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Four of the Wooden Classics will be racing for a Mill Neck Cause. Want to see your favorite Cause & Classic raise the most money and become the winner?

Donate now and help your favorite Cause & Classic win the Mill Neck Manor Cup! Any amount of $1.00 or more is greatly appreciated.


2016 Cause & Classics: 


The Wooden Classic Yacht Banzai

Racing for Deaf Education

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Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, 1905
Gaff sloop. LOA 43′ LWL 30′ Beam 8′ 9″ Draft 6′ 4″

Banzai races in Classic Boat Regattas in Long Island Sound. A New York 30, one of the finest racing/cruising one-design classics ever designed. Extensive rebuild and restoration in 2009/2010. Completely replanked (double- planked) the hull, replaced 60% of framing, installed new floor timbers, a new Dynel deck, new systems, power plant and drive train as well as all the keel bolts. Wooden Boatworks restored the interior — of which almost half was original, having been safeguarded in a barn for forty years. Maintained and winters in-water with Wooden Boatworks.


The Wooden Classic Yacht Nautilus

Racing for the Education of Preschoolers with Speech/Language Delays and Autism


Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, 1905
Gaff sloop. LOA 43′ LWL 30′ Beam 8′ 9″ Draft 6′ 4″

A New York 30 — the celebrated racing class reputed to need no reef until it blows 30 knots. Sister to Banzai with hull #16 to her #15. Interior designed by William Pedersen. 2010-2011 repairs included wooding and refairing her topsides.

Nautilus races and teaches racing sailors in the Sail Training program which raises the level of sailors and of sailing in the USA through the Oakcliff Sailing Center of Oyster Bay, New York. Maintained and winters in-water at Wooden Boatworks.


The Wooden Classic Yacht Storm

Racing for Services for Deaf Adults


Alfred Edward ‘Bill’ Luders Jr., 1946
Sloop. LOA 49′ LWL 30′ Beam 9′ 6″ Draft 7′

Extensive restoration and virtual rebuild 2010/2011 following ‘like for like’ principle. Re-rigged, as a yawl, sail plans and rig designed by Theo Rye, naval architect, and Nathaniel Wilson, sailmaker and rigger, in collaboration with Donn Costanzo of Wooden Boatworks. Crafted a new deck, new cabin sides and coamings. Built the 63’ mainmast and 30’ 6” mizzen mast. Fabricated and installed a new gang of standing and running rigging; fitted new sails as well as new water and electric systems. Rebuilt engine. Acquired and fitted period hardware.


The Wooden Classic Yacht Clio

Racing for Hearing Health Awareness


Sir William Fife III, OBE , 1921
Gaff sloop. LOA 45′ 9″ LWL 30′ Beam 9′ 6″ Draft 6′ 1″

Designed by Fife for himself at sixty-four. Known as Sheevra when rebuilt entirely in 1983 by Donn Costanzo, Jeff Law and Olive Adzhead in Italy in concert with Cantieri Navale dell’Argentario. Subsequent winner of La Neue Nioularque in the Mediterranean in 1988, 1989 and 1990. Overall First in Class and Line Honors at Monte Carlo and St. Tropez. Spring Series Winner of the Oyster Bay Classic in 2009.

Her recent repair work includes replacing her forefoot and a new tiller. Maintained and stored in-water at Wooden Boatworks.


Cause & Classics Leader-board for 2015


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