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Admiral's Cup Could Be Revived One of Britain's foremost international sailing events, the Admiral's Cup, could be revived in 2011 if the results of a study to be carried out by the Royal Ocean Club are positive. "We have considerable interest from all over the world, but we want to ensure that the Admiral's Cup meets the needs and expectations of all prospective competitors," said Warden Owen.
2005 Event Cancelled Despite initial expressions of interest from no less than 13 countries and realistic hopes for at least 10 teams from 7 different countries, by early April only 2 countries had confirmed their entries, with another 2 or 3 teams struggling to put together competitive entries.
Could it be sailed around the World? Australia’s largest sailing regatta, Geelong Week, is preparing to expand its horizons with plans for an international IRC event. If the Royal Geelong Yacht Club has it way, the Admirals Cup could be sailed ‘down under’ as part of an international rotation.
The Unofficial World Championship of Ocean Racing The Admiral's Cup occupies a unique place in yacht racing. It began as an effort to encourage foreign entries to Cowes Week, a largely domestic regatta, and progressed rapidly to be regarded as the world championship of ocean racing.
2003: Australia Wins
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Take The Admiral's Cup
The Australian team from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Sydney, have just been declared winners of the 2003 Admiral's Cup, after a somewhat nerve wracking wait for boats to finish, and points to be calculated.
1999: Dutch Win Cup
'Very well organised and a little bit of luck' is captain's verdict.
The Netherlands team of Innovision 7 (Judel/ Vrolijk 50, Hans Eekhof), Trust Computer Products (Sydney 40, Jochen Visser) and Mean Machine (Mumm 36, Michael Sanderson) lifted the Champagne Mumm Admiral's Cup high above Cowes Yacht Haven this morning in that 'little country's' first ever win of this historic event.
1957: The First Admiral's Cup
Largely a private affair with the Americans taking up the challenge
Sir Myles Wyatt, then Admiral of the RORC, was keen for British ocean racing crews and skippers to harden their approach to the sport. He had seen the way that sport in general was developing and was sure that something similar would happen to ocean racing.