Friendship Sloop Rita: Grace and Elegance Afloat

The Rita, launched in the summer of 1989, was built at the Rockport Apprenticeshop by Instructor Kevin Carney and Apprentices Mark Holden, Roberto Laignelet, Peter Clapp, Peter Marvis, Eric Thierry, Carol Scranton, Ce Koester and Jeff Darby. She was commissioned by Frank Snyder, Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, to replicate his original  Rita, built by Morse in 1903. [...]