In May 2022, the public will be invited to the grand opening of the Sailing Museum in Newport, RI. The non-profit educational organization will be home to the National Sailing Hall of Fame and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame, with cutting-edge exhibits to celebrate the heritage of sailing, honor the legends of the sport and inspire new generations of sailors and innovators.
Designed by Paul Weber Architecture and approved by the RI Historic and Heritage Preservation Commission, our new front doors have been brought to life thanks to a grant from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust.
The whole back wall has been rebuilt! Windows and doors now offer stunning views of Newport Harbor. This “Legends of Sailing” area will include mobile exhibits, allowing private events to be organized in the museum.
The “Dorade Deck” includes this restored atrium space and a salvaged balcony that overlooks the first floor exhibition hall. Olin & Rod Stephens and the iconic yacht Dorade will be in the spotlight here.
The Armory Foyer is a pre-ticket area, meaning that the recently restored space of this historic property is accessible to the public. We are grateful to Kirby Perkins Construction, not only for their masterful work seen here, but also for their in-kind support to the project.
A Sunfish, a Windsurfer and a DN Iceboat will be among the eight large boats on display in the museum.
J / Boats delivers a J / 24 which has been cut from bow to stern to reveal the interior of the hull and display it in the first floor exhibit hall. The boat gets a new paint job to look like Ragtime, the hull that started it all for Hall of Famers Rod and Bob Johnstone.