VIDEO: IYRS Graduation & Launch Day Experience 2015



On Saturday, May 30, 2015, the IYRS community came together for an annual tradition like no other: Graduation & Launch Day. A total of eleven boats were launched into the Harbor as fifteen students graduated from the School of Boatbuilding & Restoration, a two-year program in advanced wooden boatbuilding.

Widely regarded as the highest level of industry training, students develop project management, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and advanced woodworking skills throughout their two years in the program.

Completing the restoration of two wooden boats, students learn various techniques including measuring, drafting, lofting, steam-bending, planking, spar making, and advanced joinery; not to mention project surveying and various business-related skills and career preparation.