America visits Greenport


The 139' schooner America is scheduled to arrive in Greenport on June 9. 
Sailor and businessman, Captain Troy Sears, is heading out on an epic nautical road trip with America, a replica of the schooner that gave the America's Cup its name. The purpose of the tour is to generate awareness of the 35th defense of the America's Cup.

The original America was built to showcase the superiority of American naval architecture at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851. It beat a fleet of British ships around the Isle of Wight in 1851 to win the trophy that became the America's Cup.