound
from June 17 to June 26. The races were conducted using hydrofoiling AC50 America's Cup Class
yachts, which are slightly larger than the AC45F yachts used in the 2015–16 America's Cup World Series
. The America's Cup was contested by its defender Oracle Team USA
, who represent the Golden Gate Yacht Club
. The challenger was Emirates Team New Zealand
, for Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
, who had defeated the other four challengers to win the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs trophy
. Oracle Team USA won the 2017 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers Round, earning one point to take into the 2017 America's Cup competition. Emirates Team New Zealand, Land Rover BAR, Artemis Racing and SoftBank Team Japan advanced from the 2017 Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers Round to the Challenger Playoffs Semi-finals, while Groupama Team France was eliminated from further competition.
International Award winning Sailing photographer Daniel Forster
was in Bermuda to capture all the action. Defender Oracle Team USA with skipper Jimmy Spithill lost 7 to 1 to Peter Burling’s Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand in the 35th America’s Cup, held on five days of racing (June 17-18, June 24-26) in Bermuda.