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Changes to the Opera House Cup
March 12, 2021 NANTUCKET – The 49th Opera House Cup Regatta, the grand dame of classic wooden boat regattas and which benefits Nantucket Community Sailing, will be held in Nantucket Sound on Sunday, August 22, 2021.    “We surveyed many Opera House Cup boat owners, and are pleased to announce that we are making some changes […]
The Ongoing Restoration of Little Gull II
Little Gull II (LG II), a 1929 Davis-Hand designed, Herreshoffbuilt, forty-two-foot express cruiser is currently undergoing a multi-year restoration at the yacht restoration shop MP&G in Mystic, CT.  Following the philosophies used for the refit of the 1914 Buzzards Bay 25 Mink, MP&G is applying those same approaches of forensic disassembly to uncover the actual […]
22nd annual Castine Classic Yacht Race, sponsored by the Castine Yacht Club
On August 5th, an impressive fleet of classic yachts will race a 19.6nm course from Castine to Camden, followed by the Camden to Brooklin race on Friday, August 6, and the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta on Saturday, August 7. On August 4th, the Castine Yacht Club will host a cocktail reception from 17:30 to 19:00 hrs. […]
Tiedemann Regatta will kick off the CYOA Challenge Series in 2021
The New York Yacht Club has announced dates for this year’s Robert H. Tiedemann Classics Regatta, to be held in Newport June 26th and 27th. For the first time in its history, this biennial regatta—which had traditionally been held in July—will be the first event in the 2021 Classic Yacht Owners Association’s Challenge Series. “We […]
The Legendary Gleam Returns Under New Ownership; Same Spirit of Tradition
As a teenager growing up in the Midwest, Andy Tyska papered his bedroom walls with posters and photographs of classic yachts. Among his collage was a copy of what might be considered the most famous American yachting photograph ever taken: Stanley Rosenfeld’s black-and-white image of two beautiful 12-meter sloops, their spinnakers pulling at their seams. […]
Announcing the 2021 Classic Yachts Challenge Series
This week the Classic Yacht Owner’s Association announces the return of the Classic Yacht Challenge Series (CYCS) uniting 13 classic yacht regattas throughout the Northeast, USA. CYOA’s goal this summer is to encourage participation and friendly competition amongst classic yachting enthusiasts as we emerge from the pandemic.  “In 2020, we had to pause many of […]
Golden-Eye: Giving new life to a 42ft cutter yawl
When Richard Emmert purchased Golden-Eye in 1972, he dreamed of sailing around the world in the beautiful, classic wooden yacht.
New Classic Yacht Race
The Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club has announced the addition of classic yacht racing to its annual regatta:The Shipyard Cup Classics Challenge
A Letter from the Chairman – December 2020
Steve White, Chairman of the CYOA Board, recaps 2020 and gives a preview of what lies ahead for 2021.
Data Declarations for CRF-2021 and Beyond
As CRF has been refined since, experience has exposed the need for some additional data declarations beyond those required for its earlier incarnation.
Photo by Alison Langley at: https://www.langleyphoto.com
Classic Yacht Racing; Highlights from the 2020 CYOA Season
A review of the 2020 season with a focus on how well CRF ratings matched up with real world race results By Jim Taylor, CYOA Technical Committee
Restored and Reborn: The Story of Kirawan
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.
“Mongolia” and The Fateful Photo
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 […]
Photo by Alison Langley at: https://www.langleyphoto.com
The 2020 Wooden Boat Series
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.
An Explanation on the New Data Declarations for CRF-2020
When CRF was fundamentally revamped in 2017 and re-introduced as ‘ CRF MkII’, the new formulae, factors and resulting ratings were vetted by a careful analysis of years of Classic race results.
Luders and Cheetah Print, L-24 Refit
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 […]
History on the Water: When and If
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. 

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