Once in a lifetime chance to sail on “America” schooner coming to Coos Bay August 26
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼”America’s Cup Tour” tells the story of sailing’s greatest prize and it’s coming to Coos Bay on August 26, 2015.
Presented by the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay and the Coos Bay Yacht Club, free dockside tours will take place from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on the Coos Bay Boardwalk August 26, 2015. You will also have the chance to sail on the America at 4:30 PM. Tickets are $75 for adults and $55 for children under 13 years of age. To book a tour, visit www.zerve.com/nxtlevelsail.
The America’s Cup is launching a tour leading up to the 2017 America’s Cup races in Bermuda. The mission is twofold: to spark new excitement in the current yachting community about the latest America’s Cup racing; and to engage the next generation of America’s Cup fans by highlighting the technologies that have elevated the sport to its present state.
Tucker Thompson, the TV and Public Host of the 35th America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton, will offer entertaining presentations about the event to yacht clubs and organizations throughout the United States and worldwide.
In conjunction, Troy Sears will take the modern replica of the world’s most famous racing yacht, America, to sailing communities in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. This will give sailing fans of all ages a chance to sail back in time aboard a replica of the vessel that won the Royal Yacht Squadron’s 100 Pound Cup in 1851, which later was deeded to New York Yacht Club and became the America’ s Cup, named after the schooner.
Together they present the ultimate America’s Cup experience and,on special occasions, they will be joined by the America’s Cup trophy itself.
“The goal of this tour is to celebrate the event’s storied history and infuse a new level of excitement and involvement in the America’s Cup now and for generations to come,” said Sears.
“The tradition of the America’s Cup is about pushing the envelope of what’s possible in yacht design, technology, and innovation,” said Thompson. “And the current version of the America’s Cup is a modern example of that ”
On its first leg of the Tour, America will travel up the Pacific coast, stopping at yacht clubs and other seaside venues en route to its final western stop in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In 2016, America will travel to yacht clubs along the Mexican and Eastern seaboard before making a series of stops throughout the Caribbean en route to its ultimate destination in Bermuda, the venue for the 2017 America’s Cup.