Gearing up for 2011

Happy new year, Museum friends! It’s an exciting time here, now that we’ve dug out from the latest snow storm. When you return to the Museum later this year, you’ll find new exhibits, freshly painted walls, and a renewed focus on our mission of education and inspiration. Richard Feeny, our sailing master, is offering seamanship and navigation classes this winter (you can sign up for them here), and is putting together a great group of instructors for this summer’s sailing program. We will be offering shorter term programs for those who can’t commit to an entire summer, and look forward to expanding KESTREL’s role even further.

We’re happy to have a new partner in Points East Magazine, who will be presenting our winter lecture series. By February, most sailors are tired of snow, sick of being in their homes, and want to talk about boats! We’ll give you just the place to do that. Details are still being finalized for some of the presentations, but author and sailor John Rousmaniere will be offering his illustrated show “The Golden Pastime: Icons of Classic Yachting” here at the Museum on March 24. As always, admission is free for Museum members and only $5 for nonmembers. And did we mention that Points East has brought Nantucket’s own Cisco Brewers to the party? Cisco will be pouring and refreshments will be courtesy of Points East. So plan to get out of the house and join us, and stay tuned for information on February and April events as well.
Can’t wait to see everyone soon… until then, stay warm and stay in touch.

About Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame

THE HERRESHOFF MARINE MUSEUM / AMERICA'S CUP HALL OF FAME is dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America's Cup competition. The Museum, bordering beautiful Narragansett Bay, in Bristol, Rhode Island, is one of the nation's most important historic maritime treasures. We regularly host classic yacht regattas, sponsor symposia on classic yacht design and restoration, and operate an outstanding sailing school for youth and adults. We celebrate excellence in design, innovation, education, and technology. Immerse yourself in exhibits about the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, the America’s Cup, and the fabulous people and yachts that gained fame around the world. Participate in our extraordinary events and expand your horizons. Visit, join, and be a part of a great tradition.
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