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 […]

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 […]

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.


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 […]