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Catch the Wind: Kiteboarding & Windsurfing on Cape Cod
In an effort to broaden the scope of maritime heritage, Cape Cod Maritime Museum’s summer exhibit encompasses the exhilarating world of Kite Boarding & Wind Surfing. Catch the Wind: Kite Boarding & Wind Surfing on Cape Cod features video footage of the world speed sailing record-holder, Rob Douglas of Martha’s Vineyard, who captured his win via kite sailing in 2009, clocking in at 55.65 knots!
Catch the Wind narrates part of the ever-evolving story of Cape Cod’s maritime recreation sports, through inspiring photographs and historic & contemporary artifacts including boards & sails. The exhibit will also show evidence of the early beginnings of wind surfing on Cape Cod, and the fast-growing world of kite boarding in the new millennium.
Catch the Wind opens on Tuesday, May 22nd and runs thru Sunday, September 23rd.
More About Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Cape Cod Maritime Museum is on a spectacular piece of land right on Barnstable Harbor. It features exhibits on boat building, shipwrecks and maritime artifacts. On display is the hull of the Sparrow-Hawk, which sank off Cape Cod in 1626, bringing settlers to the new colony.
The museum partners with local schools to promote and share the maritime experience. The featured exhibits change regularly. Information about the schedule is on the museum's informative website. It offers classes in boat design, half-model making, ship in a bottle making and boat building.
The museum offers sailboat rides on the Sarah, the museum-built replica of the 1886 Crosby catboat, for reasonable single and family rates for a one-and-a-half-hour sail. The Sarah is slipped right at the museum site on the harbor.
Supporting the museum through membership starts at $35. The gift shop is small but packed with interesting souvenirs, maritime curios and books.
Other events here
- The Art of the Catboat Daily, 10:00 am–4:00 pm