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Huntington Waterfront Festival

By Laura Almond member of the Long Island chapter The Huntington Waterfront Festival is the final event of Safe Boating Week. Held in May, it is a nautically themed fair with boat dealers displaying new & used boats, vendors selling boating equipment, safety gear, nautical (and not so nautical) antiques, crafts, home décor, art, paddleboards,…

Antique Boat Museum Launches Hall of Fame

by Caitlin Playle Events & Communications Coordinator ABM CLAYTON, New York (September 19, 2019) – The Antique Boat Museum, North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, New York, launched its’ Hall of Fame at the Welcome Reception for the Antique & Classic Boat Society’s Annual International Meeting & Show on September 18th. The…

Everything Cobalt

By Rob Midyett member of Dixieland chapter I’m not sure when I caught the antique boating bug. I had an uncle, who owned a 1965 Chris Craft 17′ ski boat. He was kind of a “shade tree” mechanic and he took great care of his boat. We would visit with my aunt and uncle each…

Earth Whispers

by Tim Keyes member of the Mid-Atlantic chapter Earth Whispers is a French yacht built in 1975 by Nautic Saintonge. The Rorqual 44 CC ketch rig was designed as a performance sailing vessel. The company ceased operations in 1993, however, there are still a small number of this design in existence, mostly in Europe in…

Monaco Classic Week

By Gilbert Vacheret, member of the France chapter. From 11-15 September 2019, the Yacht Club de Monaco organized the 14th Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe. This biennial event is the first in the world to present sailing and motor boats moored in the marina of the Yacht Club Monaco and sailing together on…