This event is a unique opportunity for our Community! Our America’s Cup Event Committee has been working feverishly in association with the America’s Cup Tour to bring you a day filled with fun and excitement, not to mention history and tradition.
The schooner “America” will be here as part of the Tour and we have a Sunset Sail aboard her. Experience the thrill of sailing aboard this world class vessel.
The yacht is a painstaking replica of the original “America,” which in 1851 stunned the world by winning the legendary sailing race around the Isle of Wight and won the trophy that now bears her name, the America’s Cup!
So, here are the details:
Date – August 1, 2015
Events Are Open To The Public
Junior Sailors Talk & Tour Aboard “America” –12:00PM
Dockside Tours of “America” – 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Sunset Sail aboard “America” – 4:00PM to 7:00PM
America’s Cup Multimedia Presentation
at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center – 7:30PM
Dockside Tours of the schooner “America” will be open to the public at Port of Newport from 1:00PM to 3PM. There will also be a sail aboard “America” open to the public that will depart from the dock at 4:15 PM. Tickets for the sail will be $75 for adults, and $55 for children 12 and under. If you want to experience this unique opportunity, please purchase your tickets early as this cruise is popular!
The presentation will be made by Troy Sears, owner of the yacht “America”. The program includes an overview of the Cup’s storied history, a chance to relive the dramatic comeback of AC34, and an inside look at what to expect for AC35 in Bermuda. The presentations offer an exciting way to experience the America’s Cup in an evening of entertainment for all.
In addition to all this, there will be streaming America’s Cup videos on multiple screens.
This event is open to the public so invite all your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers for this spectacular event sharing the excitement of “America” and the America’s Cup!