Saturday, September 3, 2011

More About NY32 Turns 75

Station 10

I just got back from Newport where I attended the 75th Anniversary Party for the NY 32 Class. It was held at "Station 10" at Harbor Court, New York Yacht Club. Station 10 was the NYYC's first clubhouse, built in 1845 in Hoboken, New Jersey. The clubhouse has been located in a few places over the years but has made its permanent home at Harbor Court for the past ten years.

The highlight of the evening was a talk by (former NYYC) Commodore Henry ("Harry") Anderson, age 90, who watched the NY32s being built at Nevins (including his parents' boat) when he was 15 years old. That same year (1936) he sailed the Bermuda Race on his parents' boat. His parents owned their original NY32 for 35 years.

It was a great party.

1 comment:

  1. A great design deserves a great party. I have always thought Rod Stephens and Mustang were the epitome of yacht racing and of yachting as well.

    Paul J. Nolan