Racing Nellie

S.V. Nellie - 1903 Herreshoff Sloop

Hull No. 586 - NELLIE    

Two similar yachts to this design were built by the Herreshoff Mfg. Co. in 1902 and 1903, the first being TRIVIA (HMCo #580) for Harold S. “Mike” Vanderbilt. The second was for Morton F. Plant, which he named NELLIE (HMCo #586). Both were full-keel boats based on the keel/centerboarder AZOR (HMCo #578) that had come out a few months earlier. Original price was $6,300 for AZOR and TRIVIA and $6,400 for NELLIE.

AZOR, originally a Naushon Island-based boat  for J. Malcolm Forbes, has been lost. TRIVIA is in the Herreshoff Marine Museum collection and NELLIE is now fully restored
and sailing in western Long Island Sound.

August 2010
Newport, RI
Panerai Classic Yacht Regatta