Tag Archives: Herreshoff

Reviews

We’ve recently been enjoying undertaking a long overdue update to the Reviews page at this blog. As the northern hemisphere days shorten – and more often than not darken – it’s often a time to reflect. This time three years … Continue reading

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Order of the Thistle

It continues to be the America’s Cup silly season: the void between the last, enthralling episode, and the next; wherever it may be; in whatever boats… And crew nationality has raised its head. Last year’s ‘American’ defender, Oracle Team USA, … Continue reading

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The Reliance Project 4 – floating batteries

The Herreshoff Marine Museum blog, supporting their project to build a one-sixth scale museum-quality fully rigged model of the 1903 America’s Cup defender, presently poses the question to metallurgists and engineers: “… how susceptible to galvanic action was Reliance?” The … Continue reading

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Clyde Classic

Clyde Classic, the first of three very special Scottish and Irish classic yacht regattas this summer, survived a blustery weekend at Rhu on the upper Firth of Clyde – not least because events off the water, at the associated Design … Continue reading

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The Reliance Project 3

A superb image was posted on The Reliance Project’s blog yesterday to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the launching of the 1903 America’s Cup defender “super cutter” Reliance at the Herreshoff yard, Bristol, RI., USA. No skirts needed to hide … Continue reading

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The Weekend Watson – Warrior

A very large Victorian or Edwardian steam yacht would rarely be something for just a weekend. These early “superyachts” were true ocean thoroughbreds, and had consequent tales to tell. The G.L. Watson designed Warrior was no exception, and one of … Continue reading

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Sonderklasse

Having a proclivity towards all things yachting historical, we got kind of excited a couple of weeks ago reflecting on the very old-school extreme fin keel “skimming dish” racing yachts of the 1890’s and early 1900s, while following the epic … Continue reading

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Keel Row

As French single-handed sailor François Gabart basks in well-earned adulation for his record-breaking victory in the Vendee Globe round the world non-stop yacht race (and let’s not forget Armel Le Cléac’h, who finished only just over 3 hours behind), spare … Continue reading

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The Reliance Project 2

Some fabulous spar dimensions coming out to air at The Reliance Project – to build a one-sixth scale museum-quality fully rigged model of the 1903 America’s Cup winner at the The Herreshoff Museum at Bristol, Rhode Island, USA. After the scare … Continue reading

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Skulduggery Pleasant

Charles Paine Burgess, University of Glasgow educated naval architect and aeronautic engineer – designer of the revolutionary aluminium rig for the 1930 (13th Cup match) J-Class America’s Cup defender Enterprise – and brother of America’s Cup designer Starling Burgess,  once … Continue reading

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