The National Sailing Hall of Fame will be hosting the Hinckley B-40 Association for a 50th Anniversary rendezvous at the DNR/National Sailing Hall of Fame Pier adjacent to Susan Campbell Park in Annapolis on Wednesday, September 2.
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 welcomes the return of the Bermuda 40 Association to the Sailing Center.
August 26, 2009