The America’s Cup is one of the oldest trophies in international sport and is also seen as the most challenging competitive sailing event, combining the best athletes with the best technology. The captivating duels at the 35th America’s Cup, which was held off the coast of Bermuda in summer 2017, wrote the latest chapter in the 165-year history of this unique competition. Victory went to Emirates Team New Zealand, who defeated Defender ORACLE TEAM USA in the America’s Cup final 7:1.
BMW was the first premium automobile manufacturer to participate in the event with the ORACLE BMW Racing team at the 31st America’s Cup 2002/03 in Auckland (New Zealand). A further two campaigns followed with the BMW ORACLE Racing Team, which defeated the Defenders from Switzerland, Alinghi, to win the 33rd America’s Cup in Valencia in 2010.