Learn about the Schooner America's Fascinating History
Attend a Lecture about the America's Cup and Schooner America
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attend a Lecture on the History of the Schooner America and the America’s Cup Race
Lakewood Yacht Club will host a historical presentation by Schooner America Captain Troy Sears, October 29, at 9 a.m.
The Schooner America is arguably the world’s most famous racing yacht. Sears’ talk will include a history of the America’s Cup, from the first race won by America in 1851 at the first World’s Fair through its next 165 years of racing, participating on both sides in the civil war, serving as a U.S. Naval Academy training vessel and its upcoming event in Bermuda on foiling multihulls.
For those who don’t know, the America’s Cup race is named for the boat, not the country. The original America popularized yachting after winning the “Royal Yacht Squadrons’ 100 Guinea Cup which was given to the winner of a race around the Isle of Wight. The winning crew donated the trophy to the New York Yacht Club to be held as a challenge trophy; thus was born the America’s Cup sailing race.
America Captain Troy Sears, a lifelong sailor, and a member of San Diego Yacht Club has been to every America’s Cup since 1987 and was involved in San Diego Yacht Club’s defense of the trophy in 1992 and 1995. Sears is also co-owner of Next Level Sailing and has captained two International America’s Cup Class (IACC) vessels for over 10 years. Sears is standing behind the America's Cup trophy in the bottom right corner of the photo.
Photo courtesy of Next Level Sailing.
Lakewood Yacht Club
Rated among the top 10 yacht clubs in the United States, Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) is one of the best-kept secrets on Clear Lake as well as the Greater Houston and Galveston communities. LYC is a private, member-owned club with great amenities to enjoy with friends and family. Located on 38 beautifully landscaped acres in the NE corner of Clear Lake, it's an exceptional environment for social and water activities.