Polly Arrives in Style
The newly-arrived 56-foot Nevins-built Polly turned some heads on the classic yacht racing circuit this summer.
CYOA Logo Apparel Now Available
CYOA is partnering with Team One Newport to offer a full line of CYOA logo apparel that you can buy online.  We missed the season, but we’re just in time for the holidays!Check it out here.  Happy shopping, and let us know if there are other items you’d like to see added!
Join Us for Thursday Evening Classic Yacht Racing on Narragansett Bay
On the evenings of June 20th and 27th, July 11th and 25th, and August 30th, CYOA and Sail Newport will again partner to offer free and casual Thursday evening races for classic yachts on the bay off Newport. This is a chance to get a bit more mileage out of all that work you put in this spring while enjoying […]
The 2019 Classic Yachts Challenge Series
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 will be comprised of the same five regattas as 2018: the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta, the Nantucket Regatta, the Opera House Cup, the […]
From the Technical Committee: CRF MkII Update
Classic yacht owners often ask, ‘Why do I have to revalidate our CRF MkII certificate every year?’  A: One reason is that since CRF relies entirely on owner declared data, it is important that they have the opportunity to review their declarations each year to be sure that they accurately reflect the way that they plan to […]
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Preview
Photo: Ellinor Walters From our friend Gilly Gobinet, who has a very long title, but generally just makes things work at ACYR…Now in its 32nd year, ACYR has a new look for 2018 – a new Committee, new courses, new upwind starts and two new classes.The new Chairman is Olympic sailor Carlo Falcone, owner of […]
Classic Yachting Plan for 2019
With Panerai’s intention to cease their support of classic yachting events in both Europe and the USA, the Classic Yacht Owners Association (CYOA) has announced plans to continue and expand the USA series formerly known as the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. In the absence of Panerai as the Organizing Authority, the CYOA will work in partnership with […]
2019 Calendar Posted
Download your 2019 Classic Yachting Calendar or browse our Upcoming Events to mark your calendar.
2018 New England Classics Round-Up
  Classic Yachts fleet © Corey Silken / Panerai We kicked things off in early June in Newport with a panel discussion and movie screening at IYRS. We wound our way from Newport to Block Island and the Vineyard, then down east to Penobscot Bay and back to Marblehead, Nantucket, Narragansett Bay and Long Island […]
Columbia and Siren Triumph during Narragansett Bay Classic Yacht Rendezvous
The inaugural Narragansett Bay Classic Yacht Rendezvous started on Thursday, August 23rd with the Newport to Bristol Feeder Race Sponsored by Gowrie Group and PURE Insurance. A total of 28 classic yachts sailed north in Narragansett Bay enjoying “champagne sailing” conditions before enjoying the Herreshoff Marine Museum‘s Living Boat Show and Welcome Cocktail Party. Panerai, […]
The Yesteryear Regatta lives on in 2018
San Diego (CALIFORNIA) – The sunset cannon rang out at SDYC, echoing across the hulls of the classic yachts gathered there for the kick off the Ancient Mariners Sailing Society 2018 Yesteryear regatta. On the front dock, SDYC members and friends mingled with crews, building excitement for the next day’s racing. With a 22 boat […]
The Balance Between Corinthian Spirit and Competitive Edge
  Newport (RHODE ISLAND) – The summer season kicked off earlier this month at IYRS’ Restoration Hall when classic yachting enthusiasts gathered for a screening of a new documentary – NY40 MARILEE; Restoration of a Herreshoff Classic. Earlier that day, the 2018 graduating class celebrating “Launch Day” where a dozen restored classic boats from Beetle […]
Spring Launches
By Ellinor Walters Just like melting snow, crocuses and baby animals are staples of spring, the denizens of coastal towns also expect to see new boats on the water.  Each new launch has her own story featuring an owner with a vision, a team of hardworking engineers, designers, and builders and a collaborative effort to make her float. […]
Classic Yacht Regatta Season is Almost Here!
The Summer Season is right around the corner, and your boat should be in the water or getting close!  To get you fired up for sanding and varnishing, here are a few updates on upcoming events… On Saturday, June 2nd at 1700, CYOA will be co-hosting an event at IYRS about Classic Yachting & the Corinthian […]
The Concordia Camaraderie
Photo courtesy of Concordia Boatyard Stuart MacGregor isn’t sure he knows what to call this year’s gathering of Concordia Yawls in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The boats are so lauded and loved by their owners that it seems there is a reunion every five years of these yachts around the country, and MacGregor, president of Concordia […]
A Preview of the 2018 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
Photo: Corey Silken / Panerai  Yachts of all kinds, from multi-masted schooners to smaller beach-built craft, eagerly await the Antigua Classic Regatta on April 18th – 24th. Now in its 30th edition, the event is known for spectacular racing powered by the perfect trade winds blowing through this time of year. However, the conditions are […]
The Lobster Love Boat
It’s Valentine’s Day in Bristol, Rhode Island at Baltic Boat Works, LLC where an unlikely trio of Donald Tofias, Nick Dana, and Jens Lange are gathered around Spruce, a 1974 Maine Lobster boat. In line with the holiday, the three men are congregated to examine Spruce, a labor of love for each of them. Tofias […]
The Crowned Classic
The Alerion Class Sloop finds new reach with Sanford Boat and Brooklin Boat Yard. By Ellinor Walters Among native Nantucket fleets, one classic sloop stands out as regal among the rest. In 1977, Sanford boats of Nantucket, Massachusetts built their first Alerion Sloop, a cold molded reproduction of the favorite personal vessel of Nathanael Herreshoff. […]
Bill Lynn Appointed Managing Director
The Board of Directors of the Classic Yacht Owners’ Association are thrilled to welcome Bill Lynn as the Association’s new Managing Director.  The Classic Yacht Owners’ Association was formed in 2015 to encourage fellowship amongst those who are dedicated to owning, maintaining, and racing both classic yachts and newer yachts designed and built in the […]
Start Planning a Summer Downeast
The holidays have passed and the new year is in full swing.  Have you put together a schedule of events for your team yet?  Now is a great time. “We are already getting calls from owners and boat captains for our Camden Classics Cup,” said Marnie Read of Lyman-Morse, the co-host of the event held […]
Return of the Joker
After spending decades off the radar and falling slowly into disrepair, the Bar Harbor 31 – initially named Joker – has resurfaced. Joker was the fourth of thirteen boats that comprised the fleet of Bar Harbor 31s which all left the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company’s doors in the spring of 1903. Her original owner, H. M. […]
The Dovetail Joint: Trumpy Yacht Finds a Forever Family in the Dockerys
When the cold, winter months arrive in New England, many boaters take the opportunity to have their beloved yachts hauled and given a dose of tender loving care.  Some years, the worklist might consist only of a few small items – repair damaged paint or replace some pieces of hardware.  Other years, the offseason is […]
A Tribute to the Yacht that Shaped a Nation
With a history so deeply rooted in maritime culture, it was a natural evolution for Mystic, Connecticut to become home to one of the nation’s most extensive maritime museums and, eventually, take on the responsibility of restoring the Mayflower II.  Built as a replica of the Mayflower, whose importance in introducing European settlers and culture […]
Lessons from the Past
By Madeline Gill In the midst of today’s fast-paced society that so covets innovation and advancement in manufacturing, the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) has recognized the value in slowing down and taking the time to really learn from the past.  Their signature Boatbuilding & Restoration course spans 20 months and includes both classroom and […]

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