With the 35th America’s Cup on the Bermudian horizon, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich has launched an exhibition featuring Land Rover BAR’s quest: Britain’s Challenge for the America’s Cup. This brand new exhibition will provide insight into the intricacies of the racing, along with the preparation needed to challenge for the oldest trophy in international sport and to finally bring the Cup home. Admission to the exhibition is free and open daily between 10am and 5pm.
Lifting the America’s Cup is without doubt the greatest honor in competitive sailing. Despite its name, the Cup was crafted in London and first raced for around the Isle of Wight, but a British yacht has never actually won it. Britain’s Challenge for the America’s Cup will completely submerge you in the history of the Cup and the technology that surrounds the truly magnificent boats that have raced for the trophy over 166 years.
Britain’s Challenge for the America’s Cup will include some of the exhibits that already feature in the Tech Deck and Education Centre at the home of Land Rover BAR in Portsmouth. There will be a replica scale model of the team’s boat, unique behind-the-scenes experiences and hands-on interactive games that recreate the challenges that face the team. The exhibition will give you the chance to get closer to the boat, the sailors and the technology that enables the team to fly above the water.
All the teams are out in Bermuda and well into the final preparations to ensure they are ready for the start of racing on 26th May. The next few weeks will be crucial for Land Rover BAR’s challenge to end the 166-year wait, and finally win the Cup for Britain in Bermuda. Witness these preparations and absorb the legends and myths that swirl around the America’s Cup by visiting this new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.