1974 America's Cup

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22nd America's Cup
Defender  United States
Defender club: New York Yacht Club New York Yacht Club burgee
Yacht: Courageous
Challenger  Australia
Challenger club: Royal Perth Yacht Club
Yacht: Southern Cross
Location: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Dates: 10–17 September 1974
Rule: 12-metre
Winner: New York Yacht Club
Score: 4–0

The 1974 America's Cup was held in September 1974 at Newport, Rhode Island. The US defender, Courageous, skippered by Ted Hood, defeated the Australian challenger, Southern Cross, skippered by James Hardy, four races to zero.[1][2]

Courageous had beaten Intrepid, Heritage and Valiant to become the defender. Southern Cross had beaten France to become the challenger.[1]


  1. ^ a b Nocera, Egidio (July 2006). "Storia della Coppa America 1970–1974–1977 Le sfide australiane e francesi" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 31 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sir James Hardy, 1994 Inductee". Herreshoff Marine Museum. Retrieved 12 September 2013.