The Herreshoff Marine Museum presents

The Golden Jubilee


Chairpersons: Christine & Rob Ayerle

According to Merriam-Webster the word ‘Afterguard’ was first used in 1750, a spillikin more than a century before HMCo was founded along the shores of the Narragansett. It is defined as:

“the decision making members of a sailboat racing team usually including the helmsman, tactician and navigator”.

Borrowing the etymology we’ve decided it is a fitting term for those Herreshoff Marine Museum patrons who not only care deeply about the history and legacy of the organization but also about its future.

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AFTERGUARD participant benefits include:

Golden Key (and commemorative fob) unlocking an all-access pass to every Golden Jubilee Event

Membership in the venerable Reliance Society

Appear on the masthead of all Golden Jubilee event invitations

Special VIP status: attendance (2 tickets) at all five Golden Jubilee events as an honored guest

Outfitted in a limited-edition Golden Jubilee apparel commemorating participation.

Golden Jubilee Events

Afterguard Members are given access to all of these events.

NYYC One Design Celebration

June 24, 2021

NYYC Harbour Court, Newport, RI

Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta & Rendezvous

August 27-29, 2021

Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, RI

Golden Jubilee Gala

September 30, 2021

Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, RI

Golden Jubilee Wrap-Up Dinner

January 27, 2022

NYYC, New York, NY

Tickets Available Soon


March 19, 2021

America’s Cup Hall of Fame Induction

Location: Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

May 2, 2021

HMM Opening Day

Location: Herreshoff Marine Museum

May 15, 2021

Frostbite Bash: Defrosted

Location: HMM Campus & Waterfront


Individual: $2500

Business: $5000

For more information, contact Ted Regan, Director of Advancement:

Call: (401)253-5000 x222 Text: (207)749-3520


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