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.

City Spring flowers

From Kim Nora HERE are city spring flowers.