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The America's Cup, affectionately called "Auld Mug," is considered the most difficult trophy to win in the world of sports. Since the first race more than 160 years ago, only four nations have captured what is often called "the oldest trophy in international sport." In fact before the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896, there had already been nine America's Cup contests.

The America's Cup, is considered the most difficult trophy to win in the world of sports.

Tall Ships was basically a viewer's guide to help them identify the various classes and types of tall ships.

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Tall Ships, an infographic guide designed with the ships visiting Boston Harbor in the summer of 2010 in mind.

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America's Cup San Francisco 2013 ~ Michael Schwab Studio

Initiated by our ancestor James Gordon Bennett of newspaper fame-America's Cup San Francisco 2013 ~ Michael Schwab Studio

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — With a new America’s Cup event and a gathering of tall ships headed to Newport this summer, Rhode Island’s 2012 tourist season aims to attract visitors with a celebration of its nautical heritage.    Next month’s America’s Cup World Series regatta at Fort Adams State Park is expected to feature top international sailors competing in catamarans built for speed and agility. The event is scheduled for June 23 to July 1 and will include four days of racing.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — With a new America’s Cup event and a gathering of tall ships headed to Newport this summer, Rhode Island’s 2012 tourist season aims to attract visitors with a celebration of its nautical heritage. Next month’s America’s Cup World Series regatta at Fort Adams State Park is expected to feature top international sailors competing in catamarans built for speed and agility. The event is scheduled for June 23 to July 1 and will include four days of racing.

Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images San Francisco, US: The Emirates Team New Zealand boat in action against Oracle Team USA during race two of the America's Cup Finals

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Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images San Francisco, US: The Emirates Team New Zealand boat in action against Oracle Team USA during race two of the America's Cup Finals

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