Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Concours d'elegance

The Museum of Yachting recently held it’s 26th annual Classic Yacht Regatta…according to this first hand account, “…a boating version of a classic auto "Concours d'elegance," The event was held off Fort Adams in Newport, RI over Labor Day weekend September 2 - 4. According to the official results sheet, the 1935 Herreshoff ,”Osprey" dominated the contest. Though I was not fortunate enough to attend I agree with the reporter, there’s absolutely nothing like witnessing a fleet of these classic boats competing under sail. We owe a debt to organizations like the Museum of Yachting for promoting and driving classic regattas.

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