Herreshoff Marine Museum and Ameerica's Cup Hall of Fame
Herreshoff Marine Museum America's Cup Hall of Fame
Herreshoff Marine Museum
America's Cup Hall of Fame

Past Events: 

4th Annual Frostbite Bash
February 6, 2016

Frost Bite Bash 2016 - Logo

Join us for the 4th Annual Frost Bite Bash on February 6th. Winter is coming and so is the Bash! This year will be better than ever! Party the night away surrounded by beautiful and historic wooden boats. Enjoy open bar and incredible food provided by some of New England's finest companies. Including a raw bar provided by Island Creek Oysters, BBQ provided by Preppy Pig BBQ, amazing pad thai provided by one of New England's finest caterers, Russell Morin, and more! Plus, our wide range of Live and Silent Auction items will surely excite you, no matter your budget. 

The Bash will also be your first opportunity to witness the unveiling of The RELIANCE Model, a 30 foot, museum quality model of the America's Cup winner, RELIANCE. Get your tickets today!

Food & Drink provided by:
Preppy Pig BBQ Russell Morin Fine Catering CRU Cafe, Newport
195 Franklin Island Creek Oyster Bar Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Blackstone Caterers Grapes and Grains Compton Clambakes

Sponsored by

Lotuff Leather
Pella Windows Starkweather & Shepley
The Arcade Providence Tupelo Cove
SecZetta Quantum
JADE Plastics New England Tent Company
Lila Delman, Kristin Parella East Passage Boatwrights
Lemon & Line Brooks Marine Group
Venture Technology Merchants Inc Hinckley Yacht Services
Soundview Millworks Northrop & Johnson

2015 Herreshoff Classic Regatta
August 21-23

Herreshoff Classic Regatta

Racing Classes Include: 
S Class,
Twelve Metre, 
CRF Cat Boat, 
Herreshoff 12½ (wood or fiberglass including CCSB, H12, Bullseye, and Doughdish)
CRF Classic (pre-1971),
CRF Spirit of Tradition (1971 and later)
Registration & Ticket Information:
This year's dinner featured a return to a good old-fashioned Rhode Island lobster bake including steamed Spinney Creek soft-shelled clams, PEI mussels, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes, chourico, barbecued chicken and a garden salad. Catering by McGrath Clambakes.  
McGrath Clambakes
Race Documents: Event Forms:  Saturday Results:  Sunday Results: 


Friday, August 22nd:
1700: Living Boat Show: Classic yachts are invited to participate in the Living Boat Show on the Museum’s moorings and waterfront on Friday.
1730-1930: Living Boat Show: Welcome Cocktail Party & Early Registration – Free and Open to the Public. (Cash Bar)

Saturday, August 23rd:
1000: Competitor’s Briefing - under the waterfront tent
1200: Warning Signal for first race.  A single race is planned for CRF yachts.  One-design classes may have more than one race.
1730: Cocktails - under the tent – cash bar.
1830: Regatta Dinner. Click Here to Buy Tickets
1930: Program and Awards

Sunday, August 24th:
CRF Classes and the Herreshoff “S” Boat Class will race to Newport. The Wind Hill Trophy Race will race in Bristol Harbor.
0930: Competitor’s Briefing - under the tent
1130: Warning Signal for classes racing to Newport.
1245: Wind Hill Trophy Race – Special race for Herreshoff 12 ½‘s (& Bullseye, Doughdish, etc.)

This event was sponsored by 

Torresella          Colonial Knife Company LOGO

View Photos from the 2015 Herreshoff Classic Regatta 

2014 Herreshoff Classic Regatta
August 22-24th

Please fill out the Post-Event Survey: Click Here

The Herreshoff Classic Regatta is an annual event drawing participants from around the world. Classic yachts, many of them Herreshoff designs, gather for a weekend of racing and social events.

The 2014 Herreshoff Regatta will celebrate the centennial of three Herreshoff Designs: The Newport 29, Buzzard's Bay 25, and the Buzzards Bay Boys Boat.

Herreshoff Classic Rendezvous & Regatta

Racing Classes include:

S Class, Herreshoff 12½ (wood or fiberglass including CCSB, H12, Bullseye, and Doughdish), Sea Sprite 23, Six Metre, Twelve Metre, CRF Cat Boat, CRF Classic (pre-1971), CRF Spirit of Tradition (1971 and later)

We welcome classic power yachts to join us as part of our spectator fleet.  For information on how to participate please email info@herreshoff.org. 

Saturday Racing Results:

CRF Vintage Class A
CRF Vintage Class B 
Buzzars Bay 25 Class
CRF Open Class / Cat Boats - Part 1
CRF Open Class / Cat Boats - Part 2
S Class
Sea Sprite
Herreshoff 12½ & offspring 

Sunday Racing Results: 

Race to Newport: Class A
Race to Newport: Class B
Race to Newport: S Class
Wind Hill Trophy

Race Documents: 

- NOR Addenda
- Sailing Instructions 
- Race Chart

The Living Boat Show: August 22nd, 1700-2000

The show welcomes participants in the Herreshoff Classic Regatta and members of the general public to come together in celebration of classic yachts and our nation’s yachting history. 

Summer BBQ: 
August 23rd

Tossed Mesclune Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing
Sicilian Pasta Salad
Dill and Chive Potato Salad
Wood Grilled Vegetable Salad with Cilantro and Lime
BBQ Boneless Chicken
Steakhouse Style Sirloin with Fresh Pico d’ Gallo
Sausage and Peppers with Mushrooms, Onions, and Olive Oil
Mini Hoagie Rolls
Fresh Baked Cookies and Gourmet Brownies
Sliced Watermelon
Coffee Service

Thank you to Colonial Knife Company
for their generous donation to the Herreshoff Classic Regatta

Colonial Knife Company LOGO



Herreshoff Marine Museum's Annual Bristol 3rd and 4th of July Celebration, featuring The HonkyTonk Nights

The Herreshoff Marine Museum presents, 
The Annual 
Bristol 3rd & 4th of July Celeration 

Featuring: The Honkytonk Knights

Kick off the festivities on July 3rd with fantastic live museum on the Waterfront by the Honky Tonk Knights! Enjoy a family style barbecue, sunset cocktails, live museum, and a fabulous view of the evening's fireworks from the Museum dock. Join us for this unforgettable night! 
Tickets include Museum Admission: $40 Members; $50 Adult Non-Member; $10 Kids; $80 Patron

Join us for July 4th at our PRIME location along the parade route. Enjoy the oldest Fourth of July Parade in the nation! It's the perfect place for family and friends to enjoy the day. In the morning, celebrate with the sounds of The Ancient Mariners Dixieland Band as you enjoy a light breakfast. Tickets are $20 for everyone and includes parking, refreshments, restrooms, music, and parade viewing.

Fall Family Free Day
Saturday, October 25th

Fall Free Day October 25th Come to the Museum on Saturday October 25th and enjoy FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION from 10am to 5pm. There will be pleanty of activities for all ages. Including:

Pumpkin Arts & Crafts
Kids Sailboat Art Gallery
Face Painting & Story Time with a clown
Hot Cider & Seasonal Snacks
Streaming of the Vovlo Ocean Race
Watch the Film "Of Boats & Brothers"
Formal Tours by Dyer Jones
Visit the Progress of The RELIANCE Project
Store Sales & Membership Specials

SAVE 20%
Become a Member on Saturday

Receive 20% off your entire gift store purchase when you renew or sign up for a Museum Membership at Fall Family Free Day.
Current Members receive 20% Off all store purchases on Saturday. 

All new memberships will be included in a raffle to win a Herreshoff Reversible Vest from the gift store. Current members may make a donation of equal value to be included in the raffle.

Offer Expires 10/26/2014. Excludes already marked down items and the price of the membership.

The Herreshoff 12 ½ Centennial Gala
May 31st, 2014 at 6:30pm 

Herreshoff 12&1/2 Centennial Gala Fundraising Event

The Herreshoff Marine Museum celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Herreshoff 12 ½ with a dinner featuring dining, dancing, and a live auction. 

Ticket Price: $250 per person
Patron Table for ten: $5,000

Sponsored by:
Pure Insurance The Bay Magazine
Russell Morin Fine Catering The Providence Journal Charitable Foundation
Rentals Unlimited Exquisite Events


Frost Biters Bash 


February 8, 2014

The second annual FROST BITER’S BASH, on February 8th, was a huge success. The event successfully raised the needed funds to begin work on the Burnside Building Restoration Project. To view photos of the Bash, check out the Providence Journal

Join us for the 2014 Frost Biters Bash at Herreshoff Marine Museum, Saturday February 8th. (For tickets, visit www.frostbitersbash.com)
This event was marketed by
HCC Marketing
Beverages were provided by
Triple Eight Distillery
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island       Grapes & Grains Fine Wine & Spirits

William Hill Estate Winery
Food was provided by
Preppy Pig BBQ Russell Morin Fine Catering Easy Entertaining Inc.
Le Central Nacho Mama's Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Compton Clamebakes DeWolf Tavern Top This Fire Grilled Pizza Crusts
  Island Creek Oyster Bar  
Narragansett Shipwrights, Inc.
Ormonde Productions Lighting Design Luke Renchan Entertainment
Rentals Unlimited Molly Lo Photography
Tupelo Cove The Arcade Providence: A Historic Revival
Newport Tent Company New England Tent Company
                Alayne White Spa                    Venture Technology Merchants, Inc.
         Gil's Appliances             Soundview Millworks
Rhody Couture East Passage Boatwrights
SafeWay Auto Center Hinckley Yacht Services
Bristol Marine Quantum Sail Design Group
The Daily Scoop The Macken Family The Haffenreffer Family



The 2013 Herreshoff Classic Regatta - August 23rd-25th

The Herreshoff Classic Regatta is an annual event drawing hundreds of participants from around the world. Classic and Herreshoff boat owners gather for a weekend of challenging races and social events. The weekend includes the Living Boat Show, the race for the prestigious Bill Swan Memorial Trophy, the Livingston’s Wind Hill Trophy for Herreshoff 12 1/2s, and a barbeque style dinner.

Racing Classes include:

CRF Classic (pre-1971)
CRF Spirit of Tradition (1971 and later)
S Class
12 1/2 (wood or fiberglass including CCSB, H12, Bullseye, and Doughdish)
Six Metre
Twelve Metre
5.5 Metre
Sea Sprite 23
CRF Cat Boat


We welcome classic power yachts to join us as part of our spectator fleet.  For information on how to participate please email info@herreshoff.org



    Race Results - Class B - Revision


NOR Addenda
Liability and Media Waiver 
Sailing Instructions
Racing Chart


Event registration is currently closed


 The Living Boat Show - August 23rd, 5-7pm.  

The show welcomes participants in the Herreshoff Classic Regatta and members of the general public to come together in celebration of classic yachts and our nation’s yachting history.

Guests commence in the waterfront tent for food, drink, and sunset viewing.  The Museum’s mooring field and docks will be filled with lovely, historically significant yachts.  Join Museum Staff, Classic Boat Owners, and Regatta participants to hear of the history of the boats, the people and the place.  

Guests who wish to attend the Living Boat Show do not need to register in advance.  Tickets will be sold at the entrance to the tent.  Tickets are free for regatta registrants, $7 for Museum members who are not registered for the regatta, and $15 for non-members who are not registered for the regatta.

 Awards Ceremony and Summer BBQ - August 24th 

Tickets will be available shortly for our primary regatta event and celebration.  Join us for dinner under the tent as we welcome the sailors, owners, and restorers of these beautiful classic yachts.  Hear remarks from Museum staff and the race committee and join us in congratulating the winners of the day's races.

Dinner tickets are $55 per person and include BBQ Boneless Chicken Thighs, Steakhouse Style Sirloin, Sicilian Pasta Salad, Tossed Mesclune Salad, Wood Grilled Vegetable Salad, Dill and Chive Potato Salad, Sausage and Peppers, Coffee and Watermelon.


Halsey Herreshoff addresses the crowd at the 2012 Living Boat Show



Please enjoy these great pictures of the 2012 regatta from the Providence Journal.


Thank you to our 2013 Sponsors:

Indie Growers


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