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.
IYRS Alumni Spotlight - Meet Our Graduates
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration of historic American treasure Mayflower II from IYRS alumnus Matthew Barnes '10, the Lead Shipwright of the project.
Patrick Abrecht '01 - Boatbuilding & Restoration, originally from Switzerland, moved to Newport to attend IYRS because he wanted learn about wooden boats and what it takes to keep them afloat (he'll tell you this a lifelong learning project!).
Andrea Williams came to IYRS in 2017 with two goals. One was practical - to obtain the skills she needed to earn a living while doing work she truly enjoyed. The other was more of a dream.
Charlie Brooks '18 had a clear career path in mind when he enrolled in the IYRS Marine Systems program - to work as a technician onboard oceanographic research vessels.
When I finished my IYRS Marine Systems program in February 2020, I had my dream job lined up. It wasn’t handed to me by any means. But IYRS set me up with the means and the know-how to go for it...