America's Cup by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

CoenM
And, it's moist!


Runner(s)-Up:

Egantx7


Quiz Description

Answer the following about the oldest active trophy in sports.

Full Results:

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1 CoenM 362 96 15
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2 Egantx7 361 90 15
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3 OBrienJ 360 83 15
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4 Kaya 325 76 15
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5 PeskinK 320 70 15
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6 HightB 293 63 15
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7 KelsoT 270 56 15
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8 WatsonG 264 50 15
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9 Commodore 248 43 15
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10 GrahamJ 220 36 15
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11 MoyseyC 218 30 15
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12 Vintsanity 166 23 15
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13 GoodmanDL 143 16 00
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14 VenguswamyK 123 10 00
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15 JonesRW 71 3 00
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Questions:

THIS US CITY is hosting (or just hosted, depending on when you read this) an America's Cup qualifying regatta June 10-12 on the Great Lakes.

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Chicago

THIS TOURIST SITE in [the Answer to Q1], celebrating its centennial this year, is the central viewing location for the America's Cup regatta.

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Navy Pier

Since 1983, THIS FRENCH FASHION COMPANY has sponsored the America's Cup and its own cup awarded to the winner of the challengers' regattas.

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Louis Vuitton

Within four years either way, the first America's Cup challenge was held IN THIS YEAR.

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1851 (1847-1855)

The 1974 Cup was defended by the "Courageous" which was headed and financed by THIS NOTED BUSINESSMAN, who later became known as "Captain Courageous."

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Ted Turner

In 1983, the United States' 132 year ownership of the Cup came to an end when THIS NATION won it.

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Australia

In 1987, the US took back the cup with Dennis Conner and THIS PATRIOTICALLY NAMED BOAT that would make Sousa proud.

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Stars and Stripes (87)

[The answer to Q7] was able to defeat the [answer to Q6]'s submission that was named after THIS BIRD made famous in songs (both an original and 80s "lifted" incarnation).

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Kookaburra (III)

A year later, in 1988, New Zealand challenged the US for the Cup. The US won, but not without some controversy as the winning version of [the answer to Q7] had THIS CHARACTERISTIC, a characteristic that was allowable thanks to a loophole at the time (and still is, thanks to a rules change).

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Catamaran (double hulled)

The 2017 America's Cup will be held in THIS ISLAND NATION even though they are not the defending champions. (edited at 3:23 am, June 12, 2016 (BST))

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Bermuda

The defending US team for the Cup is named for THIS COMPANY. The team was created and financed by Larry Ellison to regain the Cup in 2003. They finally won it in 2013 by beating a team from New Zealand as, for some complex reason, [the answer to Q12] decided not to defend.

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Oracle

Four nations have won the America's Cup. The strangest one was THIS NATION, not exactly known for their vast spaces for competitive yacht racing. They won in 2010 with Team Alinghi's boat "SUI 100."

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Switzerland [I guess Lake Geneva and Lucerne are big enough, but still]