In 1987 26 yachts from six nations came to Fremantle Australia to contest the America’s Cup.

Dennis Connor and his team on Stars & Stripes were victorious and took the Auld Mug back to the New York Yacht Club.

After the victory Stars & Stripes eventually went to the Caribbean where she earned a living recreating America’s Cup races in St Maarten. In 2017, Hurricane Irma sank the yacht, and now an effort is underway to restore her.

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