The 8th Classic Yacht Symposium - Call For Papers

Starts:  Mar 22, 2019 8:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Mar 24, 2019 5:00 PM (ET)
WHO:       The Herreshoff Marine Museum & the Classic Yacht Owners Association
WHEN:     March 22-24, 2019
WHERE:  Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol RI USA
WHAT:      Invitation to Authors

Enthusiasts and experts from around the world are invited to write and present a technical
paper on classic yacht history, design, restoration, replication, maintenance or handling,
including evolution in sail design, coatings, fastenings and crew work.

Sample Topics of Interest:
  • Rating rules and their influence on the development in hull shapes, underbody types
  • and rigging/sails
  • The influence of classic yacht design & construction on yachts of today
  • Sailing & racing the classics
    • Sail design
    • Boat handling & crew work
  • Development & evolution of the gaff rig
  • Steam power and the development of the motor yacht
  • Technology & the America’s Cup
  • The International Rule and the “Meter Boats”
  • Featured restoration projects
  • Centennial yachts – one-designs and notable yachts celebrating 100 years (1917-1921)
    • Plus a special invitation for all owners, former owners, builders, restorers and observers of Centennial yachts to provide comments and experiences in a short paper format. In other words, reminisce! This is your chance to tell sailing stories!
Important Dates:
  • May 31, 2018              Submission of abstracts - ~200 words
  • June 30, 2018             Authors informed of acceptance
  • November 30, 2018    Submission of draft papers
  • January 31, 2019        Submission of final papers
  • March 22-24, 2019      Event Dates
Guidance and submittals:
For guidance on all papers including Herreshoff Centennial Yacht short papers and
submission of abstracts, please visit or contact Bill
Lynn at or +1 617 529 5832.


Bill Lynn