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November 24, 2020

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November 9, 2020

Tickets are on sale now for the 2020 Gala: herreshoff.org/gala2020

October 6, 2020

2020 America’s Cup Hall of Fame Virtual Induction to be held on October 29th, 2020 at 1600 EDT (2000 Zulu)


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114 years ago the contract for AVENGER (HMCo. #666) was signed by Robert W. Emmons. AVENGER lived up to her name: according to the New York Times, after Emmons won the Astor Cup with HUMMA [HMCo. #553s] three years earlier, he had barely had time to admire the trophy before receiving a letter from the official measurer of the New York Yacht Club notifying him that there had been a mistake in measurement and he must surrender the cup. After being denied requests for re-measurements, Emmons turned to Captain Nat to commission the L-Boat AVENGER. AVENGER went on to win cups and trophies with a vengeance - including the Astor Cup itself several times.Read more about this week in Herreshoff history: buff.ly/3a1fwWCPhoto: AVENGER (HMCo. #666) photographed by Nathaniel Stebbins on the day of the 1909 Astor Cup Races off Newport; image courtesy the Historic New England Stebbins Photographic Collection ...
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Looking for a fun activity this weekend with the kids?! Check out these paper snowflakes patterns or draw up your own nautical themed snowflake design! Just print and cut out the pattern to decorate your windows. As always, feel free to share your projects with us by email, or by tagging us on Instagram @herreshoff or uploading a photo to our Facebook page. We love seeing what you come up with!Print and Cut: buff.ly/3sNcD3X ...
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114 years ago the contract for AVENGER (HMCo. #666) was signed by Robert W. Emmons. AVENGER lived up to her name: according to the New York Times, after Emmons won the Astor Cup with HUMMA [HMCo. #553s] three years earlier, he had barely had time to admire the trophy before receiving a letter from the official measurer of the New York Yacht Club notifying him that there had been a mistake in measurement and he must surrender the cup. After being denied requests for re-measurements, Emmons turned to Captain Nat to commission the L-Boat AVENGER. AVENGER went on to win cups and trophies with a vengeance - including the Astor Cup itself several times.⠀

Read more about this week in Herreshoff history via the link in our profile.⠀

Photo: AVENGER (HMCo. #666) photographed by Nathaniel Stebbins on the day of the 1909 Astor Cup Races off Newport; image courtesy the Historic New England Stebbins Photographic Collection⠀

#HMCo #Herreshoff #LBoat #AstorCup #NewYorkYachtClub #NYYC #Avenger #MaritimeHistory #HistoricalPhoto #ClassicYachting
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Looking for a fun activity this weekend with the kids?! Check out these paper snowflakes patterns or draw up your own nautical themed snowflake design! Just print and cut out the pattern to decorate your windows. As always, feel free to share your projects with us by email, or by tagging us on Instagram @herreshoff or uploading a photo to our Facebook page. We love seeing what you come up with!⠀

Print and Cut: https://buff.ly/3sNcD3X⠀

#HerreshoffatHome #Craftidea #NauticalCrafts #PaperSnowflakes #Herreshoff
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In the winter of 1906, three of Captain Nat’s five sons reportedly helped him “lay down lines” for two racing schooners then in the early stages of construction. One of these large racing yachts was QUEEN (HMCo. #657), about which L. Francis said "in my opinion, was about his [Captain Nat's] finest design."⠀

L. Francis went on to describe QUEEN’s construction in particular detail in The Wizard of Bristol:⠀

"She was an able yacht with moderate overhangs, and his first large yacht built under the Universal Rule of measurement. But the workmanship on “Queen” was perhaps her most outstanding feature for those who were qualified to judge the matter have said she was the fairest and smoothest metal yacht ever built..."⠀

Read more via the link in our profile. ⠀

#Herreshoff #MarineHistory #Yacht #SailArea #Schooner #ClassicYacht #YachingHistory #HMCo #BristolRI #BristolPhoenix
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From the Vault: A short history of one of the most glamorous members of any America's Cup challenger afterguards, Phyllis Brodie Leslie Gordon Sopwith. She was regularly photographed at the helm of the America’s Cup challengers ENDEAVOUR and ENDEAVOUR II, and always dressed for the occasion. Her official capacity onboard was timekeeper, which she performed when the yachts competed in the 1934 and 1937 America’s Cup races off Newport. Continue reading via the link in our profile under "From the Vault."⠀

📸: Lady Sopwith at the helm of ENDEAVOUR II, 1937; via Soundings Online⠀

#AmericasCup #PradaCup #ChallengerSeries #AtTheHelm #Aftergaurd #AmericasCupWomen #Sailors #WomenSailor #NewportRI #FromtheArchive #MaritimeHistory #AmericasCupHallofFame
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As the Prada Cup gets under way in New Zealand, spend some time learning more about the people who have come before these sailors. The America's Cup database sponsored by the late Edward I. du Moulin contains comprehensive information on participants in all America’s Cup races to date. You can search by Name, Year, Boat, Yacht Club and even Challenger/ Defender Status. The link in our profile. ⠀

#Herreshoff #marinemuesuem #AmericasCup #PradaCup #SailingHistory #AmericasCupHallofFame
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One week from today! Take part in the multimedia experience & virtual lecture with @sharon_green_UltimateSailing on Jan 21st at 7pm she shares tales of her extraordinary career and inspiring hundreds of devotees – just as her Ultimate Sailing images have wowed thousands of fans worldwide. ⠀

“This is a unique and demanding career, with so many variables: wind, weather, boats, and personalities,” Sharon explains. “And being a woman in a male dominated sport, and field, has added to the myriad of challenges … and the interesting stories!” Sharon’s ideal wind and sea conditions are ‘fresh-to-frightening’ as she continues to pursue ‘Ultimate Sailing’ images.⠀

Get tickets and learn more via the link in our profile!⠀

#Sailing #UltimateSailing #SharonGreen #HerreshoffMarineMuseum #VirtualEvent #SailingLecture
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