Herreshoff Wee Winn
LOA 23’10” LWL 16’3” Beam 4’6” Draught 3’0”
Launched in June of 1892 the Herreshoff fin keeler shown above was shipped to Southampton, England and into the capable hands of Miss Winnifred Sutton. At a time when a woman sailor could be described as not only skillful but “plucky” the combination of Miss Sutton’s ability and Nathanael Herreshoff’s innovative design won 20 of the first 21 races of her first season. According to the designer’s grandson, Halsey Herreshoff, “Over Wee Winn’s long racing career, she proved herself the decisive champion of the Solent.”
Looking the part of a yacht designed for the Spirit of Tradition class popular in the current classic yacht regattas it is astonishing that the model for the boat was shaped over 125 years ago. It is hoped the IYRS reproduction of this exquisite little racer will provide another “plucky” sailor the opportunity to compete or just sail about and again prove that shape a winner. IYRS believes its Wee Winn to be one of only two in the world. The only other, the original Wee Winn built for Winnifred Sutton, can be found at the Herreshoff Museum in Bristol, RI.
There is no sales tax on boats purchased and kept for use in the state of Rhode Island.
For inquiries, please email Bill Kenyon or call 401.848.5777 x213.