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Lecture Video: Halsey C. Herreshoff on the Herreshoff Centennial Classes of 1914

Halsey C. Herreshoff on the Herreshoff Centennial Classes

by Halsey C. Herreshoff

July 24, 2014

Halsey C. Herreshoff discussed three Herreshoff Centennial Classes of sailing yachts: the Newport 29, about the most winning class of any Herreshoff or other grouping; the Buzzard's Bay 25, the favorite model of Halsey's Grandpa Captain Nathanael Greene Herreshoff; and the legendary Buzzards Bay Boys Boats, later dubbed Herreshoff 12½ Footers, the world's first mass produced yachts of which 374 were built at the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. Halsey spoke of the significant actions of the Herreshoff Manufacturing and its outstanding team that functioned so impressively in 1914, one of the most successful years in its history. Halsey speaks with remarkable insight from his naval architecture profession, four times America's Cup champion experience, and from Herreshoff family lore passed on by his late father Sidney Herreshoff.