America’s Cup artifacts at SFO Museum


Skipper Harold Vanderbilt and crew on deck of Enterprise 1930. photograph from the Edwin Levick Collection; Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, Virginia. Courtesy SFO Museum

A new exhibition featuring artifacts and historic imagery from the first sixteen campaigns of the America’s Cup contest is now at the SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport, coinciding with the city’s hosting of the thirty-fourth contest for the America’s Cup.


The exhibit offers a historical view of the first eighty-six years of the international sailing competition with great images, ship’s wheels, life rings, crew sweaters, navigational equipment and other artifacts.

Find America’s Cup: Sailing for International Sport’s Greatest Trophy pre-security in the International Terminal Main Hall Departures Lobby at San Francisco International Airport through February 2014.

Can’t make it to SFO but interested in the exhibition? Lucky you: many of the images are included in the on-line exhibition.