Taken at the 2011 Festival of Sail in San Diego, California.
Exy Johnson - USA
Length Overall: 111’
Sail Area: 4540 sq. ft.
Built: 2003 San Pedro, California
Homeport: Los Angeles, California
One of a pair of twin brigantines, the Exy and Irving Johnson are state-of-the-art sail training vessels designed to meet the needs of the Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s (LAMI’s) TopSail Youth Program. Their primary mission is introducing youths to the subtle but profound influence presented by the sea. These twin brigantines were named after sail training pioneers, Irving and Electra “Exy” Johnson. The Johnsons circumnavigated the globe seven times in all. They did this on two different boats, both named Yankee, with each trip using a new group of boys and girls who possessed only a sense of adventure and curiosity. For twenty-five years, beginning in the 1930’s, the Johnsons lived a life at sea that is now legendary and whose legacy continues to give back through the Irving Johnson and LAMI.