Lecture: Setting Sail In America—The Remarkable Story of Herreshoff S Class

Lecture: The Remarkable Story of Herreshoff S Class. Photo ©Cory Silken.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019: , “Setting Sail In America: The Remarkable Story of Herreshoff S Class” 

The Herreshoff Marine Museum’s Monthly Lecture Series and Alan & Cory Silken will present “Setting Sail In America: The Remarkable Story of Herreshoff S Class Sailboats,” Thursday, May 16. Reception begins at 6 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m.

Lifelong sailors, Alan and his son Cory have always been passionate about the sea. In 2005, the duo joined the classic racing circuit by purchasing FIREFLY, a 1926 S boat, which they campaign together. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Herreshoff S Class design, which is the oldest American one-design fleet still racing the original boats. The Silkens’ lecture will cover the history of the S boat, which is a journey that visits milestones in American society, politics, business, and social life. 

Purchase tickets by phone, 401-253-5000, or online.

Herreshoff Marine Museum, One Burnside St., Bristol RI