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the classics

On April 28th Bristol R.I., the home town of the late Nathanael Herreshoff, will be the home of the 5th Classic Yacht Symposium. This year’s theme centres around the racing schooners that rocked the sailing world around the turn of the 20th century. Dyer Jones, CEO of the Herreshoff Marine Museum has been able to attract speakers from Scotland, France, Holland and of course the USA to give a first hand account of the fascinating recreation of schooners such as Elena, Atlantic, Eleonora (Westward) and Ingomar. Pictured here is is Eleonora, the recreation of the famous Herreshoff Schooner Westward, from the very talented James Robinson Taylor.

It will be the first ever joint presentation from the men who ran these spectacular projects and no stone will be left unturned as they explore the choices made to recreate these yachts as close as possible to their original. Then there will be presentations of the restoration progress of the schooner Coronet and last but not least, the 1912 Herreshoff gaff sloop Alerion, a wonderful yacht that influenced small boat design for decades to follow.
Registration for visitors to this symposium is now open.