Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Oak Orchard Yacht Racing - Sailors' Night and the Black Pearl


Come enjoy a chef prepared, sit down, waitress served, spaghetti dinner at the Harbor Point Country Club.

Don't miss  the brigantine Black Pearl presentation "One family's journey on the road to restoring an icon" The owners, Amanda and Nick Alexander will be there for the narration and photo presentation.

Everyone's invited!   Skippers, Crew, Families, Friends, the more the merrier.

Sailing Participation mementos awarded.

Cocktails             5:00
Dinner                 6:00
Black Pearl Presentation        7:30

EMAIL RESERVATIONS:  onedogfarm@yahoo.com

The Alexanders' Black Pearl:
The hull of the 73-foot-long Black Pearl is built of wood, its main mast stands 68 feet tall. It normally operates with a captain and a five-member crew, and at least half a dozen people can sleep overnight below the deck if they don’t mind being a bit crowded. Both the Alexanders are licensed captains, and their vessel often is used for sailboat training, especially among Sea Scouts.

The Black Pearl was built in 1948 by C. Lincoln Vaughn, a Newport, R. I., shipbuilder who used it as his personal yacht. He sold the Black Pearl in 1959 to Barclay Warburton III, who helped to promote the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City by anchoring the vessel at the museum’s pier in the early 1970s for sea music festivals.

Warburton sailed the Black Pearl to the Caribbean many times and to Europe for the first TransAtlantic OpSail race. In 1974, he organized the American Sail Training Association, and the Black Pearl became its flagship. Upon Warburton’s death, the Black Pearl was willed to the association.

After several owners and in desperate need of repair, the Black Pearl was purchased in December 2008 by the Alexanders.

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