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Owner: Jed Pearsall
Homeport: Newport, RI

NY-9, (Adelaide II) Amorita was given her new name by her second owner in 1910, and has been unchanged ever since. Thus Amorita is generally synonymous with NY-9. After many loving caretakers, 30+ years in the great lakes, and several refits, she found herself in dire-straights in the late-70's. Her original total refit took place in 1981 by her current owner and then extensive upgrades/re-fits were completed in 1994 and in 2005. In 1995 she re-entered the rolls of the NYYC where she has since regularly participated in the Annual Regatta & Cruise among numerous regattas in the region. Featured on the covers and pages of hundreds of sailing calendars and coffee-table books, she sails with her original rig and cabin layout.

Complete Amorita Timeline

Yachting Magazine, 3/55
WoodenBoat Magazine, 07+08/80
WoodenBoat Magazine, 05+06/05

Amorita has long been revered both for her beauty and extensive racing successes. In 2007, she was the victim of a horrendous crash that sent her to the bottom but survived with an amazing story of
her rescue and rebuild. She winters in Mystic, CT and summers in Newport, Rhode Island.

Click below to visit the Amorita microsite documenting her
incredible history and up to date information on her restoration.

V iew the film trailer: 07.07.07 Amorita's Unlucky Day