With the pomp and circumstance of the Olympics over, are you starved for more high stakes, prestigious competition? If so, we have just the thing for you: The 34th America’s Cup.
Sailing’s esteemed and time-honored race takes place every three years, and the trophy itself is the oldest, active trophy in international sport. There’s no question about it, sailing is a true gentleman’s game. And the America’s Cup is the crème de la crème.
Named after the first yacht to win the race in 1851, the America’s Cup is undeniably the most difficult competition. In the race’s 160-year history, only four nations have ever won the cup. Although the finals of the 34th America’s Cup aren’t until September 2013, there are several rounds of qualifiers to enjoy, starting this week with the America’s Cup World Series.
Top sailors, renowned yacht designers, affluent entrepreneurs and wealthy corporate sponsors team up to manage boats for the world’s most important regatta. Branded sponsorship polo shirts, windbreakers and seersucker are all the rage. As for spectator style, we recommend the Clancy. Nautical white with a sporty side that only a driving moccasin can provide.
So turn it up a couple knots and dress the part with these maritime-approved moccs. Just leave the tacking and jibing to the sailors. Ahoy, mate!