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Dana Point Times

The most prestigious trophy in the yacht sailing world is making its way south to Dana Point on Saturday, July 19.

The America’s Cup, which is perpetually handed off to elite sailing clubs around the world and is known as the “Oldest Trophy in All Sports,” was won in 2013 by San Francisco-based Oracle Team USA. Oracle Team USA represents the Golden Gate Yacht Club, which has agreed to bring the trophy for presentation at the Dana Point Yacht Club for a one-day event.

Attendees will be able to catch a glimpse of and take pictures with the trophy, which has been around since the event’s inception in 1851. Oracle Team USA won the trophy in 2013 in historic fashion, winning all eight of the last race sequences to earn a come from behind 9-8 victory over Emirates Team New Zealand.

Commodore Norbert Bajurin of the Golden Gate Yacht Club will be on hand at the ceremony to present the trophy.

The Dana Point Yacht Club also plans on having a replica of the schooner America, the vessel that won the first ever America’s Cup and the boat the tournament is named after, on display.

Tickets to see both the trophy and America will be available to the public beginning Tuesday, July 1. For more information, email event co-chair John Berry at

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