T-shirt, America3 America's Cup Yacht Racing Team, 1995

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In 1992, American businessman Bill Koch funded the yacht America3, which beat the Italian challenger to win the America's Cup yacht race. In 1995, he put together an all-female America's Cup racing team aboard a new purpose-built yacht named Mighty Mary. They narrowly lost to famous yachtsman Dennis Connor, who went on to lose the America's Cup to New Zealand in five straight losses.
This t-shirt began with the famous World War II Rosie the Riveter image and altered it with the collar button "A3" and logo along the bottom edge. The donor was a foredeck crewmember for the Mighty Mary campaign.
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overall: 72 cm x 86 cm; 28 11/32 in x 33 27/32 in
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Gift of Merritt T. Carey, Tennants Harbor, Maine
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National Museum of American History


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