On November 4-8, GulfQuest/National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico will host the Schooner America, a replica of the racing yacht that won the first America’s Cup sailing competition in 1851. This will be the longest stop on the America’s tour along the Gulf Coast to promote the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda.
The 139-foot ship arrives on Nov. 4 at approximately 7:30 a.m., and will depart the morning of Nov. 9. Following a news conference on Nov. 4 at 10 a.m., during which Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson will issue a proclamation to Captain Troy Sears on behalf of the City of Mobile, the ship will be open to the public for dockside tours and sailing excursions. (Reservations required for the sailing excursions.) Read more here.