1901 America's Cup

The 1901 America's Cup was the 11th challenge for the Cup. It took place in the New York City harbor and consisted of a best of five series of races between the defender Columbia, entered by the New York Yacht Club for the second time, and Sir Thomas Lipton's Shamrock II, representing the Royal Ulster Yacht Club. Columbia won all three races, the last being won with handicap, defending the cup.[1]

11th America's Cup
Black and white photograph of two yachts racing under full sail
Columbia, the defender, and Shamrock II
Defender  United States
Defender club:New York Yacht Club
Challenger  United Kingdom
Challenger club:Royal Ulster Yacht Club
Yacht:Shamrock II
Location:New York Harbor
40°40′N 74°02′W / 40.667°N 74.033°W / 40.667; -74.033Coordinates: 40°40′N 74°02′W / 40.667°N 74.033°W / 40.667; -74.033
Winner:New York Yacht Club
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  1. ^ "Columbia Selected to Defend the Cup". The New York Times. September 6, 1901. p. 7.