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The 2022 Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta 

The annual Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta draws participants from around the world! Each year, a mix of gorgeous big boats and one-designs gathers for a weekend of exciting racing on scenic courses on the bay and terrific social events.

THE HERRESHOFF MARINE MUSEUM / AMERICA'S CUP HALL OF FAME is dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America's Cup competition. The Museum, bordering beautiful Narragansett Bay, in Bristol, Rhode Island, is one of the nation's most important historic maritime treasures.

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July 28, 2022

The annual Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta draws participants from around the world! Each year, a mix of gorgeous big boats and one-designs gathers for a weekend of exciting racing on scenic courses on the bay and terrific social events.

The Curator's Log

June 21, 2022

The Herreshoff Brothers and their Torpedo Boats, Part VII 

A series of papers on bringing innovation to the “New Navy”

March 24, 2022

The Herreshoff Brothers and their Torpedo Boats, Part VI: Herreshoff Success- US Navy Purchase of STILETTO, 1886-1895 

A series of papers on bringing innovation to the “New Navy”


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The Living Boat Show Featuring Live Music by @HollowTurtle: Friday, August 26th, 5pmPresented by @GowrieGroup & @PUREInsuranceUSThe Living Boat Show reception is a chance to join fellow classic yacht enthusiasts walking the docks and checking out the gorgeous yachts on display. This event is open to the public with a $20 admission charge which includes food and open bar. The bar will be featuring delicious cocktails by our friends at @Rumsons. Preregister at herreshoff.org/LBS. Tickets will also be on sale at the door. Admission is free for race participants with a signed waiver. This year, the Living Boat Show will feature live music by Hollow Turtle. Sculpted from the coasts of New England, Hollow Turtle is a bluegrass, folk, americana quartet based out of Warren, RI. Band Members include Alfie Purcell (Guitar), James Cappelletti (Banjo), Joseph Cappelletti (Bass) and Nick Preite (Mandolin). Starting in 2012 with the goal of bringing traditional Bluegrass to the Rhode Island area, the band has since evolved into a group that pulls influence from the traditional styles, while incorporating a unique spin of their own. Listen to their 2019 album, Ten Pound Boots, at HollowTurtle.com.The Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta is presented by @BristolMarine with additional support from @AmericanCruiseLines, Aquidneck Custom Composites, @SnedikerYachtRestoration, @BallentinesBoatShop, Loughborough Marine Interests, and @ClassicYachtOA#FolkMusic #BristolRI #LocalEvents #OpenBar #RumsonsRum #BoatShow #ClassicYachts #WoodenBoats #BoatBuilding #Bluegrass #Folk #LivingBoatShow #HerreshoffClassicYachtRegatta #HCYR #Herreshoff ... See MoreSee Less
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Captain Nat's ALERION II (HMCo. #446) was launched on this day in 1894. ALERION II was not just radical because it was a fin keeler, it was also one of the earliest HMCo. boats to sport cross cut sails. Captain Nat wrote of ALERION II: "This boat twenty-seven and one-half feet waterline, about thirty-five feet on deck, and seven feet four inches wide, jib and mainsail rig, had a very satisfactory, but small, cabin. She proved a very satisfactory craft and I had her several years before selling her to Jim Alker. Under his sailing, she won many races. She was the craft from which the famous Thirty Foot Newport Class sprang and I only sold her because I was troubled with rheumatism that made it hard to handle small craft. She was about the best of the fin-keel type..."📸 J.S. Johnston for Detroit Publishing Company, courtesy of the Library of Congress buff.ly/3dFdSPV #HMCo #FinKeel #BulbKeel #AlerionII #Herreshoff #RacingYacht #GlassPlates #HistoricPhoto #JSJohnston #CrossCutSails #BristolRI #Innovators #YachtDesign #NavalArchitecture ... See MoreSee Less
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