Kirawan has established a vast history and legacy within her 85-year lifespan. She was designed by naval architect Philip Rhodes, with the intention of winning the 1936 Newport to Bermuda Race. Having previously finished last at the 1934 race, Rhodes wanted to design a powerful but elegant vessel that would guarantee the win. The notorious […]
Ernestina-Morrissey Restoration: Preserving a Vast History to be a Living Educational Tool
The Ernestina-Morrissey is once again going to hit the water and embark on a new journey. Serving as the State Ship of Massachusetts, she is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation in conjunction with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. In 2014, the ship was approved to undergo an extensive restoration by Bristol Marine in Boothbay, Maine.
Owner Profile: Steve Eddleston and the 12-meter Weatherly
Weatherly was built by the Luders Marine Construction Company in 1958. Designed by famed naval architect Philllip Rhodes, this 12 Meter Class sloop was built for the purpose of defending the 1958 America’s Cup. Despite losing in 1958, Weatherly returned and became the victorious defender in the 1962 America’s Cup.
In March of this year, Evan Blum was working in his store when one day a man came in and inquired about a photo that adorned the stores back wall. An artist and preservationist for “45 years or so,” Blum owns Demolition Depot and Irreplaceable Artifacts, converting and repurposing historic fixtures from landfills and demolished […]
The Pure Nature of Sailing: The Herreshoff and IYRS Newport Classic Yacht Regattas
Photo by Jens Lange This August’s Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta and September’s IYRS Newport Classic Yacht Regatta served as the sendoff to Rhode Island’s abbreviated summer regatta season. With predominantly beautiful weather and a tremendous gathering of classic sailing vessels, both events celebrated Rhode Island’s sailing legacy, while paying particular attention to the safety of […]
The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta has served as the cornerstone of the series since its inception in 1985 successfully offering the opportunity for talented yachtsmen and women to display their athleticism and passion for wooden sailing vessels.
It is not every day that you see a yacht adorned with a cheetah print vinyl-wrap cruising the Maine waters. When you do, however, you’ll know it belongs to Steve White, president of Brooklin Boat Yard. A boat of simple elegance, and expert craftsmanship, this 1941 Luders L-24 maintains both character and history. Bill Luders designed this […]
As the dawn of the second world war emerged in 1939, a man conceived a dream to sail around the world with his family. His name was Colonel George S. Patton, a recognized war general whose words, “When the war is over and if I return, Bea and I are going to sail the world,” would inspire the naming of his mighty vessel, thereafter known as the When and If.
Dear CYOA members and friends, Welcome to the summer of 2020. It will be an interesting one for sure, although no one really knows what will be in store. At my yard we have about 15% of our customers who have chosen not to put their boats in the water this year, but those that […]
Hello Classic Yacht Owners, I’d like to bring everyone up to speed on what the Classic Yacht Owners Association (CYOA) has been doing since our Annual Meeting and Classic Yachts Challenge Series (CYCS) Awards presentation last fall. We have been busy indeed! First, pursuant to the directives of the fall meeting, we tackled the election […]
On Saturday, November 9, 2019, the Classic Yacht Owner’s Association held their Annual Meeting and Fall Party in the Arcadia Room of New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island. We would like to thank our sponsors Gowrie Group and PURE Insurance. CYOA Members and Associate Members traveled from all over the region to attend the Annual […]
The classic yachting season is coming to a close, and from where we stand, things are looking pretty healthy! The Vineyard Cup in mid-July was followed by the NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta which, while not an open event, attracted a strong fleet of 28 boats including six NY-32s racing one-design. In late July, the classics […]
The 2019 Classic Yachts Challenge Series Crowns Winners
As we announced last Fall following the departure of Panerai as title sponsor and series organizer, CYOA has stepped in as administrator of the Classic Yachts Challenge Series. For 2019, the series was comprised of the same five regattas as 2018: the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta, the Nantucket Regatta, the Opera House Cup, the Herreshoff […]
Photo: Tyler Fields Peter Kellogg and his team of (mostly) Bay Head locals brought the catboat Silent Maid to town, and they left two weeks later with a boatload of trophies. Camden Classic Cup (July 25-27) organizer Marnie Read from Lyman-Morse reports that conditions were amazing, and a good time was had by everyone, an […]
Save the Date: 2019 CYOA Annual Meeting & Winter Classic Party
The 2019 CYOA Annual Meeting & Winter Classic Party will take place on Saturday, November 9th at 5:00 pm at NYYC Harbour Court in Newport, RI.We’ll discuss and transact business that properly comes before the membership, and then we’ll commence with the party at which we’ll give out awards for the Classic Yachts Challenge Series. The […]
The Herreshoff S Class Celebrates 100 Years in Style
Photo: @herreshoff_s_class Starting in the Fall of 1919, the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company built 94 Herreshoff S Class one-design keelboats. It is “guesstimated” that 45-50 of these sweet-sailing 28-footers are still in existence 100 years later, and almost half of those participated in the Herreshoff S Class Centennial Series! The series encompassed four weekends of sailing across three […]
Schooners Are Holding Up Their End of the Classics Scene
Two very different ends of the schooner racing spectrum were in evidence this summer. On the “quantity” front, the 2019 Gloucester Schooner Festival, held last weekend, attracted 24 schooners from around the east coast for two days of racing and celebrating schooner-ness.The “quantity” descriptor is by no means meant to take away from the quality […]
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