The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced today that its new Newport, R.I., home will be named The Sailing Museum, and will offer a multi-media experience in an effort to celebrate sailing’s heritage, its heroes and to inspire future sailors.
The Sailing Museum, which will be housed in the historic Armory building on the waterfront in downtown Newport, will feature more than 11,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and displays chronicling the history of the sport.
The heart of The Sailing Museum will be galleries for the National Sailing Hall of Fame and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame.
The museum was developed by Healy Kohler Design, a firm recognized in interactive and sports hall of fame design, and is slated to open in the spring of 2022, according to the Hall of Fame.
“Our new home will be a feast for the senses, harnessing technology to bring the excitement of sailing to life and honoring our sport’s heroes in exciting and innovative ways,” said National Sailing Hall of Fame president Gus Carlson in a statement.
“Our goal is to create a special place that engages everyone, from our sport’s faithful to casual sailors to newcomers who are curious about what happens when wind and water meet,” added Carlson. “We are confident The Sailing Museum will be a unique venue to showcase our sport and the accomplishments of its heroes.”
Check out a sneak peek of The Sailing Museum through this rendered virtual tour.