Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Trivia Tuesday! : Sports Trivia - Answer!

What yachting race was called the Hundred-Guinea Cup until a team from the U.S. won the race in 1851?

C America's Cup!

The Schooner America won the Hundred Guinea Cup on August 22, 1851. The Crew donated their trophy to the New York Yacht Club under the condition that the cup "be preserved as a perpetual Challenge Cup for friendly competition between foreign countries," and the America's Cup race was born. From 1870, the next time the race was held, until 1980, American yachts won the America's Cup race 24 times without a loss (the race was not always an annual event). The Australian yacht Australia II finally took the cup when it won the race in 1983.