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Sail in Bristol Harbor this Summer!

We are pleased to announce that our classic Herreshoff 12 ½ s will be available for short term rentals this summer to qualified sailors.  2014 is the 100th anniversary of the launching of the first 12 ½, and as part of our 100th birthday celebration we are providing this opportunity to experience the genius of Nat Herreshoff's design.  Boats will be available for rental on weekends and most weekday afternoons, weather permitting.

Two plans are available for use of the boats:

  • Members at the Columbia ($250) or higher may rent a boat for $37.50/hour, minimum two hours per session.
  • 40 hours of rental are included in the Bonita membership, a new class at the $1,000 level, an effective cost of only $25 per hour.

In order to be approved as a qualified sailor, renters must take a two hour session with one of our sailing instructors to demonstrate sailing capability as well as to learn about the special needs of these classic boats.

Call or email Maria Powell, Sailing School Director,(401 253 5000, m.powell@herreshoff.org) to arrange for rentals.


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PO Box 450, Bristol RI 02809 USA
T 401.253.5000