Designer Discussion Panel

June 28th, 2018

Design Discussion 3pm – 5pm at New York Yacht Club, Harbor Court
Cocktail Reception 530pm – 730pm at Ida Lewis Yacht Club

Please join us as we kick off our 2018-2019 series of events celebrating the iconic yacht designs of Sparkman & Stephens.  Reunited for an afternoon of engaging conversation are renowned S&S alumni including Halsey Herreshoff, David Pedrick, Andy MacGowan, and Jim Teeters, and current Chief Designer Brendan Abbott for a retrospect of S&S and the projects that were important to them during their tenure. Moderated by distinguished naval historian Llewellyn Howland III.

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Andy MacGowan

Andy MacGowan participated in six America’s Cup Campaigns, and contributed to the design and construction of seven 12 Meter’s for the America’s Cup. At a New York Yacht Club sponsored 12 Meter era reunion in 2010 for all participants from all countries from 1958 – 1987, Mr. MacGowan participated in numerous panels as a Legend of the Sport.

David Pedrick

David Pedrick’s designs have won the America’s Cup, earned awards for Superyacht of the Year, broken ocean race course records, and captured the essence of classic style.  He was a principal designer in eight campaigns, producing two Cup winners – Courageous in 1974 (while at Sparkman & Stephens) and Stars & Stripes in 1987.

Halsey Herreshoff

Distinguished as the most active America’s Cup sailor during the 12 Metre era, Halsey Herreshoff was a crewman as bowman, crew boss, or navigator in six campaigns and sailed in four America’s Cup matches. A naval architect and marine engineer, Herreshoff has also contributed to the support of technology and management of many campaigns.

Paul Buttrose

Paul Buttrose has spent 40 years in the marine industry — mostly in association with Sparkman & Stephens. He was at the helm of many of the company’s most famous and winning builds. Today, Buttrose has come full circle as a broker at Sparkman & Stephens. He is co-founder of Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s public sailing center, and a past president of the International Twelve Metre Class Association.

Llewellyn Howland III

Llewellyn Howland III, who was born and raised in South Dartmouth, is a former editor, a distinguished naval historian, and an antiquarian bookseller currently living in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

Brendan Abbott

Chief Designer at Sparkman & Stephens.

Jim Teeters