Catamaran vs. Monohull | The controversy of the 1988 Americas Cup


Injustice or a clever interpretation of the rules? Some argue that the 1988 America’s Cup was not a legal match.

Legal drama surrounded the 27th America’s Cup well before they got to the start line and well after they crossed the finish line.

This Deed of Gift match between the Michael Fay backed Team New Zealand and Dennis Conner’s Stars and Stripes saw the controversial birth of catamarans in the America’s Cup.

This is the story.

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