Welcome to IYRS School of Boatbuilding & Restoration’s Launch Day, an annual tradition like no other in Newport, RI. IYRS students, along with their friends, families and the Newport community, gather each year to celebrate a unique accomplishment that few get to experience; launching and sailing restored boats that were built over the course of the previous nine months.
For both Newport and IYRS, Launch Day has become a community celebration, attracting hundreds of supporters, admirers, community leaders, and industry partners.
Launch Day 2016
Launch Day 2015
Launch Day 2014