Stephens Waring is thrilled to again sponsor this year’s Camden Classics Cup. With the regatta just around the corner (July 28-30), we’re highlighting a few boats we’ve had a hand in designing that are participating this year.
Designed in 2004 as Goshawk, during our tenure at Brooklin Boat Yard as in-house design team. The 76-foot hull was built by Rockport Marine, then launched and towed to Brooklin where she was hauled out and completed. She features a wood-composite hull and deck construction—laminated wood with foam core and limited carbon reinforcement. In 2020 she began a refit under our direction that resulted in new faster keel and rudder, as well as major structural improvements in the keel grid that will make her stronger and more damage-resistant in the event of a hard grounding. Her racing debut with new underbody will be the weekend before the Camden Classics. Racing in Spirit of Tradition.
A Center Harbor 31, hull #2, built at Brooklin Boat Yard in 1996. Bob Stephens was junior designer under Joel White and drew many of her plans, then went out in the shop to be job boss on her construction. In 2019, Stephens Waring oversaw a refit and the design of a new deeper keel and more sophisticate rudder. Her owner loves the results, seeing big improvements in trim, balance, sensitivity, stability, and speed, both upwind and down. One of our team of designers will be sailing aboard Senshin. Racing in Spirit of Tradition. https://stephenswaring.com/center-harbor-31-senshin/
Polly: a classic Nevins sloop, built in1945, designed by R. O. Davis, Nevins’ in-house designer. We worked with the owner during a years-long refit to design a new taller spar and sail plan, including a new section for the taller wooden mast. Racing in Vintage.
Our own “corporate yacht”. She’s a 45-foot wood-composite yawl, originally designed in the mid-1980’s by Bill Peterson and hull built by Cannell’s, in Camden. In 2000, she came to Brooklin Boat Yard as an unfinished hull, and we designed the current rig, deck layout, interior and systems to make her into a wholesome cruising boat. In 2020 we were able to acquire her and we’re having fun slowly improving and maintaining her. Racing in Spirit of Tradition, with (most of) our team of designers.
Register your boat today and join this year’s exciting regatta: