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Sailing exhibit opens at the Hall of Champions

The San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum opened a beautiful new sailing exhibit this week. It has been under construction for nearly a year—a process that I’ve witnessed since the Star boat made its grand entrance via the Hall’s loading dock.

The exhibit celebrates the sport of sailing and all that it means to San Diego, a popular playground for the sport. San Diegans have won world championships, Olympic medals, and the America’s Cup. Our city has also contributed to advances in sail making and boat construction.

The centerpiece of the Hall’s exhibit is a Star Class sailboat that’s slanted to appear as though it is moving swiftly through water. The boat surrounded by historic photos, artifacts, and a gallery to the side that’s dedicated to the America’s Cup.

This week’s reception brought together donors and other sailing enthusiasts to see the exhibit for the first time. See more photos from the reception.

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Learn more about the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum through its website, www.sdhoc.com. Admission to the sailing exhibit is included with general museum admission ($5 adults, $3 youth ages 3-17).

-- Maren Dougherty

Photos courtesy of the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum