Polo Shirt, America3 America's Cup Yacht Racing Team, 1995

Description
In 1992, American businessman Bill Koch funded the yacht America3 that 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 beat Dennis Connor in the first Defender race but lost the series final with a male captain. Dennis Connor went on to lose the 1995 America's Cup to New Zealand in five straight losses.
This polo shirt with the team logo was donated to the Smithsonian by a member of the foredeck crew for the Mighty Mary campaign.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
polo shirt
Measurements
overall: 77 cm x 101 cm; 30 5/16 in x 39 3/4 in
ID Number
1995.0208.02
catalog number
1995.0208.02
accession number
1995.0208
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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