FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
The National Sailing Hall of Fame will be hosting the Hinckley B-40 Association for a rendezvous at the DNR/National Sailing Hall of Fame Pier adjacent to Susan B. Campbell Park in Annapolis on Friday, October 27.
The Bermuda 40 was designed in 1958 as a refinement of Bill Tripp's earlier Block Island 40 design. The sheer of the B-40 is slightly flatter, the transom more vertical and broader, and the bow is slightly less spoon-shaped. Henry R. Hinckley & Co. began production of the Bermuda 40 in 1959. Although Hinckley had experimented some with fiberglass boats prior to 1959, the B-40 was to become the bellwether for future production and established Hinckley as the premier North American builder of exceptional quality fiberglass sailing yachts. Over 200 Bermuda 40s have been built to date.
The National Sailing Hall of Fame is pleased to host the first of what will be many class
rendezvous at the facility in Annapolis.
Contact: Lee Tawney 410-952-3174