Clan of Concordia: Crews Prepare for 75th Anniversary

I’ve been noticing more than the usual share of Concordia yawls in my home harbor of Rockport this spring. These 39- and 41-foot beauties always bring a touch of class to the waterfront, but having so many of them being commissioned — and being commissioned so early — drew my attention.

It turns out that this will be a busy summer for Concordia owners, with a bunch of events planned throughout New England to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this legendary design. From a Concordia rendezvous in Castine, a regatta in Marblehead and another regatta in Nantucket, to an end-of-season gathering in Padanaram, it’s going to be the summer of Concordia in New England.

I’ll be keeping my eye (and camera) out for them!