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America's Cup

America's Cup

The 2013 America’s Cup was defended by the Golden Gate Yacht, which is located in San Francisco. The 2013 America’s Cup race was held on the San Francisco Bay. The Golden Gate Yacht Club successfully defended and won the 2013 America’s Cup. However, the Golden Gate Yacht Club’s financial sponsor for the America’s Cup, Oracle, shopped the America’s Cup event to many different host cities, including foreign locations, and eventually settled on Hamilton, Bermuda. So the 2017 America’s Cup, though still defended by the Golden Gate Yacht Club, which is located in San Francisco, is set to take place in Hamilton Bermuda, a country that does not even have a challenger team in the race. Should the defender yacht club be required to host the America’s Cup race on water most closely associated with the location of the defender’s yacht club?

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