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

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, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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