This is a great question. Sailing is not the oldest American Sport. In fact, there are several "sports" or "competitive games" that Native Americans still regularly participate in today (e.g. Lacrosse) that are far older than competitive sailing. Early European sports imported by the first settlers would include Fencing and target shooting as well as Wrestling and boxing.
However, the Americas Cup Trophy is the oldest Trophy in sailing (1851), and many resources claim that it could quite possibly be the oldest perpetual trophy in any sport to date. Competitive sailing is a sport with a long history in the Americas. With any luck, it will last for hundreds perhaps thousands of years to come.
As with any other sport, if it is competitive sailing then to beat your opponents, in pleasure sailing then to enjoy yourself
Baseball is the oldest of the major American teamsports
Lacrosse (oldest American Sport), Hockey (not really American, though)
La Cross is not a cross of any sport its the oldest North American sport ...
America's Cup The America's Cup is the most famous and most prestigious regatta in the sport of sailing, and the oldest active trophy in international sport, pre-dating the FA Cup by two decades and the Modern Olympics by 45 years.
sailing isn't an olympic sport its a regular stupid sport like football
Yes, netball is a very competitive sport
Lacrosse is considered to be Americas first sport, brought by the North American Indians
The sport of windsurfing combines both sailing and surfing.
The oldest sport is baseball in America
The sport of sailing.
Yes. Sailing could be seen as both. Yes it depends what part of sailing you do, if you take it competitively and race then it can be a sport (as it is in the olympics) or if you just cruise then it can be seen as a sport but it is more of an activity :)
Baseball. Since the Civil War and even before
I think polo is an oldest animal sport
a competitive sport is usually a team effort, a lifetime is about what your doing for the sport while you're in it
Yes it is.
Football - Soccer is the most competitive sport in the world, followed by Lacrosse, which was played by the American Indian Tribes, The Huron and the The Iroquois.
Footbag has existed as a competitive sport in several forms since 1972