Place: North America
Vincent Serio and Harry Bulifant built hull #1 on speculation and it became an instant success after members saw its sailing capabilities.
“Jasyto”, Hampton One-design, #1, 1934
Designed and built by Vincent J. Serio and Harry A. Bulifant, Hampton Roads Boat Works
Gift of Edward W. Wolcott
In the mid-1930s members of the Hampton Yacht Club wanted an inexpensive but lively boat in which they could race among themselves as well as against fleets from other clubs.
Vincent Serio and Harry Bulifant built hull #1 on speculation and it became an instant success after members saw its sailing capabilities. From speculative beginnings through a variety of material changes – primarily from wood to fiberglass and aluminum – the Hampton Ones remain an active class around the Chesapeake Bay.
“Jasyto”: what’s in a name?
Sydney Vincent the first owner of this boat, named it after his three sons, Jack, Syd, and Tommy.
Besides being the first hull, was it ever first in a race?
In fact, “Jasyto”, skippered by Sydney Vincent won the 1936 National Championship. In 1947, Lloyd Emory of Urbanna won the 1947 National Championship when this boat was renamed Rough Passage.
Funds for conservation and reinstallation in the Center were generously provided by Mr. T. Parker Host, Jr., in memory of Leonard Cornelius Richardson, Ernest J. Soter and James P. Goodwin, Jr.
Conservation of the boat was undertaken by Museum volunteers Ward Gypson, Jim Knight, Robert Moore, and Roger Worthen. Thanks also to National Champions Eddie Williams and Eddie Wolcott, Jr., for their invaluable assistance and guidance.
Origin: Hampton, USA, Virginia