Monday, May 24, 2010

Bolero - City Island-built classic re-launched

In 1949 Henry Nevins of City Island built Bolero.  the Sparkman & Stephens-designed 73 foot cedar/mahogany flagship of the New York Yacht Club won the Newport - Bermuda race six times.  The yawl held the race elapsed time record until 1974.

The legendary boat has been extensively restored by Rockport Marine and re-launched last week.  After sea trials it will return to racing at Newport, Rhode Island.
Image of Henry B. Nevins yacht builders courtesy of City Island Nautical Museum.

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