Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

News & Events

Archive: Aug 2018

Dave Scott’s World of Wonder- Yacht America

Join our mailing list! Enter your email for news and special offers! Enter Your Email Address CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Read More »

August 22, 2018

Yacht America Returns to San Diego

In December of 2016, the Yacht America returns home to San Diego. It was a long journey, but she is glad to make it back to the glorious weather of Southern California.

Read More »

August 17, 2018

Yacht America Chased by Hurricane Otto

Many Americans didn’t even know there was a hurricane forming in mid November….

Read More »

August 17, 2018

Yacht America’s Journey South

Yacht America successfully visited 100+ Yacht Clubs on her journey south from Maine. She encountered some of the nicest people. Troy Sears spoke to at least 100,000 people, sharing his love of the America’s Cup and sailing in general. For many, sailing on the Yacht America built confidence. It also sparked an interest to continue the legacy of technology and sailing and what the America’s Cup is all about.

Read More »

August 17, 2018

Yacht America Visits America’s Hometown

As the Yacht America started her journey south from Maine, her wanted to visit as many yacht clubs to achieve her mission: get people excited about sailing and educate sailors about the America’s Cup. The Yacht America and her crew were thrilled to get a call from Mary Shields. She asked Captain Troy Sears if he would bring the Yacht America to Plymouth, America’s Hometown. He was very happy to oblige. The event not only promoted sailing, but it was also for a good cause. Part of the proceeds went towards restoring the Mayflower II. We look forward to the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage in 2020. In the meantime, check out the full article: http://carver.wickedlocal.com/news/20160816/historic-schooner-america-berthed-in-americas-hometown   Join our mailing list! Enter your email for news and special offers! Enter Your Email Address CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and…

Read More »

August 13, 2018

Yacht America’s Tour: Cape Hatteras to New York

As the Yacht America rounded the treacherous Cape Hatteras, she luckily enjoyed calm seas. She sailed peacefully through the night and morning. Captain Troy even thought, “This will be an easy last leg. Maybe we will arrive early!”  Then, the winds started to build. The forecast predicted winds of 10 knots, but the crew saw winds of 15 knots. Then the forecast predicted 15 knots, and the crew saw 20 knots. The forecast then predicted 20 knots, but the crew saw 25 knots. This continued over a six hour period. Eventually, the forecast switched to a small craft advisory as the winds were well over 25 knots. The national weather forecast also kept changing. Captain Troy received a satellite text that read: National Weather Service issues “Gale Warning, a Nor’easter.” For those of us who don’t know what that means,…

Read More »

August 3, 2018

Yacht America’s Tour: Fort Lauderdale to Cape Hatteras

It was midmorning when the Yacht America docked in Fort Lauderdale. Although the crew wanted to enjoy a few days on solid ground, the deadline to reach New York was only four days away. Normally, you should plan for a week long voyage, but the Yacht America did not have that luxury. The crew stayed on land just long enough to clear customs, immigration, and get fuel. The total stop lasted only five hours. The Yacht America disembarked by 2 pm and headed out to sea. The next twenty-four hours were the most memorable in Captain Troy’s sailing history. It is still the all time twenty-four hour distance record for the Yacht America, traveling 337 miles in just twenty-four hours. The average speed was 14 kts. To achieve these groundbreaking speeds, the crew had to keep the Yacht America in…

Read More »

August 3, 2018

Skip to toolbar