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双桅帆船「美洲号」 (America) 赢得「百吉尼杯」 (Hundred Guinea Cup) 冠军

1851年的822日,一艘叫做「美洲号」的黑色二桅帆船沿着威特岛绕行,在比赛中自「皇家快艇队」 (Royal Yacht Squadron) 手中赢得银杯。「美洲号」在比赛中击败另外14艘快艇,而赢得比赛。 


On August 22, 1851, the low black schooner (2-masted sailboat) America sailed around the Isle of Wight in a race to win a silver ewer (pitcher) from the Royal Yacht Squadron. Beating 14 other yachts to the finish, America won the contest.

At first, America's crew considered melting down their prize, valued at £100 (100 English pounds), to make commemorative medals of their victory. What they did with the trophy instead laid the foundation for what has become the longest contested trophy in international sport. Do you know the name of the sailing race?

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