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IYRS School celebrates grand opening of Brooks Building

From Left: IYRS President Terry Nathan with Matt Brooks and Pam Rorke Levy

More than 150 people gathered Monday morning at the IYRS School of Technology and Trades on lower Thames Street to celebrate the grand opening of the newest building on campus, a $6 million two-story elevated building with 20,000 square feet of space.

The Brooks Building will house classes for programs in composites, digital fabrication and marine systems, said IYRS President Terry Nathan.

The building was named in honor of the late John Brooks, who served in the Merchant Marine and then as a chief engineer in the Navy during World War II. He then went on to find success as a major real estate developer in California, as a co-founder of the Oakland Raiders, and as the force behind many other accomplishments.

His son Matt Brooks and daughter in law Pam Rorke Levy (owners of LUCIE and Dorade) were major contributors to the construction of the building and spoke at the ceremony.

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LUCIE Update: September 23

By Jens Lange:

LUCIE is all packed up and ready to go home! I saw the sunrise at the Yacht Club while breaking down our base camp and finished LUCIE right about sunset at the Lynnwood Marina.

As per usual after these events the early bird is clearly favored, the line for mast crane and boat haul out got longer as the day went on – getting LUCIE over there yesterday after the race with all sails already in the boat and docking her right in front of the mast crane was the key for today – I did not spend a single minute waiting!

LUCIE will most likely cross the border back into the US by Tuesday next week and should be in Bristol in about ten days.

Thanks for a great event – yes, some people need to go back to 6 Metre school, but we had a lot of fun, you guys raced hard and we met some great folks!