Saturday, August 30, 2014

Newport's Classic Yacht Regatta, 2014

Adam Langerman on the left, Halsey C. Herreshoff  in the middle, and Heath Moldveen on the right on the 1926 NY 40 RUGOSA, designed by Halsey Herreshoff's grandfather, Nathanael Greene Herreshoff.

A perfect way to spend this beautiful Saturday was sharing Narragansett Bay with the Museum of Yachting's Classic Yacht Regatta (See our earlier visit to IYRS here).  Participants included SPARTAN, BLACK WATCH, NORTHERN LIGHT, RUGOSA AND GLEAM, designed by naval architects such as Sparkman & Stephens, Herreshoff and Crane.


The extraordinary 1912/1913 Herreshoff SPARTAN



SPARTAN






















RUGOSA





TICONDEROGA OF GREENWICH





Committee Boat










BLACK WATCH















WINDIGO

CHINA CLIPPER

NORTHERN LIGHT























GLEAM








SALTY









TREE OF LIFE

90-foot wood/epoxy TEMPUS FUGIT, Humphreys Yacht Design, built by Arkin Pruva Yachts, launched 2013, Turkey






















































































RUGOSA










A friend kindly allowed me to use his photo (below) taken from the same spot, somewhere between 1905 and 1920.