After years of hard work, The Sailing Museum has now officially opened in Newport, Rhode Island. Located in Newport’s historic Armory Building, the museum offers an innovative multi-media experience for both cruisers and racers that includes the National Sailing Hall of Fame and America’s Cup Hall of Fame among its many exhibits. “Opening the museum fulfills a longstanding vision of the organization’s founders. A dream 17 years in the making,” says the museum’s executive director, Heather Ruhsam. “The Sailing Museum is not only intended to preserve the history of the sport, but educate and inspire future sailors and innovators.” For museum hours and a complete listing of exhibits, go to thesailingmuseum.org.