America's Cup yacht class

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The America's Cup class may refer to any yacht-building rule or any group of racing yachts that were built for the America's Cup sailing competition, including:

  • Deed of Gift of the America's Cup, a document that governed America's Cup in 1988 and 2010 without a class
  • Cubical Contents rule, tonnage and handicap rule for displacement yachts that governed the America's Cup from 1870 to 1881
  • NYYC rule, formula and handicap rule for displacement yachts that governed the America's Cup from 1885 to 1887 (85ft LWL limit)
  • Seawanhaka Rule, formula and handicap rule for displacement yachts that governed the America's Cup in 1893 (85ft LWL limit) and from 1895 to 1893 (90ft LWL limit)
  • Universal Rule, formula rule for displacement yachts that govered the America's Cup in 1920 (75ft LWL limit) and from 1930 to 1937 (J Class 87ft LWL limit)
  • 12-metre class, formula rule for displacement yachts that governed the America's Cup from 1958 to 1987
  • International America's Cup Class, formula rule for displacement yachts that governed the America's Cup from 1992 to 2007
  • AC72, development class of winged catamarans that governed the 2013 America's Cup
  • AC50, development class of winged catamarans that governed the 2017 America's Cup
  • AC75, proposed development class of hydrofoiling monohulls planned to govern for the 2021 America's Cup

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