May 27, 2011
American Women In Sailing Story Project
Welcome to the debut of our American Women In Sailing Story Project.
The Story Project has been initiated to collect and make public the rich collection of stories of American Women in Sailing. The collection will include films & videos, written and audio-recorded narratives, as well as photo galleries.
If you have a story you’d like to share with the American Women In Sailing Story Project, please contact Lee Tawney .
The Mrs. Charles Frances Adams Trophy – The Adams Cup Women’s Championship
The National Sailing Hall of Fame has partnered with The Gowrie Group to collect and archive Adams Cup stories and memories, as well as work toward organizing reunions of its participants. Learn more about the Adams Cup.
“Uncharted Waters” – a Nine for IX Shorts on ESPNW
A short documentary on the America3 – an all-female team bidding to win the 1995 America’s Cup. This team was the idea and was backed by 1992 America’s Cup winner Bill Koch.
“WIMRA – Driving Women’s Match to 2012”
An exciting preview of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, which for the first time will feature Women’s Match Racing. Take a look at the team the US has put together, and what they’ll be up against.
Video: 47 minutes.
“The Story of the Salty Sisters” (1951 – present)
From just 10 members at the beginning, their comaraderie and racing exploits quickly attracted new members and sister groups at neighboring yacht clubs, which fostered a series of annual regattas known for their fierce competition.
Written narrative with photos. 4 pages.
“The Story of Mary Patten” (1857)
Since no other member of the crew could navigate, she took command of the vessel, a clipper ship the size of the Cutty Sark, and sailed her around the Horn to San Francisco.
Written narrative: 1 page. This story is also part of our Learning American History Through Sailing Initiative .
“Rocking the Boat: Women Race for the America’s Cup” (1994)
A 1994 Lifetime documentary chronicling the story of the women of America 3 – the first all-female team to race for the America’s Cup. Hosted by Christie Brinkley.
Video: 46 minutes.
“The Women of America 3 ” – Chevy Commercial (1995)
Chevrolet was a sponsor of the 1995 America’s Cup, and broadcast this commercial to introduce the nation to the all-women America 3 Team.
Video: 30 seconds.
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