Learning English through… sailing cups

By Monica Consorti
Pubblicato il 12 Luglio 2020

In periodo estivo, parliamo della storia della competizione di vela più famosa al mondo: l’America’s Cup. In 1851, a group of New York businessmen sailed their schooner across the Atlantic Ocean to show it in the first ever World Exhibition in London. During their time in England, the boat, called America, participated in a race around the Isle of Wight organized by the Royal Yacht Club and managed to beat the English boat. Legend has it that Queen Victoria asked who arrived second and received the answer “Your Majesty, there is no second”, a sentence that has become a motto […]

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