The America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport, was on display at our store in the Flatiron building this past Thursday evening. Fans of the sport and shoppers packed the store to meet America’s Cup sailors from ORACLE TEAM USA and Sperry US Sailing Team.
The event was paired with the launch of Sperry’s latest America’s Cup products and apparel and marked the start of Sperry’s part in this weekend’s Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York event. Customers were invited to shop and to have their classic leather A/Os customized and stamped with a heated leather branding iron featuring the America’s Cup logo and other customized Sperry designs.
ORACLE TEAM USA sailors Cooper Dressler (left) and Rome Kirby (right) pose with the Cup.
Cooper Dressler is a grinder on ORACLE TEAM USA and hails from California. Dressler is one of the team’s youngest members and joined ORACLE TEAM USA after training with the US Sailing Development Team in the 49er class and competing in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. Now considered a veteran competitor in the America’s Cup, Rome Kirby is a second year member of ORACLE TEAM USA. Kirby serves three roles with the team: tactician, trimmer, and grinder.
US Sailing Team Sperry team members Hugh Freund (left), Briana Provancha (third from left), and David Hughes (second from right), pose with the America’s Cup trophy and ORACLE TEAM USA’s Cooper Dressler (second from left) and Rome Kirby (right)
Catch all of the action this weekend on May 7 and 8, 2016 at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in New York. The spectator village in Brookfield Place is open to the public and fans are invited to view the races and shop at sponsor tents.
Not in New York City? Catch the America’s Cup live on TV on NBC Sports Live Extra or on LiveSportsNet New York on May 7 at 2:00pm ET.
A recap of the event will also be played on LiveNBC Sports Network and NBC Sports Live Extra on May 8 at 2:00pm ET. Highlights will be showcased on LiveNBC Network on May 21 at 2:00pm ET.
Follow Sperry and the America’s Cup on social media to keep up with announcements from the event. Read more about the America’s Cup and the US Sailing Team Sperry at our blog.
Sperry is an Official Partner of the 35th America’s Cup, the exclusive Official Footwear Supplier of ORACLE TEAM USA and the Official Supplier of SoftBank Team Japan.