2020 American Schooner Association Annual Meeting

2020-01-13 19:00
2020-01-13 19:00

Friday, Jan 31
All hands Gam - 1700 (give or take)
Conference room, Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic
Come join us for an evening of tall tales, tall drinks and great camaraderie. Start the weekend catching up with old and new friends.

Saturday, Feb 1
American Schooner Association Annual Meeting
Latitude 41° Restaurant and Tavern, 101 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT

Meeting Agenda
0900 Coffee and pastries
1000 Meeting comes to order
1100 Meeting Closes
1100 Social hour before lunch and presentation
1200 Lunch
1300 Featured Presentation
1400 Meeting Concludes

J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors From Tate
1430 Members will be given the opportunity to visit the Seaport exhibition devoted to the watercolors of one Britain’s greatest painters: J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) at a discounted museum entry fee.

Educational Seminars
Conference room, Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic
1600 Details to follow

“Captain John Eginton” Dinner
1800 Details and signup will be available at the annual meeting

Saturday Night Gathering
1900 Conference room, Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic
Picking off where we left off Friday night

Featured Presentation

The Alden 309s and Blackbird’s Restoration

Peter Thompson will speak about the Alden 309, perhaps the most prolific serial design to come from the boards of John Alden’s, and the restoration of Blackbird, the last 309 built.

The scope of Blackbird’s exacting 2001-2015 restoration included removing and preserving her original interior,  removing ceilings to access and replace frames, wooden and metal floor timbers, butt blocks, keel timber, centerboard and trunk, sternpost, horn timber and rudder, refurbishing the iron ballast, removing and replacing all deck beams, laying a new deck, king planks, garboards, molding a new oval mahogany cockpit as well refabricating hardware including travelers, bob and whisker stay fittings, chain plates and keelbolts. 

Peter will also be sharing 1930’s vintage letters, listings  and period 8mm movies.

Come join us for what is sure to be a fascinating presentation!