Association Articles

Nautique, Dutch Sailing, September/October, 2004. Coverage of the S&S Anniversary Celebrations,

The International Yacht Restoration School, Restoration Quarterly, June, 2004, Article covering The S&S Association Winter Meeting, in March 2001, Visit to 4 S&S Classic Yachts under restoration In Mystic, Connecticut.

Professional Boatbuilder, December/January, 2002, Review of Classic S&S Yachts from a Boatbuilders Point of View.

The January 1999 edition of Classic Boat was an S&S special issue with articles on Dorade, "Olin's Boats", and Olin himself. Issue 121 had an article on the S&S schooner Brilliant and Issue 58 (April 1993) had one on Stormy Weather (both yachts belonging to Association members).

The Classic Yachts Supplement of Yachting Monthly , August 1991, contained two articles, one a history of the design partnership, the other a colour feature on the S&S 34. The 1974 issue 2 did a piece on the She 32C .

Yachting World did a three-page article on the She 36 in 1992 and 2 pages on the restoration of a Swan 36 in May 1995.

COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE NEW YORK 32 AND THE CALIFORNIA 32 - THE FORTHCOMING DUEL
by Patrick Matthiesen
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BACCARAT TO ATHENS
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AAGE NIELSEN and S & S

The Story of Aage and his relationship with S & S starting with his running the Boston office and a discussion of his designs.

By Patrick Matthiesen

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The DUKW - The story of the S & S project for the amphibious assault vehicle

This article appeared in the 2007-8 Association yearbook and traces the design history and use of the DUKW. Profusely illustrated.

By Patrick Matthiesen

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Tartan 41
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THE S & S 34 design 1959:A Classic Ocean Racer/Cruiser/Voyager
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Firebrand
An article by Patrick Matthiesen Download PDF

The Rod Stephens Book

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Origin and Rebirth of “BABE”, an S&S 30 Daysailer

Olin Stephen\'s last design a revision of design no. 97 of 1935

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The Derwent Gift - Classic racing in Tasmania by Sirocco and Landfall

The attached PDF describes the event in February 2013

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Redecking using North sail cloth

A futher article by Jonathan Flack describing his use of North sail cloth as a deck covering material on Bonne Amie a Nevins 40

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A project for a new BABE first designed in 1935: Olin Stephens last project

Babe was designed for racing out of Miami in 1935. She was one of Olin\'s favourites and alas the original boat has not been found. This is a project for an updated version.

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Sinisterre - An article in the January 2007 Good Old Boat Magazine about a Finisterre Class S&S

An article about a Finisterre Class yacht  owned by Bill Tait since 1982 and her ongoing restoration as well as a second short account by Ted Brewer concerning Finisterre, Olin Stephens and Carlton Mitchell

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SPRATS & MINNOWS

Patrick Matthiesen continues a series of articles and describes some of the smallest cruiser/racer S&S designs through the years ranging below 30 feet LOA. Article first published in the 2006-7 Association Yearbook.. [Copyright of the author].

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Rod Stephens Advice on Problem Areas in Yachts

Sage advice from the guru on areas which have caused problems in classic yachts. First published in the Yachting World Annual in 1973 the advice is still very current. To read click on the PDF symbol below.

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The Dismasting of Sasha

Albrecht and Erika Peterss describe the sudden loss of their rig in the Baltic in 2005. First published in the 2006 Association Yearbook. [Copyright the author]

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STENKAROSSERN -Groundings in the Baltic and in Maine
Jim Koss and Patrick Matthiesen describe two encounters with 'the bottom' in the Swedish Archipelago and in Maine in 2006.
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The restoration of a Nevins 40 classic yawl to concours condition

The owner of the first of the legendary series of Nevins 40 yawls, derived from Finisterre describes in detail the process of restoration and rebuilding. [First published in the 2006 Association Yearbook this material is copyright.]

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OLIN and ROD and the S&S INTERNATIONAL 12 METRE CLASS DESIGNS 1938 to 1985
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SHE Traveller 3 year Hot Vac cure to a problem

Deatails and images relating to a Hot Vac cure to serious problems on a GRP SHE

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The Loss of the NY 32 Sirius - an Epitaph and a Mystery

In May 2016 the S&S NY32  hull no. 19 went missing en route from Cannes to Palma. No wreckage or survivors have been found.

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The Sparkman & Stephens 75th Anniversary celebration Mystic 2004

Brief report of the events from the S & S Inc. site

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Cyclos design # 2447

Notes for the Imperia Classics 1999

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Corsaro II and Stella Polare the Italian Navy yawl design #1505

Notes for the Imperia Classics 1999 S&S designs exhibit by Patrick Matthiesen

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Brilliant design #12

Notes for the Imperia Classics 1999 S&S designs exhibit by Patrick Matthiesen

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Bolero design #711

Notes for the Imperia Classics 1999 S&S designs exhibit by Patrick Matthiesen

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Baruna design #222

Notes for the Imperia Classics exhibit 1999

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Figaro III design #1107

Notes for the Imperia Classics 1999 S&S designs exhibit by Patrick Matthiesen

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Castine celebrates the Sparkman & Stephens 75th Anniversary

Brief description and racing results for summer 2004



Dorade - an analysis in Scuttlebut 2006

An interesting article closely assessing Dorade's revolutionary characteristics

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Dorade design # 7

Notes for the Imperia Classics S&S designs exhibit 1999

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Sparkman & Stephens: 75 years of Naval Architecture by Herve Elies

A review of the design activities of Olin Stephens from a personalised viewpoint

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A New Lease Of Life for Dorade by Matt Brooks

An update on Dorade and her activities winning the trans Pacific etc

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FINISTERRE design 1054 - an unrivalled winning design

Notes for the S&S designs exhibition Imperia Classics 1999 by Patrick Matthiesen

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GOOSE 6M design 243

Notes for the S&S designs exhibit Imperia Classics 1999 by Patrick Matthiesen

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S & S 12 metres 1938 to 1985

Notes for the S&S designs exhibit at imperia Classics 1999 by Patrick Matthiesen

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KAY OF GOTEBORG design 2190

Notes for the Imperia Classics 1999 by Patrick Matthiesen

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Levantades design 1825

Notes for the S&S designs exhibit at Imperia Classics 1999 by Patrick Matthiesen

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LOU JANE design 2114

Notes gor the S&S designs exhibition at Imperia Classics 1999 by Patrick Matthiesen

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MAIT II

Notes for the S&S design exhibition Imperia classics 1999 by Patrick Matthiesen

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Morning Cloud design 1959

Notes for the Imperia Classics 1999 by Patrick Matthiesen

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The New York 32 - notes on design 125

Notes for the Imperia Classics 1999 by Patrick Matthiesen

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Running Tide #1969

Notes for the Imperia Classics 1999 by Patrick Matthiesen

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AAGE NIELSEN and the boats he designed at S & S

The story of Aage Nielsen and the designs and consultancy work he did for S & S and the Boston office before and immediately after WWII including such designs as Tomahawk and the Brazil Class.

By Patrick Matthiesen

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Sleigh Ride #2625

Notes for the Imperia Classics S&S exhibition 1999 by Patrick Matthiesen

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The Manhasset Bay O.D.

Notes for the Imperia Classics S&S exhibition by Patrick Matthiesen

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Stormy Weather

Notes for the Imperia Classics S&S exhibition 1999 by Patrick Matthiesen

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Nick Potter's California 32 versus Olin Stephen's New York 32: The Forthcoming Duel Part II

Continuation of the analysis of these classic 1936 designs by Patrick Matthiesen

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Nick Potter's California 32 versus Olin Stephen's New York 32: The Forthcoming Duel PART I

An analysis of two classic 1936 designs by Patrick Matthiesen PART I

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Firebrand - notes for the Imperia Classics S&S Exhibition 1999

A description of the classic Firebrand

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Tartan 34C, Design #1904

by George H.Colligan & Patrick Matthiesen

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A Snapshot of our Founding Chairman
Terry Sprake founding Chairman (from the 2003 Yearbook reprinted courtesy of YM)
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ARGYLL's Racing History by Patrick Matthiesen

Racing record of a matchless  S & S beauty

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The Restoration of ARGYLL by Ed Burnett

Cautionary story of what can be involved in restoring a large wooden classic

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Bob Derecktor and the S & S Family of Gulfstreams by Patrick Matthiesen

An examination of the often delicate partnership between the passionate sailor and yacht builder, the late Bob Derecktor, and S & S in building the Gulfstream series from 1953 to the late 1960s.

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S & S Pocket Cruiser-Racers by Patrick Matthiesen

An examination of the role played by S & S from 1930 to the late 1970s in designing 30 foot LOA cruiser-racers for the competitive family sailor.

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THE SALVATION OF VIXEN - The story of a Mackinac 40

Jan Bogarts own reconstruction story of one of the exquisite 1946 Mackinac/Brazil Class design no.509

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