The restoration of NY40 MARILEE was truly remarkable, and the response to the documentary film "NY40 MARILEE: Restoration of a Herreshoff Classic" has been amazing!
One of the more fascinating challenges of the restoration was the owner's desire to accommodate both a gaff and Marconi rig. HOW DO YOU GET TWO BOATS IN ONE? Bring out the chainsaw, of course! Check out this excerpt from the full-length film that explores how the crew at French & Webb in Belfast, Maine, engineered an interchangeable rig. These artisans are truly genius.
SEE THE FILM ON A BIG SCREEN!
THREE new opportunities to see the film on a big screen are coming up soon in Maine and Rhode Island.
On Thursday, August 2, I will be presenting the film at the Camden Yacht Club's Sunset Seminar as part of the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta events. The film will show at 7pm. Immediately following, a panel discussion and Q&A session will include myself as well as Todd French of French & Webb, Dennis Gunderson of Team MARILEE and Paul Waring of Stephens Waring Yacht Design. I'm thrilled to be surrounded by such talented professionals and hope that you will attend!
We've also been entering the documentary in film festivals and have received our first confirmation that the film will be shown at the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival! There are two showings scheduled at this time: Wednesday, August 8 at 4pm at the Newport Public Library, and again on Saturday, August 11 at 1pm, at the North Kingston Library. Click here for more information.
As more screenings are announced, we'll be posting them here, as well as on Facebook.