We're excited to present "Setting Sail In America: The Remarkable Story of Herreshoff S Class Sailboats" celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Herreshoff S Class presented by Alan Silken with photography by Cory Silken as part of our Thursday evening author series on June 20 at 6:30 PM. Both Alan and Cory Silken will be here to talk about and sign copies of their beautiful book.
2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Herreshoff S Class design. The first owners of the S Class boats were remarkable leaders of industry in the United States, and their stories are as intriguing as the boats are beautiful. Setting Sail in America is an homage to the Class, and takes the reader on a compelling journey through the history of the S boat- a journey that visits milestones in American society, politics, business, and social life. The Herreshoff S Class is the oldest American one-design fleet still racing the original boats, with active fleets in Cape Cod, Long Island Sound, and Narragansett Bay.
This is a large format, hard cover, coffee table book written by Alan Silken, Vice Commodore of the Narragansett Bay Herreshoff S Class fleet. The book features eye-catching photographs of Herreshoff S boats by one of the world’s premiere yachting photographers, Cory Silken.
A lifelong sailor, Alan Silken has been campaigning Firefly with his son, Cory, since 2005. In the past, Alan was an active competitor at the Yale Corinthian Yacht Club. Alan has been published in Sail Magazine and a number of poetry magazines, as well as editing The Curved Mast, the newsletter of the Narragansett Bay S Class.
Cory Silken is one of the world's preeminent yachting photographers. From his Gallery in Newport, Silken travels the globe on assignment for some of the top superyacht shipyards and regatta sponsors, and creates private books for some of the most discerning yacht owners. He is honored as the 11th Hour Racing Visual Ambassador, promoting environmental sustainability through yachting.