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«America's Cup» will return to New York for the first time in a century

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One of the six Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series events scheduled for 2016 will be held in New York City. The American city will host the America's Cup «» on May 7-8. The competition will return to New York City for the first time since 1920. AC45 catamarans chase the lower Hudson River from Pier 25 to Battery Park. The race village will be located at Brookfield Place.

The New York round of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series will be the second in 2016. The first round of the series will be held in Muscat, Oman in late February. AC45 catamarans will compete in Chicago in June and in Portsmouth in July. Dates and venues for the remaining two rounds have not yet been announced.

Emirates Team New Zealand, led by young sailor Peter Berling, is in first place after three rounds of the World Series in 2015. The New Zealanders managed to beat reigning America's Cup holders «» , Jimmy Spithill's Oracle Team USA.

New York City hosted the America's Cup «» for 50 years, from 1870 to 1920. The competition then moved to Newport, Rhode Island. They were held there until 1987, when the USA lost the Cup for the first time.

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