Restored at MPG of Mystic, Connecticut, USA and started racing again on the Eastern seaboard in 2011.
Restored at MPG of Mystic, Connecticut, USA and started racing again on the Eastern seaboard in 2011. Spartan is the only surviving New York 50 design.
In August 2016 Spartan took on her first Mediterranean regatta at the Vela Clasica Mallorca event based out of Club de Mar. She raced against the smaller gaff cutter, Marigan, and after two races each had a 1st place. However the last days racing Spartan raced against the two 15-Metre yachts, Hispania and The Lady Anne, to play against yachts her own size and beat them both.
Other 2016 regattas included Mahon, Imperia, Cannes and St Tropez.
2017 in images.
|Designer:||Nathanael Greene Herreshoff|
|Type of Boat:||New York 50|
|Built By:||Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island|
|LOA m / ft:||21.94m / 72'|
|LOD m / ft:||21.94m / 72'|
|LWL m / ft:||15.24m / 50'|
|Beam m / ft:||4.48m / 14'7"|
|Draft m / ft:||3m / 9'9"|
|Sail Stats||Sail No: NY 6|
|Construction:||Her topsides were double-planked and diagonally strapped for extra strength in the Herreshoff tradition; the hull was built upside down. Because they were constructed so efficiently the NY50s only cost $17,000 to build. She carries 35,500 pounds of lead ballast. “We completed framing with steam-bent white-oak frames, replaced her floor timbers, her stem and part of her horn timber, and replanked her from the garboards to just below the sheer,” wrote McClave in 2010. In addition, her deck beams were replaced with white oak, and steel strapping was substituted for bronze to prevent future corrosion.|