Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2016 Program

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Joy and Merry Chaos There are few things in the world that give me the same level of sheer, simple, electron-free joy as the Wooden Boat Festival weekend. I know that taking time off from my pocket screen to experience and celebrate these magnificent boats and the people around them means that I might fall behind on my social media relevancy, and a few Pokemon might go uncaptured, but it also means I get to be in and amongst the real, actual threedimensional world – and it’s a lot of fun. I feel joy watching young kids build their first, or sometimes 30th, boat, hammering like mad while across the harbor at the Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge, somewhat older kids are also working to build the best boat they can during the Festival – and given the concentration on their faces, it’s sometimes hard to tell which set of boatbuilders are more ambitious. I feel joy watching the races on the water, the best of which is the Sunday-afternoon Sail-by, when all of the boats take flight and animate the bay. It’s a merry chaos of sails and varnish and smiling faces, not unlike the rest of the Festival. It’s a merry chaos that is organized and made possible by the monumental effort and passion of hundreds of volunteers,


another source of Festival joy. Late-night dancing, expert presenters who come from all over the world to share their knowledge, and the beautiful wooden boats – worked on and preened all year to show their best – make the Festival. You can usually tell who I am by my ear-to-ear grin. For me, and a lot of us who come to this annual gam, this is the best weekend of the year. So welcome to the Festival! Whether your joy comes from the boats, the presentations, the beauty or the camaraderie, I hope you have at least half as much fun as I do this year. Happy Festival!

Jake Beattie

Executive Director Northwest Maritime Center

Welcome to the 40th annual Wooden Boat Festival! Over the past year, we’ve had a great deal of fun poring over old programs and archived Wooden Boat Foundation minutes, searching for the Festival’s history and stories. Wooden Boat Festival has always been about education and celebration, but the bigger story is about the passion, the authenticity, and the heart and soul of our Festival goers that have been at the core of Festival since its inception 40 years ago. We have come a long way, and we are still true to our roots. The Festival is a labor of love and community, with many people helping to shape the Festival into a genuine place to celebrate traditional wooden boats and the excitement that comes with simply being out on the water. Incredible craftsmanship and invaluable skills are present throughout the weekend, as knowledge, experience and adventure are shared both in the presentations and in the beer tents. As the largest festival of its kind on the West Coast, we’re always working to expand our community, and we’re excited to welcome a new group of adventurers who come together at the Festival to share the unbelievable spirit of the Race to Alaska. We’re also excited for the families who come to Festival, sharing with their kids the time-honored tradi-

tion of building wooden sailboats and riding the handmade carousel. The Festival is a testament to the value of authenticity, and it is for everyone – young and old, landlubber and old salt. No matter what your reasons are for being here – whether it’s for the boats, the presentations, the Race to Alaska, beers at the Wee Nip or dancing at Bar Harbor – we welcome you to the 40th year of the Wooden Boat Festival. Enjoy!

Barb Trailer

Director Wooden Boat Festival


On the Water/Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 For Young Pirates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Lifetime Achievement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Race to Alaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Festival Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-16 Festival Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-20 Festival Schedule & Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-28 4 • 2016 WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

Festival Beginnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-35 A Longboat Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37 ‘Glean Team’ Recycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Keeping the Festival Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Festival Behind the Scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Thanks to All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Maritime Center Program Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

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On the Water: Races, Rides & Activities

ROW A LONGBOAT Journey back in time aboard replicas of the longboat from Captain George Vancouver’s 1792 ship. Work together as a crew to row and/or sail aboard these 26’ open boats with eight rowing stations. Ages 12 and older. Sign-up starts at 9 am.

RIDE ON MARTHA J Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J, a 1984 24’ motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks of Portland, Maine. Leave from the NWMC dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum eight people per ride.

Friday: 11 am-4 pm Saturday: 9:15 am-4:30 pm Sunday: 10 am-4:30 pm GET OUT AND PADDLE Visit Pygmy Kayaks at its showroom inside the Festival grounds, or Chesapeake Light Craft at its display on the Point. Other vendors occasionally offer opportunities to get on the water – just ask! Don’t forget to visit the paddleboard pool, back for a second year out on the Point!

Friday: 11 am-4 pm Saturday: 9:30 am-4:30 pm Sunday: 10 am-2 pm FRIDAY: SAILBOAT RACE Skippers in the 26’-andunder sailboat race meet at 1 pm at the NWMC beach. Racing starts at 2:30 pm.

SATURDAY: ROWING RACE Rowers register between 8 and 9 am at the NWMC beach. Racing starts at about 10 am. There are long and short courses; the races are open to all human-powered watercraft: wherries, dories, rowing shells, kayaks, longboats, paddleboards, outriggers, dinghies and gigs. SATURDAY: NW SCHOONER CUP Skippers meet at 9 am at the NWMC beach. Regatta starts at 3 pm. Awards at 6 pm on the Main Stage (7 pm if boats sail longer).

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SUNDAY: T-37 MODEL BOAT RACES See these impressive radiocontrolled boats sail at 10:30 am

SUNDAY: FESTIVAL SAIL-BY Don’t miss the event of the weekend, at 3 pm, Sunday, with

Enjoy the Wooden Boat Festival from the water. Bear is one of the Northwest Maritime Center’s longboats. Photo by Patrick J. Sullivan

more than 300 boats on Port Townsend Bay. Best places to watch from Festival grounds are the Balcony Wine Bar and other spots at the NWMC, and at the Wee Nip. Enjoy!

Tall ships: Tour or Charter SCHOONER ADVENTURESS Step aboard the 1913 schooner Adventuress for a sail on Port Townsend Bay. Help to raise the sails, sing sea shanties and experience the joy of sailing a century-old tall ship operated by Sound Experience. Space is limited. For advance purchase of Adventuress tickets, go to soundexperience.org, call 360-379-0438 or visit the crew on board.

LADY WASHINGTON This is a 67’ (deck length) replica of the original Lady Washington, built in the late 1700s and the first American vessel to make landfall on North America’s West Coast, and to visit Honolulu, Hong Kong and Japan. In 1989, Washington state’s centennial year, she was launched in Aberdeen by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority. Learn more at historicalseaport.org

SCHOONER ZODIAC Zodiac is a gaff-rigged schooner built in 1924; at 160’, she is the largest historic windjammer in the Pacific Northwest. Passengers help raise and maneuver the sails, take a turn on the ship’s wheel and explore below decks. All Festival sails include buffet meals cooked fresh on board, plus full bar service. Visit schoonerzodiac.com or call 206-719-7662.

Location: City Dock, just outside Festival grounds Free dockside tours: 9-10 am, Friday and Sunday Friday sailing: 11 am-2 pm and 3-6 pm, $32 .50/ adult, $17 .50/youth (Friday is the only halfprice sail day) Saturday sailing: 10 am-1 pm, $65/adult, $35/ youth Northwest Schooner Cup: 2-6 pm, $95/adult, $45/youth . Regatta starts at 3 pm Sunday sailing: 11 am-2 pm and 3-6 p .m . (during Festival Sail-by), $65/adult, $35/youth

Location: NW Maritime Center dock Friday: Dockside tours: 9 am-2 pm, $5/person suggested donation Adventure sail: 3-5 pm, $47/adult, $39/children 12 and younger Saturday: Dockside tours: 9-noon, $5/person suggested donation Northwest Schooner Cup viewing: 1:30-3:30 pm, $47/adult, $39/children 12 and younger Sunday: Dockside tours: 9 am-noon, $5/person suggested donation Festival Sail-by: 2-5 pm, $75 all ages

Location: Anchored; ship’s tenders pick up at NW Maritime Center dock . Be on dock 30 minutes prior to sailing Friday sailing: 10 am-1 pm, Picnic Lunch Sail, $65/adult, $45/youth; 2:30-6:30 pm, Salmon Supper Sail, $79/adult, $59/youth Saturday sailing: 10 am-1 pm Picnic Lunch Sail, $65/adult, $45/youth; 2:30-6:30 pm, Salmon Supper Sail/Schooner Race, $79/ adult, $59 youth Sunday sailing: 10 am-1 pm, Picnic Lunch Sail, $65/adult, $45/youth; 2:30-6:30 pm, Salmon Supper Sail, $79/ adult, $59 youth


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Ahoy, kids of all ages! Sail and row a longboat, go for a motorboat ride on Martha J, build a boat or do some hands-on oceanography on the dock! We have crafts, treasure hunts, a carousel, paddleboard pool and more. Dance at the main stage, sing sea shanties and learn about creatures under the sea! Wooden Boat Festival is for kids – fun, education and inspiration surround the harbor full of wooden boats. Dreams are launched, and a lifetime of opportunity is all around you! Just inside the entrance to the Festival is a world of fun for pirates and mermaids of all ages – Kids’ Cove – but there are fun activities for kids and families throughout the festival grounds as well.

Kids’ Cove a Place to Land Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat. Pick a hull, a mast and some sailcloth, and before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids’ boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years and continues to be very popular. The Jefferson County Family YMCA hosts kids’ crafts. Included are face painting, sand art and more! Young and old can enjoy the expanded craft offerings. Look for the handmade Carousel of the Sea, built by students working with fifthgeneration carousel builder William Dentzel. Free rides are offered all three days! Oceanography on the Dock The Oceanography on the Dock program, led by Port Townsend Marine Science Center staff and volunteers, invites everyone to pursue their curiosity and be a scientist! Get familiar with basic principles of oceanography and use actual testing equipment to measure parameters such as salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and more. The data collected helps participants and scientists understand the health and characteristics of our local waters. Friday and Saturday from 10-noon on the NWMC dock Sea Life Snorkel Explore the hidden treasures that lie beneath the surface. The Salish Sea is counted among the most biologically rich marine areas in the world. A diver from the Port Townsend Marine Science Center will gently bring some of these fascinating life forms to the surface for you to experience first-hand. Saturday from 2-3 pm on the NWMC dock. 8 • 2016 WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure One of the highlights of the Festival for years, this witty and charming play is directed by Port Townsend’s own Joey Pipia. Each year, he and his team of playwrights, including daughter Sophie, conjure up the new adventures of Captain Cloud. The play, on the North Star Stage, never fails to entertain and amuse young and old – it’s a “don’t miss” for any age! Check schedule for times.

Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt At high noon on Sunday, young pirates from near and far make their way to the Jolly Roger flag at the Cupola House. Anyone dressed like a pirate can join the hunt, scouring the grounds and beaches for the “X” that marks the spot of buried treasure. Sunday from noon to 1 pm. Boat Rides on Martha J These free rides are very popular – sign up early! Signup starts at 9 am for morning rides and at noon for afternoon rides, at the NWMC dock. This is a great way to get out on the water and see the Festival. Row and Sail a Longboat Journey back in time aboard replicas of the longboat from Captain George Vancouver’s 1792 ship. Work together as crew to row and/or sail aboard these 26-foot open boats with eight rowing stations. Ages 12 and older. Signup starts at 9 am for longboat rides. Paddleboard Pool Try our paddleboard pool on Hudson Point – a safe, fun environment to give paddleboarding a try. Child Care During the Festival Too much festival for your little ones? Firefly Preschool is open for you to drop off your children in a safe, convenient, educational environment! Hours are Friday 8:30 am-9:30 pm, and Saturday 2-9:30 pm. RSVP to fireflyacademypreschool@gmail.com or call 360-471-6778 or 379-1129. See fireflyacademy.com for more information. Cost is $10/hour or an unlimited weekend pass for $100, with a 50 percent sibling discount. Located at 842 Washington St., next to Haller Fountain, five blocks from Festival grounds.

Thanks to our business supporters, there are plenty of materials on hand for children to build their own boat in Kids’ Cove. Photo by Nicholas Johnson

Ahoy! Let’s Have Fun! Plenty of Activities for Children! FRIDAY 10-noon Oceanography on the Dock, NWMC dock 10-5 Kids’ boatbuilding, Kids’ Cove 10-5 Crafts with YMCA 10-5 Ride the Carousel 11-4 Longboat rides for 12 & older, marina’s NE corner 11-4 Martha J boat rides, NWMC dock Noon-9 All-family music and dancing, Main Stage 7 Sea Shantey Circle, Marina Room SATURDAY 9:15-4:30 Longboat rides for 12 & older, marina’s NE corner 10-noon Oceanography on the Dock, NWMC dock 10-4:30 Martha J boat rides, NWMC dock 10-5 Kids’ boatbuilding, Kids’ Cove

SATURDAY (cont.) 10-5 Crafts with YMCA 10-5 Ride the Carousel 11-noon Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure, North Star Stage Noon-9 All-family music and dancing, Main Stage 2-3 Sea Life Snorkel, NWMC dock 3-4 Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure, North Star Stage 7 Sea Shantey Circle, Marina Room SUNDAY 10-4:30 Longboat rides for 12 & older, marina’s NE corner 10-2 Martha J boat rides, NWMC dock 10-4 Kids’ boatbuilding, Kids’ Cove 10-4 Crafts with YMCA 10-4 Ride the Carousel Noon-1 Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt Noon-5 All-family music and dancing, Main Stage 1-2 Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure, North Star Stage

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Special honors for Pike, Roberts The Wooden Boat Foundation & WoodenBoat Magazine Lifetime Achievement in Boatbuilding & Design

Tad Roberts. Photo by NWMC

Born in Pender Harbour, British Columbia, Canada, in 1955, Tad Roberts was immersed in coastal culture right away. Roads were few, all transportation and work involved boats of various types, but almost all were wooden and of unique West Coast design. A fifth-generation British Columbian, Tad’s entire family lived and worked on boats; Tad became involved in logging, log towing and commercial fishing as a young man, and this led to designing and building small steel workboats as well as a few wooden sailing vessels. Tad had always maintained a strong interest in yachts, both power and sail, and when the opportunity arose to move to Maine, he went. After a semester at Maine Maritime Academy (Yacht Design Institute) he joined the Bruce King design office in 1987. In the next 14 years there, he worked on everything from 10’ dinghies to 180’ sailing yachts. He had a hand in everything from production fiberglass power and sailboats, including the Hinckley Picnic Boats and Sou’wester 70, to the 80’ cold-molded commuter Liberty. In his spare time he built a small farm near Whitefield, Maine, with his wife, Carie McAlister, raising milking goats and two sons. Leaving Maine in 2001, he returned to Gabriola Island, B.C., to open a oneman design practice. There his work has

focused on new design of classic types, the Lake Union Dreamboat and doubleended trollers, as well as the refitting of large motor yachts. His lifelong interest in small traditional boats led to an eightyear term on the Board of Directors at the Silva Bay Shipyard School, as well as organizing and managing the Shipyard Raid for five years. Today, his office is designing new 60’ and 65’ cargo schooners, as well as a 32’ double-ended troller for Alaska. For the past eight years he’s been living aboard and slowly restoring Blackfish, a 50’ Urry Brother’s designed and Northwest School built ketch. Tad feels quite strongly that he’s part of a long line of local Pacific Northwest designers with regional leanings: Leigh Coolidge, Ted Geary, H.C. Hansen, Tom Haliday, Frank Fredette, Ed Monk Sr., and William Garden have all influenced his work. Lesser-known B.C. designers like the Urry Brothers and Robert Allan have also exerted influence. Important too has been the work of hundreds of individual boatbuilder/designers, the Wahls and Groops of Prince Rupert, the Farrells and Gooldrups of Pender Harbour, and the Remmems, Vesteads, and Gronlands of the Fraser River. “All these builders designed and built wooden boats that are both beautiful and efficient, which is something I hope to encourage and continue,” Tad concludes.

The Wooden Boat Foundation Lifetime Achievement in Wooden Boat Community Spirit & Culture Ted Pike was an integral part of the Wooden Boat Foundation and Festival for all of the 26 years that he was part of the Port Townsend boating community. Becoming a sailor at age 14 was a life-altering experience for Ted. He realized then that it could become an abiding passion and one that could (and did) change the direction of his life. Traveling the world as a young man, visiting many spots in the U.S., Europe, Eastern Asia, he settled for many years in Australia where he sailed continually and learned the art of crafting wooden boats and wooden surfboards. Returning to the U.S. with many wonderful stories, he continued honing those skills in Avila Beach, Ventura, San Diego and, finally, Jefferson County. With the first boat he built, Cuca, an Edson Schock design, he introduced his future wife and children to the wonders of sailing. The second boat, Brisa, provided them with some extensive cruising off the California Coast and into Mexico. Bringing Brisa to Port Townsend introduced them to the joys of sailing in the Northwest. The purchase of Annie Too begat Brisa Charters and Ted’s beginning as a U.S. Coast Guard 500-ton licensed Captain. Annie Too sailed for nearly 20 years from Orcas Island and from Port Townsend. For 20 years, Ted was a vibrant, enthusiastic employee of Edensaw Woods and traveled the country and Canada spreading information, cheer and love, returning with many, many uplifting stories. Wherever he went he made many friends, treating them with great respect, encouragement and caring, and giving his famous, huge “Ted Pike” hugs. For several of his last years he also worked for WoodenBoat Magazine, continuing his encouragement, success and hugs. He was actively involved with the Wooden Boat Foundation and Festival, the Port Townsend Sailing Association, Northwest Maritime Center, Port

Ted Pike. Photo by Jes Klein

Townsend Marine Trades, Jefferson County 4-H, Orcas Island Sailing Association, Jefferson Teen Center, Centrum Foundation and WoodenBoat Magazine. His advocacy for the youth in his community was admirable. His participation with wooden boats, boat owners, marine trades, fundraising, regattas and speaking engagements in Port Townsend and other communities has been deeply appreciated. As most know, Ted went on to other seas in August 2015. While he is greatly missed by his family, his friends and his community, all are grateful to have known the gifts he gave us during his lifetime. NOTE: Ted was an integral part of the Lifetime Achievement Awards for the past many years. He helped in the selection of the recipients, assisted in putting the program together each year, and often spoke at the event, managing to be both heartfelt and humorous. We tried for many years to honor him with the Community Spirit & Culture award, which he always refused. We are sorry he will not be with us to receive this award; few more profoundly embodied Wooden Boat Community Spirit & Culture than Ted.

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The Lifetime Achievement Awards presentation is Thursday, Sept. 8 in the Maritime Meeting Rooms at the Northwest Maritime Center. Doors open at 5:30 pm and awards start at 6 pm. This beloved Festival tradition is hosted by WoodenBoat Magazine and is open to the public. 10 • 2016 WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

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Race to Alaska: The Sequel Was Every Bit as Good as the First By Race to Alaska Staff With 30,000 attendees and 40 years strong, the Wooden Boat Festival is easily the biggest event of the Northwest Maritime Center. The other big one is the Race to Alaska – the engineless and unsupported race from Port Townsend to Ketchikan. In case you’re new to the race, the premise is simple: Get a boat without an engine, leave from Port Townsend, finish in Ketchikan, be unsupported along the way. First place gets $10,000. Second place gets a set of steak knives. Simple. The event was started as a lark, but quickly gathered enthusiasm and loyal followers from across the globe who were attracted to the race’s simplicity, adventure and sense of humor. This year’s fleet spanned racing trimarans to standup paddleboards. Of the 44 teams that made the attempt, 26 finished the full race, and again the race attracted worldwide attention, national media and local enthusiasm. The Maritime Center has decided to have another race in 2017, and for the second year in a row, the details are going to be announced on Friday at the Wooden Boat Festival, at the second annual Blazer Party, an ironically formal event in which racers are issued thrift-store blazers emblazoned with the R2AK logo. Racers who finished both of the R2AK’s two stages get a blazer with two sleeves. Volunteers with scissors are standing by for those who completed less. The event is open to the public, and tickets are on sale at R2AK.com. Because no one asked, we thought we’d provide a quick greatest-hits list of answers to what we think are the best questions that emerged from the race. Think of these as frequently unasked questions that we wish people would have asked (FUQ rather than FAQ): The boat that won was the fastest and the most expensive – what’s the big deal? Team MAD Dog Racing’s M32 was the fastest boat in

Gaining speed outside Victoria Harbour during R2AK are (from left) teams Hotmess, Ketchikan, Vantucky and Tritium Racing. Photo by Nick Reid

the fleet in terms of boat speed, and it was the most expensive, but more incredible than the boat were the guys who sailed it. They shaved more than a day off the record (finishing in three days, 20 hours) on a boat designed to sail fast for the day and have the crew sleep in a hotel room back on shore. The M32 is really fast, but there is no cabin, no way to get out of the elements and no way to tip it back up if it capsizes – the team’s plan in this scenario was to cut the rig away and start pedaling to safety. They slept in a zipped-up bivy sack with their arms crossed and an open knife in one hand in case the boat tipped over and they needed to cut their way out. They slept for about 20 minutes every 12 hours. So yes, the boat was fast, but the crew sailed it well and had to gut out four mostly sleep-


less days with a boat that was so high-performance that a single mistake could have ended it for them. It was pretty incredible. What were the big innovations in 2016’s R2AK? Both years we’ve seen big leaps in pedal-driven propulsion systems. This year we also saw the evolution of “motor sailing” tactics. The secondplace team had a crew of eight people, and they designed and fabricated dual tandem bicycle arrangements by which four people could pedal simultaneously. At least a couple of times in light air, they had four people pedaling, the sails up, three people hiking out on the trapeze to keep the boat flat, and the last person steering in order to maximize all propulsion potential. They sailed 7 knots in 3

knots of breeze – on a monohull! Ingenious. What was the best moment of this year’s race? There were a lot of best moments. Beyond the sailing feats and the record times, the best moments for us come from the stories of the race – stories of human triumph and the camaraderie of people in the same shared struggle. Sometimes that’s between the racers, and sometimes that’s between the racers and the people who are following along on the tracker. There were more than a few stories of fans along the race route coming out to greet the racers. That level of engagement and passion for the R2AK is both humbling and amazing. One of the most memorable moments was Team Alula crossing the

finish line. Team Alula was a crew of wheelchair-bound athletes in an unmodified trimaran. One of their crew members had to get off halfway, and rather than calling it quits, they asked for help from the rest of the fleet. They needed a third crew member in order to finish what they had started. In less than a day, two racers who had just finished rearranged their work schedules and volunteered to crew for Team Alula. The team was officially disqualified – one of the few R2AK rules stipulates no adding crew once you start. We tried to make an exception, but Team Alula wanted no special accommodations because of their disabilities. The celebration on the dock in Ketchikan, along with their online following, was arguably larger than the celebration for the first-place team.

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Team MAD Dog Racing won the 750-mile Race to Alaska in 2016. Photo by Nick Reid

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Team Alula rowing off the dock at the start of R2AK’s stage two in Victoria Harbour. Photo by Race to Alaska

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Guide to 40th Festival Boats Adirondack Guideboat 2015


Built to the dimensions and style of a turn-of-the-20th-century Adirondack guideboat, designed and built by the Grant family for use in the Adirondack wilderness in upstate New York. The cedar stripping is a modern touch, but the 1,200-plus brass screws to attach the cedar strips are traditional. Ellensburg, Wash.

Adventuress 1913

The 103-year-old, 133’ schooner Adventuress is a National Historic Landmark. The mission of the boat, owned and operated by nonprofit Sound Experience, is to educate, inspire and empower an inclusive community to make a difference for the future of Puget Sound. Port Townsend, Wash.

Air Power 2011


SB18 is a 18’ sportboat with a 8’ beam. She has a 26’ 6” aluminum mast with a 10’ boom and a 5’ bowsprit. This boat was made using okoume plywood with a clear cedar cabin. Chimacum, Wash.

Alcyone 1956

Seattle master shipwright Frank Prothero launched a 65’ gaff-rigged topmast schooner in 1956, built for his personal use, a project undertaken to please no one but himself. He named her Alcyone. Port Townsend, Wash.

Allike unknown

A modern interpretation of the ancient, double-ended, lapstrake Viking boat. Pullman, Wash.

Anna D 1968

Bebop 1963

A converted gillnetter, Bebop was built in Steveston, B.C., and fished the Queen Charlotte Islands and Alaska for 30 years. Converted in 2002 in Port Townsend, she still keeps her elegant fishing-boat lines. Tacoma, Wash.

Beckon 2014

A Mark Smaalders–designed gaff-cutter with stunning brightwork, rope rigging, bronze hardware and a beautiful bowsprit. Built in Montana by her owner, cabinetmaker Richard Beck, from pouring keel to shaping the mast. Bigfork, Mont.

Bella la Vita 1969

After years of sailing, our first power boat! Looking forward to exploring Puget Sound and the Gulf Islands with the grandchildren. Everett, Wash.

Bergen 1989

Formerly called Phoenix, she’s a Norwegian redningshoite replica, constructed from Pacific Northwest materials, including wood, rigging, sails and bronze hardware. Her 10hp heavy-duty diesel is from Bergen, Norway. She’s sailed the West Coast, from Washington through Alaska. Lopez Island, Wash.

Blackbeard II 1978

Built in Victoria, and a great offshore heavy-weather cruiser. Purchased from builder in 1984 and has cruised for over 30 years from Haida Gwaii to Puerta Vallarta. Port Hadlock, Wash.

Blackfish 2014

This 13’ Paul Gartside–designed launch was built in Victoria, B.C., over a 2-year period. The cold-molded cedar and oak hull, combined with vintage Stuart Turner classic engine, evokes memories of simpler times. Victoria, B.C., Canada

Fishing as Meridian for her first 40 years, Anna D has been converted to a troller yacht over the past 7 years. Tacoma, Wash.

Annie Too 1956

She was built for the 1957 Transpac by Bill Lapworth and Willis Boyd. She came in 4th in the 1963 Transpac and won Class B in the 1968 San Diego/ Acapulco Race. Since 1994, she’s been sailing Port Townsend Bay with longtime WBF board member Ted Pike at the helm. Ted is sorely missed. Port Hadlock, Wash.

Aquavit 1958

With a colored history of construction in Denmark, hard racing in San Francisco Bay and decades of cruising in the Salish Sea, Aquavit underwent a 9-month restoration, and now she’s is back in sailing shape. Portland, Ore.

Arkenstone 1975

Built in Thailand of teak; planks are edge-trunneled like native vessels with eight-sided pins of very hard wood. One owner for 36 years, who lived aboard for all that time. Seattle, Wash.

Arroyo 1938

Built on Lake Union in Seattle and launched in 1938 along with sister ship Tola. Raced under the burgee of Seattle Yacht Club and won the Swiftsure Lightship race under the name Avolante. Seattle, Wash.

At Last 1948

Built in 1948, this is hull no. 1,331 out of 1,880 built by Chris-Craft and restored by her owners over a period of 10 years. Bremerton, Wash.

Athena 1990

A King rowing shell made of Sitka spruce ribs, covered in a 1/32” three-ply made of sapele, carefully matched along the hull, with 12 coats of varnish. Tacoma, Wash. FOR SALE


Bright Star 2006

Owner-built, this Tolman Alaskan skiff is for exploring rivers and saltwater. She has 4,400 cruising miles under her keel and cruises comfortably at 18 knots. Lake Oswego, Ore.

Brighten 1993

Phil Bolger’s stretched version of the iconic Micro, hull no. 1, owner-built, and launched in early spring 1993 into Lake Washington. Stevensville, Mont.

Caine 1975

Returning to the salty waters of Port Townsend for her annual pickling, Caine is sailed by Elitotte and Brielle Walsh in Portland year round. Carvel planked with red cedar over white oak steam-bent frames, she is a marvel of longevity. Portland, Ore.

Ceridwen 1993

John Magner and his son Kevin lofted Ceridwen in fall 1982, and owners Matt and Stephanie McCleary pitched in to pour the lead keel, steam-bend the oak frames and attach the cabin sides. In addition to helping with the original construction, the owners planked 95 percent of the boat and installed the tanks, plumbing and electrical systems. She made her maiden voyage in 1996 from Port Angeles to Port Hadlock. Port Hadlock, Wash.

Chesuki 1986

I lapstrake-planked her with the most clear, fragrant Port Orford cedar on a dory bottom of Honduras mahogany. This small sloop has provided us with years of great rowing, sailing, racing and beach cruising! Renton, Wash.

Chupacabresse 2014

Cinzia 2016

An electric-powered hybrid design utilizing an Elco motor paired with lithium-ion batteries, backed up with a 5.5kw diesel generator. Solar panels augment the house batteries. Turner, Ore.

Compadre 1929

She is a 1929 Stephens bridgedeck cruiser. 43’ overall, her hull is Port Orford cedar on oak frames; her house is teak. Currently powered by twin 80hp Yanmar diesels. Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Contessa 1979


Contessa is a gaff topsail schooner, 38’ on deck, designed by Geo. Stadel Jr. and built by “Sonny” Hodgdon. She has white oak framing, mahogany planking and teak decks. Built in East Boothbay Maine, I trucked her to the West Coast in 1995. She currently sports the only hydronically heated boat toilet seat in the Pacific Northwest. Lake Stevens, Wash.

Cutlass 2003

Originally built as Tee Lok, she came back to Devlin as partial trade-in, and was sold and renamed in 2015. Union, Wash.

Daddy’s Third 2011

Daddy’s Third is a 26’ St. Pierre dory powered by electric motors and solar panels. Lacey, Wash.

Dirigo II 1939


The 72’ schooner Dirigo II is the flagship of the San Juan Classic Day Sailing fleet. She was designed by John Alden and built in 1939 at the prestigious Goudy & Stevens yard in Maine. Port Townsend, Wash.

Driftwood 2014

Driftwood is a unique, trailerable wooden houseboat designed and built by her owner. She features propane engines and solar-powered electronics, shallow draft and a gangplank, and myrtlewood interior. Salem, Ore.

Emily Ruth 2015

She’s a Somes Sound 12 1/2’ designed by John Brooks. Derived from the famous Herreshoff 12 1/2’, her lapstrake hull is both lovely and efficient. Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Evangelina 2016

Styled after classic English gaffrigged working craft; has proven to be a very seaworthy, surprisingly quick and responsive coastal cruiser/weekender, cutter/sloop “trailer-sailor.” Mill Creek, Wash.

Falling Off 1963

Raced nearly continuously for 53 years, she represents an early example of the new Star boat design (flatter bottoms) that became popular in the 1950s. She has raced all along the West Coast. Olympia, Wash.

Fish Taco 2016

I began building Fish Taco in January 2016 with the idea of having a small, nimble fishing boat that I could load and go in under an hour. Lake Oswego, Ore.

Fleetwood 1980

She’s a triple-chine mahogany plywood boat. The kit was produced by Whisstock boatyard in Woodbridge on the Deben River in England. Five NAJA kits were assembled in North America, and about 30 are still sailing elsewhere. Tacoma, Wash.

Flygburen 1993

She’s a Tumlaren, designed by Knud Reimers and built by Andy McConkey in Kirkland, Wash. The hull and cabin top are cold-molded cedar, and the deck is plywood. All the bright work is Honduran mahogany, and the spars, of Sitka spruce. Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Flying Eagle 1963


Low, sleek and fast, “Jonesporters,” with beauty of purpose, were the best working form ever constructed, designed and built by local down east Maine lobstermen for their own fishing conditions. Newport Beach, Calif.

GloryBe 1914

Built on Vashon Island in 1914 at the Taylor-Grandy yard, GloryBe burned and sank in a marina fire in 2002. She was then rebuilt by students at Seattle Central College and relaunched in 2005. Seattle, Wash.

Golden Rule 1956-1958

This original peace boat inspired Greenpeace. Golden Rule sailed toward the Marshall Islands in 1958 to stop nuclear bomb tests. From 2010 to 2015, she was rescued from a watery grave in Humboldt Bay and restored by Veterans for Peace and supporters. Samoa, Calif.

Gracie O’ 2003-2015

Based on the Wittholz 17’ catboat, this boat was re-lofted, converted from a hard-chined plywood hull to a round bilge strip planked one. Mast and spars are carbon fiber. Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Grail 1986


She was built in Port Townsend by boat school graduates using the finest materials. She has sailed the Salish Sea and ventured as far as the Galapagos Islands in her 30 years. Vashon Island, Wash.

Heather 1937

She’s a canoe stern, Bermudian rigged cutter built in 1937 in Auckland with New Zealand kauri. In the mid-1960s, she completed a singlehanded circumnavigation. In 1970, she was sailed to Honolulu, and shortly thereafter was purchased and sailed to Port Townsend. Vashon Island, Wash.

Hiyu 2011

Hiyu is a 10 1/2’ lapstrake-decked canoe built to Harry Bryan’s Fiddlehead design. The designer intended the boat to be paddled as a kayak. I designed and built the pedal drive and steering gear so the boat operates as a pedal-powered motorboat. Spokane, Wash.

Holiday 1946

Holiday has been family owned since launched in July 1946. Marysville, Wash.

Ibis 1988

Ibis is a classic Devlin sedan trawler. Built in Olympia, she is perfect for cruising the waters of the Northwest in comfort. Capable of handling big water, she is also small enough to trailer to anywhere we want to explore. Portland, Ore.

Integrity 1993

She’s a Devlin Czarinna 35 twindiesel, fantail cruising yacht. A wellthought-out combination of aesthetic traditional lines, modern construction methods, plus advanced yet practical for-the-cruiser technology for remote wilderness access. Mill Creek, Wash.

Homemade day boat by U.K. designer Paul Fisher. Gunter gaff rig, okoume ply, stitch and glue, built in Colorado. Nederland, Colo.

Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

Jaunty 2010

Jaunty is a homebuilt 16’ slow power cruiser designed for an older captain. An electric-start 8hp Honda is steered from a comfortable captain’s chair, with arms to keep the captain onboard in a cross sea. Jaunty has bunks for two taller sailors, a small galley and a portable head. The anchor is worked from the safety of a large hatch in the fore cabin from which the foredeck is in reach. McMinnville, Ore.

Jean Alden 2000

I built Jean Alden in my garage in Palo Alto, Calif., from 1997 to 2000. Starting with Phil Bolger’s 12’ Bobcat, I scaled her up to 14’, changed the bow profile, added a small cabin and copied the sail plan from a Crosby catboat. Palo Alto, Calif.

Joshua 1980

The hull and deck were built by William Elliott and Harpster; launched in 1980. In 1997, the owner and crew sailed Joshua from San Francisco Bay to Oak Harbor. She is built of cedar on white oak, fastened with galvanized steel nails. Camano Island, Wash.

Kiya 1960

She’s Thunderbird no. 11, restored in 2014 by volunteers at the historic Gig Harbor Boatshop. Gig Harbor, Wash.

La Boheme 1938

A William Atkin Eric design, taken from the lines of earlier Collin Archer Scandinavian rescue vessels, the Atkin Eric is said to be “the best boat for the worst weather.” La Boheme regularly cruises the San Juan and Gulf islands, and is a joy to sail. Port Townsend, Wash.

La Vie en Rose 2012

La Vie en Rose is a cold-molded, double-ended cruising yawl. Designed, built and cruised in the Pacific Northwest, she has been our summer home for the past 4 years. Her tender is a Doug Hylan Beach Pea. Ogden, Utah

Lady Dianne 1966

Classic Monk design, keel and hull built in the McQueen yard, B.C., Canada. Topsides and final work completed in Toronto. Monk Sr. flew over weekly to supervise work. Port Townsend, Wash.

Leslie Jean 2006

Leslie Jean is a 15’ Whitehall that is mostly the lines taken from an article in National Fisherman magazine from 1954 to 1977 as written by John Gardner. Seattle, Wash.

Lord Chamberlain 1994

Chamberlain dory skiff, built by the 1994 San Francisco Maritime Museum class with instructor Simon Watts. Douglas fir over white oak frames, copper and bronze fastened. Restored in 2005 and rigged for sail by David “Thorne” Luckhardt. Richmond, Calif.

Lorelei 1969

Lorelei has been exploring the Pacific Northwest since 1969. Built from strip-planked western red cedar to Garden’s Teal design, she sails lively without a wake. Her crew often enjoys eating blackberry pancakes while anchored in a secluded cove. Seattle, Wash.

Lucia 2011

A Haven 12 1/2’ built by Stan Sather of Fox Island. He was an engineer, and the hardware was cast to his design by the Port Townsend Foundry. The sails were sewn by Northwest Sails of Port Hadlock. Portland, Ore.

Macaw 1956

A Presto-type, gaff-rigged centerboard ketch, she was built by the designer’s son at Crocker’s Boat Yard in Manchester, Mass. On her maiden voyage, she rode “comfortably” through Hurricane Greta. The current owner has had her for 25 years. Columbus, Ohio

Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

MarAzul 2012

A 60’ passage-maker ketch, built of strip/cold-mold construction of Port Orford cedar and Douglas fir. Her interior also of Pacific Northwest woods, Port Orford cedar, myrtlewood and maple. Bandon, Ore.

Marian II 1928

A classic Lake Union Dreamboat, she has been repowered with a diesel engine. Marian II is the first boat to start the tradition of boating to UW football games. Seattle, Wash.

Marianita 2015

Marianita is a modern, trailerable, double-ended, gaff-rigged yawl with traditional looks from the drawing board of Iain Oughtred. She was built by her owner/captain and launched in 2015. Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Marionette 1963

Natoma 1946


Ness 2011


Designed to commute to Hawaii, she is an ideal Northwest cruiser. Herreshoff provided a sleek, dry, smooth sailing experience, an exquisite steady cut through narrow passage, freighter wake, bumpy anchorage. Vashon Island, Wash.

Cold-molded, sliding-seat recreational performance wherry with a drop-in Piantedosi rowing rig. Built of western red cedar, yellow cedar and meranti. Los Osos, Calif.

Nil Desperandum 2011

No name 2016

Kettenburg was one of the last production wooden boatbuilders. Marionette was designed to compete with fiberglass boats. She is wideopen and airy below decks, and has a large, comfortable cockpit. She’s lightly built for a wooden boat and very fast. Culver City, Calif.

Martha 1907

Launched in 1907 for J.R. Hanify, commodore of the San Francisco Yacht Club, Martha was designed by B.B. Crowninshield of Boston, and built by W.F. Stone boatyard in San Francisco. Port Townsend, Wash.

Merrie Ellen 1922

A halibut schooner converted to a coal-fired steam tug before launch in Vancouver, B.C. Refitted to original schooner rig in 1979. Restored in Port Townsend in 2008. Brinnon, Wash.

Minnow 2012

The Minnow is the prototype build of the OozeGooze design, built in 3 weeks by Rick Landreville. The boat is a simple, affordable pocket cruiser that sleeps two in the tiny cabin and is built from 7 sheets of plywood. Minnow completed the first leg of this year’s R2AK. Seattle, Wash.

Miss D 2004

She has red cedar planking and local (British Columbia) Garry oak for frames and centerline. The centerboard is 1/4” steel plate, hot-dip galvanized, and the trunk, seats and trim are red cedar. The boat is gunter rigged for sailing. North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Miss Lakewood 1940

Miss Lakewood’s sedan style makes her very inviting and great for cruising and socializing. She has had a number of owners over time, and bringing her to the boat show has rekindled her life. Former owners, come visit and share her history! Seattle, Wash.

Mojo 2015

Owner-built PT skiff from a Port Townsend Watercraft kit. A fuelefficient, center-console runabout with great handling and a good turn of speed from only 20hp. Portland, Ore.

Mona-C 2004

She is a Grand Banks dory, used in San Francisco Bay and the Delta/Tomales Bay. Rio Nido, Calif.

Morning Star 1948

Morning Star is a Scandinavian-style, double-ended ketch. She’s 50’ overall and carries 1,200 sf of sail. She is a magnificent ocean-voyaging vessel. Sonoma, Calif.

Mr. Mallard 1983

Original Devlin Winter Wren launched on the same day as his oldest son. Restored by owner, who just repurchased her. Bainbridge Island, Wash.


Traditionally built, lapstrake rowing skiff. Built for the 2016 Wooden Boat Festival by boat school graduate Gina Bonneau and longtime shipwright Diana Talley. Port Townsend, Wash.

Obsession 2004

This McKenzie-style drift boat is built from African mahogany, Alaskan yellow cedar and white oak. She has run treacherous rivers in the Pacific Northwest for over 10 seasons, and is particularly adept at finding and catching steelhead on the fly. St. Joseph, Mo.

Odin 1966


Pirate 1926

Custom racing sloop; a two-time winner of the San Diego Sir Thomas Lipton Cup in 1926 and 1934, and the 1929 R-Class National Championship in Larchmont, New York. Seattle, Wash.

Built in Morro Bay, California, Plover celebrates her 50th birthday this year. We purchased her in Dana Point, Calif., in 2011 and had her shipped home to Texas. We spent the next 2 years basically rebuilding the boat. Cruising the Gulf Coast in 2013, we yearned for a cooler cruising climate. We trailered Plover to Whidbey Island in 2014, and cruised the San Juans. Summer 2016 we plan to visit the Gulf Islands, the Broughtons and possibly as far north as Ketchikan before heading to Port Townsend for the Festival. Bandera, Texas

PocketShip Unknown

A small cruising sailboat of refined model, PocketShip is meant to sail well on all points, provide dry camping accommodations for two adults and be towed behind a 4-cylinder car. More than 60 like her are sailing or under construction on six continents. Annapolis, Md.

PT 11 2013

Odin was built on Vashon Island in 1966 as a schooner to compete in the Swiftsure race. A complete overhaul was done in 1988 and has been ongoing ever since. Everett, Wash.

The PT 11 is a highly developed nesting dinghy ideal for cruising boats since it can be stored in a 6’ space! The PT 11 rows well and has a light, high performance sailing option. Assembles in 20 seconds, in or out of the water. Sold as a kit. Port Townsend, Wash.

Olo 2013

Olo is a copy of a Keith Steele hull from the 1960s that had been modified by the actor Ron Hayes to run the Grand Canyon with Martin Litton. San Luis Obispo, Calif.

PT Spear 2013

The 11’ PT Spear dinghy shares the sleek hull shape of the PT 11 from Port Townsend Watercraft and is a true pleasure to row and sail. This is a generously sized dinghy that weighs only 85 lbs. Sold as a kit for the home boat builder. Port Townsend, Wash.

Opus 2003

Opus is an 18.5’ double-ended, full-keel, sloop-rigged pocket cruiser designed by Iain Oughtred. She’s a well-found boat that just seems to make people smile. Seattle, Wash.

Puffin (McDonald) 1967

Orion 1934

Puffin is a gaff cutter designed by Bill Garden and built in 1967 by the Y Chen boatyard in Taiwan for offshore use. She has twice sailed to New Zealand and 3 times to Alaska. This past winter, she underwent a partial rebuild. Tacoma, Wash.

Built in 1934, Orion is now the floating classroom for Deep Green Wilderness; her exceptional sailing qualities make her the perfect vessel for teaching seamanship, marine biology and conservation on the Salish Sea. Seattle, Wash.

Puffin (S/L) 1906

Pax 1936

Puffin is a steam launch manufactured by the Truscott boatbuilding company of St. Joseph, Michigan. Seattle, Wash.

Pax (“peace” in Latin) is the only Danish spidsgatter – a boat known for its voluptuous curves – of her size in North America. Fast, beamy and beloved, she was the catalyst for the unexpected journey of owner Kaci Cronkhite, who wrote of it in her 2016 book, titled “Finding Pax.” Port Townsend, Wash.

Que Sera 1964

Que Sera is a K43 sloop built by Kettenburg Marine in San Diego in 1964. We purchased her in 1985 and lived aboard for 10 years, cruising Mexico, the Society Islands, Hawaii and the PNW. She has been moored at the Port Townsend Boat Haven since 2001. Coupeville, Wash.

Pelin 1967

Pelin was built in 1966-1967 for Mr. George Wood of British Columbia. She is a sister ship to Dale Nordlund’s Aegean and was built using only hand tools on a floating platform near Sidney. Lacey, Wash.

Querencia 1960

Penguin 1992

Penguin is a 19’ Bartender. She has one of the last hulls built by George Calkins, and was advertised in WoodenBoat Magazine in issue no. 109. In 2005, she was fully restored. Puyallup, Wash.

Petrel 1928

This lifelong troller was converted to a cruiser with care in order to maintain the integrity of her heritage and offer her owners the utmost comfort under power. Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Built in Denmark in 1938, Pia was restored in the early 1990s, relaunched, wrecked in 2010, repaired and relaunched in 2012. She is a 38 M2 class spidsgatter designed for class racing in Denmark and was one of 6 spidsgatters imported into Victoria. Olympia, Wash.

Plover 1966

A thoroughly traditional-appearing gaff rigger, this early (ca. 1983) Devlin design demonstrates the versatility and graceful lines possible with modern stitch-and-glue plywood construction. Langley, Wash.


Pia 1938


Querencia’s sister ship, well-known Finesterre, won 3 consecutive Newport Bermuda races. She was labeled “fat” because of her unique design, with its shallow draft and wide beam. Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Raven 2016

She’s a 15’ 11” Stickleback dory design by Ian Oughtred; owner built in 2016; glued plywood lapstrake construction. Waldport, Ore.


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Red Jacket 1920


She’s the last surviving schooner yacht built on Puget Sound. We have attended the Festival many times in the past, but not in the past few years. Tacoma, Wash.

Rikki-tikki-tavi 2004

A uniquely handsome cruising trimaran, she has mahogany constant camber hulls. Launched in 2004, this distinctive multihull features a beautiful, finely fitted interior. The thoughtful design balances comfort with speed and efficiency. Sacramento, Calif.

Ripple 1993

Ripple was built locally by the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding and has voyaged throughout the Salish Sea and as far north as Glacier Bay, Alaska. Seattle, Wash.

Riptide 1927

Riptide is a bridge deck cruiser, built by the Schertzer Brothers in Seattle in 1927. She is planked in Port Orford cedar riveted to white oak frames over an apitong backbone. Port Ludlow, Wash.

Saravan 1938

Built in 1938 as a log-towing harbor tug, active during WWII in the naval shipyard in Victoria, B.C. Ladysmith, B.C., Canada

Sassafrass 1964

Vietnamese-built schooner, constructed of sau wood. Full restoration and rebuild over the past 10 years; design by Tad Roberts, N.A., of Gabriola, B.C.; all large construction by Bakketun and Thomas Boat Co. of Ballard, Seattle, Wash. Deer Harbor, Wash.

Sawaya 1989

She’s hull no. 3 of the 15’ Pacific Pelican class established in late 1980s in the San Francisco Bay Area. Designed by Jim and Ed Barlow based on the popular 12’ S.F. Pelican, with Capt. Short’s blessings. Sawaya is owner-built. Portland, Ore.

Scamp 2016?


SCAMP no. 159 is currently in kit form, with all of the okoume BS 1088 kit parts (including the unassembled pieces), so you can finish building her, as well as her rudder and centerboard. Stanwood, Wash.

Schatzi 1976

A 22’ Bartender built by an amateur boatbuilder in 1976, staying true to George Calkins’ seaworthy design. She hasn’t been restored, and after 40 years, shows little wear. Puyallup, Wash.

Scout 2009

Designed by John Carlson and built by Sam Devlin, Scout is a raised deck cruiser powered by a 90hp outboard with a cruising speed of 16-20 mph. Scout has camping accommodations for two in a spacious, compact cabin with sink and wood stove. Lakebay, Wash.

Seafarer 1926


The 56’ classic raised-deck yacht Seafarer is a staple around the Pacific Northwest. Designed by John Winslow and built at Lake Washington Shipyards in Seattle. She’s powered by a single GM 6-71, burning an economical 3-4 gallons/hour while cruising at 9 knots. Anacortes, Wash.

Segue 2011

The hull is based on a mini 6.5 ocean racer, but the rig is a bit more moderate for cruising. There are simple camping accommodations below deck. Segue has a main, jib and asymmetric spinnaker. It is a nimble cruiser, especially off the wind. Port Ludlow, Wash.


Selkie 2001

This Truant was built at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2001. She features cedar planking on oak frames and bronze fastened throughout. Port Hadlock, Wash.

Seven Bells 1929

A classic pilothouse cruiser, this 1929 Stephens Brothers boat was built in Stockton, Calif. Fully restored in 1999 and given new Yanmar diesels in 2013, the boat has been recognized as the “Best Restored Classic” at the Victoria Classic Boat Festival. Seattle, Wash.

Shooting Star 1956

With East Coast lobster boat lines, Shooting Star was originally registered in Cape Sable, Nova Scotia, which is why owner Cherie, a Maritimer, fell in love with her. 60 years old and still looking good. Duncan, B.C., Canada

Silva Bans 1986

She’s a traditionally built and rigged British cutter based on fishing boats of the west coast of England in 1840. Cedar-planked on steam-bent frames of oak with lots of black locust trim varnished up with yellow and green bulwarks. Renton, Wash.

Sir Isaac 1984

A modern schooner built for double-handed ocean sailing. She’s finally out of our shop after 10 years of restoration. Port Townsend, Wash.

Skye (Garden Eel) 1982

One of 12 Garden-designed canoe yawls built in the 1970s and 1980s by Schooner Creek Boat Works of Portland, Skye was fully restored in late 2015 and early 2016. Bill Garden was inspired by the original 1896 Eel design of George Holmes. Nordland, Wash.

Skye (Hess cutter) 1989

Skye is a heavy-displacement, full-keel cutter designed by Lyle Hess and expertly built by Bill and Elaine Eppick in Oregon; launched in Port Townsend in 1989. Tenino, Wash.

Sockeye 1944


Formerly called Nestor, Sockeye is a 45’ converted fishing troller built in Ballard, Seattle, Wash. She’s now outfitted for cruising and has a low aft cabin. She maintains her side trolling poles for towing paravanes. Port Townsend, Wash.

Sofia 1967

North Sea trawler designed by William Garden was built and launched in 1968 from Sechelt, B.C. She is constructed from Canadian fir over Alaskan cedar with an Australian gumwood stem and keel. Gig Harbor, Wash.

Solitude III 2012

She is a John C. Harris–designed PocketShip. Jon Lee built her from plans, launching her in 2012. Construction and some subsequent cruises are documented at leeboatworkspocketship.blogspot.com. Everett, Wash.

Spáinnéar Uisce 2008

A pilothouse skiff designed for fishing the waters of Alaska. Designed for the home builder to configure and personalize the finished boat to their specifications and budget. Portland, Ore.

Spike Africa 1977

Spike Africa has been a working schooner her whole life: hauling freight, salvage and rescue, charter and film work. Newly restored and chartering from Friday Harbor. Friday Harbor, Wash.

Stella 2015

Stella is a 17’ Whitehall rowing skiff handcrafted from western red cedar and Sitka spruce using Gougeon clear finish, composite technology by Joe Titlow. Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Stella Maris 2015

The Penguin design was created in response to a wooden boat design competition brief for a family cruising trailer yacht, to be easily built by home builders with simple tools and readily available materials. Eufaula, Okla. FOR SALE

Strine 2015

15’ popular sail-row-power. Lightweight and easy to handle. Walla Walla, Wash.

Sunbow 2002

Built over 10 years, Sunbow is a coldmolded oceangoing sloop built using the constant camber method; wherein curved panels are laid up using a single mold of constant curvature and spile. Seattle, Wash.

Susan Joanne 2013

The Susan Joanne is a Devlin wood epoxy matrix 28’ sailboat. I had her built as a maximum trailerable boat, so I could trailer her to the Inside Passage or Southern California. She has a 20hp inboard engine, enclosed head, and sleeps four. Auburn, Wash.

Suva 1925

Built in Hong Kong, from 1925 to 1940 she was anchored in Penn Cove, Whidbey Island. Prominent Seattle naval architect Ted Geary designed a one-of-a-kind vessel for Puget Sound waters. She was originally a gaffrigged schooner and was re-rigged in 1960 as a staysail schooner. Coupeville, Wash.

Tahuna unknown

Tahuna is a 37.5’ Halliday cutter built by J.T. Taylor & Sons in 1936 in Vancouver, B.C. Her double-ended hull is constructed of carvel-planked yellow cedar over oak. 1/65th owned by the queen of England at one time. Nordland, Wash.

Takin’ Five 2016

Takin’ Five was built from a kit by Port Townsend Watercraft, with some custom features by the builder. The PT skiff design is a fuel-efficient, center-console runabout that can really handle some big water. Kirkland, Wash.

Tardis 2009

This Paradox is a heavily displaced decked sharpie with a roller-furled balanced lug sail. She uses chine runners for lateral stability and draws only 9 inches. She was built by Lezlie Hansen and designed by Matt Layden. Sandpoint, Idaho

Thane 1962-1976

A gaff-rigged ketch build by Len Pearson in Victoria, B.C., Thane is a modified Spray replica and was built using recycled, reused and repurposed materials from old historic buildings and houses. Victoria, B.C., Canada

Theia 1980

She is a modified 30’ Gary Thomas designed by William Atkin. She was built in the San Francisco Bay Area and totally restored by Tom Tucker of Tucker Yacht Design. Port Townsend, Wash.

Thelonius 1953

Adapted from a 1928 design using glue-wedge hull construction (not caulked). She has a V-driven diesel engine beneath the cockpit with a teak house and decks. Seattle, Wash.

Trixter 1934

Built by the Prothero Brothers of Seattle. Port Townsend, Wash.

Twinkle 2012

She was cold-molded out of African mahogany and features a plumb stem and fantail stern. I originally built her as the famous sailboat Dodge in Kunhardt, but enlarged to 18’, she’s now repurposed as an electric launch. Capitola, Calif.

Two Bits 1939?

She is a 30’ harbor tug, built as an open boat and used as a tender to a large yacht with her sister ship. Rumor has it that she laid the electrical cable to Mercer Island. Seattle, Wash.

Unda 1949

A 40’ cruising ketch, custom-designed by Aage Utzon in 1938, built by Egon Nielsen and launched in 1949 in Nakskov, Denmark. Unda is oak-framed, larch-planked and copper-riveted with spruce spars and a mahogany interior. Lopez Island, Wash.

Virginia Cary 1973

Built in the last year that Grand Banks yachts were built of wood. Good sea boat and very dependable. She cruises at 3.3 gallons per hour at 8-9 knots. Very comfortable cruising. Bellevue, Wash.

Virginia V 1922

One of two remaining Mosquito Fleet ferries that once transported passengers between Tacoma, Vashon Island, and Seattle from 1922 to 1941. Today, the Virginia V serves as a floating classroom for maritime history, hosting over 15,000 people per year through public programs, events and charters. Seattle, Wash.

Westward 1924

Westward was the first boat built specifically to carry charter guests to Alaska. She circumnavigated the globe in the 1970s, and the Pacific Ocean in the 2000s. She currently carries guests on expeditions in the Sea of Cortés and Southeast Alaska. Friday Harbor, Wash.

Wilbur Larch 2014

Designed by Antonio Dias, Wilbur Larch, a Harrier design, is a sail and oar, lug yawl, beach boat. Built from glued lapstrake plywood over locust frames. Winthrop, Wash.

Wind Spirit 1985

It’s rare sight to see, in 22’, a fully rigged 3-masted replica of a 17th-century frigate. She was handcrafted as a model pirate ship by a retired naval architect in Olympia, Wash. Sandpoint, Idaho

Windbird 1937


She’s a heavy-displacement doubleender with a large ketch rig. William Atkin’s Ingrid designs were published in Motorboat and Sail magazines in 1935. Anacortes, Wash.

Windsong 1993

Designed by her naval architect owner and built by his son Curtiss Anderson, a boatbuilder in Norway. Boat design is pilothouse cutter. Rolling Bay, Wash.

Wonderland 1978

I bought Wonderland from the former owner’s widow for $50. She was on the hard on Anderson Island. After an extensive refit in my backyard in 2014, she is hitting the water soon. Gig Harbor, Wash.

Wood Duck 1930s

Originally built as an open rowboat fishing skiff in the 1930s in Poulsbo, she had an inboard 1-cylinder, air-cooled Wisconsin engine. My father purchased her as a derelict in 1970, then restored and converted her to a sailboat over a period of 45 years. I inherited Wood Duck and finished the project. I have sailed her only once; she trailers nicely. Kirkland, Wash.

Woodie 2015

International One Metre Class remotecontrolled race boat. Planked with western red cedar, it forms a stiff and light boat that is very competitive, yet completely home-built. Saltspring Island, B.C., Canada.

Xanadu 1971

Xanadu is Grand Banks 42 hull no. 221. She is a rare single-engine model that had her original 240hp GM Toroflow engine replaced in 2001 with a more economical and reliable 225hp John Deere 6068. Her hull is mahogany, and her interior is mostly teak. Olympia, Wash.

Zeta 2016

Zeta is a fast, singlehanded 14’ sailing trimaran, easily built in sheet plywood and designed by Woods Designs. Building plans are available at the Festival. Port Townsend, Wash.

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The 40th Wooden Boat Festival is pleased to share our faculty members and their presentation topics and times.

COLIN ANGUS – Colin has made a career of exploring remote parts of the world, including the first human-powered circumnavigation of the world. Together with his wife Julie, they design and produce expedition rowing craft, including one for this year’s R2AK.

R2AK RowCruiser – Adventure by Design Fri. noon-1 pm CASCADE ROOM Sun. 1:15-2:30 pm OLYMPIC ROOM DENNIS ARMSTRONG – Dennis is owner of Knotted Line in Redmond, Wash., WBF veteran and instructor at the NWSWB, Dennis is a walking reference on objects made of rope.

Rope Fender Construction Fri. 3:45-4:45 pm EXPLORER ROOM Tying Thump Mats and Other Flat Things Sun. 10:45 am-12:30 pm EXPLORER ROOM JAY BENFORD – Jay was sailing before he could walk. He apprenticed with John Atkin starting in 1962, worked for several boatbuilding companies and was on his own as a yacht designer in 1969. After spending 18 years in the Pacific Northwest, he moved to Chesapeake Bay, where he has been since 1984. He has several books of his designs, which can be found at tillerbooks.com.

Yacht Designers Panel Q&A Fri. 1:15-2:15 pm CASCADE ROOM JONI BLANCHARD – Joni has been varnishing, oiling, and painting boats here in Port Townsend for 30 years. Six years ago, she wrote the book Tricks, Cheating & Chingaderos: A Collection of Knowledge and Tips for Varnishing/Painting Wooden Boats.

Varnishing Tips and Tricks Sat. 2:30-4 pm BOATYARD STAGE

There isn’t a more hands-on marine trade than varnishing, which Joni Blanchard has been doing in Port Townsend for 28 years. Look for her class again this year at the Boatyard Stage. Photo by Robin Dudley

of a boat shop on the Sausalito waterfront, where he built and repaired wooden boats. He moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2014 and began teaching at the NWSWB in June 2015.

Caulking Sat. 9:30-10:15 am BOATBUILDING STAGE

Lessons Learned Along the Way Sat. 3:45-4:45 pm CASCADE & OLYMPIC ROOMS

Northwest Coast Adzes Sat. 2:30-3:15 pm WOODWORKING STAGE

Can You Trust Your Charts? Sun. noon-1 pm CASCADE ROOM

Carving NW Canoes Sun. 11:30 am-12:15 pm WOODWORKING STAGE MARK BUNZEL – Mark is the owner of Fine Edge Publishing and the publisher and editor of the Waggoner Cruising Guide. He is a longtime boater, pilot, writer, photographer, USCG-licensed master, scuba diver, cyclist, WBF veteran and more roles than we have space to mention.

Working with Epoxy & Fiberglass Fri. 2:30-3:15 pm BOATBUILDING STAGE

Tides and Currents and the Inside Passage Fri. 1:15-2:15 pm OLYMPIC ROOM

Laminating Techniques Sat. 10:30-11:15 am BOATBUILDING STAGE

Planning a Successful Cruise to Alaska Sat. 3:45-4:45 pm DISCOVERY ROOM


Solving the Energy Equation Fri. 2:30-3:30 pm CASCADE ROOM

STEVE BROWN – One of the leading scholars and craftsmen of traditional Northwest coast arts, Steve also teaches toolmaking and carving. In addition, he is known for his work in tribal artifact restoration.

BRUCE BLATCHLEY – Bruce is a graduate and current instructor at the NWSWB. He honed his skills as a shipwright and teacher around the Salish Sea before being recruited by a boatbuilding facility in Taichang, China.

JODY BOYLE – In 1998, Jody worked in the wood shop at the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard, where he built custom furniture and cabinetry. In 2003, he graduated from the Arques School in Sausalito, Calif., where he studied traditional boat design and construction. For 11 years, Jody was co-owner

His articles have appeared in numerous boating magazines. He and his family have spent decades sailing and cruising in boats they have built. In his spare time, Nigel is a member of the ABYC Electrical Project Technical Committee.

What to Do When the Captain Is Incapacitated Sun. 10:45-11:45 am CASCADE ROOM NIGEL CALDER – Nigel is a renowned lecturer and author of books of reference for marine, electrical and mechanical information.

KACI CRONKHITE – Kaci is the author of the newly released book, Finding Pax: The Unexpected Journey of a Little Wooden Boat. For 10 years, until 2011, she served as director of the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival and in executive roles for the Wooden Boat Foundation and Northwest Maritime Center. Before arriving in Port Townsend, she sailed more than 60,000 miles around the world, lived a decade in Alaska and spent her childhood on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma. Her Danish spidsgatter, Pax, is based year around in Port Townsend and is on display throughout the festival.

Haulout-from-hell to Happily-ever-after Sat. 10:45-11:45 am Sun. 9:30-10:30 am CASCADE ROOM ABEL DANCES – With more than 20 years of experience in carpentry and hand tools, Abel now leads the Foundations of Woodworking Intensive at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.

Working with Handsaws Fri. 11:30 am-12:15 pm WOODWORKING STAGE Dovetails Fri. 3:30-4:15 pm WOODWORKING STAGE Drawknives and Spokeshaves Sat. 12:30-1:15 pm WOODWORKING STAGE SAM DEVLIN – With more than 30 years as a boat designer and builder, his expertise with stitch-and-glue construction is highly respected. Sam has participated in virtually all of the Wooden Boat Festivals (this is his 38th!), and has made numerous boat trips to Alaska.

Yacht Designers Panel Q&A Fri. 1:15-2:15 pm CASCADE ROOM MICHAEL EFFLER – In his early 20s, Michael bought and restored an 18’ centerboard cat boat. Later, he restored a 33’ Kings Amethyst center cockpit cutter and for two years, he apprenticed and lived aboard at the Colonial Yacht Anchorage while restoring a Sparkman & Stephens 40’ yawl. In the Northwest, he has owned and restored a Sam Rabel pocket cruiser, a Hugh Angleman gaff-rigged ketch, a Simon Fletcher runabout, various sailing and rowing skiffs, and a 1930s Stephens Bros. 45’ bridge deck cruiser.

10 Secrets to Navigating Through Your Wooden Boat Restoration Sat. 1:15-2:15 pm EXPLORER ROOM JEFF EICHEN – Jeff Eichen specializes in black-and-white photography. He studied with Ansel Adams and Brett Weston in the 1970s. He grew up in California, went to the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

University of Oregon from 1976 to 1980 to study photography, and then spent two years in the Netherlands as an exchange student and teacher of photography.

Anchors Aweigh! Marine Digital Photography Fri. 10:45-11:45 am OLYMPIC ROOM NANCY ERLEY – Nancy is a sail instructor, circumnavigator, founder of Tethys Offshore Sailing for Women, advocate for women’s sailing, and internationally acclaimed speaker. She made two voyages around the world in her boat, Tethys, during which she provided hands-on ocean-sailing experience to more than 50 women.

Navigation Simplification Fri. noon-1 pm Olympic Room Sat. 1:15-2:15 pm CASCADE ROOM TONY GROVE – After completing a four-year boatbuilding apprenticeship in British Columbia, Tony honed his skills as a shipwright, specializing in wooden boat restoration, construction and boat interior building, and has worked for various companies and private clients. In 1999, he started instructing at the Silva Bay Shipyard School on Gabriola Island, and in 2003, he became the school’s head instructor while teaching traditional boatbuilding, cabinetry and joinery.

Building Boat Interiors Sat. 2:30-3:30 pm EXPLORER ROOM STEVEN HABERSETZER – A teacher at both the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and the Cedar Root Folk School, Steve is also an organic farmer and Gypsy caravan builder, and builds solid wood furniture with local lumber.

Coopering Fri. 2:30-3:15 pm WOODWORKING STAGE BILL HAIMES – A WBF veteran, Bill is a former naval officer who learned the compassadjusting trade aboard warships in the late ’60s. He operated a sail-training program for the U.S. Navy and has cruised and raced a variety of boats, including a 50’ wooden sailboat. Currently, he keeps us on course by adjusting our compasses and being the expert.

Care and Feeding of the Magnetic Compass Fri. 9:30-10:30 am Sat. 9:30-10:30 am EXPLORER ROOM Your Sextant Sun. 9:30-10:30 am EXPLORER ROOM JOHN C. HARRIS – John is the owner of Chesapeake Light Craft. He has produced many designs, thousands of kits, and his designs have been used in 70 countries. He lives on the shores of Chesapeake Bay with his wife, daughter and a fleet of curious small boats.

Fiberglassing over Wood Sat. 3:30-4:15 pm Sun. 12:30-1:15 pm WOODWORKING STAGE

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CAROL HASSE – Carol is a sailmaker, sailor, writer, sail instructor, and founder and owner of Port Townsend Sails. One of the original Wooden Boat Festival organizers, Carol has a deep love of wooden boats. She has sailed over 50,000 miles offshore in a number of the world’s waters.

Essentials of Sailmaking Fri. 4:30-6 pm Sat. 10-11:30 am SAIL LOFT GREG HATTEN – Greg Hatten has been running treacherous rivers in the Pacific Northwest for years, always in a handcrafted wooden drift boat. Greg and his crew of river runners have amassed a collection of high-definition video and high-resolution pictures from the Colorado, Rogue, McKenzie, Deschutes, Snake, Owyhee, John Day and many other rivers. Greg has published several articles about river running that have appeared in WoodenBoat Magazine, Small Boat, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Overland Journal, Salmon Steelhead Journal and others.

A Dozen National Parks in a Wooden Boat Sat. noon-1 pm CASCADE ROOM Sun. noon-1 pm OLYMPIC ROOM WENDY HINMAN – Wendy and her husband spent seven years at sea, sailing 34,000 miles aboard her 31’ cutter. She is the author of the best-selling Tightwads on the Loose and teaches at many sailing seminars nationally.

7 Years on a 31-footer, and Still Married! Fri. 2:30-3:30 pm OLYMPIC ROOM Tightwads on the Loose Sat. 10:45-11:45 am OLYMPIC ROOM Provisioning and Cruising Without Refrigeration Sun. 9:30-10:30 am DISCOVERY ROOM OLIVIER HUIN – Olivier was born in Brittany, France, and comes from a long line of seafarers. He started building boats at age 13 with his brothers, and has built and restored many traditional boats throughout his career. He has sailed over 45,000 miles of blue water, including a single-handed Atlantic crossing. He has founded and managed boatyards in France, Senegal, the Canary Islands, the Caribbean, and the U.S.

Chopping Rabbets Sun. 9:30-10:15 am BOATBUILDING STAGE ELSIE HULSIZER – Elsie is the author of Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island’s West Coast and Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska. She and her husband own a 44’ Annapolis sloop, which they have sailed extensively in Northwest waters.

Cruising the West Coast of Vancouver Island Fri. 10:45-11:45 am CASCADE ROOM Why We Sailed to Alaska Six Times Sat. 9:30-10:30 am

CASCADE ROOM TOM JACKSON – Tom Jackson, senior editor of WoodenBoat, has had a lifelong interest in boatbuilding and maritime history. In 1997, he moved from Astoria, Ore., to Maine to combine his background in journalism with his passion for boats. He sails an 18’ No Man’s Land boat of his own construction.

Understanding Lines and Lofting Fri. 3:45-4:45 pm DISCOVERY ROOM BEN KAHN – Ben studied industrial technology at Berea College in Kentucky under the tutelage of master woodturner Rude Osolink. In 2001, he graduated from the NWSWB’s traditional boatbuilding program, which he joined as an instructor in 2007. He has led the construction of more than 20 wooden boats ranging in length from 11 to 22 feet.

Introduction to Wood Lathes and Turning Sun. 12:30-1:15 pm BOATBUILDING STAGE SEAN KOOMEN – A 2004 graduate of the NWSWB, Sean has taught there since 2011. Outside of the school, he has worked on and led restorations on several large yacht projects.

Steam Bending Fri. 9:30-10:15 am BOATBUILDING STAGE Vacuum Bagging Techniques Sun. 10:30-11:15 am BOATBUILDING STAGE TIM LAWSON – Cofounder and executive director of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, Tim teaches furniture making and hand-tool skills, and demonstrates sharpening techniques.

Sharpening Fri. 10:30-11:15 am Sun. 9:30-10:15 am WOODWORKING STAGE ERIN LEADER – Growing up in the Northwest, Erin spent her summers on or in the water fishing, skiing, sailing, rowing and swimming. Her appreciation for wooden boats became a passion when she met her partner, Michael Effler.

10 Secrets to Navigating Through Your Wooden Boat Restoration Sat. 1:15-2:15 pm EXPLORER ROOM

Catherine finally purchased their 37 ft yacht SV Terrwyn in 2009 and set sail from Victoria 2011 following “The Trade Wind Routes” West about on their Circumnavigation bid. They successfully completed their circumnavigation this summer!

The Ease of Circumnavigating in Stages Today Sun. 10:45-11:45 am DISCOVERY ROOM LEIGH O’CONNOR – Leigh grew up on the coastal town of Swampscott, Mass., and spent summers working on lobster boats. He attended the Art Institute of Boston, where he studied sculpture and bronze casting. He has worked as a welder, metal fabricator, and in woodworking, cabinetmaking, construction and historical restoration. In 2008, he graduated from the NWSWB and immediately began working as a shipwright.

Lapstrake Boatbuilding Techniques Sat. 11:30 am-12:15 pm BOATBUILDING STAGE Carvel Planking Techniques Sat. 12:30-1:15 pm BOATBUILDING STAGE LIN PARDEY – Lin Pardey wrote her first sailing article three years after she started voyaging with her partner, Larry, onboard their 24’ self-built, engine-free cutter Seraffyn. During the next 45 years, hundreds of her articles appeared in magazines around the world. Working alongside Larry, she has created five successful DVD programs, condensed versions of which have appeared on PBS. They have written 12 books, which have been translated into six different languages and sold more than 350,000 copies. The first seven of her books were produced by major New York publishers. Eighteen years ago, she began publishing her own titles. Her 13th book, Taleisin’s Tales, is being launched at this 40th Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.

Creating the Unstoppable Cruising Boat Fri. 3:45-4:45 pm OLYMPIC & CASCADE ROOMS The Adventures that Shaped Our Lives Sat. 2:30-3:30 pm OLYMPIC & CASCADE ROOMS Lust or Logic: Restoring a Wooden Boat Sun. 1:15-2:15 pm CASCADE ROOM

DAN MATTSON – Dan has combined his passion for wooden boats with today’s technology to produce the world’s first podcast dedicated to wooden boats, “Hooked on Wooden Boats.”

DAVID PATTERSON – David is a retired 66-year-old who has been sailing in the San Juan and Gulf islands since 2012. An intermediate sailor, he took up sailing in 2007, and has cruised nine months per year since 2012. His challenge to himself is to cruise as much as possible under sail alone, single-handing on his Cape Dory 25D sloop Cloud Girl.

Building a SCAMP – What You Need to Know Fri. 1:15-2:15 pm EXPLORER ROOM

Cruising Under Sail: Notches in the Tiller Fri. 10:45-11:45 am DISCOVERY ROOM

WILLIAM NORRIE – William is a retired mountaineer, practicing physician and blue water sailor. He credits surviving his youth to an early love of mountains and medicine. While training and climbing in New Zealand he met his beautiful wife and co-skipper Catherine and was introduced to sailing. While practicing medicine and raising his family on Vancouver Island he raced in the PNW, PHRF fleet culminating in the Vic Maui 1992 race. William and

Cruising Under Sail Alone to Princess Louisa Sat. 10:45-11:45 am DISCOVERY ROOM RICH PINDELL – Founder of H2Out Inc. (2009), Rich was inspired to create products that use the technology that NASA utilized during the Apollo missions to keep moisture damage out of the spacecraft. The first product – Continued on Page 20 2016 WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL • 19

line developed was the H2Out AVD (air vent dryer) 2 and 3, for sailboats, yachts and commercial fishing vessels to prevent tank and engine failure from water contamination.

When Good Fuel Goes Bad Fri. 10:45-11:45 am EXPLORER ROOM STEW PUGH – Stew maintains the fleet of outboards for the NWMC, schooner Adventuress, and the Rat Island Rowing Club. He has repaired almost every type of marine engine, from small trolling kickers to Navy nuclear reactors. He now teaches outboard motor and inflatable boat repair through the NWMC and Sea Grant. He has closed his PT outboard shop after many years, except for teaching outboard repair and building robots.

Care and Feeding of Your Outboard Engine Fri. noon-1 pm Sun. 10:45-11:45 am BOATYARD STAGE Repairing Your Inflatable Sat. 10:45-11:45 am BOATYARD STAGE RICK RANDALL – Rick is a member of the Classic Yacht Association and the owner of Compadre, a 43’ Stephens motor yacht built in 1929. He has more than 50 years of boating experience, both power and sail. Several other classic yacht owners will participate in the seminar.

Owning a Classic Wooden Motor Yacht Fri. noon-1 pm Sat. 1:15-2:15 pm DISCOVERY ROOM KEVIN RITZ – Kevin is an ABYC-certified master marine technician. He currently holds six ABYC certifications and has been an ABYC certification instructor of marine electrical and corrosion for the past three years, as well as the ABYC Pacific Regional representative for the past six years. In 2005, Kevin started working with Electro-Guard Inc., a top-rated marine corrosion control company. He makes technical and educational presentations across the country for the U.S. Coast Guard, law enforcement agencies, first responder groups, marine surveyor organizations and recreational boat enthusiasts.

Basic Boat Electrical Systems Fri. 3:30-4:15 pm BOATBUILDING STAGE COOPER & NATE ROOKS, TEAM BUNNY WHALER – Born into both Reagan administrations, the Brothers Rooks weren’t satisfied with the safe embrace of their pinescented commuter utopia of Bainbridge Island. From the time they had conscious thought they have been seemingly honing the skills and hardening their abilities on the water in order to make that big trip off island on their own terms. A lifetime of dinghy sailing, decades of competitive swimming, collegiate crew, collegiate sailing, and adventures on that have taken them well past the lights of the big city across the bay: sailing the wrong way up the west coast (twice), all the way to Aukland, and an 88-day kayak trip from their home to Haida Gwaii. They could have gotten themselves Stepford wives, settled into 2.5 kids and an Acura, but these guys sought the horizon.

R2AK Race Talk Sat. 9:30–10:30 am DISCOVERY ROOM 20 • 2016 WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

JEFF SANDERS – Capt. Sanders was among the first instructors to become certified to teach U.S. Coast Guard approved license classes, in lieu of USCG examinations preparation. In 1987 he founded the United States Maritime Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii. He sailed his vessel ’Orpheus to Puget Sound in 1993. He is also a respected author of textbooks and curricula for captain’s training.

Get Your Captain’s License Fri. noon-1 pm EXPLORER ROOM Celestial Navigation: The Noon Shot Sat. noon-1 pm OLYMPIC ROOM Sun. noon-1 pm DISCOVERY ROOM JAY SMITH – Jay apprenticed to master builders in Norway and the Faroe Islands, and has specialized in Nordic lapstrake construction for more than 30 years (see WoodenBoat no. 234). He owns Aspoya Boats in Anacortes, Wash. His main focus is on traditional Scandinavian designs, including prams, faerings, folkboats and, currently, a 56’ replica of a Viking ship. Jay teaches boatbuilding in his own shop, and has lectured at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle and the NWSWB.

Norse Boat Building Techniques Fri. 11:30 am-12:15 pm BOATBUILDING STAGE MATTHEW STRAUGHN-MORSE – Matthew had a lifelong fascination with fabricating, first in metal and then wood. He worked building pipe organs for five years, then moved to PT and graduated from the NWSWB in 2012. He has worked and taught at the NWMC and now is an instructor at the PT School of Woodworking.

Mortice and Tenons Fri. 1:30-2:15 pm Dovetails Sun. 10:30-11:15 am WOODWORKING STAGE BRUCE TIPTON – Bruce is a longtime boatbuilder, sparmaker and woodworker. His knowledge of wooden spars covers peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow.

Spar Making Sat. 3:30-4:15 pm BOATBUILDING STAGE JIM TOLPIN – Jim is a nationally known woodworking author and cofounder of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. His latest book is The New Traditional Woodworker.

Choosing and Using Hand Planes Fri. 12:30-1:15 pm WOODWORKING STAGE Tricks and Truths Fri. 2:30-3:30 pm DISCOVERY ROOM Sat. 10:45-11:45 am EXPLORER ROOM Choosing and Using Western Handsaws Sat. 1:30-2:15 pm WOODWORKING STAGE

WALT TRISDALE – Walt went to diesel engine school in Texas and worked for Detroit Diesel for many years. He has worked on engines in mines, oil fields, the logging industry, Alaska canneries, Alaska commercial fishing boats, Antarctica, and the Arctic. He has been working on boats for the past 20 years – from 10-horsepower sailboats to 2000-horsepower tugs. Now he is in PT doing repowers, repairs, welding, fabricating, and systems work and design.

Diesel Engine Maintenance Sun. 11:30 am-12:15 pm BOATBUILDING STAGE GEOFF TROTT – General manager of EOS and a pioneer of diversion toilet technology, Geoff explains how composting toilets can work for boaters and the environment.

Composting Toilets Fri. 2:30-3:30 pm Sun. noon-1 pm BOATYARD STAGE JACK VAN OMMEN – Author of The Mastmakers’ Daughters and SoloMan. Grandson of a fourth generation Dutch mastmaker. Solo circumnavigator in a 30 foot NAJA plywood triple chine kit boat.

Dutch Sailing Barges Fri. 2:30-3:30 pm 50,000 Miles in a 30-foot Plywood Sailboat Sat. 3:45-4:45 pm EXPLORER ROOM LISA VIZZINI – Lisa began sailing as a teen on Stars and Solings in Marina Del Rey, Calif. In 1978, she moved to PT to learn sailmaking skills at Port Townsend Sails with Carol Hasse and Nora Petrich. She has fished for salmon, run a troll-buying station for 12 years in Alaska, sailed up and down the coast, and raced on all types of boats. Lisa and her rigger/shipwright husband, Dan Kulin, are partner/owners of Port Townsend Rigging, in which they specialize in helping sailors realize their dreams.

Sailing Where You Want to Go Sat. noon-1 pm DISCOVERY ROOM JOE VON VOLKLI – Joe is the owner of Bottoms Up Marine Services, which opened in 2008 in the PT Boat Haven. He currently has nine employees, who are busy with bottom paint, boat repair and maintenance of all kinds.

Removing Old Paint and Starting Over Fri. 1:15-2:15 pm Sat. noon-1:30 pm BOATYARD STAGE PAM WALL – Pam grew up sailing in Chicago and later moved to Florida, where she met her husband, Andy Wall, who had arrived in Florida after rounding Cape Horn in 1967 in a 30’ wooden sloop with no electronics. They sailed this sloop, Carronade, on their honeymoon across the Atlantic and back to Florida. They built hull number one of the famous Australian design Freya 39 and then sailed around the world with their two small children. After two more transatlantic circles, Pam worked for more than 20 years for West Marine as its cruising consultant and outfitting manager.

Outfitting for Blue Water Cruising Sat. 9:30-10:30 am A Family Sails Around the World Sun. 10:45-11:45 am OLYMPIC ROOM Cool Products Nobody Knows About Sun. 1:15-2:15 pm DISCOVERY ROOM PETER WILCOX – Peter Wilcox is a USCG-licensed captain, Inside Passage explorer and the president of Columbia Riverkeeper, and has been building wooden boats since an early age. He combines these interests with a passion for eliminating the environmental impacts of boats and ships –researching, testing and sharing his knowledge. He launched a new, highly efficient 36’ gaff-ketch motorsailer Ama Natura, commissioned by the NWSWB.

Our Boats & the Planet: Issues, Solutions and Next Steps Sat. 2:30-3:30 pm DISCOVERY ROOM DAVID WILKINSON – Dave holds an M.S. in atmospheric science from Oregon State, is an ASA instructor, and has sailed in Mexico, the Caribbean, New Zealand and the Northwest.

The Barometer: An Essential On-board Forecasting Tool Fri. 1:15-2:15 pm DISCOVERY ROOM Sat. noon-1 pm EXPLORER ROOM MARGARET WILLSON – Margaret is an anthropologist who worked at sea when she was younger. She has been doing research in Iceland over the past several years and wrote a book about seawomen: Women Who Have Worked in Fishing in Iceland from the Times of the Vikings to the Present.

Seawomen of Iceland Sat. 1:15-2:15 pm Sun. 9:30-10:30 am OLYMPIC ROOM ALISON WOOD – Alison is a sailmaker at Port Townsend Sails and previously apprenticed and worked as a rigger at Brion Toss Yacht Riggers. She and her mate live aboard their Downeast 32 and have plans to go cruising.

Sail Handwork – Rings, Slides and Leather Sat. noon-1:15 pm SAIL LOFT RICHARD WOODS – A successful British yacht designer, Richard specializes in sail and power multihulls. He studied at the Southampton College of Technology with distinctions in design, structures and stability. He worked for James Wharram, and in 1978, sailed his catamaran to the Caribbean as mate. He has sailed and anchored in every coastal U.S. state except four.

Small Boat Capsizing Demo Sat. noon-1:15 pm Small Boat Capsizing Discussion and Tour Sun. noon-1 pm

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Live music until midnight Friday and Saturday on the Main Stage .

TICKET PRICES NWMC MEMBERS: Visit the Membership desk at the MAIN GATE for your free tickets! NON-MEMBERS: 12 & YOUNGER: FREE Adult: 1-day $17 or 3-day $35 Senior (65+): 1-day $12 or 3-day $25 Active military: 1-day $12 or 3-day $25 Teen (13-19): 1-day $12 or 3-day $25 Your wristband gets you into all talks, demonstrations, boats, kids’ activities, on-the-water opportunities, races, exhibitors, and music .


Stop by the Festival HQ, located at the base of the Point Hudson Marina near the Exhibitor Gate, for: • First aid or to report missing persons, at the Medical Tent • Lost and found • Answers to your Festival questions • Last-minute changes and additions to daily schedule • Wristband purchase The Wooden Boat Festival is staffed by hundreds of volunteers who are here to help . All Festival staff shirts are labeled: MEDICAL, STAFF, CREW (volunteers), FACULTY (presenters), BOARD (board members) .


Accommodations can be hard to find for the Wooden Boat Festival weekend! There are two online directories for finding available lodging: PTguide: ptguide .com EnjoyPT: enjoypt .com Book now for next year’s Festival: Sept . 8-10, 2017

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Parking downtown anywhere near the Festival is extremely limited; please consider one of these options:

WALK If you live in town or could have someone drop you off downtown, please consider this option! RIDE YOUR BIKE Park your bike at Bike Harbor, just outside the Festival entrance . Bikes are NOT allowed inside the Festival grounds . PARK AT PARK-AND-RIDE NEAR SAFEWAY Shuttles run all day Friday and Saturday between the Haines Place Park-and-Ride (adjacent to Safeway, which is on the main highway) and the Festival . Cost: $1 each way . No service is available on Sunday except through the Resort at Port Ludlow shuttle . PARK AT PORT LUDLOW MARINA The Resort at Port Ludlow runs shuttles daily between the Port Ludlow Marina and the regular shuttle stop at the Festival in downtown Port Townsend . The 24-passenger step-on van ride is free, and the shuttle stops at the Haines Place Park-and-Ride as well . Friday hours: Depart Port Ludlow on the even hour; first shuttle at noon, last shuttle at 10 pm. Depart Festival on the odd hour; first shuttle at 1 pm, last shuttle at 11 pm. Saturday hours: Depart Port Ludlow on the even hour; first shuttle at 8 am, last shuttle at 10 pm. Depart Festival on the odd hour; first shuttle at 9 am, last shuttle at 11 pm. Sunday hours: Depart Port Ludlow on the even hour; first shuttle at 8 am, last shuttle at 4 pm. Depart Festival on the odd hour; first shuttle at 9 am, last shuttle at 5 pm. PARK AT MEMORIAL FIELD This is paid parking; all proceeds support the maintenance and operation of Jefferson County Memorial Athletic Field, through Jefferson County Parks & Recreation . HOURS: Friday: 8 am-10 pm SORRY – D Saturday: 7 am-10 pm OGS NOT A Thank you LLOWED Sunday: 8 am-5 pm fo r understand concerns (fo in g th a All vehicles must exit each night; r allow dogs o both humans and dog t due to safety gates are locked at 10 pm . s), we D n F es tival ground arrangemen s . Please ma O NOT ts fo r y COST: ke oth o u r ca several day -boarding o nine companion! Ther er Friday, all day: $10 p ti e are ons availab Dog Townse le: Saturday, all day: $20 nd: dogtown send .com, 36 Frog Mounta Saturday, after 4 pm: $10 0-379-3388 in Pet Care 36 : 0-385-2957 frogmounta Sunday, all day: $10 inpetcare .c om, Weekend pass: $30 Lulu’s B&B for Dogs: lulu Vehicles over 30’ long: extra $10 sfordogs .com , 360-301-5151


Lessons from the Sea Talk to Lin Pardey, Nigel Calder



Lin Pardey wrote her first sailing article three years after she started voyaging with her partner, Larry, onboard their 24’ self-built, engine-free cutter Seraffyn. During the next 45 years, hundreds of her articles appeared in magazines around the world. Working alongside Larry, she has created five successful DVD programs, condensed versions of which have appeared on PBS. They have written 12 books, which have been translated into six languages and sold more than 350,000 copies. The first seven of her books were produced by major New York publishers. Eighteen years ago, she began publishing her own titles. Her 13th book, Taleisin’s Tales, is being launched at this 40th Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.

Nigel is a renowned lecturer and author of reference books for marine, electrical and mechanical information. His articles have appeared in numerous boating magazines. He and his family have spent decades sailing and cruising in boats they have built. In his spare time, Nigel is a member of the ABYC Electrical Project Technical Committee.

Creating the Unstoppable Cruising Boat Friday 3:45-4:45 pm Olympic & Cascade Rooms The Adventures that Shaped Our Lives Saturday 2:30-3:30 pm Olympic & Cascade Rooms

Solving the Energy Equation Friday 2:30-3:30 pm Cascade Room

Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders of the Grenadines, practicing a trade passed down through the generations from Scottish settlers in the 19th century.

Lessons Learned Along the Way Saturday 3:45-4:45 pm Cascade & Olympic Rooms Can You Trust Your Charts? Sunday noon-1 pm Cascade Room

Lust or Logic: Restoring a Wooden Boat Sunday 1:15-2:15 pm Cascade Room

Contests & Giveaways

EDENSAW BOATBUILDING CHALLENGE Don’t miss the fourth annual Edensaw Woods Boatbuilding Challenge! This friendly competition has teams vying for the coveted “Best Boat Distinction” and $3,000 worth of prizes. Teams work throughout the weekend to build a boat from start to finish. The rules are minimal, but the glory is high! Don’t miss the Olympic-style parade of contestants through Festival grounds at noon on Sunday, followed by the 12:30 pm launch and race from the NWMC Commons back into the harbor. The award presentations take place at about 1 pm at the Sea Marine boat launch.

LEE VALLEY/VERITAS GIVEAWAY Stop by the Lee Valley booth in the NWMC Boatshop and enter the raffle to win $100 gift certificates for free tools! Drawings held daily. You do not have to be present to win.

‘Vanishing Sail’ Tells a Boatbuilding Story Come and watch the award-winning documentary Vanishing Sail and meet the director, cinematographer and producer, Alexis Andrews. The film is shown at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 in the Northwest Maritime Center’s Olympic and Cascade rooms. A Q&A with Andrews follows. The Grenadines are a small group of islands in the Lesser Antilles, where the traditions of boatbuilding were once crucial to the survival of local communities skimming a living from the sea. Hundreds of sailing vessels were once launched there, more than anywhere in the West Indies. Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders of the Grenadines, practicing a trade passed down through

the generations from Scottish settlers in the 19th century. In the film, he is approaching his 70s, and with no more orders coming in, he decides to build one last sailing sloop with the hope that his sons will continue the trade. The film follows Alwyn’s journey of resilience and determination over three years, from hauling trees with his sons, to a final traditional launching ceremony. Stories from the old Caribbean of trading by sail and smuggling contraband weave a tribute to the independent spirit of a small island community. Learn more at vanishingsail.com. The film’s presenting partner is Edensaw Woods, LLC.

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PLENTY OF FOOD VENDOR CHOICES ON THE POINT Java Gypsy: Port Townsend’s favorite mobile coffee Fiddlehead Creamery: 100 percent vegan ice cream Mo-Chilli BBQ: Delicious barbecue IN THE FOOD COURT Bangkok Bistro: Tasty Thai food Flutter By Pizza Pie: Pizza! Kokopelli Grill: Halibut & chips and cod & chips In Season Catering: Best salmon in the world! Lopez Island Ice Cream: A festival favorite Mi Casa Catering: Authentic, fresh crepes Olgita’s: Traditional Latin American pupusas Paella House: Local, organic paella . Ray’s Food: Elephant ears and corn dogs Shanghai Restaurant: Traditional Chinese food The Green Cup: Organic coffee and teas The Seafood Spot: Local crab cakes and chowders SNACKS AROUND THE FESTIVAL Brevin’s Solid Gold Fudge: Simply the best! Excellent Kettle Corn: Several flavors Friday House of Jerky: Wide variety! Gone Fishin: Wild caught smoked salmon Little O’s!: Mini donuts Luna Bella: Smoked salmon Olympic Corn Booth: Fresh, hot corn! Olympic Shaved Ice: Hawaiian-style shaved ice

LIVE MUSIC AT OUR FESTIVAL THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 5:30 pm: Tony and the Roundabouts 6:45 pm: Southbound 9 pm: Toolshed Trio FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 Noon: Jake Archer 1 pm: Steve Grandinetti 2 pm: Bellajack 3 pm: Howly Slim 4 pm: Jack and Joe 5 pm: Anika Pearl 6 pm: Racing Awards 6:05 pm: Lowire 8:30 pm: Delta Rays SATURDAY, SEPT. 10 11 am: Bertram Levy Noon: Pies on the Run 1 pm: Pint and Dale 2 pm: The Whateverly Brothers 3 pm: Pint and Dale 4 pm: Combo Choro 5 pm: Chuck Easton & the Soul Syndicate 6 pm: Racing Awards 6:15 pm: Jelly Rollers 8:30 pm: Uncle Funk and the Dope 6 SUNDAY, SEPT. 11 11 am: Joe Euro Noon: Happenstance 1 pm: Abakis 2 pm: Time and Tide

WHERE TO QUENCH YOUR THIRST BALCONY WINE BAR This venue features premium wines and Port Townsend Brewing Co . beer while offering a spectacular view of Port Townsend Bay . Located on the Northwest Maritime Center deck, up the stairs from the Main Gate . Friday: noon-8 pm Saturday: noon-8 pm Sunday: noon-5 pm BAR HARBOR Home of the Main Stage, this is a traditional beer tent with live music all day and big nighttime dances on Friday and Saturday . Great place to get out of the sun at lunchtime or have a beer at the end of the day . Located at the base of the Point Hudson Marina next to the Food Court . Thursday: 5-11 pm Friday: 10 am-midnight Saturday: 10 am-midnight Sunday: 10 am-midnight WEE NIP MERCHANT SALOON This little watering hole is a wonderful replica of an old merchant saloon, located right on the water with a spectacular view of the boats coming and going. You’ll find it at the end of the Point. Thursday: Private party Friday-Sunday: “When we get there, ’til we close”

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Meet the authors, buy books, and have them signed by the published presenters at the Festival.

Come check out the state-of-the-art ship simulator. Open Friday and Saturday noon to 4 pm, and Sunday noon to 3 pm. Meet at the top of the stairs at the Northwest Maritime Center.


Back by popular demand! Come try out a paddleboard in this popular, fun feature! The pool is sponsored by Fisheries Supply.


Watch teams build boats over the weekend to win the “best boat” and a $1,500 prize in the Fourth annual Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge. Boats parade through Festival grounds to the Northwest Maritime Center beach on Sunday at noon, and then launch and race back into harbor for the awards ceremony, which begins immediately after the last boat arrives at the harbor’s boat launch.

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Food Court


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Maritime Career Fair






Maritime West “Olympic”


Maritime East “Cascade”

Discovery Room

Explorer Room

Sail Loft

Boatyard Stage

Boat Building Stage

Woodworking Stage I




Steam Bending 9:30-10:15

Care and Feeding of the Magnetic Compass 9:30-10:30



Anchors Aweigh! Marine Digital Photography 10:45-11:45





Cruising the West Coat of Vancouver Island 10:45-11:45



Cruising Under Sail: Notches in the Tiller 10:45-11:45



When Good Fuel Goes Bad 10:45-11:45


R2AK RowCruiser - Adventure by Design 12:00-1:00

Owning a Classic Motor Yacht - The Practical Aspects 12:00-1:00

Tides and Currents and the Inside Passage 1:15-2:15

Yacht Designers Panel 1:15-2:15

DAN MATTSON The Barometer: Building a SCAMP An Essential OnWhat You Need to Board Forecasting Know Tool 1:15-2:15 1:15-2:15



Navigation Simplification 12:00-1:00


Get Your Captain’s License 12:00-1:00


2:30 7 years on a 31-Footer and Still Married! 2:30-3:30

Solving the Energy Equation 2:30-3:30


Tricks and Truths 2:30-3:30


Dutch Sailing Barges 2:30-3:30

Working Sail Loft – OPEN 9:30-4:00



Sharpening 10:30-11:15


Working with Handsaws 11:30-12:15


Marine Batteries Technologies 10:30-11:15 JAY SMITH

Norse Boat Building Techniques 11:30-12:15


Care and Feeding of Your Outboard Engine 12:00-1:00


Removing Old Paint and Starting Over 1:15-2:15



Choosing and Using Hand Planes 12:30-1:15

Boat Lumber, Hardware & Tools 12:30-1:15



Mortice and Tenons 1:30-2:15

Human Powered Submarine 1:30-2:15




Composting Toilets 2:30-3:30

Working with Epoxy and Fiberglass 2:30-3:15

Coopering 2:30-3:15



Creating the Unstoppable Cruising Boat 3:45-4:45


Understanding Lines and Lofting 3:45-4:45



Dovetails 3:30-4:15


Rope Fender Construction 3:45-4:45

Movie: Building a Dream 1:15-3:00 Pope Marine Building


(ABYC): Basic Boat Electrical Systems 3:30-4:15 Stage sponsor:

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Fisherpoets 6 pm Pope Marine Building



R2AK Blazer Party 6-8 pm – Olympic & Cascade Rooms RSVP at R2AK.com, $30

Essentials of Sailmaking 4:30-6:00

Sea Shanteys 7-11 pm – Marina Room

Come share the music, history and lore in song!

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Outfitting for Blue Water Cruising 9:30-10:30

Maritime East “Cascade”

Discovery Room

Explorer Room

Sail Loft

Boatyard Stage



Why We Sailed to Alaska Six Times 9:30-10:30


Haulout-from-Hell to Happily-EverAfter 10:45-11:45

R2AK Racer Talk 9:30-10:30

Celestial Navigation - The Noon Shot 12:00-1:00



Cruising Under Sail Alone to Princess Louisa 10:45-11:45


Tricks and Truths 10:45-11:45

Caulking 9:30-10:15

Essentials of Sailmaking 10:00-11:30


Repairing Your Inflatable 10:45-11:45

Seawomen of Iceland 1:15-2:15


The Adventures That Shaped Our Lives 2:30-3:30


DAVID WILKINSON LISA VIZZINI A Dozen National The Barometer: An Sailing Where You Parks in a Wooden Essential On-board Want to Go Boat Forecasting Tool 12:00-1:00 12:00-1:00 12:00-1:00


Navigation Simplification 1:15-2:15



Care and Feeding of the Magnetic Compass 9:30-10:30 Smoothing with Planes 1:30-2:15


Owning a Classic Motor Yacht - The Practical Aspects 1:15-2:15



Sail Handwork Rings, Slides and Leather 12:00-1:15

Removing Old Paint and Starting Over 12:00-1:00


Drawknives and Spokeshaves 12:30-1:15


Choosing and Using Western Hand Saws 10:30-11:15


Lapstrake Boatbuilding Techniques 11:30-12:15

Richard Woods Small Boat 12:30 Capsizing LEIGH O’CONNOR Demo Carvel Planking 12:00-1:15 Techniques 12:30-1:15


Boat Lumber, Hardware and Tools 1:30-2:15

Marine Trades Careers 1:15-2:15 Cotton Building




Our Boats and the Planet: Issues, Solutions and Next Steps 2:30-3:30

Laminating Techniques 10:30-11:15


Ten Secrets to Navigating through Your Wooden Boat Restoration 1:15-2:15



11:30 Sharpening 11:30-12:15


Boat Building Stage




Tightwads on the Loose 10:45-11:45

Woodworking Stage I


Building Boat Interiors 2:30-3:30


Varnishing Tips and Tricks 2:30-3:45


NW Coat Adzes 2:30-3:15


Solar Panels 2:30-3:15

Pygmy Kayak Rolling Demo 2:30-3:30



Lessons Learned Along the Way 3:45-4:45


Planning a Successful Cruise to Alaska 3:45-4:45

“Vanishing Sail” 7-9 pm – Olympic & Cascade Rooms

Award-winning documentary: Q&A with directors after showing

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50,000 miles in a 30’ Plywood Sailboat 3:45-4:45

Sea Shanteys 7-11 pm – Marina Room

Come share the music, history and lore in song!

Square Dancing 7-11 pm – Cotton Building at City Dock

Fiberglassing Over Wood 3:30-4:15


Spar Making 3:30-4:15 Stage sponsor:


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Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge Parade of boats to the NWMC beach at noon; launch at 12:30 pm, awards to follow at the Sea Marine boat ramp.




Maritime West “Olympic” 9:30


Seawomen of Iceland 9:30-10:30

Maritime East “Cascade” KACI KRONKHITE

Haulout-from-Hell to Happily-EverAfter 9:30-11:30

Discovery Room


Provisioning and Cruising without Refrigeration 9:30-10:30

Explorer Room

Sail Loft

Boatyard Stage

Woodworking Stage I TIM LAWSON


Sharpening 9:30-10:15

Your Sextant 9:30-10:30

Boat Building Stage



Chopping Rabbets 9:30-10:15



What to Do When the Captain is Incapacitated 10:45-11:45

A Family Sails Around the World 10:45-11:45





A Dozen National Can You Trust Your Parks in a Wooden Charts? Boat 12:00-1:00 12:00-1:00


The Ease of Navigating in Stages Today 10:45-11:45


Celestial Navigation: The Noon Shot 12:00-1:00


Lust or Logic: Restoring a Wooden Boat 1:15-2:15


R2AK RowCruiser - Adventure by Design 1:15-2:15



Care and Feeding of Your Outboard 10:45-11:45

Tying Thump Mats and Other Flat Things 10:45-12:45


Cool Products Nobody Knows About 1:15-2:15

S ail Loft Closed Sunday




Dovetails 10:30-11:15


Carving NW Canoes 11:30-12:15


Composting Toilets 12:00-1:00


Fiberglassing Over Wood 12:30-1:15


Vacuum Bagging Techniques 10:30-11:15

Vanishing Sail 12:00-2:00 Pope Marine Building


Diesel Engine Maintenance 11:30-12:15

Richard Woods Small Boat Capsizing Discussion BEN KAHN and Tour Introduction to 12:00-1 pm Wood Lathes and Turning 12:30-1:15 UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Human Powered Submarine 1:30-2:15

Stage sponsor:

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Tides & Daylight

Sept. L 3:14 H 10:46 L 15:39 H 21:08


(All heights in feet, 24-hour clock) 1.5 6.7 5.4 7.3

Sept. 9 L 4:08 1.3 H 12:38 6.8 L 16:59 5.8 H 21:52 7.1

Sunrise 6:39 Sunrise 6:41 Sunset 19:37Sunset 19:35


Sept. 10 L 5:07 1.2 H 13:56 7.2 L 18:25 5.9 H 22:46 6.9

Sept. 11 L 6:05 1.0 H 14:41 7.5 L 19:28 5.7 H 23:59 6.9

Sunrise 6:42 Sunset 19:33

Sunrise 6:44 Sunset 19:31

Bertie sails along the waterfront at Point Hudson during the Wooden Boat Festival’s Sunday afternoon Sail-by. Photo by NWMC

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Wooden Boat Festival Dream Turns 40

Festival rooted in sharing secrets of marine profession By Patrick J. Sullivan

It’s still a much sought-after dream, being able to outfit and sail your boat into the open ocean. Never was the dream stronger than in the 1970s, when a convergence of factors led to the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in 1977, the first American gathering dedicated to hands-on learning. The era was rich with a social free-spiritedness carried over from the late 1960s, with young people exercising their freedom for a simpler life: back to the land, and to the sea. When it comes to personal freedom, sailing can be as good as it gets, a mix of self-sufficiency and an intimacy with nature. Port Townsend was a mill town – not a tourist town – in the 1970s, with a population of about 5,000. The marine trades were a tradition here in Washington state’s oldest waterfront settlement, and they were growing new roots with boat shops at the Port of Port Townsend and near Cape George. “Port Townsend, at that time, was a cosmic home and refuge for those of us in our 20s who were looking for something more real than the path that was laid out for us,” says Carol Hasse, who arrived as a young sailmaker in 1975. “We wanted to do things, to make things,” instead of taking a suggested career path that went something like: go to college, get a job, get married, raise a family, “and then do something fun.

Drawing by Gae Pilon

Sam Connor commissioned Gae Pilon to create this artwork of his boatshop at Point Hudson. Connor sent the art to WoodenBoat Magazine, where it was used in an advertisement for his business. About a year later, it became the artwork on the promotional flyer used to promote the inaugural Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival in 1977.

“I was really looking for something I could do and be part of and be proud of,” Hasse says. “It was a time in history, culturally, for a whole nation where anything became a possibility.”

The Gougeon brothers, Meade and Jan, are “founding fathers” of epoxy construction. The Gougeons gave a demonstration at the first Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, and brought and raced an early, experimental cold-molded design (pictured). Photo courtesy Joe Breskin


COMMUNITY BOATS The Olympic Peninsula had already attracted young people looking to get far away from such things as the Vietnam War. Some of them joined the marine trades, as novices

or professionals. Sam Connor was what he describes as “just another young hippie guy” when he fetched up in Port Townsend in the mid1970s. He’d dreamed of sailing around the world, and had been involved in building the 40foot Moclips, a communal boat project which was launched in Westport, Washington. The boat’s first port of call was Port Townsend – the boat needed rigging – and Connor and the crew tied up in Point Hudson, then a half-derelict, mostly empty marina. George Rowley Sr. had been leasing Point Hudson from the Port of Port Townsend since about 1962. Designed to be a federal quarantine station, in 1934 it became a U.S. Coast Guard training center. Point Hudson was federal property until 1956, when it was acquired as surplus by the public port district. Most of the buildings were empty, and Rowley welcomed tenants. Connor found work building kitchen cabinets in a shed near the present-day moorage office. He’d been reading the work of naval architect and maritime historian Howard Chapelle, and his boss let him use the shop tools to build a 12-foot lapstrake rowboat. He stored it out in front of the shop, and after a few weeks, “a guy off a Seattle yacht asked if I’d sell it for $900. This was 1975. I said yes.” Connor soon opened his own business, a boat shop, in the present-day Point Hudson Boat Shop.

MARINE TRADES Marine trades were already busy in Port Townsend, mostly at the port. To start naming names from the time period is to leave someone out, but the list includes Mark Burn, Jim Lyons, Cecil Lange, David Thompson, Phil Lewis, Michael Aubin, Ernie Baird, Richard Walcome, Jim Bucklin, David King, Bruce Tipton and Jim Peacock. Walcome visited PT in 1974 and bought the fiberglass plug

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(mould) from a Skookum 53. partner.) He moved here in 1975 to open The stage was being set in New Found Metals, producing Port Townsend for a marine marine hardware. In PT, Ron trades renaissance. Harrow had taken the plug for a Skookum 47-footer, turned it OF WOODEN BOATS into a boat, and wanted to make The interest in wooden boats his own rigging and sails. Wal- and offshore cruising had bloscome introsomed. The duced Harrow nationwide “The craft of to a sailmaker gas shortlearning how in Seattle. He age caused also showed by the Arab to do boatwork Harrow an Embargo is so complex, a Oil empty buildof 1973-1974 ing at Point skilled carpenter changed the H u d s o n , would take a year a u t o m o b i l e which the and to get a sense of industry, U.S. Army recreational boatbuilding.” engineers had boating – used as the arsailboat sales Tim Snider mory building went way up. Festival director, 1977-78 when landing M a n y craft mechanold, wooden icals (LCMs) boats were were stationed there, 1949- available to people of simple 1952. means, many of the craft one In 1976, Harrow, with the plank away from the chain saw. business backing of Tony Lar- Strip something down or build son, who ran the chandlery at something up and finish it off Radon Marine, opened a sail yourself – that was the idea. loft. Harrow hired Hasse, fresh However, there were few opporfrom sailmaking experience in tunities for novices to learn one Seattle and Bellingham. Hasse of the world’s oldest professions. had sailed in the South Pacific In 1972, Connecticut’s Mysin her early 20s, met lots of tic Seaport offered traditional people. (Hasse took over the boatbuilding demonstrations sail loft from Harrow in 1978, with John Gardner, a noted with Nora Petrich as business author of wooden boat building.

David Zimmerly’s demonstrations of building baidarkas (a skin-on-frame design perfected by the Inuit and used throughout the Arctic) were a hit at the first Festival. Like many early festivalgoers, this baidarka lover camped out in Point Hudson’s “Back Forty” while attending. Photo courtesy Joe Breskin

He then organized the Annual Small Boat workshop. There was a hunger for more. “The craft of learning how to do boatwork is so complex, a skilled carpenter would take a year to get a sense of boatbuilding,” says Tim Snider, a technical writer in Connecticut who began wooden boatbuilding as

Robin Bailey “swept” the 1977 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival rowing race, mounting 2-by-4 “outriggers” on his craft to hold 10’ sweep oars. The craft would vault onto a plane on each stroke, then drop again on the recovery, giving it the appearance of playing “leapfrog.” Bailey was over the horizon in minutes, recalls Joe Breskin. Photo courtesy Joe Breskin

This Norse faering, its planks traditionally shaped using an axe, was a demonstration boat for the inaugural Festival in 1977. It was probably built by Paul Schweiss, a Norwegian-American who learned skills in Norway. “He could use a hatchet as if it were a whole machine shop,” recalls Tim Snider. “He was one of the first Festival’s stars.” Photo courtesy Joe Breskin Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

a child, immersed in an artistic family of old-world craftsmanship. In 1974, he helped John Wilson, a former sailing friend start WoodenBoat Magazine. The magazine’s initial goal was to provide step-by-step photos and instructions on boatwork. Interest quickly built in people who wanted more than lessons on paper; they sought something for their hands. Snider, the magazine’s promotions manager, came up with the idea for a new type of gathering, more than a boat show where you could look but not touch. In 1975 and 1976, he scouted East Coast locations, Snider

recalls, before his attention turned to the West Coast. Snider drove from San Francisco to Vancouver, Canada, scouting locations and talking about the magazine. On a trip to check out Anacortes in the spring of 1977, Snider received a pitch from Sam Connor about Port Townsend’s possibilities. “The Steel Electric ferry docked by the Town Tavern [Quincy Street Dock], and Port Townsend looked like Nantucket on a hill when you came up,” Snider says. “I saw Point Hudson and thought, ‘This is the place.’” – Continued on Page 32


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Connor readily admits the reason he pushed for a boat festival in Port Townsend. “I would love to say it was to save the trades, but really it was just because I was passionate and I needed to make money,” Connor says. FIRST FESTIVAL Connor promised to organize local craftspeople, and his partner, Marybelle Kern, knew community members and appealed to them for volunteering and other services. Snider took up “office” space at Point Hudson in what is today the Puget Sound Express office. Connor had a phone installed for festival development with the number of 385-3628 (the Northwest Maritime Center’s main line today). Snider used the phone, rented an IBM typewriter and wrote a curriculum. Using his personal and WoodenBoat contacts, he invited national experts to this new kind of event.

The schooner Sylvia sits in Point Hudson harbor, just after the 1977 Wooden Boat Festival. Photo courtesy Joe Breskin

“Nobody [on the national scene] had ever heard of Port Townsend,” Snider says. “Once everyone heard of what the Festival was going to be, that it

wasn’t just another boat show, there was a lot of interest. Serious boatbuilders got involved when they saw the caliber of [faculty] coming.”

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Postcards on hand-printed property’s western edge used paper stock were distributed, now for vehicle parking. Semiwith a drawing of Connor’s nars took place in the building boatshop, which had appeared today occupied by Shanghai the previous year in Connor’s restaurant. Point Hudson’s old WoodenBoat ad. With dates docks sagged under the weight chosen and the word spread- of people checking out boats. ing, Connor re“The first “I would love to two [festivals] calls, the thing “just kind of say it was to save w e r e p r e t t y went over Nia whole the trades, but much agara Falls.” different kind P e o p l e really it was just of thing. It was started saying the heyday of because I was they’d help boatbuilding,” with projects passionate and I says Walcome, large and needed to make w h o s e N e w small. Mike Found Metmoney.” Neubauer, als has been a Sam Connor who had taken vendor at evboat builder classes in Seery Festival. attle from the “Those first already legendary Earl Wake- two years were more orienfield, organized a security team. tated toward building and acRalph Belcher III, then building tual crafts of building, down to boats in Seattle, organized the plumbing, engines, electrical.” first kids’ boatbuilding area, a Indeed, the Wooden Boat tradition that continues. Bruce Festival was in conjunction Tipton used his own initiative with the Wooden Boat Sympoto produce T-shirts. sium (which took place simultaneously the first year, and the ‘THE BACK FORTY’ week prior in 1978), staged in Festival activities were cen- buildings at nearby Fort Wortered under circus tents in den State Park. what was known then (and – Continued on Page 34 now) as the “Back Forty,” the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

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The entire fleet bears down on the camera in this image from the downwind leg of the 1978 Festival regatta. Photo courtesy Joe Breskin

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“It was the first event in history that offered hands-on demonstrations from famous people doing traditional boat-

building things everyone wondered about,” Snider says. FESTIVAL DRAW People who came for the Festival often returned, to visit, to work and to live. Some were simply seeing their way of life squeezed out of waterfronts – San Francisco Bay, for example

– and others wanted a change. An early subscriber to WoodenBoat was Jim Blaiklock, who was building boats in Del Mar, California. Blaiklock rode his Triumph 750 Bonneville motorcycle 1,500 miles to attend the first Festival. Like many attendees, he camped in the “Back Forty” behind Cupola

House. He draped a green army pup tent over his motorcycle and made himself comfortable. He kept coming back, eventually buying property, moving here and becoming a festival volunteer, and the Wooden Boat Foundation’s first paid boat shop manager. That first year, Blaiklock

remembers, there was music all weekend, a square dance on Saturday night, no gates and few vendors. The first year, Snider recalls, “We expected 800 people, and 3,000 showed up. The next year, we expected 3,000, and 9,000 came.” Although the symposium aspect did not immediately catch hold, the seeds were planted. Snider wrote in WoodenBoat about the trades in Port Townsend before the 1977 Festival, and again after the event. “In the next two years, 200 boatbuilders moved here,” he notes. The Festival’s official sponsoring entity, the Wooden Boat Foundation, was created in 1978. The Classic Boat Festival in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, started in 1978 as a direct offshoot of the Port Townsend event – a rich association remains between Canadians and boat people in PT. The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding was formed here in 1979, now booming in Port Hadlock along Port Townsend Bay. Today, the overall marine trades talent and services avail-

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or an authentic wooden boat experience at this 40th Wooden Boat Festival, go for a row and sail in a longboat. The Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) owns two of them; they’re 26-foot-long open boats with eight big oars apiece. At the Wooden Boat Festival, the longboats go out three times a day, Friday through Sunday, for about an hour and a half to two hours. For even more fun, sign up to row in one during the Saturday-morning rowing race, or during the Sunday Sail-by. The longboats Townshend and Bear are not the fastest boats, but they have other virtues – they’re great for getting people out on the water, and humbly do so nearly yearround. In springtime, hundreds of seventh-graders from three local school districts row and sail longboats during spring Maritime Discovery programs, and there are informal Tuesday-evening outings for adults in summer. The designs of Townshend and Bear are based on longboats used by British Royal Navy Capt. George Vancouver’s late-18th-century voyages of exploration. “The Pure Sound Society was pretty involved” when Townshend was built in 1992 at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding (NWSBB) to honor the bicentennial of Vancouver’s journey here, said Nancy Israel, NWMC school programs manager. Israel knows a lot of longboat lore; she led longboat trips as an Outward Bound instructor from 2000 to 2003. Another NWMC sailing instructor, associate program manager Sonia Frojen, was a student on an Outward Bound longboat trip at age 16. There’s

Step aboard at Wooden Boat Festival, where two longboats go out three times a day. Photo by Robin Dudley

a whole raft of other longboat lovers in PT who are licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard to take people out, and volunteer to do so. Among them are John “Sockeye” Calogero, Michael Sharp, Nahja Chimenti, Kelley Watson, MB Armstrong, Robin Mills, Kris Day, Anne Aldrich, Jesse Wiegel, Jullie Jackson and Stew Pugh. Bear was built in 2002, also at the NWSBB. “Bear was a partnership with Gray Wolf Ranch, who put up a lot of the money to build the boat, a partnership with [the adult addiction recovery program), the Wooden Boat Foundation and the boat school,” Israel said. “They were into doing treks. They used to do one 10-day trek a year.” For many people, getting on the boat is the hardest part. “It can seem a little uncomfortable,” Israel admitted, but it’s not dangerous. “[Longboats] are such safe platforms for


Port Townsend students take an annual weeklong trip in the San Juan Islands, learning about the compass, chart, knots, sail and to sing shanties to help row together. Photo by Northwest Maritime Center Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

education, extremely stout and sturdy vessels, and hard to capsize.” MARINE EDUCATION NWMC operates programs on the the longboats with other groups doing treks; in July, the Spring Street International School from Friday Harbor took Townshend on a trip in the San Juan Islands. And Bravo Team, part of the Port Townsend School District’s OCEAN program, also takes an annual weeklong trip in the San Juans, sleeping doubledeck style on the soles and on oars laid across the thwarts (benches). Port Townsend High School’s career and technical education class also uses the longboats. “The seventh-grade Maritime Discovery program is a big user of the boats,” noted Israel. Every spring since 2007, seventh-graders from Port Townsend, Chimacum and Quilcene schools have come for five to eight days. They learn to navigate using compass and chart, tide tables and current atlases, and they pay attention to the weather, tie knots and sing shanties to help row together. “We do teacher trainings during the winter, and then we develop curriculum on the maritime theme together,” said Israel. That means teachers, on chilly days, buckle on lifejack-

ets and handle the blocky oars. The seventh-graders have to help carry the gear to the boats from the “bosun’s locker” storage area near the NWMC’s boat shop, including the masts, spars, sails and immersion suits for emergencies. “We load it fire-line style,” said Frojen. “‘Heads up, hands on’ is a term we use.” Heads up means “pay attention”; hands on means “take this.” After a safety talk and a short rowing orientation, the seventh-graders are challenged to row out of the marina without instruction. Crew sit two by two on thwarts and handle one big oar apiece. “We pretty much put a student on the tiller right away,” Israel said. “It’s really powerful, because they’re not getting this opportunity in very many places in their life, to do it on their own.” Students in the Maritime

“Part of what makes the longboat a great teaching platform is it involves a lot of people.” Nancy Israel school programs manager Northwest Maritime Center

Every spring since 2007, seventh-graders from three local school districts with the Northwest Maritime Center longboats for five to eight days. Photo by Northwest Maritime Center

Discovery program go out in a longboat three or four times. “With the three- or four-trip progression, you really see a shift,” Israel said. “Confidence grows.” The coxswain on the tiller may be timid at first, “and when they come back, they shout out the commands with more confidence.” “We can see they’ve learned things,” Frojen said, and it’s more than just sailing. “It’s a teamwork-based program.” Frojen also organizes Team Longboat, a donation-based

The Northwest Maritime Center’s educational programs give youth the ability to explore, much like the seafaring voyagers who brought longboats to these shores in the 18th century. Photo by Northwest Maritime Center Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

program in which adults, and anyone older than age 12, can try rowing and sailing a longboat on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. At the Wooden Boat Festival, though, a professional is probably going to drive, at least in the crammed marina.

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Longboat: Work the thagamuffin Longboats are sturdy, hard to tip over, and powered by eight heavy oars, with uncomplicated dipping-lug sailing rigs on two stubby masts that can be easily unstepped and laid in the boats. Each longboat oar, made of fir, weighs about 25 pounds. It can be a relief to set sails and ship the oars. Setting the sails uses “old-timey technology,” said Sonia Frojen, a Northwest Maritime Center sailing instructor, associate program manager, and former sailing student. The main, fore and mizzen masts each have one sail with a dipping-lug rig. The mainsail’s tack at its forefoot attaches to a toggle at the bow. Each sail has a yard, attached to the mast by way of a “thagamuffin,” a short rope attached to the mast’s parrel ring. Sheets are led aft through fairleads. When the boat tacks, someone has to lower the halyard a bit, another has to detach and reattach the tack, and someone has to pull down on the luff of the sail and help it and its yard to the new lee side of the mast. Others help switch the sheets to the new side. “It takes a lot of coordination” and at least three people on each sail, said Nancy Israel, Northwest Maritime Center school programs manager. “Part of what makes the longboat a great teaching platform is it involves a lot of people.” “We practice call and response,” Frojen added. The coxswain calls, “Ready on your halyard?” and if that’s you, you yell out, “Ready on the halyard!” Next, it’s “Ready on your tack?” and your buddy at the bow responds, “Ready on the tack!” The helmsperson puts the tiller hard over, and the boat turns to present a new side to the wind. It’s so much fun; what are you waiting for? 2016 WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL • 37

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NWMC Gleaners Save Parts from Demolition-bound Boats By Robin Dudley A historic seaport and present-day recreation destination, Port Townsend has plenty of old boats around. Boats attract dreamers, and often, the older and bigger the boat, the bigger the dream. And, potentially, the bigger the problem. Sunken boats can spill oil and emit other pollutants, and endanger other vessels. Boats abandoned in the boatyard take up high-rent space. Dreams also need funding. Hefty deposits are required for most boats before haulout at the Port of Port Townsend Boatyard, because all too often, the dream outweighs the bank account, and a half-fixed boat isn’t easy to sell or remove. Since 2002, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has had a Derelict Vessel Removal Program to remove abandoned, sunken, neglected or otherwise derelict vessels from waterways. In 2014, DNR began the Vessel Turn-in Program, allowing owners to voluntarily get rid of boats less than 45 feet in length. Port Townsend Boat Haven, with its 300-ton heavy haulout TraveLift, ends up being the last stop for a lot of big boats. Agencies such as the DNR, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, park and port districts, or municipal or county governments may remove what the DNR calls “problem” boats. To dismantle and dispose of a derelict vessel is dirty work, and expensive, and primarily done by private contractors. The Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) in 2016 began a derelict vessel “gleaning” program, in conjunction with its new Marine Thrift store. Located at Boat Haven, Marine Thrift accepts donations of boat stuff and sells it to benefit NWMC. “The thrift store came first,” said Scott Jones, NWMC boatshop manager. “Gleaning was a way to support that.” Gleaning refers to the practice of saving stuff that would oth-

The “Glean Team” removes parts like chocks, cleats, and other hardware from boats scheduled for demolition. Photo by Libby Wennstrom.

erwise go to waste. The term is often associated with agriculture, as it also means putting to use produce that would otherwise be thrown out, such as a fruit tree’s sudden abundance or the slightly imperfect veggies that might not sell at market. A team of volunteers organized by Erik Wennstrom, NWMC facilities manager, has been gleaning parts and pieces from boats about to be demolished. Gleaning from derelict boats cuts down on the amount of stuff going to the landfill, and also results in useful stuff and profits for PT Marine Thrift. “We’re not dealing with the hull or disassembling major structures,” explained Jones, who has also helped with the gleaning. “We’re dealing with little stuff” such as bronze hinges,


turnbuckles, bow pulpits, ships’ wheels, doors and cabinetry. “It’s not so much a disassembling of the boat, but a dismantling of those useful pieces,” he said. “We’re a small, mobile crew,” he noted; they don’t have forklifts, loaders or other big machinery necessary to glean big pieces safely. Recycling engines would be nice, he said, but isn’t possible now. “It boils down to safety,” he said of the volunteer-driven gleaning crew. Tools used by the gleaners now include a reciprocating saw, drill, grinder, portable handsaws, pry bars and sledgehammers. “The faster we can get it, the more we can get,” he said. Jones said the NWMC gleaners are aiming to acquire a mobile vessel-gleaning vehicle,

Northwest Maritime Center Boat Shop Manager Scott Jones explains how the “Glean Team” rescues salvageable boat parts from boats about to be scrapped. Photo by Libby Wennstrom

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or gas tanks.” He used to be a firefighter. “They give you the best pry bars,” he said. “One of the things I’m very good at is reducing things to their component parts.” The NWMC glean team has done fewer than 10 boats so far. Wennstrom said the volunteers are enthusiastic – “like piranhas” on the boats. “Most of what we’re doing is taking bits and pieces apart, both because it’s useful for the marine thrift store and also because it reduces the waste stream for the port,” he said. Crushed boats go to the Jefferson County Solid Waste Transfer Facility, which isn’t cheap. A few boats bound for demolition are worthy of having their every part historically documented. Most boats do have valuable hardware and other bits and pieces that can be salvaged. The NWMC gleaning program is there to do the job. “It’s fun for the volunteers,” Wennstrom noted, and it “works well for the community. Why would we not do this?”

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Improved plans to make Wooden Boat Festival “clean and green” are working well. Thanks to a huge effort last year by Bar Harbor Captains Beth O’Neal and Megan Claflin, Bar Harbor was able to keep about 10,000 plastic cups out of the landfill. A pint-glass drive and a loan from the Port Townsend Farmers Market resulted in free glasses for the Northwest Maritime Center. A washing station and system helped volunteers. The washing of glasses

at Bar Harbor and the Balcony Wine Bar continues for 2016, with improved infrastructure to eliminate obstacles. The Maritime Center is also working with Students for Sustainability, a club at Port Townsend High School, to finesse the Festival’s recycling system so that it is more efficient and effective. Lessons learned from the refined system are being shared with the Port Townsend Film Festival, the 17th production of which is Sept. 23-25.

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Volunteer Spotlight on Don D’Alessandro

Don D’Alessandro lived in Port Townsend for about 15 years and worked for the Wooden Boat Foundation for a short time in the early 2000s as its donations administrator. Don became interested in volunteering when Steve Soltysik was in charge of the boatshop and asked him to pitch in; Steve knew of Don’s background in industrial education. Don has been at it

ever since, volunteering in the boatshop as time allowed and working on kids’ programs during the Wooden Boat Festival. When Steve left, Don stepped in and has captained the Kids’ Boatbuilding program ever since. Don also assisted in the setup of the new boatshop at the Northwest Maritime Center and enjoyed his time there, saying, “It is a marvelous facility and cer-

tainly the nicest shop I have ever worked in.” Don is currently renovating a nice little house in Medford, Oregon, in order to be closer to family, but plans to return to Port Townsend for the Festival. When he’s not volunteering at the Festival, Don is a partner in Baranof Wilderness Lodge, a guided fishing operation in Southeast Alaska, and in the winter, he skis for the

National Ski Patrol at Sugar Bowl in California (something he’s been doing since 1957). He also hopes to resume his avocation of making hunting knives as time allows. In addition to heading up Kids’ Boatbuilding, Don has put his ski patrol background to use as a Festival volunteer medic, and has always been a terrific addition to the Festival volunteer team.

Thanks, Don!

Don D’Alessandro

Hale Is Poster Artist

Michael Hale

Born in the Pacific Northwest, Michael Hale has been creating art since he could hold a pencil. He has spent six years of higher education at Washington State University, the Burnley School of Professional Art in Seattle and the Museum Art School in Portland, Oregon. He taught art and design at the Phoenix Institute of Technology in Phoenix, Arizona, and at the Whidbey Island School of Living Oils, under wildlife artist Libby Berry.

In the 1990s, he worked as a scenic artist for Universal, Paramount and Disney studios in Los Angeles while selling his art at galleries in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Glendale and Valencia, Calif. In 2000, he moved back to the Northwest, specifically to Port Townsend, where he began creating art about Port Townsend and its boats (he was artist of the 2003 Wooden Boat Festival poster). At that time, he started writing his illustrated book, Antiqueus, Quest of The Mazzergast, a novel about three kids who travel to present-day Atlantis (Antiqueus) with their wizard friend, Dearkin, on the flying craft, the Mazzergast. After finishing his 550-page novel, published in 2014, and not having the distraction of writing, Hale took up art fulltime and joined Gallery 9 in the fall of 2015. See Michael Hale’s work at gallery-9.com. He can be reached through the gallery or at 344-3733.


Aye, Aye, Captains Crew captains for the 40th Wooden Boat Festival include (from left, back row) Jeff Graham, Balcony Wine Bar; James Redman, hospitality; Joel Goldstein, AV support; Hallie Kopald, volunteer coordinator; Greg Paulson, docks; Carolyn Hunt, data diva; Chuck Henry, docks; Juliette Sterner, exhibitor concierge; Barb Trailer, Festival director; Libby Wennstrom, boats and program support; Garry Wohlgemuth, main gate; Megan Claflin, paddleboard pool; Michael Rosser, Bar Harbor setup; Gene Buzzard, Balcony Wine Bar; Roni Redman, hospitality; Myron Gauger, race committee; Marty Loken, trailer boat concierge; Carol Huelsberg, volunteer photographer; Marty Crowley, set-up; Joyce Mottola, will-call booth; and John Mottola, greeters. Many others are not pictured – see complete crew captain details under Festival “Thank You” section. Photo by Len Maranan-Goldstein Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader

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We Couldn’t Do This Without You

We have so many sponsors, volunteers and supporters that share and value this event. Because of you, the Wooden Boat Festival truly feels like a community labor of love. From all of us here at the Wooden Boat Festival, Wooden Boat Foundation and the Northwest Maritime Center, we thank you!

Thank You, Sponsors! Our major sponsors this year are: First Federal Savings and Loan, Port of Port Townsend, the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader, Sailor Jerry and Wilder Auto. We thank you for your generous support. We could not produce the Festival without the additional in-kind and financial contributions from these sponsors: 48° North, Admiral Ship Supply, Alba Creative, ArtShots, Carl’s Building Supply, Center for Excellence, Edensaw Woods, Essential Wipes, Fisheries Supply, Goodman Sanitation, Harbors Magazine, KPTZ, Lee Valley Tools, Mo-Chilli BBQ, New Day Fisheries, Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Northwest Water Wellness, Olympus.net, Platt Irwin/NTI, Port Townsend Brewing Co., Port Townsend School of Massage, Rainshadow Properties, Sirens, Small Craft Advisor, Soak on the Sound, SOS Printing, Sunrise Coffee, Vessel Assist, Waggoner Cruising Guide and WoodenBoat Magazine. Thank You, Boat Owners! We wouldn’t have a Festival without the boats and boat owners. Your dedication to your boats is honored here! We appreciate those that spend all summer working on their boats, those that spend all summer playing on their boats, and everyone in between. Because of your love and care of your beautiful vessels, we have something to celebrate – this is your party! Thanks for coming and sharing your passion and joy with us. Thank You, Point Hudson Neighbors! We so appreciate our neighbors and their support of the Wooden Boat Festival! Thank you PT Sails, Brion Toss Rigging, Sea Marine, WSU Cooperative Extension, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Shanghai Restaurant, Point Hud-

Northwest Maritime Center staff who work up front and behind the scenes are (from left, back row) Aislinn Palmer, Wil Racicot, Helen Wilson, Jef Waibel, Carolyn “Ace” Spragg, Jake Beattie, Zoe Norbom, Hailey Beres, Erik Wennstrom; (second row) Caroline Ruth, Joy McDonald, Len MarananGoldstein, Chris Dewees, Hallie Kopald, Eileen Johnston, Cody Spiegel; (front row) Susanna Sharp, Anna Waters, Alicia Witham with Hobie Fellows-Witham, Barb Trailer, Scott Jones, Chrissy McLean, and Sonia Frojen. Not pictured: Carol Baker, Erik Burns, Daniel Evans, Rick Heim, Nancy Israel, Catherine Leporati, Holloway Mulick, Shirley Reynolds, and Jared Scott.

son Café, Doc’s Marina Grill, Commander’s Beach House, the Gathering Place, Velocity, Point Hudson Boat Shop, Puget Sound Express and Pygmy Boats. Thank You, Festival Captains, Staff and Volunteers! We have a collection of colorful characters, the best of the best, who help make this weekend what it is. They do it with laughter, thoughtfulness, humility and beer. This is an amazing team – some of these crew captains and volunteers have been doing this for decades, and their dedication is humbling and inspiring. The Wooden Boat Festival continues to grow and be refined by all of our ideas and thoughtfulness, and it’s a joy to be a part of such a dedicated team! Many thanks to: Carrie Andrews, Lifetime Achievement Celebration and all around; Gene Buzzard, Balcony Wine Bar; Megan Claflin, paddleboard pool; Marty Crowley, setup; Don D’Alessandro, kids’ boatbuilding; Fred Esson, Wee Nip; Daniel Evans, harbormaster; Myron Gauger, race committee; Joel Goldstein, AV support; Ross


Goodwin, traffic and parking; Jeff Graham, Balcony Wine Bar; Chuck Henry, docks; Carol Huelsberg, volunteer photographer; Carolyn Hunt, data diva; Eileen Johnston, green team; Scott Jones, Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge; Hallie Kopald, volunteer coordinator; Catherine Leporati, Festival HQ; Marty Loken, trailer boat concierge; Shelley McDowell, Wee Nip; Bill McGrath, electrical; John Mottola, greeters; Joyce Mottola, will call; Beth O’Neal, Bar Harbor; Greg Paulson, docks; Neville Pearsall, music; Joey Pipia, North Star Stage; Jordan Pollack, medical; Wil Racicot, house manager; James Redman, hospitality; Roni Redman, hospitality; Michael Rosser, Bar Harbor setup; Carolyn “Ace” Spragg, presenter coordinator; Juliette Sterner, exhibitor concierge; Libby Urner Wennstrom, boats and programs support; Jef Waibel, IT; Anna Waters, Chandlery and retail; Erik Wennstrom, facilities; and Garry Wohlgemuth, main gate! Thank You, Staff of NWMC! We have the privilege of working all year long with some of the brightest and most

fun “can-do” people around, and we’re grateful for all the extra things you do both up front and behind the scenes to help make Wooden Boat Festival happen. Thank you, Carol Baker, Hailey Beres, Erik Burns, Chris Dewees, Daniel Evans, Sonia Frojen, Rick Heim, Nancy Israel, Eileen Johnston, Scott Jones, Hallie Kopald, Catherine Leporati, Len Maranan-Goldstein, Joy McDonald, Chrissy McLean, Holloway Mulick, Zoe Norbom, Wil Racicot, Shirley Reynolds, Jared Scott, Susanna Sharp, Cody Spiegel, Carolyn “Ace” Spragg, Barb Trailer, Jef Waibel, Anna Waters, Erik Wennstrom, Helen Wilson, Alicia Witham, and our fearless leader, Jake Beattie! Thank You, Founders, Board and Longtime Supporters! After 40 years, it is wonderful that many of the founders of the Wooden Boat Festival continue to be involved and help keep the spirit alive. We are so lucky to have longtime Wooden Boat Foundation members Alex Spear, Kim Aldrich, Piper Dunlap, and our beacon, Carol Hasse, actively

involved and available. Thank you to the current Board of Trustees that continues to carry the torch: Stephen Oliver, President; Peter Geerlofs, Treasurer; Kris Morris, Vice President; Roger Hagan, Secretary; board members John Anderson, Mark Bunzel, Piper Dunlap, Joe Finnie, Richard Firth, Blaise Holly, Patrick M. Irwin, Gary Kennedy, David King, Stuart Mork, Michelle Sandoval, Lynn Terwoerds, and Herb Weissblum; and board emeritus Carlyn Stark and Jim Whittaker. Thank You, Community Partners! Thanks to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, the Jefferson County Family YMCA, Labor Leaders, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, Jefferson Transit, Jefferson County Parks & Recreation, Port Townsend Marine Trades Family, Port Townsend Police Department and the City of Port Townsend. Most of all, thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who help put on the biggest festival in town!

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Speaker Series October 2016–April 2017 Croatia Planning Party Oct. 15, 2016 & Jan. 28, 2017 Shipwrights’ Regatta February 25, 2017 She Tells Sea Tales March 11, 2017 Pygmy Kayak Classes March, June, Sept., Nov. 2017 Build Your Own SUP Class April/May 2017 Estate Planning Seminar April 13, 2017 Maritime Swap Meet April 22, 2017 Adult Summer Classes May 2017 Grain Surfboards Class May 2017

Classic Mariners’ Regatta June 3–4, 2017 Summer Camp Late June 2017 Navigator Brunch July 22, 2017 Pocket Yacht Palooza July 22, 2017 Race to Alaska Pre-Race Ruckus TBD Race to Alaska Race Start TBD Scamp Camp August/September 2017 Wooden Boat Festival September 7–9, 2017 Indoor Sailing Fundraiser November 2, 2017 Giving Tuesday November 28, 2017

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NWSWB took on a new challenge this year when it constructed the hull for the University of Washington’s entry in the European International Submarine Race. Competing teams must design, build, and race submarines piloted by a scuba diver who is fully enclosed within the boat’s hull. All propulsion during the race must be human-powered. This project was a historic build, combining cutting-edge technology with fine craftsmanship. The UW students determined that a sleek wooden hull would give them the hydrodynamics to be top dawg in this year’s competition. Stop by our booth to see the submarines on display.

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Get a free tour Friday, Sept. 9 at 3:30 PM or stop by for a tour and a bagel Monday, Sept. 12 from 9 AM-Noon. See us anytime at our booth.

Alum Meet Up Join us Thursday, Sept. 8 from 5-8 PM at the Wee Nip located at Point Hudson Marina. All alums (and friends and family) are invited to share boat school memories, talk boats, and reconnect with classmates. Beer token for Alums!

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