Herreshoff Marine Museum and Ameerica's Cup Hall of Fame
Herreshoff Marine Museum America's Cup Hall of Fame
Herreshoff Marine Museum
America's Cup Hall of Fame


2016 Lecture Series

The Herreshoff Marine Museum’s Annual Lecture Series brings the knowledge of established authors, sailors, and experts directly to the public. Learn from some of the best sailors, writers, historians, and accomplished individuals amongst historic Herreshoff Boats and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame. Tickets are availble online at herreshoff.org/store or at the door the day of the event.

The 2014-2015 Herreshoff Lecture Series is Proudly Sponsored by: Points East Magazine, Cisco Brewers, Triple Eight Distillery, Nantucket Vineyard, The Bay Magazine, and Pure Insurance

Reception Begins at 6:00pm
Lecture Begins at 7:00pm

Tickets are $10 for Members / CYS Participants and $18 for Non-Members
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Thursday, May 19th: The Herreshoff Fish Class: 100 Years  

Presented by Alec Brainerd

As a teaser for the upcoming Classic Yacht Symposium, Alec Brainerd will present a section of his paper "The Herreshoff Fish Class: 100 Years." Alec will also have his Fish, SCULPLIN, at the Museum for viewing. 

This paper discusses the origins and history of the Herreshoff 16-foot Class (aka Fish Class) from 1916 to 1938, with particular emphasis on HMCo #816, SCULPIN.  It goes on to recount the later history and 2016 restoration of SCULPIN at Artisan Boatworks in Rockport, Maine, and the construction of a new Fish Class replica called TULIP. General sailing characteristics and identification of existing boats are also covered.

After many years working in boatyards as a shipwright and crewing on large classic yachts around the world, Alec, a Maine native, founded Artisan Boatworks in 2002.  He lives in Rockport with his wife and two daughters.  Alec and his family enjoy skiing and the Camden Snow Bowl in the winter months, and sailing their Sparkman & Stephens yawl NORA in the summer.  For more information about restorations and construction of new replicas at Artisan Boatworks, please visit www.ArtisanBoatworks.com.  (Photo courtesy of Luke Boelitz)

This lecture is presented as part of the 7th Classic Yacht Symposium. A collaborative event to enhance understanding, appreciation and exploration of ideas on all aspects of Classic Yachts. CYS is unique in its special collaborative atmosphere because the event attracts a mix of owners, designers, builders and enthusiasts who gather biannually to celebrate the fine yachts of a bygone era and share their thoughts on the challenges of preserving, restoring, sailing and racing them. 

Please join us for this special weekend of classic yachts. 
For more information and tickets visit herreshoff.org/programs


The 2016 Lecture Series is Sponsored by: 

The Bay Magazine

Cisco Brewers, Triple Eight Distillery, Nantucket VinyardPoints East Magazine

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