Paul Kandarian

International Yacht Restoration School

In a storied trade that dates back centuries, students learn boat-building at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport. And the ultimate thrill? It comes on graduation day when they launch their small vessels for the first time.

Ryan Lynch calls upon the spirit of his grandfather, Joseph White, when he needs help during his hands-on training at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport. White worked at Newport Shipyard during the America’s Cup heyday here. He died in 2005, at ninety-five.“Poppy, help me out,” the thirty-year-old Lynch recalls with a smile one morning during a break, as…