2006-06-01 / News

Restored boats to be launched this Saturday

The International Yacht Restoration School is inviting the public to its launch of a new fleet of restored boats this Saturday, June 3.

IYRS Launch Day, which is paired with graduation ceremonies, will be held at the school's campus on Thames Street. Eleven wooden sailboats will be put into the water and seatrialed by students. Members of the public are welcome to attend the waterfront event.

Most boats restored by IYRS would have been destroyed had they not been saved by the school. IYRS Launch Day is an annual tradition that celebrates the relaunch of historic watercraft as well as the accomplishments of the students who restored them.

The launch ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. at the IYRS docks.

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