Cruising Club of America

This past summer, I was approached by the Cruising Club of America to create a video with the mission to bring awareness of the club to a broader audience and encourage younger membership. The CCA is an international organization of over 1,200 members/sailors who adventurously voyage the world oceans and who embody superior seamanship, promote safety at sea and practice good stewardship for the environment. For as long as I have known about the club, I have always had a great admiration and respect for their members and mission. I was honored and excited to work with them.

I immediately teamed up with Pedr Seymour, the co-editor of my MARILEE film, and together we created three short videos with the idea of profiling different members of CCA, thereby letting their stories and their passion for CCA deliver the message.

CCA Member Profile: The Brainerd Family

CCA Member Profile: Joe Harris

CCA Member Profile: Holly Francis

NY40 MARILEE Full Length Documentary

"NY40 MARILEE: Restoration of a Herreshoff Classic" is a 38-minute documentary which follows the story of MARILEE's meticulous and unique restoration by French & Webb in Belfast, Maine, and her ambitious racing program throughout New England. 

Thanks to the generosity of MARILEE's current custodian, this film has been made available to the public. 

The 1926 Nathanael Herreshoff-designed NY40 MARILEE recently underwent a complete restoration by French & Webb in Belfast, Maine. This two-year-plus restoration was tremendously successful due to the collaborative effort of many artisans, engineers, curators and crew whose passion and commitment to the project were beyond compare. This was not your ‘typical’ restoration of a wooden classic. Modern innovations and engineering were combined with meticulous and artistic craftsmanship. With access to the original Herreshoff Manufacturing Company’s building plans and documents archived at MIT’s Hart Nautical Collections, this restoration turned out to be an amazing yacht with an equally amazing story. This film has been made available to the public by the current custodian of MARILEE, with the purpose of sharing the amazing story of a piece of American history and the genius of the yacht designer, Nathanael Herreshoff.