2017 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 2017 Herreshoff Lecture Series is Proudly Sponsored by: Points East Magazine
, Cisco Brewers
, and Gowrie Group
Reception begins at 6:00pm
Lecture begins at 7:00pm
Tickets are $10 for Members and $18 for Non-Members
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Thursday November 30th: "From WESTWARD to ELEONORA: The Great Herreshoff Racing Schooners" presented by Halsey C. Herreshoff
In honor of our late Curator Carleton Pinheiro, join Halsey C. Herreshoff for an evening celebrating the mighty Herreshoff racing Schooner WESTWARD and her replica, the beautiful ELEONORA which graced the HMM waterfront this summer.
The schooner WESTWARD was launched in March 1910 as hull number 692 at the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. and became one of the most famous racing schooners in the world. WESTWARD was undoubtedly the fastest schooner in the world in her day, and with Captain Charlie Barr at her helm, she sailed successfully against well-known yachts like BRITANNIA, LULWORTH and METEOR II winning numerous trophies. For thirty-seven years, WESTWARD graced the yachting scene and represented all that was best in yacht design and workmanship.
The yacht ELEONORA, an exact replica of WESTWARD, was built at the Van der Graaf shipyard in Holland and launched in March 2000. Since then, she has successfully participated in a number of classic sailing regattas and hosted a number of high profile guests. ELEONORA shows astonishing beauty under sail, her slender hull cutting a pathway through the sea, an elegant combination of beauty and power.
Halsey Herreshoff, grandson of the designer and builder of WESTWARD, and Brendan McCoy, Captain of ELEONORA, will show us what makes these boats special and tell stories about their racing adventures.
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Photo by Bob Baglini
from the 2017 Panerai Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta
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