Monday, May 24, 2010
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.