1971 – 2021
THE HERRESHOFF GOLDEN JUBILEE
Celebrating 50 Years of Collection, Preservation, Interpretation & Education
S-Boat Construction Drawing / MIT Museum
Celebrating 50 Years
In 2021, the Herreshoff Marine Museum celebrated its Golden Jubilee — the 50th anniversary of its founding. Throughout 2021, the Museum celebrated five decades of preservation and interpretation of the world-renowned Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and its remarkable founders, brothers John and Nathanael (“Captain Nat”) Herreshoff. The Museum commemorated this yearlong anniversary with programming and special events engaging Herreshoff boat owners around the world, America’s Cup veterans and enthusiasts, and the maritime heritage community at large.
Tell Us Your Story!
With over 2,000 boats built, and many still sailing (or motoring) today, so many of us have stories to tell about our experiences aboard Herreshoff boats and with Herreshoff people. We want to hear yours! Long or short, written or recorded, use the link below to share your Herreshoff story with us.
November 4, 2021
Alison Langley Named 2021 Rebecca Chase Herreshoff Award Recipient
Accomplished marine photographer and videographer recognized for a lifetime of excellence by the Herreshoff Marine Museum & America’s Cup Hall of Fame
September 3, 2021
Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta Draws Stellar Fleet to Bristol, RI
Outlier sails past the museum. Photo: Alison Langley
September 1, 2021
Golden Jubilee Trophy presented to the Watch Hill 15 Fleet at Ocean House Reception
Honoring James “Ding” Schoonmaker and John “Hap” Fauth
July 23, 2021
Herreshoff Marine Museum presents its first Golden Jubilee Trophy to Fishers Island, NY Bullseye Fleet
Herreshoff Marine Museum presented the Fishers Island Yacht Club Bullseye fleet with a new trophy in celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary.
July 19, 2021
New York’s Herreshoffs On Parade
Sailing World stopped by the NYYC event in June for interviews and a great recap of the One-Designs on display.
July 8, 2021
Classic one-design yachts showcase the Herreshoff Golden Jubilee at New York Yacht Club
Three perfectly restored sailing yachts designed by Captain Nathanael G. Herreshoff and built at the famous Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, R.I., were showcased at the first major event of the Golden Jubilee anniversary celebration of the Herreshoff Marine Museum.
May 25, 2021
To continue the celebration of the Herreshoff Marine Museum’s 50th anniversary, we investigate the origins of the first Rendezvous & early regattas.
April 2, 2021
The Origin of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame
To continue the celebration of the Herreshoff Marine Museum’s 50th anniversary, Steven Tsuchiya takes us back to the founding of the America’s Cup Hall of Fame in 1992.
February 1, 2021
The Founding of the Herreshoff Marine Museum
A history of how it began back in 1971 as a floating exhibit with extraordinary examples of Herreshoff craftsmanship and aesthetics.
January 28, 2021
Herreshoff Marine Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2021
The Herreshoff Marine Museum is thrilled to announce its Golden Jubilee year— the 50th anniversary of its founding.
Herreshoff Marine Museum Jubilee Events
Afterguard Members are given access to all of these events but Individual Event Tickets also available.
America’s Cup Hall of Fame’s 30th Anniversary
Herreshoff Fleet Events
We’ll be participating in these events hosted by others to celebrate our Jubilee, come along with us!
Date: TBD 2022
Event: Bullseye Fleet Reception
Location: Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL
Date: TBD, Summer 2022
Event: Herreshoff 12/Nantucket Alerion Fleet Reception
Location: Great Harbor YC, Nantucket, MA
Date: TBD, Summer 2022
Event: Herreshoff 12 Fleet Reception
Location: Shelter Island YC, Shelter Island, NY
Date: TBD, Summer 2022
Event: Western Long Island Sound S Class Fleet Reception
Location: Larchmont YC, Larchmont, NY
PAST JUBILEE EVENTS
July 16, 2021
Bullseye Fleet Reception at Fishers Island Yacht Club
July 25, 2021
Herreshoff Reception at Quissett Yacht Club
July 27, 2021
Herreshoff 12 Fleet Receptionat Edgartown YC, Edgartown, MA
July 30 & August 1, 2021
Herreshoff 12 National Championship
Herreshoff 12 Fleet Reception at North Haven Casino, North Haven, ME
August 7 & 8, 2021
Event: S Class Invitational Regatta at Quissett Yacht C
August 12, 2021
Watch Hill 15 Reception & Celebration at Ocean House
August 20, 2021
Herreshoff 12 Fleet Reception Beverly YC, Marion, MA
Newport International Boat Show, Newport RI
JOIN THE AFTERGUARD
Become a Member of the Golden Jubilee Afterguard at the Herreshoff Marine Museum
Do you have a photo, story, video, or personal history to share about your experience with the museum or Herreshoff boats? Send it to us using this simple submission form so we can share it with the Herreshoff community here on the Jubilee portal!
The Code Flag Lima Project
What started as a quarantine project to bring entertaining Herreshoff-related content to folks while they were stuck at home during the lockdown has evolved into an ongoing digital initiative through which we bring the museum to our audience in unique and compelling ways. And with other museums and collections increasing online access, we have new opportunities to add context to the stories we tell.