Welcome to the Boatbuilding & Restoration Launch Day at IYRS, 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 2018



Launch Day 2017



Launch Day 2016



Launch Day 2015


Launch Day 2014