Gleam is one of the many boats featured in the Enlarged BHYC Regatta


Unique is a way of describing Glow, one of the many competitors in the new BHYC regatta. A vintage 12-meter sloop from 1937 and a competition horse for the Americas Cup, Glow will sail alongside several other large ‘classic vintage’ yachts as part of this year’s BHYC Regatta and Classics Cup Challenge.

Designed by Clinton Crane and built at the Henry B. Nevins Shipyard in 1937, the boat is 68 feet overall with a waterline length of 44 feet and a width of 12 feet. It represents a style of much admired past America’s Cup yachts. Built in double mahogany and cedar planks on oak frames, its glossy white appearance is reminiscent of its name, Glow.

Originally it was called Akaba, but during construction was changed to Glow because Mrs. Crane had read Alfred Lord Tennyson’s play “Merlin and the Gleam” and thought it would be appropriate to name her Glow after having read “Everything except in the sky hangs a glow. Follow, follow, follow the Light.

Glow has been featured on “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”, The Discovery Channel and PBS. She has also graced the pages of countless magazines such as Town and Country, Wooden Boat, Sailing World, Classic Boat and Yachting World, to name a few. Its interior has been selected for inclusion in the Classic Yacht Interiors book.

“Bristol Marine has been a proud sponsor of classic yachting in Rhode Island,” said Bristol Marine President Andy Tyska and Glow owner. “We are thrilled to help support this classic new event at Boothbay Harbor. “

We’ll see each other there! Sunday, July 25, 10:00 am – BHYC Regatta Shipyard Cup Classic Challenge racing boat parade in the inner harbor – Parade route east to west – Announcer heard at Whale Park, Coastal Prime, or on VHF channel 72. For more information contact Andy Mutch, 410-353-3861


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