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IYRS Graduation and Launch Day
On Saturday, June 2,IYRS students will take part in the school’s unique graduation rite at the school docks. Instead of picking up diplomas that prove hours of learning, students will launch and showcase the boats they spent the past year building and restoring. The public is welcome to join “Launch Day” festivities and see the fine craftsmanship produced by IYRS students in the school’s three programs in Boatbuilding & Restoration, Marine Systems, and Composites Technology.
Graduation ceremonies begin inside IYRS Restoration Hall at 10 am; after the inside portion of the ceremony, the crowd will migrate outside to the IYRS docks to inspect students’ work and witness the launching of the fleet.
More About International Yacht Restoration School
The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) provides technical training for those individuals interested in entering the marine industry and related fields. IYRS offers three full-time programs: boatbuilding and restoration, marine systems and composites technology.
The school's model strives to educate through problem solving, teamwork, project management and hands-on skills and to preserve the knowledge and heritage of the boats.
The school, which was founded in 1993, has two campuses, one in Newport and another in Bristol.