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The 2014 Classic Yacht Symposium
May 2nd & 3rd, 2014
Presented by: Herreshoff Marine Museum

At Roger Williams University, College of Arts & Sciences

Registration for this event is closed

For information on the Papers and Proceedings of the 2014 6th Classic Yacht Symposium, click here

An international group of talented authors have been hard at work preparing papers for CYS 2014 on a range of new and interesting subjects. Meanwhile the Herreshoff Marine Museum/SNAME team are engaged in planning a full range of activities that have come to embody CYS.  Including a wide variety of excluive tours. As was done in CYS 2012 we are featuring classic Nat Herreshoff designs that are celebrating 100 years. In 2012 there was just one Herreshoff Centennial Class- ALERION (HMCo 718). This year we have three Herreshoff Centennial Classes, all derived in some way from ALERION.
Newport 29 [Often hailed as Capt. Nat’s best all-around design]

Buzzards Bay 25 [Capt. Nat’s favorite design according to son Sidney]

Buzzards Bay Boys Boats (H12½) [Herreshoff Mfg. Co.’s most popular design] 


Friday May 2nd:
The following Tours are available only to those who have made prior reservations for the Classic Yacht Symposium. These Tours are by reservation only because we must give a “head count” to our hosts.Please do not just “show-up” or arrive at times other than those given.
There is no additional registration fee for these Tours.

Friday Schedule: 
12.30 to 13.30    Registrants are invited to visit the CORONET Project & Restoration Hall at IYRS, 449 Thames St., Newport, RI.

14.30 to 15.30    Registrants are invited to visit the nearly completed restoration of ROWDY (HMCo. #628), a 1905 NY 30 (ex-Neola II) 
at Baltic Boat Works, 257 Franklin St., Bristol, RI

16.00 to 17.30    Registrants are welcome to visit HMM on Burnside St., Bristol, RI to:

  • See the Reliance Model Project in Museum building #28
  • View examples of the three Centennial Boats:
    • MISCHIEF (HMCo. #728), a Newport 29 MISCHIEF (Chris Wick, owner) at the HMM Dock
    • ARIA (HMCo. #738, ex-White Cap), a Buzzards Bay 25 on display as a work in progress by MP&G & donor Paul Bates
    • BULLDOG (HMCo. #991), a 12½ on display and freshly renovated by Ballentine’s Boat Shop
  • Hear about the Museum’s renovation of the General Burnside Building, 22-26 Burnside St., a former shop of the Bristol Rifle Works (the Burnside carbine) and Herreshoff Manufacturing Co.
17.30 to 18.30    Early Check-in for Registration for the CYS Presentations on Saturday
  • "Meet and Greet" The RELIANCE Project Volunteer Team with the opening of their Spar Diorama in the Museum
  • Refreshments

Saturday May 3rd Schedule: 
07.30    Registration Desk Opens – Coffee Served

08.30    Morning Program Begins - Opening Remarks

Saturday Presentations:

Restoring BLUE MARLIN, a 1937 Nicholson Twelve Metre, presented by David Pedrick & Allan Savolainen

ARION – An Experiment for the Ages, presented by Adam Langerman & Steve Frary

Introduction to the Herreshoff Centennial Classes, presented by Halsey C. Herreshoff

Buzzards Bay 25 Restorations, the MP&G Approach and MINK, presented by Ed McClave & Andy Giblin.

The Newport 29 Cruising Class, presented by Chris Wick

Evolution of the Herreshoff 12½ Footer presented by Steve Nagy

One Hundred Years of the Herreshoff 12½ at Quissett, presented by Douglas E. Cooper and Carol R. Suitor

Traditional Boat Building & Restoration in a Modern Era, presented by Erick Singleman

Panel Discussion for the Centennial Classes, Halsey Herreshoff, Moderator

The Reliance Project: Discovering Herreshoff Mfg. Co. Capabilities, presented by Sandy Lee

Approx. 16.30    Adjourn to Herreshoff Marine Museum for: 

Reliance Project Tours (by prior reservation only – see Registration sheet)

N.G. Herreshoff Model Room Tours (by prior reservation only – see Registration sheet)

Visit the Centennial Boats

Birthday Reception in the Museum


For information on the 2014 6th Classic Yacht Symposium including authors, presenters, and details on their papers, click here

For information on the 2012 5th Classic Yacht Symposium including authors, presenters, and details on their papers, click here.

For information on the 2010 4th Classic Yacht Symposium including authors, presenters, and details on their papers, click here.

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