Preparing a Classic Yacht for the Bermuda Race

April 25, 2022

By Jesse Terry, owner of Abigail, 1956 auxiliary ketch on getting ready for the 635-mile offshore sailing race.
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Returns

April 6, 2022

It was great to see the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta return earlier this month for its 33rd edition after two years of postponements with a few CYOA members in attendance as well. 
What is new with CRF in 2022? Q&A with Jim Taylor, Chair of Technical Committee

March 21, 2022

Taylor took some time to explain what is new for CRF 2022.
Announcing the Classic Yacht Challenge Series 2022

February 11, 2022

The CYCS expands for 2022!
Annual Meeting Recap 2021

December 15, 2021

On November 13th, the Annual Meeting and CYCS Awards were hosted at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island. Thank you to all who traveled (through Tornado Warnings!) to join us in the celebration and to Pure Insurance, Gowrie Group, and Rumson's Rum for making it possible. 
Iconic Herreshoff and 12 Metre Yachts Paint the New England Coastline During Summer Yacht Series

November 4, 2021

Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta and the Classic Yacht Challenge Series drew some of the most iconic yachts to the coast this past summer. Dy Dave Schmidt for Cruising World
Join us for the 2021 CYOA Annual Meeting & Fall Classic Party

October 15, 2021

The 2021 CYOA Annual Meeting & Winter Classic Party will take place on Saturday, November 13th at 5:30 pm at Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, RI brought to you by Pure Insurance.
Indian Harbor Classic Yacht Regatta

September 13, 2021

Indian Harbor's spectacular Classic Yacht Regatta with boats of all sizes hosted September 11-12.
42nd Annual Newport Classic Regatta

September 7, 2021

Awards at this event are not limited to the racecourse and range from Parade and Designer awards as a celebration of all things classic yachting. 
Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta Celebrates 50th Jubilee Anniversary

September 3, 2021

Outlier sails past the Herreshoff Marine Museum on the Jubilee Anniversary of the institution. Photo: Alison Langley
Eggemoggin Reach Regatta sails

August 24, 2021

The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta had its 36th year of racing Saturday, August 7. The tradition was started in 1995 by Steve White and Frank Hull of Brooklyn Boatyard and features wooden and classic boats. This year was hosted by Brooklin Boat Yard and Rockport Marine.
Santana takes Castine Classic race

August 24, 2021

Castine, ME - The 22nd annual Castine Classic 19.6 nm race to Camden, sponsored by the Castine Yacht Club, was sailed on August 5, 2021 on Penobscot Bay.
5th Edition of the Camden Classics Cup Delivers the Best of Maine

August 24, 2021

84 Boats Raced in the July 29-31st Regatta. Photos - Alison Langley
BHYC Regatta and Shipyard Cup Classic Challenge Thrills Racers and Spectators Alike

July 27, 2021

Photo above: Classic racers north of Squirrel Island Saturday / John Yrchik Photography Boothbay, ME – The 47th Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club (BHYC) Regatta and inaugural Shipyard Cup Classics Challenge fleets cut a breathtaking scene Saturday, July 24 as the over 50 classic and modern racing boats sailed under clear blue skies across Booth Bay […]
Onawa, Blackwing Among Winners at Tiedemann Classics Regatta

June 30, 2021

After a four-year absence, the Robert H. Tiedemann Classics Regatta returned to Narragansett Bay last weekend, with more than two dozen classic yachts from 28 to 76 feet gracing the waters off Newport. Photo: Paul Todd/ Outside Images
New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta Recap

June 14, 2021

This past weekend the summer sailing season kicked off with the 167th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta in Newport, Rhode Island. Photo: Paul Todd/ Outside Images
Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta – Marblehead

May 6, 2021

Summer’s short and the number of weekends few. Now’s the time to make sure you register for the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta, August 14th – 15th – a weekend you don’t want to miss. Check us out here: Corinthian Classic The CCYR is a GREAT regatta sailed off of Marblehead. Been here since 1999!Low Entry […]
Changes to the Opera House Cup

May 6, 2021

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

April 20, 2021

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

April 14, 2021

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

April 14, 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

March 15, 2021

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

March 15, 2021

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

February 5, 2021

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

February 5, 2021

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

December 15, 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

December 9, 2020

As CRF has been refined since, experience has exposed the need for some additional data declarations beyond those required for its earlier incarnation.

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