Herreshoff Marine Museum and Ameerica's Cup Hall of Fame
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Herreshoff Marine Museum
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HMM’s biennial Classic Yacht Symposium is "like Woodstock for Classic Yacht enthusiasts."

Three Special Days of Classic Yachts including...

  • Ten Great Papers by Experts/Owners 
  • Shop Visits: Active Projects
  • Evening Panel Discussion
  • Museum Campus Visit & Exhibits
  • Evening Social Events

The 8th Annual Classic Yacht Symposium is scheduled for March 22-24, 2019.  Over the course of three days, attendees will visit restoration shops to ogle projects in progress, debate the definition of “classic”, attend sessions with a variety of scholarly papers on a range of subjects presented by their authors, and bond with fellow classic yacht enthusiasts over adult refreshments.

CYS is unique in its special collaborative atmosphere because the event attracts a mix of owners, designers, builders and enthusiasts who gather biannually to celebrate the fine yachts of a bygone era and share their thoughts on the challenges of preserving, restoring, replicating, sailing and racing them.

For 2019, CYS will be jointly produced by the Herreshoff Marine Museum and the Classic Yacht Owners Association.

Please click here to download the 2019 Call for Papers.

Prospective authors can find instructions for papers by clicking here.

Prospective authors of short papers for Centennial Yachts should click here (coming soon) for guidance.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of CYS, contact Bill Lynn at w.lynn(at)herreshoff(dot)org or +1 617 529 5832.

Advertising and exhibition opportunities are available. Click here to download a rate card and if you'd like us to contact you, please send an email to cys(at)herreshoff(dot)org.

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