Catboat Association Rendezvous
Friday through Sunday / July 6-8, 2012
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Catboat Association at Mystic Seaport, catboat enthusiasts will converge on the Museum's waterfront for three days this July. The event will be an opportunity to see some of the finest catboats afloat and to meet catboat sailors from around the country.
In addition to many modern vessels, there will be a number of historic wooden catboats, including Kathleen, Silent Maid, Sea Rose, Genevieve, Molly Rose, Old Sculpin, Tigress, and Trim Again, which was one of the original boats from the founding group 50 years ago.
The catboat Kathleen, a recent build to a 1917 C.C. Hanley design, won the Opera House Cup in 2009. Silent Maid, another recent build, was constructed at Philadelphia's Independence Seaport Museum to a classic 1920s design by Francis Sweisguth. She recently won her class at the New York Yacht Club's 158th Annual Regatta.
The boats will be welcomed to the Museum's waterfront beginning at 3 p.m. Friday and will be on display until 10 a.m. Sunday, when they will depart down the Mystic River.
More information can be found at www.catboats.org.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Diane Webster with the Catboat Association at email@example.com. If you are planning to attend the weekend by boat, please check out our Visit by Boat section for guidelines and instructions.