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WOODENBOAT.ORG Supplement to the August 30, 2017 Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader





Welcome to the 41st Wooden Boat Festival T

his year’s poster says it all. Seriously, take a look at it again. Paper-cut artist Nikki McClure brought her full talents this year: personal connection; the beautiful lines of classic craft; the natural beauty of maritime play; and the inner child that boats, especially the simple and wooden ones, bring out in all of us. What you couldn’t know from looking at the poster is that those are not just theoretical ideas, but Nikki’s personal story. The sharpie is hers, or rather her son’s, who sails it from their Olympia homeport. It’s a gift from another wooden boat childhood that finally grew old enough to foster the need to pass the boat along to the next 14-year-old, who is now maintaining it for himself, and perhaps getting it ready for the next young steward with a dream, a work ethic, and a set of hands. I’ve spent the better part of a lifetime creating connections between people and the water, and what this year’s poster says to me is that this is Jake Beattie about all of us. The romance of the sea Executive Director has many faces, and whether you’re drawn to the craftsmanship of wooden boats, the barefoot adventure that happens when cast off lines connect with the 14-year-old version of yourself, or the fellowship that is born from two boats sailing within sight of each other... the sea, this poster, and this festival have it all. Whichever part of that story is your connection, dangle a foot in the water, unfurl your sails, revel in this community of talented dreamers. Enjoy.

Table of Contents Get on the Water........................................................................6 For Young Pirates......................................................................8 WBF #41 Poster Story.......................................................... 10 Lifetime Achievement............................................................12 Matt Rutherford Story............................................. 14-15 Festival at Glance w/Map Pull-out.............21-28 passages: Crossing the bar.......................................... 32 Race to Alaska.....................................................................34-35 Festival Presenters..................................................... 36-38 Festival Boats..................................................................... 40-42 Thanks to All .............................................................................44 4 • 41st WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL


ore than ever I am excited to welcome you to the 41st Wooden Boat Festival. The lineup is incredible, from speakers and boats to ongoing demos, fun new exhibitors, and the return of much-loved fish-painting on t-shirts in Kids’ Cove. There are many epic adventure stories this year. Don’t miss Matt Rutherford tell the story of his solo, non-stop sail around the Americas, or the screening of the film Red Dot on the Ocean, which documents this amazing accomplishment. Howard Rice will present on his latest small boat adventures, and Karl Kruger will talk about his incredible feat of racing all the way to Alaska on a paddleboard! There are over 100 exciting presentations on every topic imaginable, and to top it all off, everyone’s favorite speaker, Lin Pardey, is presenting daily! We have an amazing tall ship lineup: Pacific Grace, Pacific Swift, Adventuress and Schooner Zodiac. The NW Schooner Cup is sure to be gorgeous on Saturday afternoon. Throughout the Festival you will find evidence of the growing small boat and pocket yacht industry, plus a multitude of great ways to get out and Barb Trailer enjoy the water. You can try boats and buy Festival Director boats, build kits or sign up for classes to build your own—it’s all here! Expanded free boat rides offerings, including a sail/power boat for 5-year-olds, paddleboarding off the beach, longboat rides, motor launch tours, and rowboats. There is a way for everyone to get out on the water! We are also thrilled to offer local, Port Townsend beer and wine in all three Festival bars from longtime sponsor Port Townsend Brewing Co., and, new this year, Port Townsend Vineyards. Festival weekend is the culmination of all of the best things the pacific northwest summer has to offer. Passionate speakers, boat owners, adventurers, food, and music—there is something for everyone. Enjoy!

Hours and Ticket Prices HOURS

Friday 9 AM – 6 PM Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM Sunday 9 AM – 5 PM Live music until midnight Friday and Saturday on the Main Stage.


NWMC Members: Visit the Membership Desk at Main Gate for your free tickets! Non-Members: 12 & Under: FREE Adult: 1-day $20 | 3-day $40 Senior (65+): 1-day $15 | 3-day $30 Active Military: 1-day $15 | 3-day $30 Teen (13-19): 1-day $15 | 3-day $30

Your wristband gets you into all talks, demonstrations, boats, kids’ activities, on-the-water opportunities, races, exhibitors and music.


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Races All Weekend All races are open to all boats in the Wooden Boat Festival!

FRIDAY | 26’ AND UNDER RACE | OPEN TO ALL SmALL BOATS Skippers Meeting | 1 PM | NWMC Beach | Race Start | 2:30 PM

SATURDAY | ROWING RACE | OPEN TO ALL HUmAN-POWERED WATERCRAFT Paddleboards, Wherries, Dories, Rowing shells, Kayaks, Longboats, Outriggers, Dinghies and Gigs Registration | 8 – 9 AM | NWMC Beach Race Start | 10 AM | Long & short courses

SATURDAY | NW SCHOONER CUP Skippers Meeting | 9 AM | NWMC beach Regatta Start | 3 PM Awards | 6 PM (7 PM if boats sail longer) | Main Stage

SUNDAY – SAIL BY 3 PM | Port Townsend Bay Don’t miss the event of the weekend, with more than 300 boats on the bay! Best places to watch from Festival Grounds are the Balcony Wine Bar, the Wee Nip, and the NWMC Commons.

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Free Boat Rides at the Festival

Tall Ships: Tour or Charter! Location: City Dock, just outside the Festival gates.

There are lots of fun, free ways to get out on the water at the Festival! Paddleboards and rowboats can be taken out from the the NWMC Beach. Martha J tours, longboat trips, and the Paddleboard Pool will be back on the Point! PADDLEBOARD & BUmBLE BEE SAILBOAT RIDES


Paddleboard Pool on the Point All ages can try out a paddleboard in the paddleboard pool on the Point. This is great for those who have never been on a paddleboard before. New this year, ages 5 and under can try out the Bumble Bee sailboat. Sign up at the pool. Fri 10 AM – 6 PM Sat 10 AM – 6 PM Sun 10 AM – noon

NWMC Dock. Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J. Sign up at the Free Rides Booth adjacent to the beach behind the NWMC. Leave from the NWMC dock on the hour and half hour. Maximum 8 people per ride. Fri 11 AM – 3 PM Sat 10 AM – 4 PM Sun 11 AM – 3 PM

PADDLEBOARD & ROWBOAT RIDES Off the beach behind the NWMC New this year, try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach. Sign up for these 30 minute rides at the Free Rides Booth adjacent to the beach behind the NWMC. Fri 11 AM – 3 PM Sat 10 AM – 4 PM Sun 11 AM – 3 PM


ROW & SAIL A LONGBOAT Longboat dock in basin of marina Journey back in time aboard replicas of Captain George Vancouver’s boats from 1792. Work together as a crew to row and sail aboard these 26’ open boats with 8 rowing stations. Ages 12 and up. Signups start at 9 AM each morning at the longboat dock in the northeast corner of the marina. Fri 11 AM – 3 PM Sat 9:15 AM – 4:30 PM Sun 10 AM – 4:30 PM



Step aboard the 1913 Schooner Adventuress for a sail on Port Townsend Bay. Help 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 www.soundexp.org, call 360-379-0438 or visit the ship at City Dock. Free dockside tours on Friday and Sunday, 9:00–10:00 AM.

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.

Friday, September 8 **Sails are half price on Friday only** Free Dockside Tours | 9:00–10:00 AM Festival Sail | 10:30 AM–1:30 PM | $37.50/ adult | $21/youth Festival Sail | 2:30-5:30 PM | $37.50/adult | $21/youth Saturday, September 9 Festival Sail | 10:00 AM–1:00 PM | $75/adult | $42/youth Schooner Race | 2:00–6:00 PM | $125/adult | $65/youth Sunday, September 10 Free Dockside Tours | 9:00–10:00 AM Festival Sail | 11:00 AM–2:00 PM | $75/adult | $42/youth Festival Sail during Sail-By | 3:00–6:00 PM | $75/adult | $42/youth

Friday, September 8 Lunch Sail | 11:00 AM–1:00 PM | $69/person Free Deck Tours | 2:00–4:00 PM Sunset Dinner Sail | 5:30–8:00 PM | $69/person Saturday, September 9 Brunch Sail | 10:00 AM–12:00 PM | $69/person Free Deck Tours | 12:30–1:30 PM Schooner Race/Supper Sail | 2:00–5:30 PM | $85/person Sunday, September 10 Brunch Sail | 10:00 AM–12:00 PM | $69/person Free Deck Tours | 12:30–1:30 PM Sail-By/Supper Sail | 2:00–5:30 PM | $85/person


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Activities & Fun Throughout the Festival Paint a fish t-shirt, try out the paddleboard pool, sail and row a longboat, go for a motorboat ride on Martha J, build a boat, or do oceanography on the dock! Hunt for treasure, watch pirate plays, 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’ Boatbuilding Kids’ Cove

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 one!

Fish Painting T-shirts Kids’ Cove

In partnership with the YMCA and PTMSC, we are able to offer fish painting on t-shirts again! Come to Kids’ Cove, buy a t-shirt for $4, paint your fish, and print it on your t-shirt. Then hang your shirt on the line to dry while you tour the Festival, and stop back to pick it up on your way out.

Puppet Theater Kids’ Cove

Let imagination flow in our puppet theater filled with nautical puppets and sea creatures. Open to all kids for play. 8 • 41st WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

Storytelling, face painting, and more! Kids’ Cove

Sea Life Snorkel NWMC Dock

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. Enjoy learning about our local waters.

Plankton Lab NWMC DOCK

Get an up-close view of the microscopic foundation of the marine food web with Plankton Lab! Learn how scientists collect plankton, then observe live samples with microscopes. Use ID guides and experienced staff and volunteers to identify common Salish Sea plankton species and learn about their importance to the health of the ocean.

Oceanography on the Dock – NWMC Dock The Oceanography on the Dock program, led by PTMSC staff and

volunteers, gives anyone with curiosity and enthusiasm the opportunity to be a scientist! It provides participants with the opportunity to get familiar with basic principles of oceanography by teaching them to use actual testing equipment to measure parameters such as salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and more. The data collected during the program helps participants and scientists understand the health and characteristics of our local waters. Friday and Saturday from 10–noon on the NWMC dock.

NEW THIS YEAR! The “Bon Voyage! Passport to Adventure” Scavenger Hunt!

Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt – Cupola House 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–1 PM.

Boat Rides on Martha J NWMC Dock

These free rides are very popular— sign up early! Signups start at 10 AM. This is a great way to get out on the water and see the Festival. Sign up at the Free Rides Booth on the Commons in front of the NWMC.

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Join us for a new Bon Voyage! Passport to Adventure Scavenger Hunt this year, sponsored by Washington State University Extension and the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee. “Passports” can be picked up at the WSU Extension/Marine Resources Committee tables, located at the head of the Point Hudson Marina on Friday and Saturday until 4 PM. Then ‘travel’ to specified Festival locations, learn something about the marine environment, and collect a stamp for your passport. Visit all 8 sites and return to your starting point to collect a prize! It’s fun for the whole family, and an interactive way to learn more about what you can do to take care of our marine waters!

Basin of the Marina

Journey back in time aboard replicas of Captain George Vancouver’s ship’s boat from 1792. Work together as crew to row and/or sail aboard these 26’ open boats with 8 rowing stations. Ages 12 and up. Signups start at 9 AM for longboat rides.


All ages can try out a paddleboard in the paddleboard pool on the Point. This is great for those who have never been on a paddleboard before. New this year, ages 5 and under can try out the Bumble Bee sailboat. Sign up at the pool. Fri. 10 – 6, Sat. 10 – 6 , Sun. 10 – noon

Child Care – Offsite

Too much festival for your little ones? Firefly Preschool is open for you to drop off your children in a safe, convenient, One of the highlights of the Festival educational environment! Friday from for years, this witty and charming 8:30–9:30 PM and Saturday 2:00–9:30 play is directed by Port Townsend’s PM. RSVP to fireflyacademypreschool@ own Joey Pipia. Each year he and his gmail.com or call 360.471.6778 or playwright team, including daughter 360.379.1129. See www.fireflyacademy. Sophie, conjure up the new adventures com for more information. Cost is $10/ of Captain Cloud. The play never fails hour or an unlimited weekend pass for to entertain and amuse young and $100, with a 50% sibling discount. old—it’s a “don’t miss” for any age! Conveniently located at 842 WashingCheck the schedule for times. ton Street—next to Haller Fountain.

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Kids’ Activities Schedule Friday 10–Noon Oceanography on the Dock – NWMC Dock 10–5 Kids’ Boatbuilding – Kids’ Cove 10–5 Fish Painting T-shirts 11–4 Longboat Rides for 12 & over – Marina’s NE Corner 11–3 Martha J Boat Rides – sign up at the Free Rides Booth on the Commons Noon–9 All Family Music and Dancing – Main Stage 1 Pirate Storytime – Kids’ Cove 2–3 Plankton Lab – NMWC Dock 7–10 Sea Shanty Circle – Marina Room

Saturday 9:15–4:30 Longboat Rides for 12 & over – Marina’s NE Corner 10–Noon Oceanography on the Dock – NWMC Dock 10–3 Martha J Boat Rides – Sign up at the Free Rides Booth on the Commons 10–5 Kids’ Boatbuilding – Kids’ Cove 10–5 Fish Painting T-shirts – Kids’ Cove 11–Noon Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure – North Star Stage Noon–9 All Family Music and Dancing – Main Stage 1 Pirate Storytime – Kids’ Cove 2–3 Sea Life Snorkel – NWMC Dock 3–4 Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure – North Star Stage 7 Sea Shanty Circle – Marina Room

Sunday 10–4:30 Longboat Rides for 12 & over – Marina’s NE Corner 11–3 Martha J Boat Rides – NWMC Dock 10–4 Kids’ Boatbuilding – Kids’ Cove 10–4 Fish Painting T-shirts – Kids’ Cove Noon–1 Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt – Meet at the Cupola House 1 Pirate Storytime – Kids’ Cove Noon–5 All Family Music and Dancing – Main Stage 1–2 Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure – North Star Stage


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2017 Wooden Boat Festival Poster Nikki mcClure Budd Inlet, Olympia


y son, Finn is in his boat, Ichi, with his friends Hatcher and Sophie. Finn watches the bigger sailing ships, catching the wind with captains who caught the same dream when they were Finn’s age of 12. Hatcher is calm at the tiller, watching the jellyfish thicken and still the water. Sophie is casting off the mooring. They are all ready to embark on sailing adventures: Finn, the cruiser; Hatcher, the racer; and Sophie, a bit of both. Finn was given Ichi by his sailing instructor, Erik Brown, who found the boat in disrepair while he was a student at Sound School in Connecticut. Ichi was named Number One back then and was the first boat built at the maritime high school. Erik fixed her up and sailed around the Thimble Islands before he brought her to Olympia. He sailed in the Salish Sea until his big dreams led to a bigger boat, Kirin, a Lyle Hess designed cutter in need of a rebuild. Number One was tarped over. Kirin needed a new stem, so my husband, Jay T, offered Erik the use of his shop, opinions, and experience. During this friend- ship and late shop nights, Erik asked if he could give Finn his boat, Number One. Finn was delighted and so was I. I had always told him someone would give him a boat someday. But a free boat always needs work. The 16’ New Haven Oyster Sharpie needed a new stem, caulking, varnish, and paint. The boat was small enough that Finn could understand and do the work with some help from Jay T: a boat sampler. Finn rechristened the boat Ichi (One in Japanese) in reference to her new home along the Pacific. Finn sails Ichi in Budd Inlet. He and Hatcher have slept aboard as the tide crept out, with Ichi laying in the mud at the 4 AM low tide and floating again by waking. The two friends now dream of longer summer journeys. There are doodles and drawings of boat plans and stacks of old WoodenBoat magazines as evidence that the dream has caught hold. Someday Finn will be a captain of one of those bigger boats that he now watches with a critical and appreciative eye for their lines. The boats sailing in the distance are the Adventuress, Nevermore, and Bucephalus. All were chosen for their stories of adventure and dreaming. The Adventuress I chose for her incarnations of exploration, function, and now inspiration and advocacy. She inspires new sailors every day and creates opportunities to examine our homes from the waterways. We live on the edge of the wilderness that is the Salish Sea. When 10 • 41st WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

I was a fifth grader, I went out on the Snow Goose out of Seattle. They projected live plankton on the wall, and it changed my life. I see the Adventuress making this possible with the added thrill of hoisting the mainsail and sailing into the quiet. Nevermore is a 53 foot schooner built in the 80’s out of local timber and driftwood on Quadra Island. Billy Wolf, dreaming of boats since he was Finn’s age, spied the gleaming glory of her bright work hull and said, “That’s my boat.” He walked up to her and saw a tiny For Sale sign in the window. She was his boat. He has since meticulously kept her bright and strong, aided by the skills of Port Townsend’s shipwrights, and sails her north from Port Townsend for many summers. My family has been lucky enough to be crew for some expeditions. Nevermore is a living being to me. I always spend some time alone talking to her before embarking, and when we return I thank her for keeping us safe and dry. She kindles my dreams of star-filled anchorages and Orcas breathing in the fog. I am like Finn as I look out from my home and see sailboats heading “out.” I want to follow them up the waterways to the bigger world of quietude and wildness. Bucephalus was built in Maine by Ralph Stanley for a fifteen-year-old sailor, Alex. When Finn was younger, we found the book, The Boatbuilder, which tells the building of

Bucephalus, a Stanley 19. Finn would pour over the photos of the boatbuilding process. We became friends with Alex’s sister and discovered that her brother’s boat was the boat in the book. Alex was living in Olympia as was Bucephalus, but we hadn’t yet met. Then one day as Finn and Jay T were tying up Ichi, a boat kept sailing straight towards us from across the bay. The boat sailed a tight figure eight through moored boats and rafts. We hailed “Bucephalus Ahoy!” A voice from the boat said, “Who are you?” We paddled out and climbed aboard, had a very proper introduction, and then we were off across the bay. Only on the other side, when I hoped we could sail until dark, did I remember that dinner was in the oven. Since that meeting, Alex has dropped by to share knowledge and stories. Alex just restored Bucephalus after 30 years of sailing her. His relationship to the boat is rare and tangible. He grew up with her and his sailing of her is intuitive. There is a photo in the book of Alex sailing Bucephalus for the first time, and there is a look in his eyes as he watches the sails that I see in Finn’s eyes aboard Ichi, the concentrated knowing of tiller and trim, water and wind, the adoration of craft and vessel, of wood and sail: the dream. PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY LEADER

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Lifetime Achievement Awards The Lifetime Achievement Awards will be held Thursday, September 7 in the Maritime Meeting Stages at the Northwest Maritime Center. Doors open at 5:30 PM and awards start at 6:00 PM. This heartfelt Festival tradition is hosted by WoodenBoat Magazine and is open to the public.

The Wooden Boat Foundation Lifetime Achievement in Wooden Boat Community Spirit & Culture

The Wooden Boat Foundation & WoodenBoat Magazine Lifetime Achievement in Boatbuilding & Design

Jim Blaiklock

Tim Nolan

Jim Blaiklock has been messing about in boats since he was born, having grown up in a sailing family in New Jersey and Sag Harbor. As a beloved member of the Port Townsend boating community, he was a founding member and officer of the Port Townsend Marine Trades Association. He drew standing room only crowds at several Festivals with his entertaining, knowledgeable demos on dutchmen WBF. and butterflies. He ran the Kids’ Boatbuilding booth at the Festival for years, designing the templates, cutting the hulls, procuring supplies all year long, and then staying after the Festival on Sundays until every scrap of sail, string, globs of glue, and nails were picked up, using a magnet to find errant nails. He’s always been about doing every job completely, and advocated for sweetening the pot, as he’d say—do more than you were hired and paid to do. He volunteered as the Boatshop Manager for the Wooden Boat Leader archives Foundation for many years before finally being hired in that capacity. He picked up donated boats from around the Sound, and then sailed them back and fixed them up to be sold to raise money for the Foundation. He was a beloved mentor to the scores


of Gray Wolf Ranch volunteers that worked in the shop; many recognized his impact on their lives by inviting him to their Gray Wolf graduation ceremonies and dinners as a specially honored guest. Those he mentored spoke of learning more about life from him than anywhere else. He taught them that “slow is fast,” meaning take your time and do it right so you don’t have Courtesy Elizabeth Becker to do it over. Teaching sanding, varnishing, and painting was his way to teach about how to live life with finesse—the word he used and the students cherished. From the Selection Committee: Jim Blaiklock has been a part of this community since the first Festival, when he rode up on a motorcycle from San Diego, where he was a shipwright. He eventually bought property and moved here. After a few years as a volunteer, he was hired as the Foundation’s Boatshop Manager. He mentored kids and adults in the Cupola House Boatshop. Together with volunteers, he fixed up a Point Hudson building as a shop with larger capacity. His patient teaching style, seasoned experience, and unconditional generosity are legendary. His gentlemanly ways, friendly charm, and pragmatism have endeared him to scores, if not hundreds, of volunteers, young and old alike, who’ve started or apprenticed in Port Townsend. As a mentor, teacher, and loyal friend, Jim exemplifies every aspect of this award.

A native of Southern California, Tim Nolan has been involved with boats since 1958, when he bought a sailing pram at the age of 11. Growing up he surfed the local beaches of Palos Verdes and worked as a deckhand on excursion and sport fishing boats from San Pedro before enrolling in the engineering program at the University of MIchigan. After graduation he worked at Global Marine in Los Angeles before serving in the Peace Corps for 2 ½ years, teaching Naval Architecture in Guay- Tim and crew aboard Ajax at the 2nd Wooden Boat Festival. by Tim, Ajax was the Festival habormaster tender. aquil, Ecuador. He then settled in the Designed Courtesy Tim Nolan northwest in 1974. In 1975 he dropped out of commercial perspective sketches that condense informadesign to do what he loved best: worktion and speak directly to the builder. He ing on boats. likes detail and enjoys sketching them in a He worked as a way that looks like they want to leap out of shipwright for the paper and into the boat. several years while Today Tim Nolan Marine Design continuing to decontinues to provide quality design services sign pleasure boats, to a limited number of customers. Tim including the Cape owns a total of 137 boats, and when he’s George 31 Cutter, not working on his boats, you might find of which over 50 him playing his fiddle or standup paddle were built by Cecil boarding. Lange and Sons in From the Selection Committee: Tim Courtesy Tim Nolan Port Townsend. Nolan is a well-known character in the For a time he returned to commercial maritime scene around Port Townsend. He work, designing fishing boats, barges, and is a letter-perfect candidate for the 2017 tugboats, including the Lauren Foss and Lifetime Achievement Award for BoatCorbin Foss, the most powerful in the Foss building and Boat Design. He has spent his fleet. In 1985 he moved to Port Townsend life working both boats and boat lines into and consulted for Admiral Marine Works, something magical on the water. His work working on four large composite yachts. carries the scope of breadth from the smallTim began an association with Ed Monk est dinghies to large ocean motor yachts, and Son in 1989 that continues to this day. and he has backed it all up with the eye of Tim’s contribution to the design process is an artist and the science of an engineer. He primarily structure, and he plays a strong is a rare talent in the marine industry, and role in managing the plan set development. we are very pleased that he has agreed to be He is probably best known for his freehand our recipient this year.

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he Wooden Boat Foundation will also be honoring Miguel “Mike” Winterburn with a special Shipwrights Hall of Fame award this year. From his start shaping surfboards to a career building boats, Mike is known as a craftsman without equal, seeking to create beautiful work with an emphasis on function. Many shipwrights in town today consider him one of their first mentors. Local shipwright Bryan Wentzel shared, “For me he had a subtle way—always there to answer a question or suggest a path, but never without the reasoning behind it. He often carefully watched others make mistakes, but never interfered. To truly learn, he believed that we needed to make our own mistakes. Then he’d offer a quick smile and a suggestion for how it could be corrected.”


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ive years ago, Matt Rutherford stepped off his battered, leaky, 27-foot sailboat onto a dock in Annapolis, Maryland, officially ending his astonishing odyssey around the Americas. His boat was a mess. The engine, solar panels and most of his electronics had given up months earlier. The sails were stretched and ragged, the cabin infested with black mold, the hull encrusted with a marine garden accumulated over his 27,000-mile voyage. Rutherford, however, was triumphant. Over the previous 308 days, the 30-year-old redheaded adventurer had accomplished something extraordinary – a nonstop, single-handed circumnavigation of the Americas, from the icy Northwest Passage to the Pacific to Cape Horn and back up the Atlantic. And all in an aging, donated sailboat that was older than he was. Now Rutherford is undertaking a less audacious mission. He and his film, “Red Dot on the Ocean,” pieced together from his onboard video will be featured at the Wooden Boat Festival.


Meanwhile, he became ONE QUESTION: WHY? obsessed with Arctic exploAnd one of the questions he expects to hear is: Why? ration and especially Ernest What in the world compels people like Rutherford to take on Shackleton, which inspired such an arduous, lonely and risky challenge? And what does him to undertake his own it have to do with brain chemistry? arctic voyage. CRAB offered To answer that question, he needs to tell his story. a donated 37-year-old Albin Raised in Ohio, Rutherford had a troubled upbringing. He Vega boat, and Rutherford explains that his parents were involved in an obscure religious began to plan his voyage around the Americas. cult, and he struggled with learning disabilities – including The initial challenge, of course, was to equip and proAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder vision the boat for a voyage that would (ADHD). He was prescribed a cabinet full last many months, perhaps close to a of drugs, to which he added street drugs, “When I started, year. He had to pack basic electronlanding him repeatedly in jail. ics, books, his Kindle e-book reader, a Then, at age 17, he decided to turn his I figured there hand-pumped water maker, extra fuel life around. He spent time in an outdoor would be only two for his Volvo diesel…. leadership training school in Colorado, “Food was a challenge,” he recalls. “I reasons to quit – where he learned about self-reliance and learned that, if you want good freezerisk-taking. He bought his first sailboat catastrophic injury dried food, you go to the Mormons, online, and taught himself to sail it. Four keep a year’s worth of food in to me or to my boat.” who years later, he single-handed a small boat preparation for the apocalypse or someacross the Atlantic to Europe and West thing. So I asked the company in Utah Matt Rutherford Africa and back to the Caribbean. and they gave me 700 pounds at half In 2010, Rutherford was eking out a price.” living in Annapolis, delivering sailboats to the Caribbean, And where to put it all? “I took a Sawzall and cut working part-time selling marine hardware at West Marine, holes in places you can’t otherwise reach.” and volunteering with Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating He would need fuel for the Northwest Passage, where (CRAB), a local nonprofit that helps handicapped people summer winds are not dependable. He was able to get 85 learn to sail. gallons into a plastic bladder in the bilge.


ABOVE: Matt Rutherford ended his odyssey around the Americas five years ago after accumulating 27,000 miles on the sea. Courtesy photos LEFT: Matt Rutherford will be the keynote at the 41st Wooden Boat Festival in September.

His course was counterclockwise, which would give him the benefit of summer easterlies in the Northwest Passage, northerlies in the Bering Sea, and westerlies around Cape Horn. In June 2011, Rutherford pushed off unceremoniously from the dock at Annapolis, sailed down the Chesapeake, out into the Atlantic, turned north and never looked back.

THINGS THAT GO ... Things went wrong. His water maker broke, and another was delivered to him by a small boat off the coast of Newfoundland. His fuel bladder sprung leaks. His e-reader stopped working. And, as he made his way through the Northwest Passage, the Arctic damp and cold infested the cabin with black mold. But Rutherford wouldn’t give up. “When I started, I figured there would be only two reasons to quit – catastrophic injury to me or to my boat,” he says.“I’d already made peace with the possibility of dying.But there was no way to go home if I gave up.” PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY LEADER

Wind and Sea and Brain Chemistry Sept. 19, 2011

Once he made it through the passage, there was literally no turning back. Rutherford took another left into the Bering Sea and the North Pacific.

Annapolis Departure - June 2011

A FILm ABOUT IT “Red Dot on the Ocean,” the film produced by the Sailing Channel using Rutherford’s video, recounts the challenges of the Pacific Doldrums, Cape Horn and beyond. Finally, in April 2012, Rutherford limped back into that Annapolis dock, this time jammed with well wishers. For the first time in 10 months, Rutherford stepped off his boat. And why did he feel compelled to undertake this voyage? “People always ask me that,” Rutherford says. “People have different passions. Some people want to build internet sites. Some people want to be great writers or hunters or artists. For some reason, I’m inclined to take on challenges and risks.” He cites work by journalist Florence Williams in Outside Magazine, who listed Rutherford alongside accomplished risk-takers ranging from Capt. James Cook and Ernest Shackleton to climber Conrad Anker, billionaire Richard Branson and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps – all of whom, she argued, showed signs of ADHD personalities. “It supposedly has something to do with a lack of dopamine in the brain,” Rutherford says. “The theory is that people take risks to compensate.” Williams writes: “The classic symptoms in boys are hyperactivity, impulsivity and distractibility. Girls tend to show less of the hyperactivity, which makes the condition harder to spot. We all fall somewhere on the continuum of these traits, but people with more extreme symptoms appear to have different chemistry in the parts of their brains that govern reward, movement and attention. They have trouble listening or sitting still, and they get distracted by external stimuli.” And, she writes, these people are more inclined to take on risky challenges.


Jan. 2012 TOP: Northwest Passage. LEFT: There is a cost to adventure and Matt Rutherford’s weather-beaten hands prove it. FAR LEFT: For more photos of Rutherford’s journey visit www.solotheamericas.org.

DRIVE TO EXPLORE Does Rutherford buy the theory? “I don’t know. I’ve read a bunch of accounts from singlehanded sailors, and they seem to have a wide array of personalities. What they have in common is a drive to explore the world and to explore themselves. “I think it’s the same as people who bike and climb mountains and hike thousands of miles. It was probably the same with Polynesians who set off in search of islands they didn’t know existed. “All I can say is that it’s a good thing everybody isn’t like me,” he adds with a chuckle. “We’d have a world full of crazy people sailing small boats around the oceans and it would get pretty messy.” What’s next for Rutherford? He continues to sail, hiring

himself out to deliver boats up and down the coast. But his current passion is the Ocean Research Project, his notfor-profit effort to use sailing craft to conduct marine research on a budget. He’s trying to raise the money for a larger, steel-hulled vessel capable of carrying the necessary people and equipment. “Sailboats used to do everything – transport freight and people around the world. Now they’re treated as pleasure craft. “I think they have a place as data collection platforms. If you have the time and the right boat, you can do research from a sailboat platform for a fraction of the cost of motor vessels – especially in remote areas like the Arctic.” (Leader contributor Ross Anderson is a former Seattle Times political reporter and boater who now lives in Cape George.) 41st WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL • 15

Felicity Ann: The Teaching Boat “As soon as I set foot on her, I knew she was right and that she was the ship for me. She was simpatico. She had a slightly aggressive air and the quality, distinguishable but indefinable, that spells reliability; adversity, I felt, would bring out the best in her.”


hat’s how Ann Davison (19141992) described Felicity Ann, the 23-foot wooden sloop that carried her into maritime history in 1952-53 as the first woman to single-handedly cross the Atlantic. According to her own account of the voyage in My Ship Is So Small, Davison was driven by a love for the rugged life and “the urge to find out the why, the what, and the how at first hand, without simply taking someone else’s word for it.” Over the last decade, Davison’s story captured the imagination of a community of sailors, boat builders, and wooden-boat lovers who followed each milestone as Felicity Ann was taken apart, re-framed, re-planked, and trimmed out by students at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding for its new role as an on-the-water “classroom” for the Community Boat Project. “We are absolutely thrilled about receiving Felicity Ann, and forever grateful for the community effort that went into her preservation,” says Community Boat Project Captain Wayne Chimenti. “She is the perfect boat for us: small enough for novices to feel comfortable in, yet mighty enough to cross oceans. We take on her stewardship with commitment and joy.” One of the last to work on the restoration was Claire Ethier, Boat School class of 2016, who was chosen to be the

Felicity Ann Intern, a paid apprentice-style position that allowed her to spend five months after Boat School graduation finishing the cabin and some of the trim work on the boat. “The big draw for me was the community around Felicity Ann and the plan for her future,” says Claire, “...how she’s going to be used by the Community Boat Project for sailing education. She’s going to continue to be part of a lot of people’s lives.” Just as Ann Davison was new to sailing when she made her single-handed crossing of the Atlantic, Claire was new to woodworking when she enrolled at the Boat School. She knew it would be a steep learning curve, but she was drawn to the idea of working outside, collaborating with a crew, and the problem solving involved with boat building, where nothing is square. Felicity Ann was her teaching boat, and it led to a boatbuilding job at Perpetual Boatworks in Port Townsend. “I gained the confidence and the trust that even if I didn’t know the answer, I could figure it out,” she says. You can see Felicity Ann for yourself (and imagine crossing the ocean on a boat this size) across from the Cupola House at the PT Wooden Boat Festival, where she is making her post-restoration debut. RIGHT: Felicity Ann is a 23-foot sloop with traditional carvel plank-on-frame construction. She has a purple heart centerline, a sapele sheer strake, and a mix of larch and red cedar planking on the rest of the hull. The galvanized keel bolts are new, but she has her original cast iron keel. The deck is plywood covered with Dynel. The house, made of sapele, is traditional construction.

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FESTIVAL HQ Stop by the Festival HQ, located at the base of the Point Hudson Marina near the Exhibitor Gate, for: • Medical Tent for first aid or to report missing persons • 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 shirts are named. MEDICAL, STAFF, Volunteers are CREW, Presenters are FACULTY, Board Members are BOARD.

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MATT RUTHERFORD | LIN PARDEY | HOWARD RICE 41ST FESTIVAL HEADLINE SPEAKERS A world record holder, a renowned sailor & author, and an adventurer & educator all hit this year’s festival stages to inspire us all. MATT RUTHERFORD

Once labeled a “youth-at-risk,” Matt Rutherford risks it all in a death-defying attempt to be the first person to sail alone and nonstop around North and South America. Professional sailors called him crazy and declared the journey “a suicide mission.” Braving the icebergs of the Arctic and the stormy seas of Cape Horn is no easy feat for any sailor. Matt is the first person to solo-transit the Northwest Passage nonstop in a sailboat, and is the first person to solosail nonstop around the Americas. These feats earned Matt two Guinness World Records. TALK Solo Around the Americas Friday 3:45 – 4:45 pm Adventure Stage TALK The Greenland Project Sunday 1:15 - 2:15 pm Adventure Stage FILM Red Dot on the Ocean with Q & A Saturday 7:00 pm Adventure Stage FILM Red Dot on the Ocean Sunday 12:00 pm Festival Theater Pope Marine Park

LIN PARDEY Lin Pardey wrote her first sailing HOWARD RICE article 3 years after she started voyaging with her partner, Larry, onboard their 24’ self-built, enginefree cutter Seraffyn. During the next 45 years, hundreds of her articles appeared in magazines a r o u n d the world. Working alongside Larry, she has created five successful DVD programs, condensed versions of which have appeared on PBS. They have written twelve books that have been translated into six different languages and sold more than 350,000 copies. After having her first seven titles produced by major publishing houses, Lin began selfpublishing her titles. Her 13th book, Taleisin’s Tales, was launched at the 40th Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Lin is also publishing nautical titles by other sailors under her L&L brand.

TALK Creating the Unstoppable Boat Friday 2:30 – 3:30 pm Adventure Stage TALK The Adventures That Shaped Our Lives Saturday 3:45 – 4:45 pm Adventure Stage TALK Lust or Logic: Restoring a Wooden Boat Sunday 12:00 - 1:00 pm Adventure Stage

Howard Rice is a consummate life-long sailor with a penchant for wooden and small boats. This year, for the first time publicly, he presents his voyage south down the Strait of Magellan and into the Southern Ocean aboard the tiniest of pocket yachts. His story of sailing south into the most dangerous sailing venue on earth aboard an 11’ 11” highly modified SCAMP is one not to miss. Howard Rice and Gary Gnade also present The Voyage of the Southern Cross, an account of Howard’s educational circumnavigation aboard a tiny boat. Howard will also talk about future voyages that will be supported by a team of experts and broadcast live from Southern Cross directly into elementary and middle school classrooms around the world. TALK The Voyage of the Southern Cross: A Different Kind of Circumnavigation and Education Program Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 pm Adventure Stage TALK Below 40 South: Voyaging South on the Strait of Magellan Aboard a 12-foot Sail and Oar Boat Saturday 2:30 - 3:30 pm Adventure Stage

FILM HIGHLIGHT: RED DOT ON THE OCEAN The Matt Rutherford Story: Solo, Nonstop Around the Americas

“This is a remarkable film, one of the best sailing documentaries ever produced…. What makes this story so engrossing, though, is that the sailing part is only half the tale…. Matt’s childhood was a nightmare, a brutal combination of drugs, cults, depression, learning disabilities and, ultimately, prison. And his difficult, winding path from troubled kid to bold adventurer and record-setting sailor is truly an inspirational tale that this terrific documentary captures well. Highly recommended…”— Herb McCormick, CRUISING WORLD FILM Red Dot on the Ocean with Q & A Saturday 7:00 pm Adventure and Technical Stage 22 • 41st WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

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This venue features a spectacular view of the Port Townsend Bay. Located on the deck of the Northwest Maritime Center, up the stairs from the Main Gate. Friday & Saturday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Home of the Main Stage, this is a traditional beer tent with live music all day and big nighttime dances on Friday and Saturday. Located at the base of the Marina next to the Food Court. Thursday: 5:00 - 11:00 pm Friday - Saturday: 10:00 am - midnight Sunday: 10:00 am - 5pm


JAVA GYPSY | PT’s favorite mobile coffee FIDDLEHEAD CREAMERY | vegan ice cream MO-CHILLI BBQ | delicious barbecue


BANGKOK BISTRO | tasty Thai food FLUTTER BY PIZZA PIE | local pizza KOKOPELLI GRILL | fish and chips IN SEASON CATERING | best salmon! LA CREPE de QUIMPER | crepes LOPEZ ISLAND ICE CREAM: a Festival favorite PAELLA HOUSE | local organic paella! THE GREEN CUP | organic coffee and teas THE SEAFOOD SPOT | crab cakes & chowder ZIEGLERS BRAT HOUSE | authentic brats

FOOD ON THE COMMONS BALCONY BAR | local beer and wine! KURLYS FRIES | deep fried potaters

This little watering hole is located right on the water, with a spectacular view of the boats coming and going. You’ll find it at the very end of the Point. Closed Thursday. Fri-Sun: “When we get there, ‘til we close”

SNACKS AROUND FESTIVAL EXCELLENT KETTLE CORN | several flavors FRIDAY HOUSE OF JERKY | wide varity GONE FISHIN | wild caught smoked salmon LITTLE O’S! | mini donuts OLYMPIC CORN BOOTH | fresh hot corn!

GIVEAWAYS & CONTESTS GIVEAWAY! 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!

WIN PRIZES! DUCKWORKS DUCK HUNT Find a yellow rubber duck on the Festival grounds and return it to Duckworks Boat Builder’s Supply Booth. $1,000 worth of prizes given away over the weekend. New ducks will be hidden daily!

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1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

JOE VON VOLKLI Removing Old Paint and Starting Over

STEWART PUGH Care and Feeding of Your Outboard Engine

10:30 am -11:15 am

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

KEVIN RITZ Basic Boat Electrical Systems

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm


3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

2:30 pm & 3:30 pm Kayak Rolling Demos

2:30 pm 26’ & under Race Start

BRUCE BLATCHLEY Working with Epoxy & Fiberglass

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MATT RUTHERFORD Solo Around the Americas!

4:00 pm

LIN PARDEY Creating the Unstoppable Cruising Boat

3:00 pm

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

2:00 pm


STUART WEIBEL Carving Boat Name Transom Boards

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

10:45 am -11:45 am

10:45 am -11:45 am

HOWARD RICE The Voyage of Southern Cross

BILL HAIMES Care and Feeding of the Magnetic Compass

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

NANCY ERLEY 40 Camels: A Cruising Story

1:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

12:00 pm

WENDY HINMAN Around the World with Duct Tape & Bailing Wire

11:00 am

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LEE CHESNEAU The Meteorologist Forecast

10:45 am -11:45 am

ROBERT BERGSTROM Why have a compass?

MICHAEL & ERIN Choosing, Restoring & Maintaing

9:30 am - 10:30 am

BILL HAIMES Caring for Your Marine Sextant

LEIGH O’CONNOR Planking Techniques

11:30 am -12:15 pm

10:00 am Rowing Race

10:30 am -11:15 am

BRUCE BLATCHLEY Vacuum Bagging Techniques



STEVE EASTWOOD Smoothing with Planes

9:30 am - 10:15 am

11:30 am -12:15 pm

KEVIN RITZ Marine Corrosion

12:30 pm -1:15 pm

RAPHAEL BERRIOS Drawknives & Spokeshaves

12:30 pm -1:15 pm

STEWART PUGH Care and Feeding of Your Outboard Engine

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


EDENSAW Q&A Boat Lumber, Hardware & Tools

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm


1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

MIKE BEEMER Solar Panels

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm


2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

3:00 pm NW Schooner Cup


3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

JOHN HARRIS Fiberglassing Over Wood

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm


3:45 pm - 4:45 pm


3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

LIN PARDEY The Adventure that Shaped our Lives

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

4:00 pm

3:30 pm Kayak Rolling Demo

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm


RICK CAPTAIN RANDALL JFEF Owning SANDERS a Classic Get Wooden Your Captain’s Power License Cruiser

1:15 pm - 3:30 2:30 2:15 pm

DAVE WILKINSON Keeping a Weather Log: An Old Tool for a New Age

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

GREG HATTON RICK RANDALL Find Your aPark in a Owning Classic Wooden Power Boat Wooden Cruiser

2:30 1:15 pm pm -- 3:30 2:15 pm pm

HOWARD RICE Below 40 South: Voyaging on the Strait of Magellan

JOE VON VOLKLI Removing Old Paint and Starting Over

BOB MILLER Azorean Whaleboats

RICK RANDALL Owning a Classic Wooden Power Cruiser

3:00 pm

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

2:00 pm

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

WINDY HINMAN Around the World with Duct Tape & Bailing Wire

CAPTAIN JFEF SANDERS Celestial Navigation

10:30 am -11:15 am


10:00 am - 11:30 am

10:45 am -11:45 am

9:30 am - 10:30 am

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

NANCY ERLEY 40 Camels: A Cruising Story

KACI CRONKHITE Finding Pax & Writing Your Boat’s Story

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

JONATHAN WHITE Tides: the Science and Spirit of the Ocean

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

10:45 am -11:45 am

9:30 am - 10:30 am

REBECCA ELLISON 40 Years Master: a Life of Sail & Steam

MARK BUNZEL Planning a Successfull Cruise to Alaska

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

STEVE KNIGHT The Australian Wooden Boat Festival

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm

PAM WALL Outfitting for Blue Water Cruising

12:00 pm

10:45 am -11:45 am

11:00 am

ANDY CROSS Get Your Boat Stories Published

10:00 am

9:30 am - 10:30 am

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7:00 pm 10:00 pm



Ocean: The Matt

Red Dot on the

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PAM WALL Cool Products No One Knows About

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

MICHAEL & ERIN Lessons from our 25 Year Voyage

10:45 am -11:45 am

GREG HATTON Adventures in Boating with Teddy Roosevelt

9:30 am - 10:15 am

BILL HAIMES Care and Feeding of the Magnetic Compass

2:00 pm

WALT TRISDALE Diesel Engine Maintenance


OLIVIER HUIN Chopping Rabbets

11:30am Kayak Rolling Demo

11:30 am -12:15 pm

10:30 am -11:15 am

9:30 am - 10:15 am

10:00 am Bell Tolls

STEVE BROWN Carving NW Canoes


11:30 am -12:15 pm

10:30 am - 11:15 am

TIM LAWSON Sharpening

12:30 pm Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge Launch & Awards

BEN KAHN Introduction to Wood Lathes and Turning

12:30 pm -1:15 pm

JOHN HARRIS Fiberglassing Over Wood

12:30 pm -1:15 pm

LYNN WATSON Cruising Happily in Small Boats

9:30 am -10:15 am

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

10:45 am -11:45 am

ADMIRALTY MARINE The Future of Bottom Paint


1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

IAN SMITH The Australian Eighteen Footer

9:30 am -10:30 am 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

KARL KRUGER Racing to Alaska on a SUP

DUDLEY DIX Surviving a Capsize on the Ocean

MATT RUTHERFORD The Greenland Climate Project

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

BETH & CODY HARRIS Cruising the Salish Sea

10:45 am -11:45 am

9:30 am -10:30 am

LIN PARDEY Lust or Logic Restoring a Wooden Boat

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm

10:45 am -11:45 am

JONATHAN WHITE Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

12:00 pm

JOE GREZ Electric Boat Discussion

10:45 am -11:45 am

11:00 am

MARK BUNZEL What to do When the Captain is Incapacitated

10:00 am

9:30 am -10:30 am

9:00 am


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SHIP’S WHEEL BUILDING Southshore Boatworks Bob Fuller will be building a custom ship’s wheel throughout the weekend. Come see a master craftsman as he explains the process and builds the wheel before your very eyes.

SHIPS IN A BOTTLE Jeff Simmons will reveal his craft with daily demos from 10 to 12 and 1 to 3!

BOATSHOP LIVE DEMOS ARTFUL SAILOR DEMOS Emiliano Marino, author of The Artful Sailor and the Ditty Bag Apprenticeship, will do demonstrations every day at 9 am, 12 pm and 3 pm.

EDENSAW BOATBUILDING CHALLENGE Watch teams build boats over the weekend to win the “best boat” and $1500 prize. Boats will parade through festival grounds to the beach at the Maritime Center 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.

KIDS COVE Fun for kids of all ages! Kids boat building, fish painting on t-shirts, puppet theater, face painting, storytelling and more!

PADDLEBOARD POOL Back by popular demand! Come try out a paddleboard in this popular, fun feature! New this year: come see Bumble Bee Sailboat for kids 5 and under in the Paddleboard pool. Sponsored by Fisheries Supply.

PILOTHOUSE TOURS Come check out the state-of-theart 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.

AUTHORS TENT Published Festival presenters will be at the Authors’ Tent! Come say ‘hello’ and have them sign your book.


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Passages: Crossing the Bar JOHN WEST



he wooden boat world is fortunate to be filled with game changers, creators, and community builders. This year we lost and now honor and celebrate two men who were all of the above, and more. John West and Dick Wagner were both icons of our maritime collective. They accomplished more than most and made a huge difference in the world for future generations. John and Dick were stewards of a unique maritime past; they ushered from the dusty tomes of wooden boat history a vision of community stitched together with planks and frames. They were among the few who did not see maritime history as solely a past, but also as a present defined by preservation, access, and use of wooden boats. Dick Wagner founded the legendary Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle. CWB has become a Seattle treasure and a national destination. John West was one of the founding members of the Victoria Classic Wooden Boat Festival. John was a stalwart in the British Columbia Maritime Museum and the S.A.L.T.S. community. CWB’s Wooden Boat Festival was the first in the region; Port Townsend’s started the next year, and Victoria’s the year after. All three wooden boat festivals remain some 40 years later as unique, annual gathering places for generations of boaters who ply these waters to celebrate wooden boats. Their lifelong passions refitted the wooden boat culture for near and distant shores. More inclusive. Celebrated. Better. Thank you, both, for inspiring us all.

Over the Bar Bell Tolls Ceremony SUNDAY mORNING AT 10:00 Am ON THE NWmC COmmONS. Each year at Wooden Boat Festival we honor mariners that have passed over the bar with the traditional Maritime ringing of the bell. Eight bells signify the end of the watch. Everyone is invited to this ceremony to recognize those that have passed over the bar.

Adventuress gets $1M remodel The 104 year-old Adventuress is a beloved Pacific NW icon and one of just two National Historic Landmark sailing ships still in active operation on the west coast. Owned by the nonprofit Sound Experience with a compelling youth and environmental stewardship mission, the ship has undergone a complete hull restoration in recent years. In October, the organization will begin the largest and final restoration phase—including deck and engine repower—at Haven Boatworks for just over $1 million in capital funds from generous private donors, the National Park Service and WA State’s Heritage Capital Projects Fund. Visitors to the Wooden Boat Festival can experience this national treasure under sail with two scheduled sailings each day (tickets half-price on Friday). Visit www.soundexp. org for more information.




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Race to Alaska: Port Townsend to Alaska. No Motors. No Support.


t’s Race to Alaska’s 3rd year and we still never know what to expect. In a 750-mile race, 1st place was decided by 6 minutes, a SUP finished and set a world record for longest SUP race in history, and a young 17-year-old captain built an aluminum Sharpie and successfully took his (mostly) very young crew of 4 to Ketchikan. Local shipwright legend Ernie Baird decided retirement was boring and chose to race his beloved wooden boat, Grace B, north, arguably the best looking boat to ever finish. Solo racers filled the line with a record number of 15. The largest solo boat? Port Townsend’s own multi-hull design master Russell Brown of Team PT Watercraft, with a cuttlefish-looking Gougeon 32. In R2AK fashion, teams also failed to complete the race due to boats breaking, bodies failing, and minds deciding it was too much to go on. The race is meant to inspire the inner adventurer in us all, and when some of these boats found themselves 60 miles from the nearest person with winds clocking upwards of 40 knots, they discovered more about themselves than

they wished they knew. There were days without sleep, waves reaching above mast tops, boats so overpowered with wind that they couldn’t turn, and currents so strong that going backwards was the best a team could manage. Forty-one teams vied for Ketchikan; only 24 made it. It is a race of parallel but different stories. Team Freeburd/Pure & Wild took top honors in just over 4 days. Team Oaracle, as the final finisher, came in at just over 23 days. While some teams drag-raced to the finish line, others were embraced by the race course communities, given beds for the night, homemade pies and rides to the store. All stories involved shoreline cheers propelling teams northward. Talk to any team and hear the words ‘best’ and ‘worst’ used to describe the same experience. It’s R2AK, where the race is most often about beating out your own doubts. More info at: r2ak.com. (You can see Grace B and Team Oaracle’s tandem rowing wherry at the R2AK booth during the Festival.)

Heart of Gold. Courtesy Katrina Zoë Norbom

Race to Alaska Blazer Party Friday September 8th Crossbreed a cotillion dance with a demolition derby and high stakes gambling, and you get the R2AK Blazer Party. Our debutantes? Racers. Awards giving out? The coveted Dirtbag, 20-foot and under, and more. New world records? Lots. We’ll play the best footage from 2017 and unveil the changes for 2018. Blazers are on hand for racers, but only those who completed the race get to keep both sleeves (we have volunteers with scissors standing by). Everyone is invited to attend, and $35 gets you a drink and as much finger food as you can manage. Being pushy really ups the value. This is the R2AK celebration for the 2017 race. Come celebrate the incredible and meet the improbable heroes who do it. Tickets at r2ak.com/blazer-party/ 34 • 41st WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

Team Kelp. Courtesy Liv von Oelreich


Grace B an extreme ‘Crotch Island Pinky’

It was a race; it wasn’t a race, it was a race. How could an old, heavy, wooden boat hauling rocks and window weights for ballast, with an inefficient rig compete against modern craft? She couldn’t, but her crew, described by other racers as “stealthy, wily old bastards,” disregarded her shortcomings. main mast to retrieve a halyard. Concern: Oh Shit! We’ve got to reef again with that damn main sprit flailing and ready to maim. Wretchedness: Puking—what more is there to say? Thankfulness: Ringing the bell in Ketchikan after 18 days at sea. Connection: Actively pulling together as a team. Humbled: By the power of the sea and the wind and people’s kindness towards the “Old Geezers.” Amazed: “First time I’ve ever seen a wave cover Gracie from bow to stern”—Ernie about Dixon Entrance Complacency: Taking “green” water over the leeward rail sailing overpowered in Dixon Entrance! Embarrassed: High and dry on Pitt Island awaiting the flood tide. No pictures, please. Alert: Tuned into one’s surroundings—well, not always! Stunned: Feeling so sleepy that only “off-time” could rejuvenate the brain dead. Relaxed: Most of the time.

Sleeping arrangements:

Courtesy Liv von Oelreich

The Boat. Grace B was built by Ernie Baird as an apprentice project and launched in Port Townsend 1985. She is an extreme Crotch Island Pinky with lines taken directly from Chapelle’s American Small Sailing Craft. Chapelle gave no reference for the rig, so Ernie sought input from various sources for sizing of the quadrilateral sprit-rigged main, mizzen, and top sails. Grace B became a diva of Port Townsend Bay and the surrounding waters—she was even the 1999 Wooden Boat Festival poster child.

Why do R2AK? Ernie (70) was aging, thought himself becoming “soft,” and wanted a story his grandkids would remember. He became a tracker junkie of R2AK 2016, which culminated in his decision to enter 2017’s race. Ernie attended a local gym to “toughen up” and met Martin Musson (63), a multi-sport adventurer and sailor, who was accepted as a team member. They sought a third team member, and good fortune came with John “Sockeye” Calogero (52), an Outward Bound sailor who wanted to immerse himself in the lore of the outer islands. They each had different specialties which made a cohesive, non-combative team. Why use Grace B for R2AK? • Ernie: “She’s the boat I’ve got.” • Martin: “She’s stout and safe.” • John: “Traditional open boat junkie.”

The story in a nutshell. Grace B’s team was cemented during the 2016 Wooden Boat Festival, and initial plans formed. Ernie and Martin would concentrate on preparing Grace B for the rigors of R2AK 2017, as they are both retired. John was responsible for navigation, charts, and first aid. Martin was also responsible for finding nutritious food and drink for a 3-weeks supply. Ernie also brought along tools and repair materials. PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY LEADER

R2AK has many components to it: physical, mental, emotional, and elemental, all taking place in the magnificent, wild surroundings of the natural world. You “sink or swim” by your own endeavors, and luck is ever present. The sea does not suffer fools, however mad you think the contestants of R2AK are. There were numerous spectacular encounters with different species of whales, dolphins, sea lions, seals and many scores of bald eagles. Human encounters were very special during the event when they met non-racers who followed their progress and wished them well. They built a strong camaraderie with other racers, especially those with whom they vied for position during the trials and tribulations of R2AK. Eye candy, jaw dropping, dramatic views abound with islands, channels, shorelines, and snow covered mountains as backdrops. Open ocean passages in their small open boat required a little more caution because swamping in big waves from stormy winds was a distinct possibility. Logistics were constant to plan their daily route, seek a night’s safe anchorage, or decide whether to continue through the darkness. They encountered many emotions during their adventure. Here are just a few: Deprivation: Of sleep, food, warmth, and shelter. Exhilaration: Several times of high-speed sailing including surfing standing waves and whirlpools. Frustration: Topsail screw-ups and occasional excessive amounts of rowing due to lack of wind. Glee: Patting wave crests just below the gunwales in 25-30 knot following winds and seas. Annoyance: Trying to crap in a confused, bucking sea, and fold toilet paper buffeted by strong winds. Vulnerability: Taking “green” water over the leeward rail during the first day 50-knot storm. Joy: Reaching Victoria after the storm; leaping “Sea World” display by three humpback whales; a hot drink. Shock: Breathless, full-body shakes after free-climbing the

Their plan to sail 24/7, scheduled with one down in the cuddy and two on duty, ended after night two. They elected to use daylight only, most of the time, which caused some nighttime sardine packing. Their cuddy was comfortable for one, tight for two and impossible for three. Sockeye slept out under a tarp balanced on drop boards and dry bags.

Troubles: • Old running rigging failures; • All the dubious lines either parted or got replaced during the first 1/3 of R2AK; • Main mast became sloppy and banged violently in its mast foot; • Lost time raising and lowering sails with crossed lines and “pirouetting” main sprit!


They had their share of luck too: • Twice just missing exposed rocks but grounded the centerboard shoe on submerged rocks; • Escaping hull damage from direct, forceful contact under sail with a dead head at night; • Following seas and favorable winds in Johnstone Strait; • Getting our battery fully charged in Shearwater/Bella Bella (it powered our bilge pump); • Ability to effect much-needed repairs to our main mast foot and running rigging in Campbell River Many Thanks to: Sugar Flanagan of Alcyone who lent them 3 survival suits (unused thankfully); Suzi & Brad Clinefelter of Mystery Bay Sails & Canvas: foam butt pads and 10’-6” lifeboat oars; Nahja Chimenti of Force 10 Sailmaking: Canvas mast boot: Carol Hasse sail loft: re-stitching topsail.


FESTIVAL FACULTY Marine Batteries: New Technologies

NW Coast Adzes

Living the Dream: How to Get Your Boating Stories Published

40 Camels: A Cruising Story

Sun 11:30 – 12:15


Sat 12:00 – 1:00


Andy Cross - Andy Cross is partner and managing editor of Three Sheets Northwest. Along with his wife and two sons, he cruises and races full-time in the Pacific Northwest aboard a 1984 Grand Soleil 39 called Yahtzee. He was formerly the managing editor of Blue Water Sailing magazine, and his articles can be found there, as well as in Cruising World, Sailing World, Good Old Boat, and on his blog, Rollin’ With Yahtzee (threesheetsnw.com/yahtzee).

Nancy Erley - Sail instructor, circumnavigator, and founder of Tethys Offshore Sailing for Women, Nancy is an advocate for women’s sailing and an 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.

Sat 2:30 – 3:15

Fri 10:30 – 11:15 Solar Panels Sat 2:30 – 3:15

Carving NW Canoes


Steve Brown – Steve Brown is one of the leading scholars and craftsmen of traditional NW coast arts. He teaches toolmaking and carving, and is also known for his work in tribal artifact restoration.

Mike Beemer - Instructor at Skagit Valley College.

Yacht Designers Panel Q&A Fri 12:00 – 1:00

TECHNICAL STAGE Jay Benford - Jay Benford has been sailing since before he could walk. He apprenticed with John Atkin starting in 1962, worked for several boatbuilding companies, and was then on his own as a yacht designer in 1969. After spending 18 years in the Pacific Northwest, he moved to the Chesapeake Bay where he’s been since 1984. He has several books of his plans available, which can be found at tillerbooks.com.

Planning a Successful Cruise to Alaska Sat 1:15 – 2:15

Fri 11:30 – 12:15

What to Do When the Captain Is Incapacitated

Fri 3:30 – 4:15

Sun 9:30 – 10:30

Sat 10:45 – 11:45

EXPLORER ROOM Robert Bergstrom - Robert Bergstrom learned compass navigation in the United States Air Force as a para-rescueman while flying rescue missions in Huey helicopters, long before GPS was invented. He retired from the Portland Fire Department as a Fire Boat Pilot and provided compass, radar, and limited visibility training to new fire boat pilots. He holds a USCG captain’s license, is a delivery boat skipper, and is ABYC certified. For 30 years he has sailed the waters of the Pacific Northwest. He was fortunate to learn compass repair and adjusting while working with the late Mark Anderson of Portland. Upon retirement he opened his own compass business and operates out of Port Townsend.

Drawknives and Spokeshaves Sat 12:30 – 1:15


Varnishing/Painting Wooden Boats Sat 2:30 – 4:00

BOATYARD STAGE Joni Blanchard - Joni has been varnishing, oiling, and painting boats here in Port Townsend for 27 years. Three years ago, she authored the book Tricks, Cheating & Chingaderos - A Collection of Knowledge and Tips for Varnishing /Painting Wooden Boats.

Working With Epoxy & Fiberglass Fri 2:30 – 3:15

Vacuum Bagging Techniques Sat 10:30 – 11:15

BOATBUILDING STAGE Bruce Blatchley - Bruce is a graduate of, and instructor at, the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding. After graduation he honed his skills as a shipwright and teacher around the Salish Sea, and was recruited by the Boat Building Facility in Taichang, China.

Mark Bunzel - Mark is the owner of Fine Edge Publishing and is the publisher and editor of Waggoner Cruising Guide. He is a long time boater, pilot, writer, photographer, USCG licensed master, scuba diver, cyclist, WBF veteran, and more than we have space to mention.

Solving Problems in Boatbuilding: A Painless Approach Fri 12:00 – 1:00

EXPLORER ROOM Larry Cheek - Larry Cheek has written articles and essays on wooden boats for The New York Times, Seattle Times, WoodenBoat Magazine, and numerous other publications. Last year he mostly retired from writing and teaching to work full time building boats and furniture. Over the last fifteen years he has built five wooden boats. Currently under construction in his Whidbey Island workshop is The Sixth, a 21’ gaff-rigged cutter designed by Sam Devlin.

Clouds & What They Mean to a Mariner Fri 10:45 – 11:45


How a Professional Meteorologist Puts Their Forecast Together Sat 10:45 – 11:45

DISCOVERY ROOM Lee Chesneau’s Marine Weather’s vision is to provide every capable seagoing mariner with the knowledge, tools, and culture required to embody self-reliance and independent decision-making in weather forecasting, route planning, and heavy weather avoidance. The goal of this vision is to be able to properly interpret, evaluate, and strategize public domain marine analyses and forecast charts through education and training.

Finding PAX & Writing Your Boat’s Story Fri 1:15 – 2:15


Sat 10:45 – 11:45


Sat 9:30 – 10:15 BOATBUILDING STAGE Jody Boyle - In 1998, Jody worked in a wood shop at the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard in addition to building custom furniture and cabinetry. In 2003 he graduated from the Arques School in Sausalito, studying traditional boat design and construction. For the following 11 years, he was co-owner of a boat shop on the Sausalito waterfront, building and repairing wooden boats. He moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2014 and began teaching at the NWSWB in June of 2015.


TECHNICAL STAGE Kaci Cronkhite - Kaci Cronkhite is a lifelong traveler and writer. She explored for a decade in Alaska, a decade on oceans, a decade at the helm of the Wooden Boat Festival, and has just published her first book. Stop by PAX during the Festival or visit her website (kacicronkhite.com) to catch up.


Electric Boat Discussion

Working with Handsaws



Why Have a Compass?

Sat 9:30 – 10:30

Fri 12:00 – 1:00

Sun 9:30 – 10:30


Dovetails WOODWORKING STAGE Abel Dances - With over 20 years of experience in carpentry and hand tools, Abel now leads the Foundations of Woodworking Intensive at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.

Joe Grez - Joe is a WBF veteran, lifelong boater, part of the winning team in the 2009 NASA Power Beaming Challenge (a real space elevator), and is so obsessed with marine electric propulsion he started his own company. He recently competed in his first offshore solar boat race.

Boat Interiors Fri 3:45 – 4:45

Yacht Designer Panel


Fri 12:00 – 1:00

TECHNICAL STAGE Sam Devlin - With over 30 years as a boat designer and builder, Sam Devlin’s 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.

Surviving a Capsize on the Ocean Sun 9:30 – 10:30

TECHNICAL STAGE Dudley Dix - Dudley Dix is an award-winning yacht designer, working in all types and materials, but with a special affinity for amateur projects. He has built three large boats and many smaller ones, all from marine plywood. His boats are being built by amateur and professional builders in nearly 90 countries. Dudley has sailed extensively in the notorious Cape of Good Hope area, which are his home waters. He has also sailed across the South Atlantic four times, racing boats of his own design.

Choosing, Restoring and Maintaining a Wooden Boat Sat 9:30 – 10:30


Lessons Learned from Our 25Year Voyage of Power and Sail Sun 12:00 – 1:00

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. Educating is something Tony also enjoys which has led him to publishing articles, lecturing for various group events, and consulting on boat interior design and construction. 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 and a course he designed on ship cabinetry/joinery.

Coopering Fri 2:30 – 3:15

WOODWORKING STAGE Steven Habersetzer - A teacher at both the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and the Cedar Root Folk School, Steven is also an organic farmer and Gypsy Caravan builder. Steven builds solid wood furniture with local lumber.

Care and Feeding of the Magnetic Compass Fri 9:30 – 10:30 Sun 9:30 – 10:30


Caring for Your Marine Sextant Sat 9:30 – 10:30

EXPLORER ROOM Michael Effler - In his early 20’s Michael bought and restored an 18’ centerboard Cat boat. He later restored a 33’ Kings Amethyst center cockpit cutter, and apprenticed and lived aboard for two years 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, as well as a 1930’s Stephens Bros 45’ bridge deck cruiser.

40 Years a Master: A Life in Sail & Steam Fri 3:45 – 4:45

EXPLORER ROOM Bill Haimes - A WBF veteran, Bill is a former naval officer who learned the compass adjusting trade aboard warships in the late ‘60s. He operated a sail training program for the US 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.

Yacht Designers Panel Q&A Fri 12:00 – 1:00


Fiberglassing Over Wood


Sat 3:30 – 4:15 Sun 12:30 – 1:15

Sat 9:30 – 10:30 TECHNICAL STAGE Rebecca Ellison - Rebecca Huycke Ellison graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BA in English, and earned a master’s degree in Librarianship from the University of Washington. She worked for several years in public library systems in California and Washington before making a career of raising three children, now all in their twenties.

WOODWORKING STAGE John C Harris - John is the owner of Chesapeake Light Craft and has produced many designs and thousands of kits that are spread across 70 countries. He lives on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay with his wife, daughter, and a fleet of curious small boats.


FESTIVAL FACULTY Cruising the Salish Sea Under Sail Alone

Introduction to Wood Laths and Turning

Planking Techniques



Sun 10:30 – 11:15

Fri 12:00 – 1:00 Sat 12:00 – 1:00

Beth & Cody Harris - Beth and Cody are engineless sailing aficionados and have spent the last two summers cruising the Salish Sea in their home-designed, home-built, mostly engineless 29-foot cutter rigged sailboat.

Ben Kahn - Ben studied Industrial Technology at Berea College in Kentucky under the tutelage of master wood-turner Rude Osolink, then graduated from the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding’s traditional boatbuilding program in 2001, which he joined as an instructor in 2007. He has led the construction of over 20 wooden boats ranging from 11 to 22 feet.



Leigh O’Conner - Leigh grew up on the coastal town of Swampscott, MA 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 Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and immediately began working as a shipwright.

Stewart Pugh - Stewart maintains the fleet of outboards for the Northwest Maritime Center, 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 Port Townsend outboard shop after many years, but continues to teach outboard repair and build robots.

Sun 10:45 – 11:45

Essentials of Sail-Making Fri 4:30 – 6:00 Sat 10:00 – 11:30 SAIL LOFT Carol Hasse - Sailmaker, sailor, writer, sail instructor, founder and owner of Port Townsend Sails, and 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.

Find Your Park in a Wooden Boat Sat 2:30 – 3:30


Teddy Roosevelt’s BoatBuilding Adventure Sun 10:45 – 11:45 EXPLORER ROOM Greg Hatten - Greg Hatten has been running treacherous rivers in the Pacific Northwest for years, and always in a handcrafted wooden drift boat. Over the years Greg and his crew of river runners have amassed quite a collection of HD 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.

Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire Fri 10:45 – 11:45

Sun 12:30 – 1:15

The Australian Wooden Boat Festival Sat 12:00 – 1:00

ADVENTURE STAGE Steve Knight - Chairman of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival for many years, Steve loves everything to do with wooden boats. One star of the Australian bi-annual festival is Steve’s Gypsy, a 36-foot gaff rigged yawl, which has been a member of Steve’s family since 1918. “It’s a very special thing to be able to be on a boat, to sail a boat, to hold the wheel, knowing that your father, your grandfather, your great uncles. . . have all been there before.”

Film: Sonic Sea Fri 12:30 – 1:30 Sat 1 – 2

FESTIVAL THEATER: POPE MARINE PARK Katherine Jensen. Oceans are a sonic symphony. Sound is essential to the survival and prosperity of marine life. But man-made ocean noise is threatening this fragile world. Sonic Sea is about protecting life in our waters from the destructive effects of oceanic noise pollution.

The Adventures That Shaped Our Lives Sat 3:45 – 4:45


ADVENTURE & TECHNICAL STAGE Lin Pardey - Lin Pardey wrote her first sailing article three years after she started voyaging with her partner, Larry, on board their 24-foot, 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 twelve books which have been translated into six different languages and sold more than 350,000 copies. After having her first seven books produced by major publishing houses, Lin began self-publishing her titles. Her 13th book, Taleisin’s Tales, was launched at the 40th Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. Lin is also publishing nautical titles by other sailors under her L&L Pardey brand.


Fri 10:30 – 11:15 Sun 9:30 – 10:15 WOODWORKING STAGE Tim Lawson - Co-Founder and Executive Director of the PT School of Woodworking, Tim teaches furniture-making, hand-tool skills, and demonstrates sharpening techniques.

Choosing, Restoring and Maintaining a Wooden Boat Sat 9:30 – 10:30

Sun 12:00 – 1:00 EXPLORER ROOM Erin Leader - Growing up in the Northwest, Erin’s summers were spent on or in the water; fishing, skiing, sailing, rowing and swimming. She couldn’t have asked for a better childhood. Erin always appreciated the beauty of wooden boats, but that appreciation became a passion when she met Michael.

BOATBUILDING STAGE 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. He has built and restored many traditional boats throughout his career and has sailed over 45,000 miles of blue water, including a single-handed Atlantic crossing. He has founded and managed boatyards in France, Sengal, the Canary Islands, the Caribbean and the US.


Sean Koomen - A 2004 graduate of the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, Sean has taught there since 2011. Outside of the school, he has worked on and led restorations on several large yacht projects.

Lessons Learned from Our 25Year Voyage of Power and Sail

Sun 9:30 – 10:15

Fri 2:30 – 3:30


Fri 9:30 – 10:15

Sat 1:15 – 2:15

Chopping Rabbets

Creating the Unstoppable Boat

Lust or Logic: Restoring a Wooden Boat


Wendy Hinman - Wendy and her husband spent seven years at sea, sailing 34,000 miles aboard her 31-foot cutter. She is the author of the best-selling Tightwads on the Loose and teaches at many sailing seminars nationally. She’s working on her next book! wendyhinman.com

Carving Oars

Steam Bending


Sat 11:30 – 12:15

Azorean Whaleboats Sat 1:15 – 2:15


Film: The Boatbuilder Fri 2:00 – 3:00 Sat 10:00 – 11:00

FESTIVAL THEATER: POPE MARINE PARK Ken Minor - In the late eighties, architect Ken Minor bought the plans to build a 30’ Bristol Channel Cutter wooden sailboat. His dream was to sail around the world. In 1991, he began construction on the boat and even built a barn in his backyard to house the operation. There isn’t one square inch of this custom boat that Ken hasn’t constructed by hand, helped design, or installed himself. After 25 years, Ken has finally completed the project and is ready to put his boat in the water. The Boatmaker is a story about a man, his boat, and what it takes to fulfill a life dream.


Sun 12:00 – 1:00

Care and Feeding of Your Outboard Motor

Owning a Classic Wooden Power Cruiser: The Practical Aspects Fri 1:15 – 2:15 Sat 12:00 – 1:00

EXPLORER ROOM Rick Randall - Rick Randall is a member of the Classic Yacht Association and the owner of Compadre, a 43-ft Stephens motor yacht built in 1929. He has over 50 years of boating experience with both power and sail. Several other classic yacht owners will participate in the seminar.

The Voyage of the Southern Cross: A Different Kind of Circumnavigation and Education Program Fri 1:15 – 2:15


Transiting Surge Narrows Under Sail Alone

Below 40 South: Voyaging South on the Strait of Magellan Aboard a 12-foot Sail and Oar Boat



Fri 12:00 – 1:00

Cruising the Salish Sea Under Sail Alone Sun 10:45 – 11:45

DISCOVERY ROOM David Patterson - David is a retired 67-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 been cruising nine months a year since 2012. He challenges himself to cruise as much as possible under sail alone, single-handing on his CD25D sloop, Cloud Girl.

When Good Fuel Goes Bad Fri 2:30 – 3:30

EXPLORER ROOM Rich Pindell - Founder of H2Out, Inc. in 2009, Rich Pindell is 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 line developed was the H2Out AVD (Air Vent Dryer) 2 & 3—for sailboats, yachts and commercial fishing vessels to prevent tank and engine failure from water contamination.

Film: Taulua the Paper Boat Fri 11:00 – 12:00 Sat 11:30 – 12:30

FESTIVAL THEATER: POPE MARINE PARK Aruna Piroshki. The film is about the construction of the catamaran, from test sailing the scale model; felling, cleaving and steam-bending ash wood, making treenails, forging the steel fittings, and many other things such as sewing sails, moving and assembling the hulls and launching in the river. It has a voice-over description in English and lasts one and a half hours.

Sat 2:30 – 3:30

Howard Rice - Howard Rice is a consummate, life-long sailor with a penchant for wooden and small boats. This year, for the first time publicly, he presents his voyage south down the Strait of Magellan and into the Southern Ocean aboard the tiniest of pocket yachts. His story of sailing south into the most dangerous sailing venue on earth aboard an 11’ 11” highly modified SCAMP is one not to miss. Howard Rice and Gary Gnade also present The Voyage of the Southern Cross, an account of Howard’s educational circumnavigation aboard a tiny boat. Using MapShare tracking and live-stream technology, Howard, supported by a team of experts, will solo-sail while broadcasting live from his boat directly into elementary and middle school classrooms around the world.

Basic Boat Electrical Systems Fri 3:30 – 4:15


Marine Corrosion Sat 12:30 – 1:15

BOATBUILDING STAGE Kevin Ritz - Kevin Ritz is an ABYC Certified Master Marine Technician. Kevin currently holds six ABYC certifications and has been an ABYC Certification Instructor of Marine Electrical and Corrosion for the last three years, as well as the ABYC Pacific Regional Representative for the last 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.


Solo Around the Americas

Mortice and Tenons



Film: Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story


Sat 7:00 PM

Matthew Straugh-Morse - Matthew has a lifelong fascination with fabricating, first in metal and then wood. He built pipe organs for 5 years, then moved to Port Townsend and graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2012. He has worked and taught at the NW Maritime Center and is now an instructor at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.

Fri 3:45 – 4:45

Q and A with Matt after


Film: Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story Sun 12:00 PM


The Greenland Project Sunday 1:15 – 2:15

ADVENTURE AND TECHNICAL STAGE Matt Rutherford - Matt is the first person to solo-transit the Northwest Passage nonstop in a sailboat, and is the first person to solo-sail, nonstop around the Americas. These feats earned him two Guinness World Records. He is an engaging speaker; you don’t want to miss any of his presentations!

Celestial Navigation Sat 12:00 – 1:00


Get Your Captain’s License Sat 2:30 – 3:30

EXPLORER ROOM Capt. Jeff Sanders - Capt. Sanders was among the first instructors to become certified to teach US 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 captains’ training.

The Australian 18-Footer Fri 10:45 – 11:45 Sun 12:00 – 1:00

DISCOVERY ROOM Ian Smith - In a career of over 40 years Ian Smith has built upwards of 80 boats and helped hundreds of first-timers to build their own boats. He built the replica 1919 18-foot racing skiff, Britannia, in 2002, and races it every Saturday. His book, The Open Boat, was published in January.

Norse Boat Building Technique Fri 11:30 – 12:15

Removing Old Paint and Starting Over

Fri 1:30 – 2:15

Fri 1:15 – 2:15 Sat 1:15 – 2:15

Jay Smith - Jay Smith apprenticed to master builders in Norway and the Faroe Islands and has specialized in Nordic lapstrake construction for over 30 years (see WoodenBoat #234). He owns Aspoya Boats in Anacortes, WA. His main focus, however, 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 Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building.



Joe VonVolkli - Joe is the owner of Bottoms Up Marine Services, which opened in 2008 in Boat Haven. He currently has nine employees who are busy with bottom paint, boat repair, and maintenance of all kinds.

A Family Cruises Around the World Fri 1:15 – 2:15

Spar Making


Sat 3:30 – 4:15

BOATBUILDING STAGE Bruce Tipton - Bruce is a longtime boatbuilder, spar-maker and woodworker. His knowledge of wooden spars covers peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow.

Demystifying Foils: A Primer on Wings in the Water Sat 3:45 – 4:45

Outfitting Your Boat for Blue Water Cruising

Sun 1:15 – 2:15


Cruising Happily in Small Boats

Truths to Tools

Sun 12:00 – 1:00 • BOATYARD STAGE


Sail Handwork: Rings, Slides and Leather

Lynn Watson

Fri 3:30 – 4:15

Choosing and Using Western Hand Saws

Sat 12:00 – 1:15

Sat 1:30 – 2:15



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 with plans to go cruising.

Jim Tolpin - Jim is a nationally known woodworking author and co-founder of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. Jim’s latest book is The New Traditional Woodworker.

Diesel Engine Maintenance 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, logging, Alaska canneries, Alaska commercial fishing boats, Antarctica, and the Arctic. He has been working on boats for most of the last 20 years—from 10-horsepower sail boats to 2000-horsepower tugs. Now he is in Port Townsend doing re-powers, repairs, welding and fabricating, and systems work and design.



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Garth Wilcox - Garth is an MIT-trained Naval Architect. He has been designing ships, tugs, barges, ferries, fishing and research vessels for more than 30 years. He has voyaged offshore more than 80,000 miles, including a global circumnavigation, during which time he was shipwrecked and had the “opportunity” to rebuild his family’s wooden vessel in the South Pacific. Garth is currently hand-building a 38-foot lifting keel wooden sailboat of his own design. His experience designing, building, offshore sailing, and racing gives him a unique and practical perspective.

Decarbonizing the NW Marine Fueling System Sat 3:45 – 4:45 Sun1:15 – 2:15

EXPLORER ROOM Peter Wilcox - Captain Peter Wilcox is a Portland architect, licensed Master Mariner, wooden boatbuilder, and, until recently, was president of Columbia Riverkeeper. Peter has been exploring the Inside Passage by hand-built kayak, skiff and sailboat since 1985. His 36’ gaff motor-sailor, Ama Natura, was built at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding, and is powered, heated, and cooks with 100% reclaimed, source-certified biodiesel, while using only bio-based lubricants. In 2016 Peter launched the Inside Passage Decarbonization Project to make it possible to voyage petroleum-free in the Inside Passage and to replace all fossil fuels there with locally-made, waste-based green biofuels within 20 years.

Keeping a Weather Log: An Old Tool for a New Age Fri 2:30 – 3:30 Sat 2:30 – 3:30

Fri 10:45 – 11:45


Jonathan White; Author of Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, he shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide. In China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River. In France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont St. Michel. In Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation, and in Panama and Venice, he


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Choosing and Using Hand Planes Fri 12:30 – 1:15


Fri 12:00 – 1:00


Pam Wall - Pam Wall is well known for outfitting world cruisers, consulting on prospective routes for sailing, sailing instruction, and as a seminar speaker who encourages and educates on the cruising lifestyle to all who attend her seminars. Pam and her family have sailed around the world on their custom-made Freya 39, Kandarik, which they built at home. After working for West Marine for over 20 years as their Outfitting Manager and Cruising Consultant, Pam is now working for the well-known sailboat and powerboat designer, Steve Dashew. If you are in need of help outfitting or just getting information on your cruising needs, contact Pam at: pam@pamwall.com, visit her website: pamwall. com and Facebook page: Pam Wall Cruising and Sailing Consulting.

Noah Todras - Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Noah is a woodworker and sailor who worked back east in furniture conservation and furniture making. After building a boat in his home shop, he decided to attend the Northwest School for Wooden Boatbuilding’s Contemporary Composites program. He and his wife now live on Bainbridge Island and enjoy their new life and home in the Puget Sound.

Sun 10:45 – 11:45

Yacht Designer Panel

Sat 10:45 – 11:45





Sat 1:15 – 2:15


Sat 11:30 – 12:15

Sun 11:30 – 12:15


Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean

EXPLORER ROOM Stuart Weibel - Stuart Weibel is master and slave to S/V Ripple, an Atkins designed tops’l cutter built by the Northwest School for Wooden Boatbuilding in 1994. Weibel has sailed Ripple extensively along the Inside Passage, going as far north as Glacier Bay, Alaska in 2015, the Broughtons in 2016, and will circumnavigate Vancouver Island in the summer of 2017. Like most wooden boat enthusiasts, Weibel finds as much satisfaction in working on his boat as he does voyaging in her.

DISCOVERY ROOM Dave Wilkinson - Dave holds a MS in Atmospheric Science from Oregon State, is an ASA instructor, and has sailed in Mexico, the Caribbean, New Zealand and the Northwest.

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FESTIVAL BOATS Admiral’s Barge

Port Madison Pram, 2014 restoration. Admiral’s Barge has recently “homeported” in Diamond Point after decades spent sailing Lake Washington & Puget Sound. The vessel regularly sails the waters of Discovery Bay. Holsclaw tilt-trailer, British Seagull outboard. Seattle, Washington.

Adventuress 1913

Adventuress is owned and operated by the nonprofit Sound Experience. Her mission is to educate, inspire, and empower an inclusive community that works to improve our marine environment and celebrate our maritime heritage. Port Townsend, Washington.

Ama Natura 2008

Ama Natura is a 36’ custom petroleum-free gaff motorsailer built and designed by the North West School of Wooden Boatbuilding and used each year for Inside Passage and SE Alaskan voyaging. Portland, Oregon.

Arctic Tern 2014

Arctic Tern is a stretched version of Iain Oughtred’s Arctic Tern. This quick and maneuverable boat has a six-strake round-bilge hull, which gives it the appearance of the traditional Shetland yoals. Yarrow Point, Washington.

Ariel of Victoria 1972

Built of native lumber on Vancouver Island, Ariel of Victoria returns after an 18-month restoration by her owners. Seattle, Washington.

Avant Garde 1999

New Zealand Kauri, double diagonal, epoxied over. Lived aboard for the last ten years, great boat to explore on from north to south. Russell, Northland.

Averie Rose 2001-2014

Home built custom design by Paul Gartside. 50’6” LOD; 56’ LOA double-ended motorsailer. Heavy scantlings capable of off-shore cruising. Rigging: PT Rigging; Sails: Hasse & Co.; Custom Bronze Work: PT Foundry. Revelstroke, British Columbia.

Bear 2002

Bear is a 26’ open wooden boat. It’s a historic replica of Captain George Vancouver’s boat used for exploration of the region in 1792. Built at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Port Townsend, Washington.

Bella la Vita 1969

Belle la Vita, a 1969 Grand Banks, hull 32-154, that cruises extensively throughout Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. Everett, Washington.

Bimi 1955

Over 60 years old, Bimi is a unique gaff-rigged ketch, designed with a broad beam and shallow draft to sail the river delta behind San Francisco Bay. Kenmore, Washington.

Bright Star 2006

Bright Star is a Tolman Alaskan Skiff, Jumbo 24, stitch-and-glue powerboat. Ray built the boat on our back porch for cruising and fishing. With a Cummins diesel IO, she cruises at 18 knots with good fuel economy. We have 5000 miles under her keel. Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Caine 1975

Caine sails in Portland, Oregon on the Willamette River year round. Carvel planked cedar on white oak frames with bronze fasteners, spruce and fir spars, and paint—that’s it! Continuously built in Mass. since 1921. Portland, Oregon.

Caledonia 1972

Caledonia is one of the last Wooden Grand Banks 32 ever built. Hull #310, built in 1972, is original right down to the 45-year-old Ford Lehmans that’s still running strong. Recently refreshed, she is a fine example of a legend. Port Ludlow, Washington.


Capella – For Sale 1961

Well laid-out custom built cruising yacht for a family of four and crew of two. Alaska yellow cedar over oak frames on 10-inch centers. Power thruster installed in 2007. New kitchen counter. Seattle, Washington.

Carlita 2015

Carlita is a Core Sound 17 Mark 3 Cat ketch designed by Graham Byrnes of B&B Yacht Designs. Built from a plywood kit from B&B Yacht Designs. She is water ballasted and has a self-righting capability to 100 degrees. Vandemere, North Carolina.

Ceridwen 1994

El Mistico 1927

The Bridge Deck Cruiser El Mistico was built in 1927 by the Ballard Marine Railway on the Thearle and Nordstrom design. She currently resides in a newly beautified boathouse at the Oakland Bay Marina Shelton, Washington. Shelton, Washington.

Ellie J. (formerly No Name) 2017 Port Townsend, Washington

Emily Ruth 2015

Chesuki 1986

Fable 1976

Cito 1936

1935 Designed Danish 38M2 Danish Class Spidsgatter. Built in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1936. Fractional-Rigged Sloop. Port Townsend, Washington.

Clementine 2006

Clementine is a “Belhaven 19” Cat Ketch trailer sailor of stitch and glue construction with a generously sized cabin, which makes her a very comfortable cruising boat. Seattle, Washington.

Compadre 1929

A 1929 Stephens bridge deck cruiser, Compadre is 43-ft. overall; her hull is Port Orford cedar on oak frames; her house is teak. Powered by twin 80-hp Yanmar diesel engines. Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Corsair II 1926

Corsair II was custom designed by renowned Northwest naval architect Leigh Coolidge. Built in Tacoma in 1926 by Martinac Shipyard for B. F. Jacobs, Corsair II is an avid predicted log racer and officer of the Tacoma Yacht Club. Seattle, Washington.

Daddy’s Third 2013

This 26’ St. Pierre Dory is electric powered with a cruising range of 50 nautical miles. Solar panels are used to recharge the batteries. Lacey, Washington.

Defiance 1986

The Defiance is the “free kitten” that fell into our lives. Don has been lovingly restoring this 1986 wooden dory outfitted as a family “tug” to original or better at the Wooden Boat Foundation Boatshop in Port Townsend. She will be beautiful and ready for the show! Port Ludlow, Washington.

Dorjun 1905

Dorjun is a converted 1905 lifeboat. It is a gaff-rigged beauty, with a cabin and lovely lines. A storied history, having been featured in a 1938 National Geographic Expedition through the Straits of Magellan with Amos Burg. Port Townsend, Washington.

Dreamer 1987

A pocket cruiser with headroom that looks good with the feel of a 30-footer in 25 feet. Generous freeboard and double-ended, fin keel, spade rudder, and sloop rigged. Lakebay, Washington.

Ebb 2015

Built for our personal use. We needed a fast-pulling boat with a traditional appearance but built as lightly as possible without sacrificing aesthetics. Allyn, Washington.

Ebbtide 1972

Custom 32 Sedan, flybridge removed hardtop cockpit cover. Bellingham, WA.

Norwegian Langesund Sailing Sjekte (Skiff). She is 19.0’ overall, and an open keelboat and a Fractionally Rigged Sloop. She has a 6.0’ Retractable Bowsprit. Port Townsend, Washington.

Heather 1937

Heather is a canoe stern cutter, built in Aukland, New Zealand in 1937. She has been around the world, spent many years in Port Townsend, and now hails from Ballard. Vashon, Washington.

Hiyu 2011

Owner/builder Matt McCleary and his wife Stephanie launched Ceridwen in 1994 following a twelve-year building process. Recently featured in WoodenBoat Magazine with other small schooners. Port Hadlock, Washington. She is a real joy to beach cruise with while being competitive racing against other traditional boats. Her low freeboard adds to the ease in reboarding after a dip! Renton, Washington.

Havhesten 1945

She’s a Somes Sound 12-1/2 that was derived from the famous H-12. She is glued lapstrake with a lead keel and centerboard. She sails like a dream! Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Fable is an 18 foot Gaff Rig Sloop, shallow draft, and rigged for single sailing in the San Juan Islands. Port Townsend, Washington.

Festina Lente 2016

One of the first strip planked versions of the popular Annapolis Tandem Wherry design. Cedar strip hull with khaya mahogany accents and components. Custom interior designed and built by owner. Port Townsend, Washington.

Fishing with TLC 2012

I built the boat from a kit from Ray’s River Dories, my first boat. It has helped me learn lots of new skills, meet great people, and talk about wooden boats. Damascus, Oregon.

Flying Eagle 1963

This legendary “skeg-design” Maine lobster boat with stunning lines launched 1963 from Beals Island Maine has a rich documented past. Historians alike refer to these rare wooden vessels as the fastest and most beautiful work boats ever built. Eastsound, Washington.

Hiyu is a 10.5-foot lapstrake-decked canoe built to Harry Bryan’s Fiddlehead design. The designer intended the boat to be paddled like a kayak. I designed and built the pedal drive and steering gear, so the boat operates as a pedal-powered motorboat. Spokane, Washington.

Holiday 1946

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


Almost every single piece of wood in Hope and all of the hardware—screws, rivets, roves, nails, etc.—have been replaced. This is the most expensive “$1 boat” I’ve ever owned. Port Townsend, Washington.

Ibis 1988

Ibis is a Devlin-built Black Crown sedan trawler. Her cozy, heated cabin and diesel power make her ideal for long weekends on the Sound and the Columbia River. We trailer her up. Portland, Oregon.

Ichi 1986

Ichi is a New Haven Oyster Sharpie built in 1986. She is the featured boat on the WBF poster and is owned by 13-year-old Finn of Olympia. LOA 16ft. Olympia, Washington.

Island Spirit 2000

22’ Devlin Surf Scoter built by the owner and launched in 2000. Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

Isobar 1962

Freebird 1983

Freebird is a Murray Peterson Coaster III design. S/V FREEBIRD is a traditionally designed stepped flush deck, aft cockpit gaff rigged topsail two-masted schooner, with raked stern and bowsprit. It is 58’ LOA S/V and 41.1’ LOD. Estacada, Oregon.

Built at Cheoy Lee in 1962 to race the Transpac, Isobar is a spectacular custom teak and mahogany blue-water sloop with an international racing pedigree and a storied cruising history. Lynnwood, Washington.

Jaunty – For Sale 2010

Gannet 2017

Gannet combines modern design with the traditional appearance of glued lapstrake construction. This boat features a modified balanced lug rig for ease of handling and low center of effort. Gig Harbor, Washington.

Glencannon 1974

Glencannon is a 26’ Calkins Bartender Sport Fishing boat built in 1974. I spent 8 years restoring her into an able and pretty little cruiser. Portland, Oregon.

Glorybe 1914

Built in the Taylor-Grandy boatyard on Vashon Island just west of Seattle, and has a rich history of cruising Northwest waters. Port Hadlock, Washington.

Gooselodge II – For Sale 2004

Built in 2004 by Devlin Designing Boatbuilders of Olympia, Wa. The GooseLodge II is a fine example of stitch and glue plywood composite construction. She has a 160-hp diesel sterndrive with top speed of 26 knots and cruising speed of 20 knots Olympia, Washington.

Grail – For Sale 1986

Grail is a Marconi main, gaff fore schooner in the tradition of the early John Alden schooners. She was built in Port Townsend of the finest materials. Vashon, Washington.

Haida – For Sale 1965

Haida (Sparkman & Stephens design #1738) is a 40’ double-planked mahogany sloop. She was extensively (and professionally) rebuilt in Port Townsend during 1990–2005. Eastsound, WA.

A homebuilt slow speed power cruiser for an older captain, Jaunty has an electric start 8-HP Honda, a comfortable captain’s chair, two bunks for taller sailors, a small galley, room for a portable head, and a 75-w solar system for two batteries. McMinnville, Oregon.

Jean Alden 2000

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

Josephine 1934

Josephine is a former Salmon Troller built in 1934 by Tacoma Boat Co. She has either fished or cruised the Northwest and Alaskan waters for the last 82 years and is well taken care of by her owner Sam Devlin. Olympia, Washington.

Joshua 1980

Joshua is a historical replica of the Spray, which was the first boat to be solo-circumnavigated around the world in 1895-98 by Capt. Joshua Slocum. Camano Island, Washington.

Kala Lua – For Sale 2011

Designed for the Pacific Northwest, this 26’ Bartender does it all. Known for classic lines and exceptional seaworthiness, these boats are at home in the ocean, rivers or lakes. Albany, Oregon.

Kingfisher 2017

Designed and built by Devlin Designing Boatbuilders, the Kingfisher is a powerful cruising boat, built for cruises to Alaska and back. She was built with stitch-and-glue construction to rugged scantlings. She is powered by a 260-hp Yanmar. Bainbridge Island, Washington.


La Boheme 1939

La Boheme is one in a series of William Atkin designed double-enders. This one is the Eric. Modeled after Norwegian rescue boats at the turn of the century, the Eric is said to be “the best boat for the worst weather.” She is a joy to sail. Port Townsend, Washington.

Lady Dianne 1966

Custom designed for the then VP of Shell Oil. 52’ Monk Coho cruiser, luxury yacht for cruising to Alaska. Port Townsend, Washington.

Ladyhawk 1934

Rebuilt in Denmark in 1980’s converting her to our cruising home/sailing ketch. After 40 years of fishing, we have enjoyed the many years of bringing her home to the northwest waters. Port Townsend, Washington.

Lazy Jack 2006

Lazy Jack is a Chesapeake Bay style power skiff. Karl Stambaugh based the design on Howard Chapelle’s’ Camp Skiff. She is powered by a high-thrust 9.9-hp. outboard and cruises comfortably at a little over 5 knots. Eugene, Oregon.

Leslie Jean 2006

Leslie Jean is a 15’ Whitehall that is a combination of many designs. Mostly the lines were taken from an article in National Fisherman Magazine from 1954 written by John Gardner. Seattle, Washington.

Beautifully built from a Merry Wherry II Kit, this wooden craft is set up with two sliding row wings with competition-style carbon fiber oars. This is an efficient but seaworthy vessel that can make 6 knots with two rowers. Bonney Lake, Washington.

Messenger 111 1947

From 1947 to 1968, Messenger 111 served as a missionary vessel, bringing medical and spiritual comfort to the Vancouver Islands. She was featured in the book “Splendor from the Sea” and in 1954 Life Magazine. Victoria, British Columbia.

Min Dejlige Pika 2017

Iain Oughtred’s classic Caledonia yawl. All bright woodwork. Mahogany, teak, black walnut, brass and rigging from Wooden Boat Chandlery. Completed June 1, 2017. Sail balanced lug yawl and oar power. Beaverton, Oregon.

Minnow 2012

A 12’ LOD pram yawl with two berths. A veteran of 2016 and 2017 R2AK proving grounds, and the 2012 TX200. Built from seven sheets of exterior plywood in two weeks with sails made from tarps, it has sailed in both salts and many places in between. Seattle, Washington.

Miss Mile-a-Minute 2014

14’10” single cockpit gentleman’s racer, planked in mahogany and maple. 1961 Mercury 800 FGS short shaft outboard, heavily modified. 60mph top speed. Sequim, Washington.

Mojo 2015

Mojo is an efficient, low power, center console skiff. The owner-built kit from Port Townsend Watercraft has included many solid wood upgrades to seat tops, coamings, rub rails and more. Powered by a fuel injected 20 HP Suzuki outboard. Portland, Oregon.

Malle 1936

Mona-C 2004

Malle is a spidsgatter, 30 square meter class, built in Denmark in 1936. This spring a major repair of the backbone was performed in the Wooden Boat Foundation Boatshop. Recent improvements also include a conversion to an electric propulsion system. Port Hadlock, Washington.

Grand Banks Dory used in San Francisco Bay and Delta Tomales Bay. Rio Nido, California.

Marianita 2015

Marianita is designer Iain Oughtred’s glued lapstrake take on the classic canoe yawl. Twin bilge boards make this boat trailerable while keeping the center of the cabin open. Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Northern was built in the Moberg Shipyard on Lake Union in 1927 and fished the northwest coast for halibut and cod until 2008. She is slowly being refit as a live-aboard. Poulsbo, Washington.

Nutmeg sailed Long Island Sound 1936 to 2004 then moved to Deer Harbor, Orcas Island. She was built in Fredirkstat, Norway in 1936 as one of the boats in the first IOD fleet. Deer Harbor, Washington.

Olo 2013

Self-bailing drift boat designed for running high volume rivers like the Colorado through the Grand Canyon. San Luis Obispo, California.

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, Washington.

Pacific 1970

Pacific was built to longline for halibut in the North Pacific. She has also trolled for salmon and tuna. The halibut fishermen of B.C. regarded her as one of the best of her type. Gabriola Island, British Columbia.

Pacific Grace 1999

Built at the S.A.L.T.S. Heritage Shipyard in Victoria, the Pacific Grace slipped her lines May 31, 2001, to embark on her maiden voyage. Victoria, British Columbia.

Pacific Pioneer 1951

The Pacific Pioneer is a northwest-built tug that serviced the mill at Port Gamble. Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Pacific Swift 1986

Built by S.A.L.T.S. as a working exhibit at Expo 86 in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Pacific Swift has sailed over 100,000 deep-sea miles all over the world and here on the B.C. coast providing training voyages for young trainees, ages 13-25. Victoria, British Columbia.

Pacifica 1947

Pacifica was built for Avard Fuller of Fuller Brush fame. She was one of the first yachts to be designed and built with an extruded aluminum mast. Pacifica has sailed across the Atlantic and four times to Hawaii. Port Townsend, Washington.


Mr. Mallard 1983

An original Devlin Winter Wren restored and cared for by the current owner. Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Marian II 1928

The Marian II is a classic Lake Union Dreamboat. She has been re-powered with a diesel engine. This is the first boat to start the tradition of boating to UW football games. Seattle, Washington.

Nutmeg 1936

Merry Wherry

Lorraine 1959

Lorraine is a Nordic Folkboat built in Denmark in 1959. She was imported for racing in San Francisco Bay then trucked to the Northwest for cruising. I bought Lorraine in 1979. She is a wonderful Salish Sea day sailer/cruiser—a true joy to sail. Port Townsend, Washington.

Matilda – For Sale 1984

Adorable little tug, well set up for cruising, is looking for a new home. Port Townsend, Washington.

Li’l B 2014

A joy to row and sail, the PT11 is a refined plywood/epoxy kit-boat from Port Townsend Watercraft. The PT11 received a five-star rating on Off Center Harbor’s best dinghy list! Port Townsend, Washington.

Northern 1927

Martha J, a 24-ft motor launch, is the NWMC’s MVP used for races as a mark boat, capsize drills as a safety boat, for classes as a science platform, or on summer weekends as a great waterfront tour boat. Port Townsend, Washington.

La Vie en Rose 2012

Custom cold-molded, double-ended cruising yawl. Designed, built, and cruised in the Pacific Northwest. She has been our home for the past five summers as we have explored the Salish Sea and the coast of British Columbia. Ogden, Utah.

Martha J 1995

Nevermore 1981

Nevermore is celebrating her silver anniversary this year as part of the Port Townsend fleet of wooden schooners! We welcome all aboard this classic vessel that owes its beauty to the skilled traditional craftspeople of this seaport town. Sebastopol, California.

Marionette – For Sale 1962

Marionette is a racer/cruiser built in San Diego, CA. She has twice raced to Hawaii and, in 2007, sailed to the Pacific Northwest on her own bottom. Since arriving in Port Townsend, she has had an extensive refit and is ready to go for another 55 years. Port Ludlow, Washington.

Martha 1907

Martha launched in 1907 from the design board of prominent naval architect B.B Crowninshield. She has long been considered the “Darling of the West Coast.” Port Townsend, Washington.


Nil Desperandum 2011

A gaff-rigged sloop, Nil Desperandum has a traditional look, but her modern stitch-andglue plywood/glass hull minimizes weight and maintenance. The small cabin is plenty comfortable for cruising, resembling tent camping without the leaks or bears. Langley, WA.

Nimbus 1959

Nimbus is a traditional folk boat built of mahogany over oak. Built in 1959, and first registered in Victoria, BC in 1960. Vancouver, British Columbia.

No Name 1964

A 15-ft Ed Monk designed knockabout. With wood mast and boom as well as original gear. Additionally, the original plans are mounted on a display board. Hansville, Washington.

A Boeing engineer built this bridge deck cruiser in a barn in Wallingford, WA. It has cruised the Salish Sea extensively. It has been maintained and never restored. I am the fifth owner. Seattle, Washington.

PAX 1936

Beloved for her unforgettable curves and strong craftsmanship since 1936, Danish spidsgatter PAX is the only 45-square meter to be found in North America. Current owner, Kaci Cronkhite, restored the boat and her lost history in the book, Finding PAX. Port Townsend, Washington.

Penguin 1992

Penguin is a 19’ Bartender which is a unique double-ended planing boat, designed by George Calkins. It is one of the last hulls he built and was advertised in the back of Woodenboat Magazine issue #109. She is plywood on frame construction. Puyallup, Washington.

Petrel – For Sale 1928

Petrel is the finest and best maintained ex-commercial troller in the Pacific Northwest. She is a double-ender designed to be very seaworthy. Bainbridge Island, Washington.

PickPocket 1981

Wm. Garden published this design in his book Yacht Designs. Her roots are traced to George Holmes and Albert Strange, fathers of the canoe yawl. PickPocket is rigged as a yawl and is enthusiastically sailed around the Pacific Northwest. Tigard, Oregon.

Pirate 1926

Pirate is on the U.S. Register of Historic Properties, the Washington State Historic Register, and the Historic American Engineering Record as she was the first West Coast designed and built racer ever to compete on the Eastern Seaboard. Seattle, Washington.

Pleiades 1991

Pleiades is a replica of an 1830 Eastport Pinky Schooner. The keel was laid in 1978, built on Sauvi Island, and launched in 1991. The Pleiades currently conducts day charters out of Alderbrook Resort in Union, WA on the Hood Canal. Olympia, Washington.

PocketShip 2008

PocketShip is a small, build-it-yourself, cruising sailboat available as a kit. It is meant to sail well on all points, provide dry camping accommodations for two adults, and tow behind a four-cylinder car. Annapolis, MD.

Providence 1903

Providence is the flagship of the Britannia Heritage Shipyard Society and offers private charters in B.C through Providence Charters Ltd. Richmond, BC.

Que Será 1964

Que Será is hull number 11 of a limited production run of 19 K43 sloops built by Kettenburg Marine, San Diego, in the mid-1960s. She has taken her owners to Mexico, the South Pacific, Hawaii, and safely home to Port Townsend. Coupeville, Washington.

Querencia – For Sale 1960

Querencia, designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built to the exceptional #1054, the Finisterre specs, is arguably one of the top racing sailboats of the 20th Century. Maintained in exceptional condition, she is a delight to see! Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Rascal 2013

Great row/sailing dinghy sold as a kit from Port Townsend Watercraft. Show location in the West System epoxy tent. Come compare it to the nesting PT11 and “talk epoxy” with us. Port Townsend, Washington.

Ripple 1994

Ripple is an Atkins tops’l cutter, drawn in 1949, built by the NWSWB in 1994. She has taken her current owner as far north as Icy Strait, in Alaska, up and down the Inside Passage, and around Vancouver Island. Seattle, Washington.

S.L. Puffin 1906

Truscott built in St. Joseph, Michigan and used as a hotel limo. She was found in desperate need of repair in 1977 and underwent major restoration in northern Michigan. At this time she was retrofitted into steam, which was more representative of the era. Seattle, WA.

Sarah Beth – For Sale 2011

Originally a plank design by Joel White adapted for strip plank by Tom Hill. Unique lightweight hull, with an uncluttered interior, goes 20 knots with a 20 HP outboard. Fox Island, Washington.

Saravan 1938

Built as a harbor tug, it worked on the east coast of Vancouver Island towing log booms for most of its working life. Commandeered by the Royal Canadian Navy in 1940 and given the number H96. Served in Esquimalt Harbor tending Submarine Nets. Ladysmith, BC.

Sawaya 1989

Sawaya (Coast Miwok for “pelican”) is hull #3 of the Pacific Pelican class, a 15-foot adaptation of the popular 12foot San Francisco Pelican. Launched in 1989 with many owner/builder design enhancements. Portland, Oregon.


Scamp – For Sale 1967

Scamp was Lester Stone’s personal boat, launched 1967 onto San Francisco Bay. We bought her from the builder and cruise her extensively. She underwent a keel-off total hull reconstruction, but the original deck/interior equipment is maintained with full functionality. Anacortes, Washington.

Schatzi 1976

A 22’ bartender built true to George Calkins’ seaworthy, double-end, planning design. She has wonderful, sweeping lines and proportions, and is powered by a Chrysler 318 V8. She has been well kept over 40 years and five owners. Puyallup, Washington.

Scout 2009

Originally built by Sam Devlin, Scout was remodeled to 23’ in 2017 by her designer, John Carlson. She is a raised deck cruiser with a 90 HP outboard and a cruising speed of 16-20 mph. Her cabin has berths, a sink, and a wood stove. Lakebay, Washington.

Scout – For Sale 1966

Many fun excursions in SF Bay. She saw 2010 America’s Cup up close (150’ from foiling Cats doing 30 knots, yikes!), and spent about 30 seconds on nationwide TV in McCovey Cove. Twain Harte, California.

Sea Dream 1968

We lovingly restored and customized Sea Dream with utmost respect to Hugh’s original Sea Spirit design. We celebrate 25 years as her stewards. Welcome aboard and join our presentation, Choosing, Restoring & Maintaining Wooden Boats: Our 25-Year Voyage. Bainbridge Island, Washington.


Seabeast was built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building Large Craft Program. Recently launched in April of 2017. Port Hadlock, Washington.

Segue 2011

Light displacement combined with a deep-keel foil with lead bulb makes for a fast, stiff boat. The hull is based on a Mini 6.5 ocean-racing sailboat that is designed for single-handing. Segue has a more moderate rig and a bit more accommodations. Port Ludlow, WA.

Seven Bells 1929

A classic pilothouse cruiser, this 1929 Stephens Brothers boat was built in Stockton, CA. The hull is of Port Orford cedar, the house is teak, and the soles are fir. It was reclaimed and fully restored in 1999. Seven Bells is moored in Seattle. Seattle, Washington.

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. 61 years old and still looking good. Duncan, British Columbia.

Silva Bans 1986

Based on a traditional 1840 British cutter as seen in some archaic photos at British Camp on W. San Juan Island. The long bowsprit serves as a fun diving board while sailing, but you better grab those chainplates as she sails by or expect a long swim! Renton, Washington.

Sir Isaac 1984

Sir Isaac was built in 1984 for shorthanded ocean sailing. We completed a 10-year restoration last year and are preparing her again for some extended sailing trips. Port Townsend, Washington.

Slough Coot 2009

Dudley Dix design Cape Henry 21, this trailerable Gaff cutter sleeps four comfortably, has a galley, composting head, and sails like a dream! Perfect for our NW! Beaverton, Oregon.

Sofia 1967

Spike Africa 1977

Traditional tops’l schooner. Built to work and after many years and a complete rebuild, she is still working. Friday Harbor, Washington

Trixter 1934

Trixter was built by Bob and Frank Prothero in 1934 on Lake Union in Seattle. Powered by an Isuzu C-240 diesel engine and used as a pleasure boat around the Puget Sound. Port Townsend, Washington.

Tumblehome 1990 Stella 2015

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

Stickleback Canoe 2016

The Stickleback is a double-paddle canoe designed by Iain Oughtred. Although drawn using a glued lapstrake plywood hull, we built our version using cedar planks and bent frames for a traditional look. Allyn, Washington.

Summertime of Wight 1965

Summertime of Wight was commissioned by Sir Peter Johnson to race under the RORC offshore racing rules and was built by W. A Souter at Cowes on the Isle of Wight 1965. Victoria, British Columbia.

Sunbow 2002

Sunbow is a Constant Camber 35 designed for coastal, ocean cruising. The design is a successor to design partner Jim Brown’s Searunner designs. She is cold-molded with diagonal strips. Seattle, WA.

Susan Joanne 2013

Susan Joanne is a Devlin Onyx 28’ sailboat design. A maximum trailerable sailboat so that she can be towed to other ports. I started to build this boat using Sam’s stitch-and-glue technique in 2000. Sam completed the boat in 2013. Auburn, Washington.

Suva 1925

A life-long Puget Sound resident, Suva is a 1925 pilothouse schooner designed by noted Seattle naval architect Ted Geary. She was built of old-growth teak in Hong Kong for Coupeville, WA resident Frank Pratt. The CMHF is Suva’s sixth owner. Coupeville, Washington.

Swallow – For Sale 2005

Coming to the NW Maritime Center after expensive cruising on and around the Salish Sea, Swallow is looking for a new home and hopes to carry on with her adventures. Port Townsend Washington.

Swizzlestick 2006

This is one of the first examples of a stretched 19’ bartender and an inboard powered one rather than an outboard in a well. I think this led to a newer design, the 20.5. Swizzlestick is powered with a 120-hp Mercruiser. Performance is exciting. Camano Island, Washington.

Takin ‘Five 2016

Built from a kit by Port Townsend Watercraft, this stitchand-glue design is modern in appearance, very fuel efficient, functional, and attractive. Kirkland, Washington.

Thane 1976

Thane is a modified spray and was built on Finger One at Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria using mostly recycled materials. She has been a working girl her entire life. Victoria, British Columbia.

The BC Forester 1923

Built in 1923 as the headquarters launch for the BC Ministry of Forests. The BC Forester served for over 50 years before her retirement. She carried up to 10 Rangers, a captain, and cook up the inside passage for months at a time. Bellingham, Washington.

Theia 1981

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

Tumblehome is a 42’ northwest cruising sloop with a sporty rig (fractional sloop with rotating wing mast), inside/outside steering, and a warm, comfy interior. Tumblehome’s hull is cedar/epoxy strip planked, finished off with teak. Poulsbo, Washington.

TwoBits 1932

TwoBits is a 30’ tugboat built in 1932 by the Berg Shipyard, Ballard Washington. Originally an open launch and used to bring supplies to Indian Villages up the coast of Vancouver Island and Alaska. Seattle, Washington.

Tyke – For Sale 1954

Tyke is a fine example of a classic Atkins Eric Junior design. Traditional carvel construction. Port Orford cedar planking on white oak frames. Fully restored and renovated between 2002 and 2006 by shipwrights. Vashon, Washington.

Ursa Major 1972

After her solid wooden hull had been built in Norway, Ursa Major was launched in 1972 at the Malahide shipyards in Dublin, Ireland. With her classic “Old World” charm and rugged “Det Norske Veritas” construction, she is the “True Trawler Yacht.” Enumclaw, Washington.

Veteran 1926

Skansie purse seiner Veteran, launched in 1926, is a beautifully restored sample of one of the most recognized and significant vessel designs to have originated from Gig Harbor. Gig Harbor, Washington.

Virginia Cary 1973

Grand Banks 36, the last year Grand Banks built their boats in wood. Excellent sea boat, very stable. Bellevue, Washington.

Vito Dumas 1933

Vito Dumas was built in the early thirties as “Irupe” near Buenos Aires. She spent the first half of her life in the Rio de la Plata. Port Townsend, Washington.

Vixen 1952

Vixen has sailed twice around the world and spent many years in Port Townsend being restored. She was featured in the Festival in 2002 and 2015. Eastsound, Washington.

Waterstrider 2005

Sprit rigged stitch-and-glue double-ender with two rowing stations. Skerry design from Chesapeake Light Craft. Port Townsend, Washington

Whisper 1957

Whisper was built by the Thomas Knutson Shipbuilding Corp in Halesite, Long Island. Designed by Sparkman and Stevens as part of their “Pilot” series of production boats. Whisper has sailed in Maryland, Florida, and Puget Sound. Tacoma, Washington.

Wind Spirit 1985

Children of all ages are welcome aboard the Wind Spirit; a scaled down replica of a seventeenth-century three-masted frigate. Each child is escorted aboard and issued a pirate hat and foam sword to play with while on the boat. Boarding is free. Sandpoint, Idaho.

Wood Duck 1930s

16’ Poulsbo boat with original 5-hp inboard converted to gaff rig sail. Kirkland, Washington.

Thelonius 1953

Sofia, a 38.5’ North Sea trawler designed and modified by William Garden and launched in 1968 from Sechelt, BC. Gig Harbor, Washington.

Thelonius was custom built for a doctor who wanted a ‘traditional’ style boat, so Ed Monk modified one of his 1920’s plans. The hull is glue-wedged seams, not caulked. The engine is V-drive under the cockpit. Seattle, Washington.

Woody 1993

Soy Sauce 2015

Toujour 1957

Xanadu 1971

Soy Sauce is a half-scale replica of a World War II target raft from Fort Worden with imaginative modifications for propulsion. She’s the slowest boat on Puget Sound, and she has the most powerful water cannon! Willy, her owner, loves that! Port Townsend, Washington.

Spainnear Uisce 2008

Spainnear Uisce (“Water Spaniel” in Irish) is an owner-built power cruiser, designed as a personal fishing craft for the Alaskan waters. At 24’ she is an ideal RV and fishing craft for the pacific northwest inland waters. Boise, Idaho.


Stephen’s sports fisher. Twin diesel flybridge sedan cruiser. Galley down. Flybridge up. Bow forward. Stern aft. Sweet cruise at 10 knots/4gal per hour. Burn 20 gal+/hour at 22 knots… OUCH. Seattle, Wa.


Townshend is an open wooden boat. It is a historic replica from Captain George Vancouver’s boat used in the exploration of the region in 1792. It was built at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Port Townsend, Washington.

Woody is a home-built lake boat crafted from drawings. The power is a Mercury 5-HP. outboard motor my father bought new in 1956. Albany, Oregon.

Xanadu is a 1971 Grand Banks 42 Classic, the 212th hull of this model built. This vessel is true to the original design of naval architect Ken Smith because it is powered by a single engine, rather than the twins ordered by most buyers. Olympia, Washington.

Zena 2017

I bought this partly completed Hadron dinghy and completely redesigned the interior, fitting self-draining floor, daggerboard and cassette rudder. It’s designed to float low when capsized so that it’s easier to get on the daggerboard to right her. Freeland, Washington.


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Many Thanks! We have so many volunteers, sponsors, 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, the Wooden Boat Foundation, and the Northwest Maritime Center, thank you!

Johnston, Hallie Kopald, Heidi Eisenhour, Jake Beattie, Jake Nassiri, Jef Waibel, Kris Day, Len Maranan-Goldstein, Liz Harpold, Peter Santerre, Riley McMath, Scott Jones, Shaun McCarthy, Shirley Reynolds, Sonia Frojen, Susanna Sharp, Tanya Rublaitus, and Xoe Huffman.

Thank you, Founders, Board, and Longtime Supporters! After 41 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 long-time Wooden Boat Foundation members Alex Spear, Kim Aldrich, and our beacon, Carol Hasse, actively involved and participating year after year. Thank you to the current Board of Directors that continues to carry the torch: Steve Oliver, President; Kris Morris, Vice President; David King, Treasurer; Richard Firth, Secretary; board members Kim Aldrich, John Anderson, Mark Bunzel, Jan Davis, Jeff Davis, Joe Finnie, Peter Geerlofs, Blaise Holly, Patrick M. Irwin, Gary Kennedy, Neil McCurdy, Stuart Mork, Lynn Terwoerds, and Herb Weissblum; and board emeritus Carlyn Stark and Jim Whittaker.

Thank you, Boat Owners, Exhibitors and Presenters! We wouldn’t have the Festival without the boats, boat owners, exhibitors, and presenters. Boat owners, your dedication to your boats is honored here! We appreciate those who spend all summer working on their boats, those who 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! Exhibitors and presenters, you give the Festival its vibrant energy that draws visitors from across the region. Thank you for bringing your expertise, stories, and passions to the Festival for all to enjoy!

Thank you, Sponsors!

CAPTAINS From back left: Jordan Pollack, John Mottola, Jeff Graham, Bob Miller, Catherine Leporati, Greg Paulson, Ace Spragg, Susanna Sharp, Joel Goldstein, Carolyn Hunt, Bill McGrath, Joyce Mottola, Roni Redman, James Redman, Carole Huelsberg, Len Greenbaum. From front left: Marty Crowley, Mike Loriz, Garry Wohlgemuth, Barb Trailer, Jacob Talamante, Shawna Talamante, Hallie Kopald. Not pictured: Kim Aldrich, Carrie Andrews, Gene Buzzard, Don D’Alessandro, Fred Esson, Daniel Evans, Myron Gauger, Chuck Henry, Peg Hunter, Linda Jackson, Patrick Johnson, Eileen Johnston, Scott Jones, Len Maranan-Goldstein, Shaun McCarthy, Beth O’Neal, Joey Pipia, Michael Rosser, Peter Santerre, Juliette Sterner, Jef Waibel, Anna Waters.

Thank you, Festival Captains! 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 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: AV Support, Joel Goldstein; Balcony Bar, Jeff Graham and Gene Buzzard; Bar Harbor, Beth O’Neal; Bar Harbor Setup, Michael Rosser; Bell Tolls, Kim Aldrich; Boatshop & Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge, Scott Jones; Chandlery/Retail, Anna Waters; Data Diva, Carolyn Hunt; Docks, Greg Paulson; Donor Events, Len Maranan-Goldstein; Electrical, Bill McGrath; Exhibitor Concierge, Juliette Sterner; Facilities, Shaun McCarthy; Festival Director, Barb Trailer; Free Small Boat Rides, Chuck Henry; Food Vendor Concierge, Linda Jackson; Green Team, Eileen Johnston; Greeters, John Mottola; Grounds/Recycling, Jacob Talamante; Harbormaster, Daniel Evans; Hospitality, Roni and James Redman; House Manager, Angela Hewitson; Information HQ, Catherine Leporati; IT & Pilothouse, Peter Santerre and Jef Waibel; Kids’ Boatbuilding, Peg Hunter; Lifetime Achievement Awards, Carrie Andrews; Main Gate, Garry Wohlgemuth; Medical Team, Jordan Pollack; Membership, Susanna Sharp; Music, Neville Pearsall; North Star Stage & Pirate Treasure, Joey Pipia; Paddleboard Pool, Shawna Talamante; Presenter Coordinator, Ace Spragg; Races, Myron Gauger; Setup/Teardown, Mike Loriz, Marty Crowley and Jacob Talamante; Traffic & Parking, Patrick Johnson and Lenny Greenbaum; Trailer Boat Concierge, Bob Miller; Volunteer Coordinator, Hallie Kopald; Volunteer Photographer, Carole Huelsberg; Wee Nip, Fred Esson; Will Call, Joyce Mottola.

Thank you, Volunteers! The Wooden Boat Festival is made possible by over 500 volunteers who come together to support virtually every aspect of the Festival. They keep our docks safe, sell tickets at Main Gate, bartend at Bar Harbor, clean up the Festival grounds, provide supervised fun for kids, and much more. Thank you, Festival Volunteers, for your spirit and dedication!

Thank you, Staff of NWMC! We have the privilege of working all year long with some of the brightest and most fun “cando” people around, and we’re grateful for all the extra things they do both up front and behind the scenes to help make the Wooden Boat Festival happen. Thank you, Ace Spragg, Andy Blehm, Angela Hewitson, Anika Colvin, Anna Waters, Barb Trailer, Brandon Hampton, Carol Baker, Caroline Ruth, Catherine Leporati, Catrina Stanislowski, Chrissy McLean, Daniel Evans, Eileen 44 • 41st WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL

Our major sponsors this year are: First Federal Savings and Loan, Wilder Auto, the City of Port Townsend, and the Port Townsend Leader. 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, ArtShots, Carl’s Building Supply, Duckworks, Edensaw Woods, Fisheries Supply, Global Diving & Salvage, Goodman Sanitation, Harbors Magazine, Jefferson Healthcare, KPTZ, Lee Valley Tools, Mt. Townsend Creamery, New Day Fisheries, Northwest Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology, Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building, Northwest Water Wellness, Ocean Rodeo, Olympus.net, Platt Irwin/NTI, Port of Port Townsend, Port Townsend Brewing Co., Port Townsend School of Massage, Port Townsend School of Woodworking, Rainshadow Properties, SEA Marine, Sirens Pub, Small Craft Advisor, SOS Printing, Sunrise Coffee, UnCruise Adventures, Vessel Assist, Wagonner Cruising Guide, and WoodenBoat Magazine

STAFF From back left: Scott Jones, Jake Nassiri, Shaun McCarthy, Susanna Sharp, Chrissy McLean, Jake Beattie, Anika Colvin, Caroline Ruth, Sonia Frojen. From front left: Heidi Eisenhour, Jef Waibel, Catherine Leporati, Len Maranan-Goldstein, Ace Spragg, Barb Trailer, Xoe Huffman, Hallie Kopald. Not pictured: Andy Blehm, Angela Hewitson, Anna Waters, Brandon Hampton, Carol Baker, Catrina Stanislowski, Daniel Evans, Eileen Johnston, Kris Day, Liz Harpold, Peter Santerre, Riley McMath, Shirley Reynolds, Tanya Rublaitus.

Thank you, Point Hudson Neighbors! We so appreciate our neighbors and their support of the Wooden Boat Festival! Thank you, Brion Toss Yacht Rigging, Commander’s Beach House. Doc’s Marina Grill / TNT Restaurants LLC, GatheringPlace, Hanson of Port Townsend Inc., Hudson Point Café, Hudson Point Café Office, Leitman, Amy/Marine Surveys & Assessments, Marine Resources Consultants Inc., Marine Resources Consultants Inc., Mark Kielty Belt Buckles, Point Hudson Boat Shop LLC, Port Townsend Sails, Puget Sound Express, Pygmy Boats, Inc., Rainshadow Properties, Rat Island Rowing & Sculling Club, Schooner Martha Foundation, Shanghai Restaurant, Shannon Partners LLC, US Customs and Border Protection, and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

Thank you, Community Partners! Thanks to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, the 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. PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY LEADER

The Small World of a Little Wooden Boat By Jan Hein Five years ago, our fleet grew by one. It was a 24’ sailing vessel built with character in 1978, but by who?—we did not know. It came with a notebook of receipts and a pamphlet declaring Wood Marine 24. From the brochure, we assumed it was built in Coupeville, but we wanted to learn more. After some restoration, our mystery vessel, Wonderland, hit the water in 2016, just in time for the 40th Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, where we hoped to find answers. We had a dockside slip at the show—perfect for spectators to read the boat’s description and for our quest to learn her design and builder. I was press for the event, interviewing past directors and hunting for Sam Connor who helped birth the Festival in 1978. The Festival came and went; I never found him; we learned

nothing about Wonderland, and fall was on its way. We put the boat to bed, flew to our 34’ woody in the Caribbean, and went about the business of sailing. In April, we were in Antigua when a dinghy came by to chat, lured by our Washington State homeport. Her son was a graduate of the Wooden Boat School, and her husband started the Wooden Boat Festival. “Sam Connor?” I asked incredulously. Indeed. I finally met the elusive Sam Connor along with his globe-trotting family. Our paths crossed in Antigua and again this summer in Washington, where we’re once again working on Wonderland. That notebook surfaced recently, and in it we found an old survey. Written near the top are the words, “Builder: Sam Connor.” An email to Sam confirmed the coincidence and closed the circle tight. He built two of these boats at Point Hudson 40 years prior. Small boat, funny world.

Volunteer of the year: Joel Goldstein


e can’t even remember when Joel wasn’t running the Audio Visual Team—he has been volunteering for that many years! He has carried our AV ability into the 21st century and continues to improve our level of equipment and service each year. Joel trains and mentors a large group of volunteers to run the highly complex AV system for over 100 presentations on 5 indoor stages that are operating simultaneously. One year he estimated over 300 hours of his time and hard work for making this happen within the organized and efficient manner that he created. The Festival is made possible not only by the huge number of volunteers that give hours of their time over the Festival weekend, but also by team captains like Joel who give hundreds of hours throughout the year to make the Wooden Boat Festival what it is: a labor of love. Thank you, Joel!





at Memorial Field Adjacent to the Festival. Support Public Parks! Park for Parks is a Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit our extensive parks and recreation system which includes 21 local and regional parks and a major community recreation program. Rest assured your Park for Parks contribution will be put to excellent use! We thank you once again for your support, we hope you enjoy our safe, quiet, and convenient parking and have a wonderful Wooden Boat Festival. — Hours —

— Rates —

Friday: 7am-10pm Saturday: 7am-10pm Sunday: 8am-10pm All vehicles must exit each night, gates locked at 10pm

Friday all day: $15 Saturday all day: $25 Sunday all day: $15 Any Vehicle 20-30 feet is double

More Info:


— Rules —

• No camping • No overnight parking • Dogs on leash • Lock your car • No vehicles over 30 feet long

46th Annual Crafts by the Dock

Arts & Crafts Fair SEPTEMBER 9 & 10

Come in and experience our locally made wines in our two unique tasting rooms:

Sat. 10 - 6 & Sun. 10 - 5 • Downtown near Pope Marine Park One block from the Wooden Boat Festival grounds

Winery & Tasting Room Open daily from 12 noon 2640 W Sims Way Downtown Tasting Room on Taylor St Open daily from 12 noon 215 Taylor St For more details on our wines and upcoming events please visit our website at: www.porttownsendvineyards.com (360) 344-8155 PORT TOWNSEND & JEFFERSON COUNTY LEADER

Featuring the

Works of 50+ Artists

wood furniture • turned bowls • gold & silver jewelry • amazing hats & purses tile murals • nuno felted clothing • lampwork beads • pottery • prints Japanese fish rubbings • paintings •photography • soaps • flutes • knives leatherwork • clothing • handwoven rugs • baskets • garden art metal work and more!

360-774-6544 www.PortTownsendArtsGuild.org Proceeds benefit local scholarships in the arts • Sponsored by PT Arts Guild


boat school

School Tours


Join a tour of the Boat School’s Port Hadlock Campus at 3:30 pm Friday, Sept. 8, or for a tour and bagel Monday, Sept. 11 from 9 am – noon.

The Sea Beast 36’ motosailor (pictured above) launched early this summer after serving 3 years as a training platform for 56 students. Get a closer look by touring the SEA BEAST at the Boat School dock.


The Felicity Ann’s careful restoration was just completed at the Boat School. Now this historic sloop enters her new role at the Community Boat Project as an on-thewater training vessel. (See article inside and view the boat on display opposite the Bar Harbor tent.)




Marine Systems Intensives were introduced by the school in June to cover marine diesel engines, electrical, hydraulics, and corrosion. Learn more at the boatbuilding stage and the Boat School booth. 9:30 – 10:15

Join us Thursday, Sept. 7 from 5 - 7:30 pm at the Wee Nip Bar located at Point Hudson Marina. All alums are invited to share Boat School memories, talk boats, and reconnect with classmates. Beer token for alums!

Diesel Engine Intensives instructor Walt Trisdale looks on as Drew Mickle practices removing and replacing the engine’s alternator and starter. / Photo: Rick Myers

10:30 – 11:15

11:30 – 12:15

12:30 – 1:15

*Sean Koomen: Steam Bending

Mike Beemer: Skagit Valley College Marine Batteries: New Technologies

Jay Smith: Norse Boat Building Techniques

Edensaw Q&A: Boat lumber, hardware & tools

**Noah Todras: Foils

*Bruce Blatchley: Working With Epoxy & Fiberglass

*Kevin Ritz: Basic Boat Electrical Systems

*Jody Boyle: Caulking

*Bruce Blatchley: Vacuum Bagging Techniques

*Leigh O’Connor: Planking Techniques

*Kevin Ritz: Marine Corrosion

Edensaw Q&A: Boat lumber, hardware & tools

Mike Beemer: Skagit Valley College: Solar Panels

Bruce Tipton: Spar Making

*Walt Trisdale: Diesel Engine Maintenance

*Ben Kahn: Intro to Wood Lathes & Turning

*Olivier Huin: Chopping Rabbets

*Boat School Instructor **Boat School Student

*Olivier Huin: *Leigh O’Connor: Chopping Rabbets Carving Oars

1:30 – 2:15

2:30 – 3:15

3:30 – 4:15

42 N. Water St. Port Hadlock, WA | (360) 385.4948 | nwswb.edu 48 • 41st WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL


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