There was a time, before evil supervillians got involved and started throwing Sting concerts, when the America's Cup was just a traditional highfalutin boat race between a Scottish tea magnate and an American captain of industry. Now it's all carbon fiber and body armor and helmet cams. More Days of Thunder than the Thomas Crown Affair we'd hoped for, really.

Today, we take a look back at the much classier eras of the America's Cup, when it was a weekend affair for Kennedys instead of an advertisement for sneakers.