America's Cup

The America's Cup was created in 1848 by the London jeweler Robert Garrard as a stock item. It is actually a jug or more specifically a newer. The trophy was purchased by the first Marquess of Anglesey, who presented it to the Royal Yacht Squadron as a racing trophy.

The America's Cup is 26 5/8 inches tall, made of 134 ounces of Britannia metal, an alloy similar to pewter. A seven-inch base was added in 1958 to accommodate winner's names. it is considered the oldest trophy in sports.

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