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Backstage in the Watercraft Hall of Mystic Seaport Museum

Backstage in the Watercraft Hall of Mystic Seaport Museum

Backstage in the Watercraft Hall of
Mystic Seaport Museum

This episode of "Inside Sailing with Peter Isler" we will visit one of the world's greatest maritime museum's - Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. We will tour Mystic's Watercraft Hall - a private area where some of the museum's most significant treasures reside. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity - as the hall and its fleet of some of America's most special boats is closed to the public.

Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to “inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.”
The Museum’s grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and include a recreated 19th century coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. The Museum is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship still in existence.
In this show you will learn about:
  • How kites work as ultra-efficient sailpower
  • The different equipment, specialties and competitions that have evolved
  • How hard is it to learn?
  • The best way to learn
  • Safety considerations
  • Kiteboarding and the Olympics
What Makes The Mystic Seaport Museum Special?
  • A non-profit 501(c)3 organization, the Museum hosts 250,000 visitors annually and has an active membership base of 12,000 from all over the world.
  • A stroll through the historic village transports visitors back to the mid-1800s where they can experience first hand from staff historians, storytellers, musicians, and craftspeople just what life was like to earn ones living from the sea.
  • In the Henry B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard, they can watch shipwrights keeping the skills and techniques of traditional shipbuilding alive as they restore and maintain the Museum’s watercraft collection.
  • The Museum’s 41, 000 sq. ft. Collections Research Center (CRC) offers exceptional physical and electronic access to more than 2 million artifacts. The collections range from marine paintings, scrimshaw, models, tools, ships plans, an oral history archive, extensive film and video recordings, and more than 1 million photographs—including the incomparable Rosenfeld Collection.
  • The CRC is also home to the G.W. Blunt White Library, a 75,000-volume research library where scholars from around the world come to study America’s maritime history.
After this episode you will want to make the Mystic Seaport Museum your next vacation destination!
 
Harriet and “TL” each started out in the sport in a pretty traditional manner – yacht club junior sailing programs. TL made it to the pinnacle of the sport as a member of the US Olympic Team, Harriet was a rising star in the marine industry as editor for Yachting Magazine. But all that changed after they married – they decided to pursue the path less traveled – cruising – which ultimately led them to giving back – in a very big and important way.

In this episode of Inside Sailing we will follow the path of these two stars of our sport, through the early years to their first little cruising boat, to adventures and a life criss crossing the Pacific that ultimately landed them back in the North Atlantic on a new boat – a much bigger cruising boat – with two hulls. That catamaran became their home base as they explored the Caribbean – and ultimately became inspired to create “Hands Across the Sea” a non profit dedicated to raising the literacy levels of Eastern Caribbean children.
In this show you will learn about:
  • How kites work as ultra-efficient sailpower
  • The different equipment, specialties and competitions that have evolved
  • How hard is it to learn?
  • The best way to learn
  • Safety considerations
  • Kiteboarding and the Olympics

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Meet Stan Honey

Stan is one of the best offshore navigators of his time - winning around the world races, setting records around the planet - including the 24 hour speed record in both multihulls and monohulls.

Stan is a 3-time Emmy award winner for technical innovation in sports television including the first-down-line for football, K-Zone for baseball, and LiveLine for the America’s Cup.

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Stan was was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame with over 30 patents to his name.

Stan was an early pioneer in the world of vehicle navigation and GPS.
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Meet Sally Honey

Sally excelled in the high-performance 505 class dinghy as a skipper for over a decade winning international and national level events against mostly all-male teams.

Sally spent time as an anti-war activist in Japan before attending the University of Pennsylvania, eventually getting a Masters in Literature from Stanford.

Sally started a career in the sailmaking industry, eventually owning several industrial sewing companies of her own.

Sally is a Two-Time Martini and Rossi (now Rolex) Yachtswoman of the Year (1973 & 1974).

Sally has served on US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee 2011-2020 (current chair).

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Meet Stan Honey

Stan is one of the best offshore navigators of his time - winning around the world races, setting records around the planet - including the 24 hour speed record in both multihulls and monohulls.

Stan is a 3-time Emmy award winner for technical innovation in sports television including the first-down-line for football, K-Zone for baseball, and LiveLine for the America’s Cup.

Stan is an Inductee into the US National Sailing Hall of Fame and is a US Rolex Yachtsman of the Year.

Stan was was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame with over 30 patents to his name.

Stan was an early pioneer in the world of vehicle navigation and GPS.
Learn more about Stan >>
 

Meet Sally Honey

Sally excelled in the high-performance 505 class dinghy as a skipper for over a decade winning international and national level events against mostly all-male teams.

Sally spent time as an anti-war activist in Japan before attending the University of Pennsylvania, eventually getting a Masters in Literature from Stanford.

Sally started a career in the sailmaking industry, eventually owning several industrial sewing companies of her own.

Sally is a Two-Time Martini and Rossi (now Rolex) Yachtswoman of the Year (1973 & 1974).

Sally has served on US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee 2011-2020 (current chair).

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Meet ILLUSION

Peter’s focus in this episode will be to Stan and Sally’s experiences with their beloved classic Cal 40, “Illusion” – a 40 foot fiberglass production sloop from the early 1960’s. From racing to cruising, the Honey’s have put tens of thousands of miles on their beloved sloop, which is currently sheltering in place in Newport, RI where she was supposed to be preparing to win the Newport to Bermuda Race.

More information about Stan and Sally’s Cal 40, “Illusion” and their upgrades on their website.

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