the fleet history

Owners: Peter Murphy and
Paulette J. Crowley
Location: Jamestown, RI

NY-7 Tabasco, was originally owned by Henry F. Lippitt then by Johnston deForest as Nepsi and for more than 30 years she was known as Alice when owned by then NY-30 Class president and historian, and long time NYYC member, Gherardi Davis (who wrote more than 20 annual chronicles for the NYYC, entitled Alice and I). In the 1950's she was convered to a yawl and named Carlina by Thomas O. Woolf of Greenwich, CT. In the 1970's then-owner Lee Park renamed her Helen.

On June 26, 2013 Peter Murphy and Paulette Crowley became the owners of NY30 #7, Hull #632 and moved her from New Bedford, MA to Jamestown, RI. Starting that fall through the late summer of 2014 Peter Murphy and Richard Crowley refurbished her exterior bringing her back to original condition. Launched on August 22, 2014, with her original name Tabasco, she sailed up the Narragansett Bay to the Herreshoff Regatta in Bristol, RI making seven knots on a five knot breeze! Her owners noted that she sailed terrifically that day-- "She is an incredible craft under sail." Tabasco's 2015 plans include extensive sailing and racing at the annual Herreshoff Regatta.

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