U-7 FormulaBoats.com being pulled back to shore after flipping in Heat 3A at Detroit's Gold Cup in 2008. High winds/weather cancelled the final day of racing. PHOTO: James Crisp
OLDEST MOTORPSORTS TROPHY OF THEM ALL:
The Gold Cup is the oldest active motorsport's trophy in the world. The APBA Gold Cup is to power boat racing what the Super Bowl is to football, what the World Series is to baseball and what the Indianapolis 500 is to automobile racing. Officially known as the "American Power Boat Association Challenge Cup," it is the ultimate prize in the sport of boat racing. The very first Gold Cup race took place in June 1904 on the Hudson River in New York. The winning boat, the STANDARD, owned and driven by Carl Riotte, averaged just over 23 miles per hour.