Terry Hutchinson, decorated American sailor, gave the Commencement Address for Graduation & Launch Day 2022. Hear what he had to say about the incredible partnership between his NYYC AMERICAN MAGIC America's Cup 36 & 37 campaigns and IYRS.
Each type of wood seems to continue to respond to the environment in and around Restoration Hall in sometimes unpredictable ways, making us wonder whether the boundary between life and death in a tree is as discrete as we often assume. We ask: “Does the incorporation of wood into a boat help to extend its life, imparting a new body and—daresay—even a soul to a former existence?”
As I stood in the predawn hours taking trash to the curb, my head spun with the stress of the various meetings I had scheduled for the day and the number of outstanding issues which required my involvement to resolve. I muttered under my breath, “There must be a better way.”
I started to dive into both the mechanical and electrical systems on this state-of-the-art boat and realized that this is what I want to do with my career. Following my acceptance into IYRS, I thought to myself, “What is the slowest way to get from Hawaii to Newport?” Naturally, Alaska’s on the way, right?
Student Larry Adamson is passionate about sustainability and innovation. 10 years in China and 6 months at IYRS were the perfect combination to inspire his newest big idea.
Longing for a life and career by the sea, Michael Raimondo '21 jumped into his IYRS education with both feet and a few short months later was flying to the shores of South Africa for his new job. Here is his story.
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing or rapid prototyping is the construction of three-dimensional objects by use of materials including plastic, resin, or powder-media. Typically, these materials are added layer by layer using an X, Y, Z plotter through various means of extrusion, fusion, jetting, deposition, sintering, or lamination.
We are excited to share student Martin Reinhardt's interview in Search & Employ, a magazine for veteran employment. In it, he shares his fantastic story about transitioning from the US Army to being an IYRS student.
Newport Neighbors and Portsmouth Living are two popular publications in Rhode Island. Both featured a story about IYRS and our recent Newsweek award as one of the Best Maker Schools in the world.
I began my IYRS experience in the middle of a pandemic, transitioning from running an international high school boarding program in Rome, Italy to living and working in the United States.
Coleman Walker '18 knew that a 4-year college was not the path for him. Today he designs and builds custom sportfishing boats for an exciting, young company.
Meet alumna Elena Soini ’17, Boatbuilding & Restoration graduate. She found her way to IYRS after a career in the Coast Guard. Today she’s an entrepreneur and small business owner with a passion for helping people ride the waves and enjoy the outdoors, using the skills she learned at IYRS.
Morgan Huntley '08 is first and foremost a maker. But he is one with entrepreneurial fire.
Will Sofrin '01 came to IYRS to learn how to restore historic wooden boats. His education has led him to so much more.
Meet John Gaffney '17 - Boatbuilding & Restoration. John took his passion for life around the water and turned it into a career he truly loves. Here's his story.