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Sailing, Navy, & Boats Calendars

Sailing to the Mark 2025 Wall Calendar


How to sail faster than your competitors? How to round the mark first and find a breeze to keep you ahead? On salt water and fresh all around America, sailors are planning strategies to overcome the limits of their waterlines and finesse the right of way to tack ahead of the competition. Andrew Sims and JH Peterson capture the excitement of competitive sailing around the world and bring great races together in Sailing to the Mark 2025 calendar.

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Races and locations featured in this edition include:
≈ Going for the mark, a collection of E Scows competes in Sarasota, FL during 2023 races marking the 100th anniversary of the one-design sailing dingy. A meeting of the Inland Lake Yachting Association in 1923 led to creation of the class. The original was designed by Arnold Meyer Sr.

≈ Tell the crew of a 49er sailing dingy to take a hike, and they will happily agree. The 4.99 meter (16 feet four inch) high performance skiff is managed by a crew of two, each attached to a trapeze that encourages hanging out on the wings. Teams from around the world race here on Florida’s Biscayne Bay, competing to earn points toward possible Olympic selection.

≈ Sailing for Olympic points in Miami, Fl, Nacra 17 catamarans offer wet and wild sailing competition. The boats use curved dagger boards that create vertical lift and, as the International Sailing Federation committee evaluating the design noted, present an “exciting challenge.”

Sunfish are so pervasive that we might be forgiven for believing the design had sprung fullblown from the head of Poseidon. In fact, Al Bryan and Cort Heyniger crafted the original plywood version in 1951 by adding a “cockpit” to their successful Sailfish design. The 1959 transformation into fiberglass made the Sunfish so appealing to a vast audience of sailors that North American Championship racing began in 1963.

≈ Sailing in the classic division of the International 12-Metre World Association races in 2021 are four American boats. Built in 1958, Columbia, US 16, successfully defended the America’s Cup in a 4-0 win over Sceptre. Built in 1964, American Eagle, US 21, was outpaced in Cup trials by Constellation. Launched in 1928 Onowa, US 6, saw only a lackluster racing career. Also built in 1958, Weatherly, US 17, lost in the trials, was rebuilt, and defended the Cup successfully in 1962 against Gretel, four races to one.

≈ The New York Yacht Club hosts America’s most venerable regatta, first run on the Hudson River in 1845. As the outline of the Verrazano Bridge on the horizon suggests, today’s racers now hoist their sails off Newport, RI. The June regatta offers three days of racing for One-design, ORC and PHRF classes, as well as for classic yachts and multihulls. These ORC boats are sailing the West Passage of Narragansett Bay.

≈ Modern versus traditional, Kodiak and Marilee compete here for the Shipyard Cup in Boothbay, ME. Built Down Under to a design by Reichel/Pugh in California, 66-foot Kodiak (sailing as Blue Yankee) won first overall in the 2002 racing division of the Newport-Bermuda Race. NYYC 13, Marilee is one of only four Nathaniel Herreshoff NY40, One-designs still sailing. Launched in 1926, Marilee demonstrated her notable pedigree winning the cup in 2021.

≈ Directing traffic? No time! This is Thursday night racing at the Wayazata Yacht Club on Lake Minnetonka, MN. The WYC manages one of the largest sailboat racing programs in America. On a Thursday evening as many as 130 keel boats like these J22s may be racing on the lake. Through the course of a year, the WYC hosts some 65 events.

≈ Blasting along in choppy water off San Francisco, CA, these J/105s are running with spinnakers flying. Designed for speed and stability, J/105s sail in 15-to 20-knot winds without reefing. Popular across the country, there are 15 American fleets sailing some 650 copies of the J/105.

≈ The Laser may be a one-design dingy, but it is important to know that there are three Laser flavors. Sail size ILCA 7 is standard or Olympic, ILCA 6 is radial, and ILCA 4 is 4.7 meters. No matter your flavor, sailing a Laser is clearly an athletic event as those who have extended their torsos over the rail can confirm after even one tack here on Florida’s Sarasota Bay.

≈ These big Pac 52 boats are sailing in Rolex competition on San Francisco Bay. The 52 was established as a new class to compete in racing on the west coast and in the biennial Transpac Race between Los Angeles, CA and Honolulu, HI. The traditional approach to protecting sails from mold and sun damage was to soak canvas in tree bark tannins that dyed them red. Today’s high-tech solution is to use black carbon fiber.

≈ Heading for the first mark, these DN iceboats are sailing on Lake Christina, MN. Measuring 12 feet long and weighing only 120 pounds, no hull-speed limitations apply. The average DN equipped with an aluminum mast can sail three times the speed of the wind, while a boat equipped with a carbon fiber mast could sail four times the wind speed.

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Navy 2025 Calendar


The Navy calendar is a tribute to the men and women who have fought to protect our nation, to deter aggression, and to maintain freedom of the seas. Navy and Marine Corps action over the past 250 years is represented here in full-color paintings. Significant events in naval history are listed in every month. Sales of the calendar benefit the Naval Order Foundation of the United States. Anchors aweigh!

This 250th anniversary edition features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Images featured include:
USS Nautilus by Albert K. Murray

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear-powered warship Nautilus signaling the attainment of the long-anticipated goal of “underway with nuclear power.” Nautilus is called the first “true submarine” because it was capable of operating for long periods without frequent contact with the surface and air of the above world. Nautilus is open for visitation at Groton, Connecticut.

The Beach at Dust by Mitchell Jamieson

This month marks the eightieth anniversary of the assault on Iwo Jima by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. This 1945 watercolor depicts a tragic section of beach below Suribachi becoming unearthly and ghostlike in the fading light. The beach is deserted except for the wrecks, which litter its entire length, rusted and partially buried in the sand.

USS Petrel (PG 2) by Frank Miller

Helicopter by Phillip Jenkins

This month marks the end of the war in Vietnam with the Communist seizure of Saigon in April 1975. During the Vietnam War to U.S. Navy engaged in brown-water operations in the Mekong Delta and other coastal waters using Swift boats and other watercraft. To provide overhead support, the Navy created a light attack helicopter squadron HA(L)-3 known as the Seawolves which flew UH-1B Huey helicopters acquired from the Army.

Fleet of Iron Clad Monitors, Unknown Artist

Following the successful debut of John Ericsson’s Monitor against CSS Virginia, at Hampton Roads on March 3, 1862, the U.S. Navy built a fleet of Monitors. Unfortunately, their low freeboard made them very unseaworthy in heavy seas as shown by the loss of Monitor off Cape Hatteras in December 1862.

Constitution Escaping from the British Fleet by Anton Otto Fischer
On June 18, 1812 Captain Isaac Hull encountered a British Squadron and unable to sail due to the lack of wind, he ordered the crew to put boats over the side to tow the ship out of range. The British ships copied the tactic and pursued for 57 hours before giving up the chase.

The Scourge Gun Crew, 1812 by Erick Marshall Murray
During the War of 1812, there were no legal restrictions placed on the Navy regarding the enlistment of African Americans due to a chronic shortage of manpower. An estimated 16 percent of all enlisted sailors were black. They signed up largely hoping to gain their freedom.

At Sea by Michael Daley
To celebrate the Coast Guard birthday month of August (August 4) the Coast Guard Cutter Manning is depicted escorting a convoy out of Gibraltar during World War I. Note the “dazzle” camouflage.

Following Signing Of Surrender Documents by Standish Backus
This month celebrates the 80th anniversary of the end of World War II as the Japanese sign the instruments of surrender on the foredeck of the battleship USS Missouri on September 2, 1945.

Bonhomme Richard versus Serapis by Anton Otto Fischer
To celebrate the 250th Birthday of the United States Navy established this month in 1775 by the Continental Congress, the close-quarters encounter on September 23, 1779 off Flamborough Head between Bonhomme Richard – captained by John Paul Jones – and HMS Serapis. Despite heavy damage which eventually led to the loss of Bonhomme Richard, Jones will rally his sailors to capture Serapis and attain victory.

New Providence Raid, March 1776 by V. Zveg
This month marks the 250th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, established in 1775 when Congress voted to create two battalions of Continental Marines. Some 200 of these Marines are seen here landing at New Providence Island, Bahamas on March 3, 1776, for the purpose of capturing gunpowder and
other military stores. The initial objective, Fort Montagu, is in the left distance. Close offshore are the vessels used to transport the landing force to the beach. The island was taken without firing a shot and the British governor was taken prisoner.

A Fine Evening on the USS Mustin by Morgan Wilbur
Named in honor of generations of Mustins who served in the U.S. Navy through most of the 20th
century, the guided missile destroyer Mustin (DDG-89) continues to serve with the Pacific Fleet.

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Classic Sail 2025 Wall Calendar


Classic Sail 2025 calendar features sail boats ranging from traditional working vessels and cruising sailboats, to exciting 15 Meter Class contenders of the past. Kathy Mansfield, whose work is found in nautical magazines, including WoodenBoat, Classic Boat, and Water Craft, brings together American and European boats in this very enjoyable pan-Atlantic collection of classic sail.

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Sailboats featured in this edition include:
≈ The large and elegant gaff cutter Moonbeam of Fife III was designed and built in 1903 at the Fife boatyard in Scotland and measures 101′ long.

The Six Meter World Championships took place in 2023 at the Royal Yacht Squadron on the Isle of Wight in England, with both a modern and classic division. Despite little wind and a similar appearance, they were fascinating to watch.

Elona is a 40′ yawl designed by James McGruer in 1962. She was built at McGruer & Co. boatbuilders on the River Clyde near Glasgow, Scotland. The seven McGruer brothers constructed beautiful and successful sailing vessels for about 70 years from the 1920s.

Three beautiful boats: the William Gardner designed P Class gaff sloop, Olympian, of 1913, the Fife designed gaff cutter Viola of 1908, and the more modern Marconi sloop Ikra designed by David Boyd in 1964. These vessels span not just the Atlantic but a wide arc of sailing history.

Loosely based on a Swampscott dory, a traditional design from Massachusetts, 20′ long Jack sails on Loch Oich, part of the Caledonian Canal in Scotland.

This newly restored staysail schooner, Spirit, was designed by John Alden and built in 1934 by Hodgdon Brothers in East Boothbay, Maine. She sails here in the Castine Regatta in Maine.

Tuiga was designed and built in 1909 by William Fife at the firm’s boat yard on the River Clyde in Scotland. She’s a 15 Meter Class, 59’6″ long, with a huge gaff rig handled entirely without winches.

The Eight Meter Class yacht Carron II was built in 1935 at the Fife boatyard on the Clyde in Scotland. She was restored by Fairlee Restorations in the 1990s and was owned by the Aga Khan for a time. She sails now mainly on the Swiss lakes.

The three-masted gaff schooner, Shenandoah, has sailed the world. She was built in 1902 at the Townsend
& Downey shipyard in New York, inspired the design of German Kaiser Wilhelm II’s famous schooner
Meteor III. Here she sails in the Solent near the Isle of Wight in the new Richard Mille Cup.

Two of the most beautiful of the William Fife yachts, the 15 Meter Class Tuiga, built in 1909, and the 19 Meter Class Mariquita of 1911, sail together on the Solent in England in the Richard Mille Cup regatta.

Tigris was built in 1899, a 19th century gaff cutter designed by the renowned Alfred Mylne and built at the MacAllister yard in Scotland. She is one of the Clyde 20-ton cruiser-racer class. She was rediscovered in Southampton, England, in 2001, restored, and now races very successfully in the Mediterranean.

The lovely Concordia 39 yawl, Swift, sails in the Castine Classic Regatta in Maine. She was launched in 1959, hull number 68 of the still strong Concordia fleet built by Abeking & Rasmussen in Germany.

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Classic Motorboats 2025 Wall Calendar


Elegant and fast, Classic Motorboats 2025 features glorious examples of the golden age of motorboating. Sculpted in mahogany, brilliantly varnished, fixtured in chrome, and powered by reciprocating engines of vast displacement, these personal powerboats provided then, as they do today, a sense of exhilaration for their owners. The photographs and text of Classic Motorboats come from Norm and Jim Wangard, the publishers of Classic Boating magazine.

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Classic Motorboats featured in this edition include:
≈ 1927 Chris-Craft 22′ Cadet

≈ 1955 Century 20′ Coronado

≈ 1936 Gar Wood 16′ Runabout

≈ 1937 Purdy 74′ Commuter Yacht

≈ 1914 Fay & Bowen 26′ Special Launch

≈ 1951 Chris-Craft 19′ Holiday

≈ 1957 Shepherd 18′ runabout

≈ 16′ Jersey Speed Skiff

≈ 1929 Chris-Craft 26′ Model 5

≈ 1929 and 1930 Hacker Craft runabouts

≈ 1946 Chris-Craft 20′ Custom

≈ 1955 Chris-Craft 18′ & 21′ Cobras


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Art of the Boat 2025 Mystic Seaport Wall Calendar


The golden age of sail was still ablaze as father and son Rosenfeld captured great yachts, and a few wild-eyed motorboaters on film. Fill a glass with champagne and join this celebration of New York 50 Class boats in 1913, or Istalena, the first M Class boat, and Weetamoe,the J Class America’s Cup contender in 1930, along with many more. You can almost smell the sea with these nautical outings that will sweep you through the year on a fair ocean wind. Sales benefit Mystic Seaport Museum.

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Vessels featured in this edition include:
The First Frostbite Race
The first Frostbite Race took place in January 1932, sailing 12-foort dinghies on Manhasset Bay off Port Washington, NY,
apparently as the result of a challenge.

International One-Design Sloops
International One-Design sloops Spellbound, Grilse, and Aileen racing on Long
Island Sound with their spinnakers set on May 28, 1949.

America’s Cup Practice
Sailors aboard the English America’s Cup challenger Endeavour watch the stern of Vanitie in a preliminary
outing off Newport RI in 1934.

Luders 16s
The Luders 16 was designed by A.E. Bill Luders and grew in popularity after World War II.

Sequoia II
Designed by John Trumpy and constructed by the John H. Mathis & Co. in Camden, New Jersey, Sequoia
II was built for Richard and Emily Cadwalader of Philadelphia, PA. and launched in 1925.

The yawl Bolero, #134, is sailing here during a New York Yacht Club Cruise in 1954. She was designed by Olin
Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens and built by the Henry Nevins yard in New York for John Nicholas Brown.

Watching the Cup Race, 1920
Delayed by the outbreak of WWI, the America’s Cup challenge scheduled for 1914 got underway in 1920. The competition was the last held off NY and the first under the new Universal Rule of measurement.

Riding the Sea-Lyon
The 1920s were still roaring and there was fun during the summer of 1929. This 35-foot Sea-Lyon
was built by Howard W. Lyon, Inc. located on City Island, NY, and could be purchased for a list
price of $2,975.

Shamrock V versus Enterprise, 1930
Sir Thomas Lipton raised his fifth and final America’s Cup challenge in 1929 as sponsor for the Royal Ulster Yacht

One-Design Racing 1956
The International One-Design was created by Norwegian naval architect Bjarne Aas in 1936 at the urging of
Larchmont Yacht Club skipper Cornelius Shield. Shield has seen the designer’s 6-meter yacht Saga and wanted a
boat like it to race in New York. The first 25 boats were delivered later that year and began racing on Long Island

With wind on her beam, Anchorite, #143, is throwing up a spray. Launched in 1937, the 49-foot
auxiliary shoal draft yawl was designed by Owen Merrill and built at the Henry B. Nevis yard on
City Island, NY.

Endeavour, Second Race, 1934
English aircraft builder Thomas Sopwith endowed Endeavour with the most contemporary engineering advances
possible in 1934. Along with a steel hull, Endeavour pioneered the Quadrilateral genoa and a twin-clewed headsail.


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