IYRS Winter Celebration

Thursday, March 12, 2020

6  pm cocktails in the Grill Room
7:30 pm seated dinner in the Model Room

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New York Yacht Club
37 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

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Keynote Speaker
Matthew Barnes IYRS '10
Lead Shipwright for Mayflower II restoration

2020 IYRS Wave Award Winner
William M. Kahane


Limited seating is available. Business attire.

Join us for a very special evening as we get a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration of historic American treasure Mayflower II. The ship underwent a 75% restoration at Mystic Seaport Museum in preparation for the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' arrival in the New World being commemorated in 2020. The ship, owned by Plimoth Plantation, is a floating classroom and a national symbol of freedom and self-determination.

We are incredibly proud of IYRS alumnus Matthew Barnes '10 who led the restoration team of 35 shipwrights, 11 of whom were IYRS students and alumni, over a three year period. Mayflower II was re-commissioned and launched in September 2019.

Don't miss this opportunity to experience Matthew's first-hand account of the work that went into this world-class restoration.

We are very grateful to our IYRS Winter Celebration event sponsors.

Betsy and Hunt Lawrence