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    One of the most successful yachts of all time will have a special connection to a 2021 America's Cup boat

    One of the most successful yachts of all time will have a special connection to a 2021 America's Cup boat


    INEOS Team UK have christened their 75-foot foiling monohull "Britannia" after one of Britain's most famous racing yachts.

    The original Britannia was built in 1893 for King Edward VII , the then Prince of Wales.

    King George V then converted the boat into a J Class racing yacht, the class which was sailed in three editions of the America's Cup from 1930-1937.

    Britannia eventually finished with a lifetime record of 231 race wins and 129 further podiums to be the dominant yacht of the time.

    California's Stars Stripes are the only syndicate yet to launch.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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