Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous
Every year some of the most outstanding boats in the country converge at Mystic Seaport for the Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous. The annual event showcases restored antique vessels built before 1970, including cruisers, sailboats, runabouts, and launches. Visitors are invited to see the vessels on display at Mystic Seaport all day Saturday and Sunday morning. An award competition will recognize excellence in restoration, authenticity, and workmanship. This year, the Rhodes Reliant class is featured.
Austin Healey Car Show
In addition to the antique boats, the Austin-Healey Club of America will display 20 vehicles on the Village Green from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. Examples of the entire Austin-Healey line – 100s, 3000s, 3000 convertibles, and Sprites – will be exhibited on the Green and the car owners will be on hand to answer questions.
Sunday at 12:30 p.m. the classic vessels will take part in a three-mile parade down the historic Mystic River led by the Museum’s very own 1908 steamboat Sabino. Each boat will be announced on the shore at Mystic River Park as it passes through the iconic bascule bridge. The spectacular boats and their costumed crews will make their way down river to Fishers Island Sound in what has become a highlight of the Mystic summer season.