Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1851. The first America's Cup yacht race was held, with the US schooner America beating the British yacht Aurora.
Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1851. OK, it is not much of a timeline with this many events, but not much was going on in world sports at this time.
|Aug 22||America's Cup, won by the US schooner America against a fleet of Britain's finest ships in a race around England's Isle of Wight.|
If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.
- Timeline (all years) in the world of sport
- For future sporting events, see the Calendar of Major Sporting Events
- More about the World of Sport