San Diego AMSS Herreshoff Regatta

The old saying goes, the small boat makes the sailor. And if that small boat happens to be a Herreshoff, the more fortunate the sailor. Recently, the San Diego Ancient Mariners gathered an impressive fleet of Herreshoffs – including a couple Buzzard’s Bay 12 ½ – for a friendly, competitive day on the water. Originally designed by Nathanael Herreshoff in 1914 as a training boat for young sailors, the 12 ½ is perhaps the most beloved small craft of all time. It was fun to watch them dicing it up on La Playa Cove. Add to that a dramatic late afternoon sky, a stiff autumn breeze and you have the recipe for some very memorable moments.

Learn more about the Herreshoff legacy here –
And the San Diego Ancient Mariners Sailing Society here –

Across the line.

Tight quarters.

Headed for the first mark.

The small boat makes the sailor.

Timeless moment.

Windward mark.

Classic beauty.

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