The following events are scheduled to be held at the International Yacht Restoration School In Newport and Bristol, Rhode Island.

November 7, 2012

IYRS Open House / Newport Campus

  • IYRS Newport Campus (Restoration Hall, 449 Thames Street, Newport, RI) / 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Individuals interested in new career opportunities will have a chance to step inside the classroom at the IYRS Newport campus to watch students at work, meet with faculty and staff, and learn about the school’s training programs that result in job opportunities in the region. The Newport campus is home to the school’s 20-month Boatbuilding & Restoration program. For more information, CLICK HERE or contact Holly Ashton (401-848-5777, ext. 216).

November 13, 2012

YRS Lecture / “The Safety and Risks of Offshore Sailing: Lessons Learned from Recent Sailing Accidents”

  • IYRS Newport Campus (Restoration Hall, 449 Thames Street, Newport, RI) / 7:30 p.m.
  • Pushing limits in competitive offshore races is accepted practice, yet some recent highly publicized incidents have raised questions and provided new lessons on the factors contributing to accidents and the abilities of sailors and professional search-and-rescue services to respond. Join US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee Member and Safety at Sea Seminar Moderator Sheila McCurdy for a discussion on lessons learned from recent sailing accidents. Lectures are free for members of IYRS and the Museum of Yachting; $7 for non-members. For more information CLICK HERE.

November 14, 2012

IYRS Open House / Bristol Campus

  • IYRS Bristol Campus (Franklin Street Marine Corridor, 253 Franklin Street, Bristol, RI) / 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Individuals interested in new career opportunities will have a chance to step inside the lab and workshop at the IYRS Bristol campus to watch students at work, meet with faculty and staff, and learn about the school’s training programs that result in job opportunities in the region. The Bristol campus is home to the school’s six-month training programs in Composites Technology and Marine Systems. The next session for these full-time programs begins in March 2013. For more information, CLICK HERE  or contact Holly Ashton (401-848-5777, ext. 216).

November 27, 2012

IYRS Lecture / “All at Sea: A Small Boat, a Growing Family, a Big Dream”

  • IYRS Newport Campus (Restoration Hall, 449 Thames Street, Newport, RI) / 7:30 p.m.
  • Deep in the heart of California’s Sierra Nevada foothills, Ben and Danielle Zartman built an ocean-going sailboat for cruising with their growing family. With no fixed plan, they simply sailed away to see how far they’d get; what followed was a wonderful, three-year, 7500-mile cruise from California to Newport via Central America, the Panama Canal, and the Caribbean. Now berthed in Newport, Ben Zartman will stop at IYRS to tell the tale of a cruising adventure, living aboard a home-built boat with his wife and three young girls. Lectures are free for members of IYRS and the Museum of Yachting; $7 for non-members. For more information CLICK HERE.

December 11, 2012

IYRS Lecture / “One Island, One Ocean: The Epic Environmental Journey Around the Americas”

  • IYRS Newport Campus (Restoration Hall, 449 Thames Street, Newport, RI) / 7:30 p.m.
  • Award-winning marine journalist and Cruising World senior editor Herb McCormick will describe the circumnavigation of the America’s that he and a team of sailors, scientists, teachers and conservationists accomplished with the goal of bringing attention to our dependence on the oceans and the need to care for them. In a journey that took 13 months, the Ocean Watch circumnavigated the Americas, documenting the beauty that exists, the peoples who rely on our oceans, and the changes that are happening all too fast. Lectures are free for members of IYRS and the Museum of Yachting; $7 for non-members. For more information CLICK HERE.

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