The Herreshoff Classic Regatta is an annual event drawing hundreds of participants from around the world. Classic and Herreshoff boat owners gather for a weekend of challenging races and social events. The weekend includes the Living Boat Show, the race for the prestigious Bill Swan Memorial Trophy, the Livingston’s Wind Hill Trophy for Herreshoff 12 1/2s, and a barbeque style dinner.
Racing Classes include:
CRF Classic (pre-1971)
CRF Spirit of Tradition (1971 and later)
12 1/2 (wood or fiberglass including CCSB, H12, Bullseye, and Doughdish)
Sea Sprite 23
CRF Cat Boat
We welcome classic power yachts to join us as part of our spectator fleet. For information on how to participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Race Results - Class B - Revision
Liability and Media Waiver
Event registration is currently closed
The Living Boat Show - August 23rd, 5-7pm.
The show welcomes participants in the Herreshoff Classic Regatta and members of the general public to come together in celebration of classic yachts and our nation’s yachting history.
Guests commence in the waterfront tent for food, drink, and sunset viewing. The Museum’s mooring field and docks will be filled with lovely, historically significant yachts. Join Museum Staff, Classic Boat Owners, and Regatta participants to hear of the history of the boats, the people and the place.
Guests who wish to attend the Living Boat Show do not need to register in advance. Tickets will be sold at the entrance to the tent. Tickets are free for regatta registrants, $7 for Museum members who are not registered for the regatta, and $15 for non-members who are not registered for the regatta.
Awards Ceremony and Summer BBQ - August 24th
Tickets will be available shortly for our primary regatta event and celebration. Join us for dinner under the tent as we welcome the sailors, owners, and restorers of these beautiful classic yachts. Hear remarks from Museum staff and the race committee and join us in congratulating the winners of the day's races.
Dinner tickets are $55 per person and include BBQ Boneless Chicken Thighs, Steakhouse Style Sirloin, Sicilian Pasta Salad, Tossed Mesclune Salad, Wood Grilled Vegetable Salad, Dill and Chive Potato Salad, Sausage and Peppers, Coffee and Watermelon.
Halsey Herreshoff addresses the crowd at the 2012 Living Boat Show