As Each Northern Door Closes, a Southern One Opens
By Madeline Gill With New England’s sailing season in the rearview mirror, many sailors typically pack up and head toward the lower latitudes.  Whether in pursuit of an endless summer or seeking fulfillment of a craving for competition, sailing professionals and hobbyists have historically made an annual migration to the Caribbean islands.  This reliable influx […]
A Season Ending Celebration of the Classics at Indian Harbor Yacht Club
Before the light Summer breezes fade into the Winter’s Nor’Easters, crisp Fall winds deliver some of the season’s best conditions and nowhere is that truer than Long Island Sound in September. Many classic yacht owners in the area also associate this time of year with the Indian Harbor Yacht Club Classic Yacht Regatta. This annual […]
Technical Committee Reflects on first season with new Classic Rating Formula
By Kate Wilson Rolling out any new system is bound to have some bumps along the way but the Technical Committee of the Classic Yacht Owner’s Association, tasked with creating the latest Classic Rating Formula,  known as CRF MkII, have found the first season’s integration of the formula a rousing success. “The formula behaved as […]
An interview with Shelia Graves about the IHYC’s Classic Yacht Regatta
This post was originally written by Dave Schmidt on Sail World. Atlantic and S-Boat start M.A. Fisher Photography While there’s no question that carbon fiber and fiberglass have transformed the face of sailboat racing, delivering stronger, lighter and stiffer structures that are ideal for breaking elapsed-time and offshore passage records, there’s also no question that […]
Classic Yacht Dorade, Guest of Honor
Published on August 25th, 2017 on Sailing Scuttlebutt Most naval architects would be happy if just one of their yacht designs was considered a true classic. Yet the quiet, bespectacled Olin Stephens (1908-2008) drew the lines for scores of boats that sailors all know as pinnacle achievements of the art. Among the most famous Stephens […]
Band of Classic Boat Brothers
By Madeline Gill As many can attest, sailing – and sailboat racing, in particular – can be much more of an all-encompassing lifestyle than a mere hobby. From putting together a cohesive team and coordinating event logistics to performing boat maintenance and actually getting out on the water, the time commitment can be vast. Because […]
Classic Yachting Racing Season Wraps in New England
By Madeline Gill Over the past five weeks, New England towns have been host to a large number of classic yachts for a series of regattas.  The fleet convened in Camden, ME and made their way down the coast to Newport, RI.  The Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta (August 12-13 in Marblehead, MA), Nantucket Regatta (August […]
Leaf Wins Castine Classic Race
This post orginally appeared on the Castine Classics website.  Castine Celebrates Aage Nielsen Castine, Me.—Leaf, a 38’ Luders 24 sloop sailed by Chris Bouzaid, led the fleet in the Eighteenth Annual Castine Classic Yacht Race to Camden sponsored by the Castine Yacht Club. The Castine event kicked off three days of classic boat racing, culminating […]
‘Ruweida V’ Wins Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta
This post was orginally posted by Ryan Belmore for What’s Up Newport The 38th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta presented by IYRS concluded in Newport today with R-Class Ruweida V, restored by IYRS students, as the overall winner. In addition, the winners of the North American Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge went to S&S Sonny in the […]
classic boat rendezvous at mystic seaport
Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport Gives Unique Opportunity to Admire Classic Yachts
While the fast-paced regatta season is upon us in New England, the Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport gives boat owners and admirers the opportunity to slow down and enjoy some of the most extraordinary boats in the country. This year marks the 42nd Annual Rendezvous and showcases some impressive antique and classic […]
New Narragansett Bay Classic Yacht Rendezvous Combines Two Iconic Regattas
For many years the Herreshoff Classic Regatta held in Bristol, Rhode Island and the Newport Classic Yacht Regatta hosted by the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) were two separate events held one week apart. Now, these two iconic events have been combined into a continuous four-day celebration of classic yachts, both power and sail, that […]
New Classic Rating Formula Rolls Out
By Kate Wilson Summer is in full swing in New England and Classic Yachts are casting their dock lines to head to the starting line of the most prestigious international regattas and locally run events. For the Classic Yacht Owner’s Association, the season began with the release of the new Classic Rating Formula Mark II, […]
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Follow the Restoration of 78-foot Herreshoff Sloop, DORIS
Built in 1905, the stunning 78-foot sloop DORIS #625 (ex Vayu, Huntress, Astarte) is the largest all-wood sailing yacht ever built by the Herreshoff Mfg. Company of Bristol, RI.
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