Sailing fame is coming to Puget Sound, specifically the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend.
Whidbey Island resident and event chairman Herb Weissblum has announced that Tucker Thompson, the official host of the 35th America’s Cup (AC35) in Bermuda, will present his America’s Cup multimedia show at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Northwest Maritime Center. The program includes an overview of the Cup’s storied history, reliving the dramatic comeback of AC34, an update from the ongoing America’s Cup World Series events and an inside look at what to expect for AC35 in Bermuda.
A veteran sailor and TV announcer, Tucker has hosted over 1,400 sailing shows, including the America’s Cup on TV since the 2007 Cup races in Valencia, Spain. He was a crew member on America True in the 2000 America’s Cup. For the next two years, Tucker will host all public delivery and be the voice of the 35th America’s Cup races.
Tucker’s tour is sponsored by the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA), BMW, Bremont Watches and the Bermuda Tourism Authority.
Tickets cost $5 for members, $10 non-members and can be purchased on Eventbrite.com or 360-385-3628 ext 104. The program has been scheduled so Whidbey Island residents can return on the 8:30 p.m. ferry. There are no tidal cancellations.