New Exhibition Opening: Speed and Innovation in the America's Cup

May 27, 2017, 9am - 5pm
Venue: 
The Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States

Admission

  • Free with Museum Admission: $Free with Museum Admission

The America's Cup is the world's premier yachting race, a high-stakes "win-at-all-costs" international sailing competition. Join us as we open our newest exhibition, Speed and Innovation in the America's Cup, featuring one of Oracle Team USA's 72-foot catamarans. The exhibition will highlight cutting-edge technologies that allow these yachts to fly at near-highway speeds just above the water's surface. Visitors will discover what it takes to be a crew member on an America's Cup catamaran and revisit the America's Cup defense of 2013, recognized as one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

To celebrate the opening of this exhibition on Saturday, May 27, visitors will have the opportunity to handle the individual materials used to construct the AC72, watch demonstrations that explore hydrofoil technology, and build and decorate their own model of a catamaran.