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IYRS School of Technology & Trades
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Fascinating sailing history

This is a great place to learn about and to see first-hand the wooden boat building story. Open... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Chris K
A must for boat lovers

The Coronet is 131 ft sailboat undergoing restoration. It is huge and offers a fascinating view of... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Orsobear09
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Nice to see the trade of building and maintaining boats is still being taught to the next generation. The self guided visit is nice and there is the opportunity to watch the progress.

1  Thank KN2026
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Nice visit to The IYRA-behind the school on Thames Street a 131 foot schooner called The Coronet (built in 1885) is being restored-amazing to see!
Much history!

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Reviewed 11 September 2015

It was nice to see the student's learning an old trade.There was a huge sail boat undergoing rebuild.

1  Thank Joe M
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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We came upon this place by accident. What a lovely surprise. It's a school that specializes in the restoration of yachts. There are several different ships on the property in varying degrees of repair.
They were very warm and well coming and encouraged us to look around and ask questions.
What was meant to be a quick stop to ask someone for directions turned into an hour of fascinating information on this industry.

3  Thank Giantess
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

You never know what you are going to come across when you are desperately seeking a public washroom! Ain't that the truth! If it weren't for my desperation, we would never have come across this awesome asset to Newport, which really is majorly a shopping mecca. For the casual visitor, the highlight of IYRS is the restoration project of the historic Coronet, a 19th century 131-foot schooner. On March 28, 1887 The New York Times devoted its entire first page to the story of its victory in a trans Atlantic race. The ensuing history is increasingly more fascinating. The complete restoration first started in 1995. I'd love to tell you more, but that would spoil the surprises that await you when you visit. I do want to tell you that visitors are welcome and that there is no entrance fee. The washroom is located near the main entrance of the building. (It is what you'd expect, not fancy but quite serviceable.) Our serendipitous visit to IYRS turned out to be the highlight of our trip to Newport (that and buying postage stamps at the beautiful central post office).

3  Thank Ruth H
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