1958-1966: Built for the Chandler Hovey family, she entered the 1958, 1962 and 1964 Defender Trials. Although the boat had great potential, as she was considered the fastest of the 1958 12s, she was unsuccessful in capturing the Defender position. In 1962 she won the Astor Cup (NYYC) and the Queen’s Cup (NYYC) in 1964.
1967-1995: She was purchased by John F. Baillie who renamed her Newsboy. During this time her homeport was Newport Beach, CA
1995-2013: Arthur Schlossmann (Jamestown RI), SASA Charters Inc., purchased her and undertook a refit at the Brooklin Boat Yard and Cove Haven Marina with a major structural restoration including re-framing, re-fastening and refinishing. In 2008 Schlossmann donated Easterner to Sail to Prevail (Newport, RI), The National Disabled Sailing Program.
2014: Thorpe Lesson (Newport,RI) purchased Easterner, and started a refit in Maine.
2018: Scott Bernard (Annapolis, MD) purchased Easterner with plans to race in Newport, RI and Annapolis, MD. She will undergo a refit keeping the hull bright and the bottom white. Near future plans include racing in Newport- Summer 2018, and Annapolis- Fall / Winter 2018-9.
2019: Easterner participated at the 2019 12mR World Championship at Newport, RI
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|International Rule||THIRD Rule-AC|
|Designer||C. Raymond Hunt & F.C. Williams Assoc.|
|Builder||James E. Graves Inc.|
|First Owner||Easterner Syndicate|
|First Sail Number||US-18|
|Original Homeport||Marblehead, MA|
|Other Names||Newsboy (1969)|
|Current Status / Condition||sailing|
|Current Owner||Scott Bernard|
|Current Location||Annapolis, MD, USA|
|Construction||Double-planked Mahogany, Oak frames|
|Length Overall||19.94 m.|
|Length Waterline||14.35 m.|
|Sail Area||179 sq. m.|