Louis Vuitton and the America’s Cup enjoy one of the longest partnerships in the world of sports, dating back to 1983.
Six teams have so far taken up the challenge of racing for the next America’s Cup. The defending champion is Oracle Team USA. The challengers are Emirates Team New Zealand, Artemis Racing (SWE), Land Rover Bar (GBR), SoftBank Team Japan (JPN) and Groupama Team France.
The America's Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport. The first race was organized by the Royal Yacht Squadron and was a single race around the Isle of Wight, open to all nations. Amazingly enough, the event started in the UK in 1851 and Great Britain has yet to win it!
The first Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series will take place in Portsmouth from July 23rd until July 26th, 2015.