NEWPORT — Folks in the “Sailing Capital of the World” are still buzzing over Oracle Team USA’s dramatic America’s Cup victory. Rome Kirby, the only American (and the youngest crew member) on the Oracle, is from Newport, and a second-generation Cup yachtsman; his father, Jerry, is a three-time Volvo Ocean Race veteran with six America’s Cup races under his belt. There’s already talk that the race may return to Newport, especially since Oracle owner Larry Ellison recently bought a home here. (He plans to open it as a museum, displaying his collection of 18th- and 19th-century art.)
Whether the Cup returns or not, this sailing-centric city remains a year-round magnet for anyone interested in boats. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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