February 07, 2017
Stars & Stripes '87 Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Halsey Herreshoff (center) hosted Dennis Conner (not pictured) and his Stars & Stripes 87 team at the Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, RI on February 4, 2017 where they gathered to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their America's Cup win. Stars & Stripes 87 was the last of the four 12s named Stars & Stripes, she was a refinement of her earlier namesakes. She was chosen for the Challenger Trials in Fremantle, Australia and won the Louis Vuitton Cup by a score of 4-1 over New Zealand (KZ-7). She went on to win the 26th Match for the America's Cup by a score of 4-0 on Kookaburra III (KA-15).