Mystic Seaport recently announced the yacht America will visit the museum from June 11-14.
America is a replica of the schooner that won the Royal Yacht Squadron’s “100 Guinea Cup” race around the Isle of Wight in 1851. Renamed the America’s Cup, the trophy was successfully defended by the United States against all challengers until 1983 and remains the longest winning streak in sporting history. America owner and captain Troy Sears is taking the vessel on an extensive tour of the East and Gulf coasts and the Caribbean to raise awareness of the 2017 America’s Cup defense in Bermuda.
The yacht is scheduled to arrive at Mystic Seaport sometime during the day on Saturday, June 11. She will be available for museum visitors to board during the mornings of June 12-14. In addition, she will offer day sails down the Mystic River to Fishers Island Sound in the afternoons.