She's one of the fastest sailboats ever built, and very possibly the fastest. She's New York Yacht Club American Magic, and she's been built under a shroud of secrecy in Bristol, RI for over a year in preparation for the next America's Cup race.
Ten students and alumni have been part of the build team - a rock star opportunity by any measure for these talented IYRS-educated yacht builders.
She's a beauty and a fast one at that. Second year IYRS Boatbuilding & Restoration students built Wee Winn in 2018-2019 as their final project - a zippy little racing boat designed originally by L. Francis Herreshoff in 1892 for Miss Winnifred Sutton of England.
When Wyatt Jeffries started at IYRS in the fall of 2018, he had no idea that 6 months later he would be on a flight to the U.K. to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
Over the course of your military career, how many times did someone tell you to run something to ground? It’s a phrase that implies getting to the source…the bottom line…the ground truth.
Introducing two of our newest Student Ambassadors: Will Ingram and Keith Gipple
Wow. Survived my first month of school. I love it. It’s hard. I am out of practice. To be perfectly honest, it felt like I was just barely treading water this last month. After a relaxing summer with my kids, my world went from 0 to 100 flash.
In 1985 I was born in southern California. From surfing in Jamaica to giving bicycle tours over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, exploration has been a major part of my upbringing and life.
When you first get started in boat building a lot of things will be utterly foreign to you. Some methods and processes for building a boat that has seemingly no origin other than “this is the way it has always been done.”
My decision to attend IYRS came to me like a period at the end of a sentence.
Before I came to IYRS, a friend of mine used to say that I lived my life to the theme song of Bonanza...