Lone American on Cup winner set to speak in Rhode Island

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Sail Newport will host Rome Kirby, the Rhode Island-based member and only American on Oracle Team USA, in an event to talk about the team’s comeback to win the 34th America’s Cup.

The event will take place Nov. 1 at the Jane Pickens Theatre in Washington Square, Newport, R.I.

Key members of the design, shore and support teams of Oracle Team USA will join emcees Andy Green and Kenny Read onstage to share their stories and important roles in achieving the comeback.

Kirby is an alumnus of Sail Newport and the Ida Lewis Yacht Club.

Sail Newport also will host Dirk Kramers, Scott Ferguson, Sean Healey, Amory Ross, Mark Nicora, Kate Wilson and other special guests home from San Francisco, where the America’s Cup racing was held.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Complimentary light fare will be served and a cash bar will be available.

The onstage presentation and Q&A start at 6:30 p.m.