Dan Purcell '23 came to IYRS from Baltimore, Maryland where he had a successful career as a commercial property management executive. But the boating itch had taken hold and he knew his future career happiness would be based on and around the water. A career change was in order. Today he's a student in our Marine Systems program and shares some of his observations about being an IYRS student and living in Newport!
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.