Tuesday, May 24, 2016

June 2016 Monthly Scavenger Challenge - America's Cup

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Chicago made maritime history with Lake Michigan chosen as the first freshwater venue to host America’s Cup racing in the event’s 164-year history. The "Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago," a qualifying event for the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda, will take place at Navy Pier from June 10 – 12. So let's feature America's Cup for this month's scavenger challenge.

June 2016 Scavenger Challenge - AMERICA'S CUP
Timeframe: 6/1/16 to 6/30/16

1. The America's Cup (affectionately known as the "Auld Mug") is a trophy awarded to the winner of match races between two sailing yachts. One yacht represents the yacht club currently holding the America's Cup while the second yacht represents the club challenging for the cup. The America's Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy.
* Read a book where the first AND last initial in the author's name can be found in "AULDMUG" - or - read a book with a sailboat (no other types of boats) on the cover (show us the cover).
Treading Water (Treading Water, #1) by Marie Force Marie Force 6/4/16

2. The trophy was originally awarded in 1851 by the Royal Yacht Squadron for a race around the Isle of Wight in England, won by the schooner America. The trophy was renamed the America's Cup after that yacht, and the surviving members of the America syndicate donated the Cup, specifying that it be held in trust as a perpetual challenge trophy to promote friendly competition among nations.
* Read a book set at least partially on an island - or - a book with 1, 8 or 5 in the original year of publication (tell us the year). Sullivan's Island, SC
A Lowcountry Wedding Mary Alice Monroe 6/3/16

3. The history and prestige associated with the America's Cup attracts not only the world's top sailors and yacht designers but also the involvement of wealthy entrepreneurs and sponsors. It is a test not only of sailing skill and boat and sail design, but also of fund-raising and management skills.
* Read a book with some sort of contest involved (such as a sporting event or a battle over a job, etc.) - or - read a book where a character must be able to multi-task (tell us how). Carley starts and runs a B&B while being a SAH mother after her husband died suddenly.
Heat Wave Nancy Thayer 6/12/16

4. The trophy was held by the NYYC from 1857 (when the trophy was donated to the club) until 1983 when the Cup was won by the Royal Perth Yacht Club, represented by the yacht Australia II, ending the longest winning streak in the history of sport.
* Read a book set in Australia or with an Australian character - or - read a book where the first letter of the first word of the title can be found in "PERTH" (disregard A, An, The).
Exquisite Ella Frank 6/13/16

5. From 1870-1967, there was always only one challenger. In 1970, for the first time, there were multiple challengers. The NYYC agreed that the challengers could run a selection series with the winner becoming the official challenger and competing against the defender in the America's Cup match. Since 1983, Louis Vuitton has sponsored the Louis Vuitton Cup as a prize for the winner of the challenger selection series.
* Read book #1 of a series - or - read a book originally published in 1983 or earlier (tell us the year).
Because You're Mine K. Langston 6/2/16

6. The Cup is an ornate sterling silver bottomless ewer, one of several off-the-shelf trophies crafted in 1848 by Garrard & Co. Henry William Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey donated it for the Royal Yacht Squadron's 1851 Annual Regatta around the Isle of Wight.
* Read a book with something sparkly or shiny on the cover (show us the cover) - or - read a book with a main character's FIRST name that begins with a letter in ANGLESEY (tell us the character's name). Adam
All I Ever Need Is You Bella Andre 6/2/16

7. Mark Twain wrote the following words on 9/26/1907 in the third volume of his autobiography: “The race for the America’s Cup is in some small sense an international matter, but in an exceedingly small sense. It interests the 100th fraction of 1 per cent of the population of England and America — these being rich, sporting men — and stops there; it inflammatorily interests nobody else, and is of not the least value in any substantial way to our nation ... it is nothing but a “freak” race, and a quite trifling matter.”
* Read a book with a very wealthy character - or - read a book with a character who is an author - or - read a book by Mark Twain.
Falling Sky Lisa Swallow 6/8/16

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