Sailing Trivia Questions

The Newport Bermuda Race

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What is the Newport Bermuda Race?

Trivia Question Answer

The Newport Bermuda Race, also frequently referred to as the Bermuda Race, is a biennial sailing yacht race. It is held every other year on even number years and covers a 635 nautical miles (1175 km) course from Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda. It was first held in 1906.

First Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race

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When was the first Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race held?

Trivia Question Answer

The Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race is a biennial (every other year) sailing race from Marblehead, MA to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The race is hosted by the Boston Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron. The race is a World Sailing (formerly ISAF) Category 2 event.

The first Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race was held in 1905.

Longest Period of Time America’s Cup Held Outside U.S

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The America’s Cup was first held in 1851 at the Isle of Wright. The New York Yacht Club won that starting an undefeated streak that lasted until 1987 when the Royal Perth Yacht Club won the Cup and took it to Australia. Since then, what is the longest period of time that the America’s Cup has been held outside of the United States?

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The America’s Cup came back to the U.S. in 1988 where it stayed until 2000. In 2000 the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron won the Cup and took it to New Zealand. They successfully defended the cup in 2003 but lost it to Societe Nautique de Geneve in 2007 who took the Cup to Switzerland. They subsequently lost the cup to the Golden Gate Yacht Club in 2010 sending the Cup back to the United States. The period from 2000 – 2010 is the longest period of time that the America’s Cup has been held outside of the United States. Prior to that the longest period had been 1 year.