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Herreshoff Sailing Vessel Classes / "S" Boat 100th Anniversary!
« on: May 03, 2018, 09:30:17 PM »
Join us "S" boat fans next year for a number of events surrounding the 100th anniversary of the class!

Let me know if you need contact info.  Events will be in the Western Sound around Larchmont, as well as in Narragansett bay.  With special things at the Herreshoff Museum in Bristol.

Plans are well under way!


Restoration / Spin pole track?
« on: September 17, 2017, 06:58:23 PM »
Would anyone know where to find a mast track for a spin pole, for an "S" boat?

I have 'Clara J', hull 1385, restored by IYRS in 2014.  And I've got all the hardware I need to rig for a chute except the track and car for the pole.

Almost there!


Herreshoff Sailing Vessel Classes / S boat spinnaker
« on: June 02, 2017, 09:30:03 PM »
I am rigging my boat, 'Clara J', hull 1385, for spinnaker.  Does anyone know what the original "Spinnaker Boom Slide" length would have been?  I believe it was pattern 12141 and the drawing would have been 77-79 .  And its position on the mast?


Herreshoff Boats For Sale / Fishers Island 23 for sale - good as new!
« on: June 25, 2015, 10:39:43 PM »
The International Yacht Restoration School of Technology and Trades (aka IYRS) is still trying to find a home for the H23 they restored this year.

If interested, Google IYRS Boats for sale, and contact Terry Nathan directly.

Beautiful boat, Sydney Herreshoff design, same as described in my posts about my family's H23 "Tigress" (#1222) in the "Specific Boats" section of the forum.

(Happy owner of the IYRS "S" boat 'Clara J' that the 2014 class did)

Specific Herreshoff Vessels / #1385 S Boat "Clara J"
« on: November 15, 2014, 05:06:30 PM »
Just creating a new thread here under "Specific Boats", now that the restoration is complete and I have half a season in the water with her.

She is now settling in for the winter out in Greenport Long Island at Donn Costanzo's Wooden Boatworks.

Also, for you "S" fans, I heard from Ken Upham, the author of the "History and Register of the Herreshoff S Class" back in 1994 for the 75th anniversary of the class.  He is planning to update the book for the 100th in a few years.  He'll be looking for updates.  He was also able to provide me with more details about my boat.  Seems she has had quite the life.  Built in '36, she was damaged in the hurricane of '38.  Another "S" was destroyed (possibly "Daphnia"), and had parts from that boat used to repair her.  Maybe even the Keel.  So "Clara J" may now carry the soul of a couple of boats in addition to the new life the IYRS students and staff gave her.


Restoration / Restoration of S Class # 1385
« on: October 08, 2013, 01:13:26 AM »
I am pleased to post that I am sponsoring the restoration of "S" #1385 at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS).

She was built in 1936, originally "Tinker Too", then "Misty" for a while, and we will re-christen her "Clara J" next June!

I met the second year class that is doing the restoration and was quite impressed!  They run a great student blog which is the best way to track her progress!

Go to and see the blogs on the bottom left of the web page.  Look for Hans Scholl's blog.

I plan to bring her down to the Wooden Boat Show in Mystic next year, and then sail her to her new home which will be Port Jefferson, Long Island.

We're off and running!

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