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Wednesday, September 4
 

9:00am PDT

Managing Power on Board: Balancing Your Energy Needs
There are many new choices for generating and managing power on your boat: solar cells, fuel cells, high-output alternators and of course, a genset. Did you know a genset on your boat is the most expensive power you can buy? You might be able to manage all your power requirements with your engine/alternator and solar cells

.Our needs for power on our boats have become higher. Computers, tablets, iPhone chargers, microwave ovens, music systems and even the Instant Pot may be expected to run off a modern boat’s electrical system. Many vessels don’t have a “balanced electrical system” that performs properly, has reliability, and is designed to last. This course is designed to help you understand how to design, check, maintain, and upgrade your electrical system to match the power requirements on your boat.

First, we will take a look at the typical power demands that a modern electrical system supports. Do you know how much your microwave draws from your inverter and storage system? We will total up the electrical draw that different systems require. Next, we will cover the size of your power storage system, and how to monitor and keep it charged. Then we will wrap up the seminar by providing other ways to produce energy and how much they cost: high-output alternators & battery chargers, solar options & controllers, new fuel cells, and even wind energy. After taking this course you will become the ‘master’ of the energy equation onboard your cruising vessel.

Register here.

Speakers

Wednesday September 4, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Explorer Stage

1:00pm PDT

Troubleshooting a Diesel Engine and Electrical Problems on Your Boat
Nothing is worse than having equipment or systems fail on a boating trip. Sure, you can call a mechanic for help, but you might hear that it will take a week before a mechanic can come to your boat. Mike will take you through the system the Waggoner Guide uses for our boats and our flotilla members. It starts with good preparation in the pre-season with preventative maintenance, for which we will give you a checklist. Whether it’s carrying the right spare parts or increasing your own knowledge, there’s a lot that can be done to solve problems yourself or save time when the mechanic arrives.

Based on Mike’s experience as a marine mechanic, and as a Department Head for Marine Technology, Mike will take the class through proven, check-list based techniques for troubleshooting a diesel engine and the electrical systems on a boat. He will also cover water and waste systems. This course will better prepare you to deal with boat problems that unfortunately happen sooner or later. After this 3-hour class you will be much more knowledgeable about topics such as daily engine room checks, early warning signs, changing oil and filters, monitoring electrical systems, tools, basic wiring and so much more!

Register here.

Speakers

Wednesday September 4, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Explorer Stage
 
Thursday, September 5
 

9:00am PDT

Anchoring & Docking: Learn How to Safely Moor Your Boat
An essential skill for every mariner is the ability to safely moor their vessel. Picture your vessel anchored in a bay on a beautiful day, a lovely vision isn’t it? However, the reality of it is often the stress of entering the bay, wondering where to anchor, how much gear to use, and questioning, “Will I drag or bump into another vessel during the night.” This course will cover all aspects of anchoring from picking the right gear to proven techniques and decision making skills to help you choose the right spot. Docking your vessel can often be stressful, but it shouldn’t be! There are many tips and tricks to operating your boat like a pro, and we’ll teach you all about it. Topics like docking with wind, communicating with your crew, handling lines, and understanding your vessel will be covered in great detail. With our tips we will have you docking and anchoring like a pro in no time!

Register here.

Speakers

Thursday September 5, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Discovery Stage

9:30am PDT

Writing, Videos, Blogging: How to Make It Pay
Can you top up your cruising kitty by writing? How do you sell that first sailing article? What will make your voyaging blog stand out from the rest? How do you keep folks watching your videos? Lin Pardey will share tips and ideas on what nautical readers and viewers want to know, how to insure your illustrations not only add useful sailing advice to your stories but attract readers, viewers and reviewers attention. She will show how to get noticed by editors, ways to present work that sells and ideas for expanding your markets.

Register here.

Speakers
LP

Lin Pardey

Lin, with her husband Larry, voyaged more than 200,000 miles on boats ranging from 24 feet to 85 feet. Her seminars, 12 books and 5 videos, encouraged thousands of potential voyagers to set sail. With Larry now in full-time professional care due to Parkinsonian dementia, she has once... Read More →


Thursday September 5, 2019 9:30am - 1:30pm PDT
Explorer Stage

1:00pm PDT

Understanding Weather: Making the Go or No-Go Decision
Changing weather is one of the things most boaters and their crews fear most. It is usually not deadly, but it can be downright scary when a pleasant day of boating turns ugly. Knowing the basics can help you interpret the weather and make a good go or no-go decision that will help you stay safe and sane. This course will take you through the basics of how to understand the information available and how to combine it with tide and current details to determine the condition of the sea. The class will use actual examples and gather weather data from the internet, cell phone and VHF radio. Software apps will also be used and their shortcomings will be reviewed. They say timing is everything, and we want to make sure you’re prepared when the changing weather and currents interrupt your day. We will use a checklist approach to help you create your own systems and ways of understanding the weather that fits your vessel and crew.

Register here.

Speakers
MB

Mark Bunzel

Mark is the Editor and Publisher of the Waggoner Cruising Guide and is responsible for the annual research for all of the marinas and anchorages between Olympia and Ketchikan, Alaska. Mark’s articles and photography have appeared in magazines including Passage Maker, Northwest Yachting,Canadian... Read More →


Thursday September 5, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Discovery Stage

5:30pm PDT

Eagle Mountain String Band
Artists

Thursday September 5, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

5:30pm PDT

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

Thursday September 5, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm PDT

6:45pm PDT

Carribe Steel Band
Artists

Thursday September 5, 2019 6:45pm - 8:30pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

8:30pm PDT

Lowire
Artists

Thursday September 5, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage
 
Friday, September 6
 

9:30am PDT

Steambending
Learn the traditional methods of steam bending various parts of a wooden boat, including framing, planking, coamings and more. This demonstration will include all aspects of steam bending, from setting up the steam box, choosing different species of wood, to troubleshooting reasons for breakage.

Speakers
SK

Sean Koomen

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
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


Friday September 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am PDT
Boat Building Stage

9:30am PDT

Adventuress: A Decade of Restoration Complete
Mark Donahue, along with Ken Greff, co-managed the final phase of the 1913 National Historic Landmark schooner Adventuress' restoration. The six-month project was completed in April 2019 thanks to the talented shipwrights and tradespeople of Haven Boatworks, dedicated Sound Experience staff, funding from WA State and generous private contributors, and the "hearts and hands" of volunteers from Port Townsend and throughout the Puget Sound region. Mark will share the opportunities and challenges in completing this largest and last restoration phase, with support from Catherine Collins, Executive Director of the nonprofit Sound Experience which owns and operates Puget Sound's official environmental tall ship. Aboard Adventuress, "We are all shipmates."

Speakers
MD

Mark Donahue

Sound Experience
Mark Donahue, along with Ken Greff, co-managed the final phase of the 1913 National Historic Landmark schooner Adventuress' restoration. The six-month project was completed in April 2019 thanks to talented shipwrights, tradespeople, volunteers and generous donors. Mark will share... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Explorer Stage

9:30am PDT

Building a Box with a Sail
Has building your first boat been intimidating? Want to go sailing on city lakes after work and be the envy of your friends? Prefer wines over chines? Come find out how easy it is to build your first boat -- in this case an Elegant Punt -- and be on the water in a few weeks with no prior experience. This talk will jettison proper technique, traditions and jargon in favor of GETTING YOUR BOAT DONE. This is all about tom foolery, adventure, and being on the water ASAP. Equal part lessons learned the hard way, instruction, and motivational talk; the aim is to have fun, build confidence, and get a basic understanding of how to make your first boat!

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Dahlin

Andrew Dahlin

Andrew Dahlin has recently gotten into boat building and is smitten with it. He's passionate about exposing people to sailing and boat building as a way to counteract our increasingly digital world. He can be seen sailing around Anchorage lakes after work in his Bolger Nymph.


Friday September 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Discovery Stage

9:30am PDT

Sharpening
Sharpening is an essential skill for every woodworker. Sharp tools are both safer and more precise. You'll get a understanding of how to sharpen chisels and plane blades using a combination of sandpaper and waterstones.

Speakers
TL

Tim Lawson

Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Co-Founder and former Executive Director of the PT School of Woodworking, he teaches furniture-making, hand-tool skills, and demonstrates sharpening techniques.


Friday September 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Woodworking Stage

9:30am PDT

Solar Boats - Here and Now
Today and for millions of years all life on this planet has been powered by solar energy. The last 200 years have seen an energy "bubble" as one species has exploited fossilized solar energy. Liquid fossil fuels have shaped our current ideas of transportation. Roughly 10 times more commerce is moved by water than on land. Commercial solar-electric marine transportation can start to return that mode of transportation to sustainable power, courtesy of our very own Sun. 

Come hear about the development of practical solar marine transportation. Emphasis will be on Solar Sal 44 - the first ever 100% Solar Powered USCG inspect passenger vessel. She is currently giving tours on the Hudson River in Upstate New York.

Speakers
DB

David Borton

Sustainable Energy Systems
Captain David Borton, Ph D, of Sustainable Energy Systems, Inc. has developed several solar technologies throughout his lifetime including solar thermal and concentrating photovoltaic power systems. In 2012 he devoted his expertise to marine propulsion. Since then he has created 5... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Technical Stage
  Presentations & Demos
  • about Captain David Borton, Ph D, of Sustainable Energy Systems, Inc. has developed several solar technologies throughout his lifetime including solar thermal and concentrating photovoltaic power systems. In 2012 he devoted his expertise to marine propulsion. Since then he has created 5 solar boats, ranging from 16 to 44 feet, with more in the works. All of these get 100% of their power from the sun without any auxiliary fossil fuel power. David is a certified as an American Boat and Yacht Council Marine Systems Electrical Technician, a US Coast Guard Credentialed Master, and has a Patent Pending on 100% solar powered electric boats.

10:00am PDT

Ditty Bag Demo with The Artful Sailor
The Artful Sailor presents the tools, materials and techniques employed in making sails, canvas items and repairs by hand. Every demonstration period is introduced and concluded with song and includes giveaways and hands on, rope grommet making.

Salty Sue and Emiliano Marino, of Sailmaker's Apprentice fame, founded The Artful Sailor Whole Earth Nautical Supply at Point Hudson in Port Townsend. They return to the Wooden Boat Festival bringing their unique and entertaining blend of salty songs, hands on marlinespike demos and all 'round chicanery. Specializing in the rigging, working and maintenance of traditional sailing craft, Salty Sue and Marino will display and demonstrate their wares: guidance, goods, tools and kits for the self-reliant sailor. Sharing and passing on traditional handsewing skills using natural and recycled materials is The Artful Sailor's mission. Harken to the bosun's whistle and the smell of pine tar and you will find a living museum of Port Townsend maritime trade history. They will have TASWENS on display, the traditionally rigged dory that Marino rowed down to Tacoma and back in the recent SEVENTY48.

Ditty Bag Demo times are 10:00-11:30, 12:30-2:00 and 3:00-4:30 every day.


Speakers
avatar for Emiliano Marino

Emiliano Marino

The Artful Sailor
We are a whole earth nautical supply providing guidance, goods and tools to make sailors more self-reliant.
avatar for Salty Sue

Salty Sue

The Artful Sailor


Friday September 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Boat Shop

10:00am PDT

Fish Printing T-Shirts
Print on t-shirts with fish in Kids’ Cove! Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s and was used by fishermen to record their catches. We use real fish to paint and make impressions on a t-shirt. Kids of all ages love Gyotaku. T-shirts cost $5 and printing is free! Hang your shirt up to dry while you tour festival, then stop on your way out to pick it up!

Friday September 6, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Kids' Cove

10:00am PDT

Kids' Boatbuilding
A perennial favorite and right of passage for all kids! Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat. Select a hull, a mast, some sailcloth, and before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail, and share the joy of building a boat! Then take the boat to the water to enjoy the sweetness of kids playing with boats on the water.

Friday September 6, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Kids' Cove

10:00am PDT

Paddleboard Pool
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. Sign up at the pool.  

Friday & Saturday 10 - 6, Sunday 10-12. Free!

Friday September 6, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm PDT
Paddleboard Pool on the Point

10:30am PDT

PT Rowing Wherry SEVENTY48 & The NWSWB CREW
How the concept and design for this boat came about and the building and testing process.

Speakers
LG

Leland Gibson

NorthWest School of Wooden Boat Building
Leland’s introduction to boats came early in life, when his father embarked upon a construction project that would span five years of on-and-off work on the family’s northern Michigan farm. His own boat building began much later, when an online search led him to the Northwest... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Boat Building Stage

10:45am PDT

Great Boat Photography
We will touch on the history and the evolution from Film to digital and spend time on what I have learned in this trade shooting Maritime for over 16 years. As well as what equipment is best for the Sea. I will also spend time on my personal Digital Photography workflow and do a small intro on the digital Adobe Darkroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Eichen

Jeff Eichen

Photography, Rawmaste™ Productions & Goods
Jeff Eichen is a Port Townsend local who specializes in black & white photography. During the 1970’s Jeff was given the privilege to study photography with Ansel Adams and Brett Weston. Jeff attended the University Of Oregon in 1976 -1980 to hone his skills in photography and then... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Adventure Stage

10:45am PDT

Set Up Your Small Boat Electronics
Learn how to set up a small boat electronics system to work with the TZ iBoat app. Will cover setting up a small NMEA network over WIFI including the Furuno DRS 4w WiFi Radar, Vesper AIS and other devices for NMEA and NMEA 2000 data.

Speakers
DJ

Daniel Joram

Nobeltec
Daniel Joram is the West Coast Sales Manager for Nobeltec. He has worked in the Marine industry for over 20 years, from operation to repair, with a good amount of that time on traditional vessels.


Friday September 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Explorer Stage

10:45am PDT

Single-Handed Sailing
Speakers
CT

Captain Teresa Carey

Morse Alpha Expeditions
Captain Teresa Carey is a US Coast Guard licensed captain, writer, and educator. She has worked aboard boats from dinghies to schooners. She has logged thousands of miles at sea, coastal and offshore. She lived aboard her 27ft boat, sailing solo between Maine and the Bahamas. She... Read More →
CB

Captain Ben Eriksen Carey

Morse Alpha Expeditions
Captain Ben Eriksen Carey began his sea life as a clammer on Long Island, NY. Since then, he’s worked aboard tall ships, yachts and tugboats, sailing over 75,000 miles. Currently, he is the co-owner of Morse Alpha Expeditions, a coastal and offshore sailing school.


Friday September 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Technical Stage

10:45am PDT

The Seafarer Collective
Hali Boyd will lead demonstrations and instruction on some of the maritime skills required for careers on work boats which students of The Seafarer Collective learn while enrolled in the program as they work to earn their industry certificates.

Speakers
HB

Hali Boyd

The Seafarer Collective
The Seafarer Collective is a new workforce development program of Grays Harbor Historical Seaport. We provide low cost pathways for young people to enter the commercial maritime trades through our innovation Coast Guard-approved online course and hands-on skill building and training... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Discovery Stage

11:00am PDT

Heritage Hard Hat Diving Demonstration
Come experience the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia exhibit and demonstrate the use of vintage hard hat diving equipment in an effort to preserve the heritage and history of the men and women who pioneered working under the sea. Demonstrations are happening twice a day at this years Wooden Boat Festival at 11:00AM and 3:00PM, don't miss it!

Speakers

Friday September 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Commons Beach

11:00am PDT

Surfacing Wood: Adze to Hand Plane
Speakers
DB

Dale Brotherton

Dale is an accomplished woodworker who spent nine years learning from Japanese carpenters before returning to the USA to start the Takumi Company in Seattle which specializes in traditional Japanese architecture.


Friday September 6, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

11:00am PDT

Martha J Tours
Longboat dock in the basin of marina, along Jefferson Street

Take a ride on the beautiful launch Martha J. Sign up at the NE corner of the marina. Boat leaves on the hour and half hour. Sign up early; these rides get booked up quickly. 
Fri    11 – 4  
Sat   9:00 – 4:30  
Sun 10 – 2

Friday September 6, 2019 11:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Harbor

11:00am PDT

Row and 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 NE corner of the marina. The boats go out 3 times a day for approximately 1.5 hour trips

Fri 11 – 4
Sat   9:00 – 4:30  
Sun 10 – 4:30

Friday September 6, 2019 11:00am - 4:00pm PDT
NE Corner of the Marina

11:30am PDT

Hollow Surfboard Construction
Learn the building techniques and approaches employed in hollow-wood surfboard and paddleboard construction. We'll discuss wood choices, issues surround weight vs. strength, and address the wide variety of paddle board designs.

Speakers
MN

Matt Nienow

Good Story Paddle Boards
Matthew Nienow lives in Port Townsend, Washington with his wife and two sons, where he builds boats and custom wooden paddle boards. Born in Los Angeles, Nienow spent most of his youth in Seattle before venturing off to the midwest for college. He holds a BA in English from St. Olaf... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Boat Building Stage

12:00pm PDT

Carla Main
Carla Main - vocals
Paul Rogers - keyboard
Dirk Anderson - bass
Kurt Festinger - sax and clarinet

Friday September 6, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

12:00pm PDT

"We" in Sea of Cortez: Carol and John Steinbeck
In 1940, John Steinbeck, weary after writing The Grapes of Wrath (1939), charted the purse seiner Western Flyer to sail to the Sea of Cortez to examine intertidal life. The trip was a gift to his best friend, marine biologist Edward F. Ricketts, and to himself--he declared that he would study to become a scientist. And that he did, as he notes in the book published a year later, Sea of Cortez: “Being more interested in distribution than in individuals, we saw dominant species and changing sizes groups which thrive and those which recede under varying conditions.” (51).

What I wish to explore in this presentation is the power of that "we" which includes John's wife Carol, an excellent sailor and collector, according to the captain of the boat, Tony Berry. Carol is left out of the narrative--but nor are John and Ed mentioned by name. I will discuss Sea of Cortez in the context of sea narratives, in the context of living aboard a purse seiner, and of the expedition's central aims: to explore the intertidal region in Baja.

Speakers
SS

Susan Shillinglaw

San Jose State University
For 30+ years, Susan Shillinglaw has been a Professor of English at San Jose State University, as well as Director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies. Dr. Shillinglaw has published widely on John Steinbeck, most recently A Journey into Steinbeck’s California; Carol and John Steinbeck... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Explorer Stage

12:00pm PDT

Building the Cormorant Boat
Speakers
avatar for Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks Boatbuilding
Douglas Brooks is a boatbuilder, writer, and researcher specializing in traditional wooden boats Since 1996 he has been documenting traditional Japanese boatbuilding. He has apprenticed with seven boatbuilders from throughout Japan. He is the sole apprentice for six of the seven teachers... Read More →
avatar for Masashi Kutsuwa

Masashi Kutsuwa

Furniture Program Director, Gifu Academy of Science and Culture
Masashi studied furniture making in Japan’s first furniture making school and now runs the furniture program at Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture in Gifu, Japan. The objectives of the Gifu Academy are to produce graduates who can develop innovative and sustainable ways... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Adventure Stage

12:00pm PDT

Care & Feeding of the Outboard Motor
The outboard motor whether as the main power source or just an auxiliary to a fishing or sail boat is a critical piece of safety gear. The motor's maintenance should not be neglected. We will offer a tour of the outboard and show what the owner can do to make the motor last longer and increase the chances of returning home safely.

Speakers
SP

Stuart Pugh

Stew has repaired almost every type of marine engine: small trolling kickers, electric drives, big diesels, steam engines, and Navy nuclear reactors.  He now teaches outboard motor repair through the NWMC, Sea Grant, and Community Boat Project.  He has closed his Port Townsend shop... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Boat Yard Stage

12:00pm PDT

Gust & Lulls: Helm & Trim Response
The wind is ever changing, sometimes chaotically and sometimes in more predictable ways. The atmosphere holds clues as to the strength of a gust and what direction it will come from or if there will be any gusts at all. Foreknowledge of gusts lets us optimize boat speed and course while avoiding dangerous jibes and knock-downs. The changing direction and speed of wind in gusts and lulls is evaluated for effect on apparent wind, sail trim, and helm response.

Speakers
avatar for David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson

Senior Marine Meteorologist, WilkinsonWX
Dave Wilkinson is a local sailor with degrees in education and meteorology and is a certified marine weather instructor for the American Sailing Association. He teaches marine weather at many northwest sailing schools including Washington Sea Grant, the Northwest Maritime Center... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Discovery Stage

12:00pm PDT

Yacht Designers Panel
Join us for a small panel of professional yacht designers who will field questions from those in the audience. This is your opportunity to ask your design questions of a panel of practicing yacht designers. Make up your questions and bring them to us; and we'll make up an answer for you... Truly a Festival highlight!

Speakers
JB

Jay Benford

Benford Design Group & Tiller
Jay Benford has been sailing since before he could walk. He apprenticed with John Atkin starting in 1962, worked for several boat building companies, and 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... Read More →
TR

Tad Roberts

TR Design
Born into a family of boatbuilders, architect/builders, artists, and sailors, Tad started drawing boats early.  He became a professional yacht designer in 1984 and in 2001 he opened his studio on Gabriola Island, BC, where he develops modern power and sailboats with strong traditional... Read More →
JH

John Harris

Chesapeake Light Craft
John Harris owns Chesapeake Light Craft, the Annapolis-based purveyor of wooden boat kits and plans. The passion runs deep; his first successful boat design was launched at age 14. John’s work as a designer and builder ranges from dinghies to large multihulls and from kayaks to... Read More →
SD

Sam Devlin

Devlin Designing Boat Builders


Friday September 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Technical Stage

12:30pm PDT

Outboard Engine Maintenance on Wooden Boats
Speakers
JH

John Hill

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
Founded in 1981, the School has taught traditional and contemporary wooden boatbuilding skills to more than 1,500 students. Our mission is to teach and preserve traditional and contemporary wooden boatbuilding skills, while developing the individual as a craftsman.


Friday September 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Boat Building Stage

12:30pm PDT

Bend Woods to Your Vision
Speakers
JZ

Jamie Zartler

Grant High School
Jamie Zartler teaches woodworking at Grant High School and the Northwest Woodworking Studio in Portland, Oregon. His furniture is inspired by Art Deco and Mid-Century pieces; but Jamie is foremost a teacher. After 30 years mastering teaching (English, Social Studies, Woodworking... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

12:30pm PDT

Ditty Bag Demo with The Artful Sailor
The Artful Sailor presents the tools, materials and techniques employed in making sails, canvas items and repairs by hand. Every demonstration period is introduced and concluded with song and includes giveaways and hands on, rope grommet making.

Salty Sue and Emiliano Marino, of Sailmaker's Apprentice fame, founded The Artful Sailor Whole Earth Nautical Supply at Point Hudson in Port Townsend. They return to the Wooden Boat Festival bringing their unique and entertaining blend of salty songs, hands on marlinespike demos and all 'round chicanery. Specializing in the rigging, working and maintenance of traditional sailing craft, Salty Sue and Marino will display and demonstrate their wares: guidance, goods, tools and kits for the self-reliant sailor. Sharing and passing on traditional handsewing skills using natural and recycled materials is The Artful Sailor's mission. Harken to the bosun's whistle and the smell of pine tar and you will find a living museum of Port Townsend maritime trade history. They will have TASWENS on display, the traditionally rigged dory that Marino rowed down to Tacoma and back in the recent SEVENTY48.

Ditty Bag Demo times are 10:00-11:30, 12:30-2:00 and 3:00-4:30 every day.


Speakers
avatar for Emiliano Marino

Emiliano Marino

The Artful Sailor
We are a whole earth nautical supply providing guidance, goods and tools to make sailors more self-reliant.
avatar for Salty Sue

Salty Sue

The Artful Sailor


Friday September 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Boat Shop

1:00pm PDT

Micaela Kingslight Quartet
Groovy, bluesy, indie-soul-rock driven by a funky rhythm section, fiercely elegant guitar playing and vocals by Micaela Kingslight, female backup vocalists and horn players.


Friday September 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

1:15pm PDT

Building the Viking Ship Polaris
Creating the 38’ replica of a Viking ship originally built on Norway’s west coast in 1030AD took daring, patience, remarkable collaborations, and a good dose of skill. Fidalgo Island boat builder, Jay Smith will share a tale of traditional shipbuilding that includes sawyers, blacksmith, sculptor, sailmaker, visionary owner, and the camaraderie that kept the project moving forward until a festive launch in November, 2017.

Speakers
JS

Jay Smith

Aspøya Boats
From apprenticeships in Norway and the Faroe Islands in the early days, Jay Smith has specialized in lapstrake construction and Viking ship building. He has shared these traditions with enthusiastic boat builders and wooden boat enthusiasts through hands-on workshops, lectures and... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Technical Stage

1:15pm PDT

Crusing the Canals of France and Italy – it may include wine
Speakers
MB

Mark Bunzel

Mark is the Editor and Publisher of the Waggoner Cruising Guide and is responsible for the annual research for all of the marinas and anchorages between Olympia and Ketchikan, Alaska. Mark’s articles and photography have appeared in magazines including Passage Maker, Northwest Yachting,Canadian... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Adventure Stage

1:15pm PDT

Modular Boat Hull Systems
Several modular small boat hull systems exist in the market today. These systems allow for quick assembly, light weight, extreme portability, design flexibility and good performance.

Speakers
RR

Roy Runyon

Roy Runyon is a former U.S. Naval Aircrewman, small boat builder, airplane pilot, member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, pedal-powered boat and multihull enthusiast.


Friday September 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Boat Yard Stage

1:15pm PDT

Sailing Vessel Stability
A moderately technical examination of mono-hull sailing vessel stability. Examples will include large and small boats, cargo and load conditions of various types, different ballast materials and configurations, and hull shapes will be discussed. Attendees questions concerning stability, motion, and ballast of all types will be welcome.

Speakers
TR

Tad Roberts

TR Design
Born into a family of boatbuilders, architect/builders, artists, and sailors, Tad started drawing boats early.  He became a professional yacht designer in 1984 and in 2001 he opened his studio on Gabriola Island, BC, where he develops modern power and sailboats with strong traditional... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Discovery Stage

1:15pm PDT

Sea Trials: Adventures on High Seas
True life adventure stories consist of events that may not always be fun while they are unfolding. Still, they can be riveting in the retelling and offer rich lessons. Wendy Hinman will share wisdom gleaned from years of experience racing and cruising and a seven-year 34,000-mile voyage, plus the harrowing story of her husband's family's nearly disastrous voyage around the world. Shipwrecked at the age of 14 along with his parents and younger sister, Garth and his family not only survived, but rebuilt the vessel and finished sailing around the globe despite significant obstacles including wild weather, pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, dengue fever, scurvy, and more. Without a working engine and no way to communicate with the outside world, they struggled to reach home before their broken rig comes crashing down and they ran out of food in a trial that tested them to their limits.

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hinman

Wendy Hinman is an adventurer, speaker and award-winning author of two books. Tightwads on the Loose is the amusing story of her 34,000-mile seven-year voyage aboard a 31-foot boat.  Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire is the story of a family’s quest to... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Explorer Stage

1:30pm PDT

Shaping Carvel Planking
A talk and demonstration of backing out carvel planking to fit to a boats framing.

Speakers
JB

Jody Boyle

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
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... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Boat Building Stage

2:00pm PDT

Tania Opland and Mike Freeman
Acoustic World Music - internationally touring duo with songs in several languages and from many cultures, and more instruments than any sane duo would travel with: hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorders, cittern, assorted unusual violins, Native American flute, ocarina, vielle-á-roue, percussion, and more.

Artists

Friday September 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

2:00pm PDT

Green Woodworking
Speakers
RB

Raphael Berrios

Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Raphael is an instructor at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and has professional experience in cabinet making, finish carpentry, and visual arts; and personal exploration in window and door making, carving, and tool making.


Friday September 6, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

2:30pm PDT

Hydraulic Steering on Wooden Boats
Speakers
JH

John Hill

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
Founded in 1981, the School has taught traditional and contemporary wooden boatbuilding skills to more than 1,500 students. Our mission is to teach and preserve traditional and contemporary wooden boatbuilding skills, while developing the individual as a craftsman.


Friday September 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Boat Building Stage

2:30pm PDT

African Cruises in Vixen
During her 11 year circumnavigation Tiffany Loney cruised the west coast of Madagascar, sailed down the Mozambique Channel and rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later she crossed and re-crossed the Atlantic Ocean to cruise up the Cassamance River of Senegal in West Africa then sailed out to the Cape Verde Islands. Tiffany will recount some of these African cruising adventures on her 34' gaff cutter "Vixen".

Speakers
TL

Tiffany Loney

Tiffany Loney is a sailor living on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. In 2015 she completed an 11 year trip trip around the world on her 34' gaff cutter ,"Vixen", with her husband and two daughters. This voyage included three Atlantic Ocean crossings and extensive exploration... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Discovery Stage

2:30pm PDT

Composting Toilets
We'll define the various types of composting toilets, review the science behind them. Determine which type is best suited for boats and why and compare composting toilets with "standard" marine plumbing systems.

Speakers
GT

Geoffrey Trott

Air Head Composting Toilets
General Manager of EOS and a pioneer of diversion toilet technology, Geoff explains how composting toilets can work for boaters and the environment.


Friday September 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Boat Yard Stage

2:30pm PDT

Cost Control As You Cruise
No matter what your budget, the length and pleasures of your cruise could be determined by what you spend as you voyage. Lin will outline dozens of ideas to help keep your costs in control, to save money on boat maintenance, re-provisioning, entertainment. Highlighted are ways to visit the most expensive places in the world on a cost conscious budget, why your dinghy, anchor gear and on-board bathing facility choices determine how much cruising costs. The potentially cost doubling, cruisers Venus fly-trap, will be revealed as well.


Speakers
LP

Lin Pardey

Lin, with her husband Larry, voyaged more than 200,000 miles on boats ranging from 24 feet to 85 feet. Her seminars, 12 books and 5 videos, encouraged thousands of potential voyagers to set sail. With Larry now in full-time professional care due to Parkinsonian dementia, she has once... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Adventure Stage

2:30pm PDT

No Flats, No Rolls: Rope Fender Construction
In this class we will learn how to build rope fenders that do not go flat or roll up under stress. subjects that ill be covered are covering materials, knotting techniques, and making the internal components.

Speakers
DA

Dennis Armstrong

The Knotted Line
Owner and operator of the Knotted Line, a company dedicated to the preservation of the knotting tradition. We began with plant hangers and graduated to rope fenders, and boarding mats for small craft. On the artistic side we like to cover hand rails, stations, steering wheels,  and... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Explorer Stage

2:30pm PDT

R2AK - The Luddite Ziska
Stanford Siver made his way to Port Townsend by way of the East Coast, where he walked out of his office job to attend the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. After falling in love with the craft Stanford never looked back. Eventually he would come to take ownership of the 38-foot Ziska, a beautiful 116 year old wooden boat that needed some love. Shortly after finishing Ziska’s restoration, Stanford decided to take the boat for a little cruise to Ketchikan and completed the 2019 Race to Alaska in historic style. Although they did not win, there’s an undeniable romanticism to the story of Ziska and its human propelled journey to the north.

Speakers

Friday September 6, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Technical Stage

2:30pm PDT

26' and Under Sail Race
Watch all willing sailboats 26 feet and under race along the festival waters in this exciting display of sailing prowess!

Skippers Meeting is at 1:00 PM.

Friday September 6, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
NWMC Beach

2:30pm PDT

26' and Under Race - Skippers' Meeting
Friday | 26’ and Under Race | Open to all small boats
    Skippers Meeting | 1 PM | NWMC beach
    Race Start | 2:30 PM

Friday September 6, 2019 2:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
NWMC Beach

3:00pm PDT

Jack Dwyer and Sue Thompson
Jack Dwyer is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and teacher based in the Pacific Northwest.  He records and performs original music under his own name and works as a freelance picker with some of the most respected Northwest and nationally-based musicians.  He tours year round, teaches privately, and operates a recording studio in Port Townsend, WA.  Formerly a resident of Portland, OR, he taught on the music faculty at Lewis and Clark College for 7 years.

Artists

Friday September 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

3:00pm PDT

Frame & Panel Construction
Speakers
SE

Steve Eastwood

Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Steve is faculty at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and a graduate of the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding.


Friday September 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

3:00pm PDT

Heritage Hard Hat Diving Demonstration
Come experience the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia exhibit and demonstrate the use of vintage hard hat diving equipment in an effort to preserve the heritage and history of the men and women who pioneered working under the sea. Demonstrations are happening twice a day at this years Wooden Boat Festival at 11:00AM and 3:00PM, don't miss it!

Speakers

Friday September 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Commons Beach

3:00pm PDT

Ditty Bag Demo with The Artful Sailor
The Artful Sailor presents the tools, materials and techniques employed in making sails, canvas items and repairs by hand. Every demonstration period is introduced and concluded with song and includes giveaways and hands on, rope grommet making.

Salty Sue and Emiliano Marino, of Sailmaker's Apprentice fame, founded The Artful Sailor Whole Earth Nautical Supply at Point Hudson in Port Townsend. They return to the Wooden Boat Festival bringing their unique and entertaining blend of salty songs, hands on marlinespike demos and all 'round chicanery. Specializing in the rigging, working and maintenance of traditional sailing craft, Salty Sue and Marino will display and demonstrate their wares: guidance, goods, tools and kits for the self-reliant sailor. Sharing and passing on traditional handsewing skills using natural and recycled materials is The Artful Sailor's mission. Harken to the bosun's whistle and the smell of pine tar and you will find a living museum of Port Townsend maritime trade history. They will have TASWENS on display, the traditionally rigged dory that Marino rowed down to Tacoma and back in the recent SEVENTY48.

Ditty Bag Demo times are 10:00-11:30, 12:30-2:00 and 3:00-4:30 every day.


Speakers
avatar for Emiliano Marino

Emiliano Marino

The Artful Sailor
We are a whole earth nautical supply providing guidance, goods and tools to make sailors more self-reliant.
avatar for Salty Sue

Salty Sue

The Artful Sailor


Friday September 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Boat Shop

3:30pm PDT

Wooden Boat Fasteners - Make Your Own Bolts
Together we will go over various types of bolts and make a few different types. This will include forming heads and threading the ends.

Speakers
LG

Leland Gibson

NorthWest School of Wooden Boat Building
Leland’s introduction to boats came early in life, when his father embarked upon a construction project that would span five years of on-and-off work on the family’s northern Michigan farm. His own boat building began much later, when an online search led him to the Northwest... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Boat Building Stage

3:45pm PDT

How to Steer with the Sails
Nancy Erley shares tricks for hands-off steering without an autopilot or wind vane and how to steer if the rudder falls off. Includes true sea stories and easy ways to experiment with your boat (just in case) and for the fun of it.

Speakers
NE

Nancy Erley

Tethys Offshore, Inc
Nancy Erley loves boats, and it has been said that if you stand next to her, and listen to her stories long enough, you will start to love boats too. Captain of two 5 year all-women world circumnavigations, Nancy’s beloved Orca 38 Tethys served as an ocean sailing classroom for... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Adventure Stage

3:45pm PDT

R2AK - Team Solveig
Stina completed the Race to Alaska this year after her brother George prompted the idea by asking: “‘Hey, you want to go do something stupid and crazy?”. Her answer was a resounding yes and the sibling pair went on to conquer the journey up the Inside Passage in a modern Norwegian rowboat by the name of Solveig. The boat performed amazing on the seas and the 20 day journey proved to be just as magical of an experience as the sibling duo had hoped for.

Speakers

Friday September 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Technical Stage

3:45pm PDT

Salvaging The Royal George
Present history of the 100 Gun wooden ship Royal George from its construction phase to its duties while in service.
Why it sunk and its salvage using vintage diving means and methods.

Speakers

Friday September 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Explorer Stage

3:45pm PDT

Whats new at Nobletec
Overview of the new features in Timezero v4. Including our new high resolution weather forecast, TZ iLog, a new way for automatic trip recording and track recall, augmented reality and more.

Speakers
DJ

Daniel Joram

Nobeltec
Daniel Joram is the West Coast Sales Manager for Nobeltec. He has worked in the Marine industry for over 20 years, from operation to repair, with a good amount of that time on traditional vessels.


Friday September 6, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Discovery Stage

4:00pm PDT

Combo Choro
Combo Choro is a Port Townsend based group of Brazilian Choro musicians. Choro is a fun, danceable, form of Brazilian jazz, which predates Samba and Bossa Nova. We have played for a couple of years to enthusiastic audiences on the WB main stage. Combo Choro is Al Bergstein on mandolin, Dick Lynn on guitar, Kindy Kemp on flute, Baila Dworsky on bass and vocals, Ken Morris on clarinet.

Artists

Friday September 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

4:00pm PDT

Japanese Hand Saws and Joinery
Speakers
JF

Jason Forster

Jason started his woodworking career as an apprentice to Oakland carpenter Jay van Arsdale building over 70 bonsai display benches with entirely hand-cut joinery for the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt. Recently, Jason and another Bay Area carpenter completed the installation of an... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

4:30pm PDT

Essentials of Sailmaking
A 1.5 hour chalk talk that touches on the history and process of sailmaking from materials and design to machine sewing and handwork. Lecture includes information on tools, sail inventory, and types of rigs. All this interspersed with a few choice sea stories on light air sailing, storm sail tactics, and passage making!

Speakers
CH

Carol Hasse

Sailmaker, sailor, writer, sailing instructor, founder and owner of Port Townsend Sails, Carol is one of the original Wooden Boat Festival organizers. She has sailed over 40,000 miles offshore in waters around the world and has been the owner of the S/V Lorraine—a 1959 25’ Nordic... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Sail Loft

5:00pm PDT

Whozyamama Cajun and Zydeco
Whozyamama plays two steps and waltzes from south Louisiana with Accordion, fiddle, guitar, drum and bass.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Allen

Tami Allen

Vocals fiddle and rubboard, Whozyamama Cajun and Zydeco
Tami and Claudette are celebrating 25 years of music together. we have played at Folklife since 1995. First in Les Femmes d'Enfer and now as Whozyamama.


Friday September 6, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

5:00pm PDT

Tuning Japanese Planes
Speakers
avatar for Masashi Kutsuwa

Masashi Kutsuwa

Furniture Program Director, Gifu Academy of Science and Culture
Masashi studied furniture making in Japan’s first furniture making school and now runs the furniture program at Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture in Gifu, Japan. The objectives of the Gifu Academy are to produce graduates who can develop innovative and sustainable ways... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

5:00pm PDT

Pete Seeger sing-a-long
Come sing-a-long to the classic tunes of Pete Seeger at this year's Wooden Boat Festival, who would have been 100 years old this year! 

Friday September 6, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Discovery Stage

6:00pm PDT

Race to Alaska Blazer Party
Special Race to Alaska ticketed event  

Join us for the R2AK Blazer Party September 6th, 6-8pm at the Northwest Maritime Center and mix it up with racers and R2AK high command. We’re throwing that finish line party, recognizing the world records that were established, handing out some awards, announcing the details for next year’s race and snacking and toasting.

Purchase tickets here.

Friday September 6, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Adventure Stage

6:15pm PDT

Delta Rays
The Delta Rays have been together for about 20 years and have influences ranging from Zydeco, R&B, Irish fiddle and Tex-Mex accordion, Gypsy, swing and R&B. Their play list is half original material half cover, and is geared toward the dancing public of all ages.


Friday September 6, 2019 6:15pm - 8:30pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

7:00pm PDT

Sea Shanty Circle
Come enjoy a Wooden Boat Festival classic, the sea shanty circle at the Marina Room with Wayne Palsson! Happening both Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00PM-10:00PM, all ages appropriate.

Artists

Friday September 6, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Marina Room

8:30pm PDT

Joy In Mudville
Roots Rock / Americana. Joy in Mudville combines influences from old-time bluegrass, folk, rock, country, and blues & funk, playing about half original tunes and half reimagined covers, with Jason on clawhammer banjo/acoustic & electric guitar/vocals, Kim on acoustic guitar/vocals, Paul on bass/vocals, and Terry on drums. Whether an original tune, a driving barn-burner, some funk rock, or one of many Grateful Dead covers, our music is super-high-energy with tight harmonies, clever arrangements, and danceable grooves.

Speakers

Friday September 6, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage
 
Saturday, September 7
 

8:00am PDT

Rowing Race - Registration
Saturday | Rowing Race | Open to all human-powered watercraft 
Paddleboards, Wherries, Dorys, Rowing shells, Kayaks, Longboats, Outriggers, Dinghies and Gigs
Registration | 8 – 9 AM | NWMC beach
    Race Start | 10 AM
    Long & short courses

Saturday September 7, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
NWMC Beach

9:00am PDT

Northwest Schooner Cup - Skippers' Meeting
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 

Saturday September 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
NWMC Beach

9:00am PDT

Martha J Tours
Longboat dock in the basin of marina, along Jefferson Street

Take a ride on the beautiful launch Martha J. Sign up at the NE corner of the marina. Boat leaves on the hour and half hour. Sign up early; these rides get booked up quickly. 
Fri    11 – 4  
Sat   9:00 – 4:30  
Sun 10 – 2

Saturday September 7, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm PDT
Harbor

9:00am PDT

Row and 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 NE corner of the marina. The boats go out 3 times a day for approximately 1.5 hour trips

Fri 11 – 4
Sat   9:00 – 4:30  
Sun 10 – 4:30

Saturday September 7, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm PDT
NE Corner of the Marina

9:30am PDT

Caulking
Speakers
JB

Jody Boyle

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
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... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am PDT
Boat Building Stage

9:30am PDT

Introduction to Traditional Navigation
Speakers
CT

Captain Teresa Carey

Morse Alpha Expeditions
Captain Teresa Carey is a US Coast Guard licensed captain, writer, and educator. She has worked aboard boats from dinghies to schooners. She has logged thousands of miles at sea, coastal and offshore. She lived aboard her 27ft boat, sailing solo between Maine and the Bahamas. She... Read More →
CB

Captain Ben Eriksen Carey

Morse Alpha Expeditions
Captain Ben Eriksen Carey began his sea life as a clammer on Long Island, NY. Since then, he’s worked aboard tall ships, yachts and tugboats, sailing over 75,000 miles. Currently, he is the co-owner of Morse Alpha Expeditions, a coastal and offshore sailing school.


Saturday September 7, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Adventure Stage

9:30am PDT

Restoring the Western Flyer: Stories of Progress
Susan Shillinglaw and Chris Chase will present on the progress made restoring the Western Flyer; they will share stories of progress and challenges: obtaining wood, creating educational programs, restoring the wheel house (Maritime Heritage grant) and more!

Speakers
SS

Susan Shillinglaw

San Jose State University
For 30+ years, Susan Shillinglaw has been a Professor of English at San Jose State University, as well as Director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies. Dr. Shillinglaw has published widely on John Steinbeck, most recently A Journey into Steinbeck’s California; Carol and John Steinbeck... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Technical Stage

9:30am PDT

Tuning the Japanese Plane
Speakers
avatar for Masashi Kutsuwa

Masashi Kutsuwa

Furniture Program Director, Gifu Academy of Science and Culture
Masashi studied furniture making in Japan’s first furniture making school and now runs the furniture program at Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture in Gifu, Japan. The objectives of the Gifu Academy are to produce graduates who can develop innovative and sustainable ways... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Woodworking Stage

9:30am PDT

Using As-Built Line and Off Set Plans
A wide variety of 3D modeling tools are available today, but the use of these programs is often obscure, and until recently too expensive for the occasional user. Wooden boats are inherently 3D and even relatively minor structural updates require careful measurements, creation of cutting templates, and several iterations in the construction process to successfully integrate within an existing classic vessel. Today, all new boat designs begin as 3D CAD models. This presentation summarizes how common projects (e.g., repowering, interior modifications, and cockpit redesign) for classic vessels can also benefit from 3D modeling. Autodesk's Fusion 360 modeling environment is free for hobbyist use, and is used to capture lines and offsets from drafted plans. Steps to build 3D, full scale hull, transom, and keel models will be demonstrated using the author's Cheoy Lee Lion sloop (designed by Arthur Robb in 1949) as an example, based on plans obtained from Mystic Seaport Museum.

Speakers
JW

Jim Waite

Jim has loved wooden boats since before building a 15’ Acorn sailing skiff 30 years ago, Currently he lives on Orcas Island and is the caretaker/owner of a 35’ Cheoy Lee Lion sloop with a teak-planked hull built in 1962. With his engineering background, Jim has often looked at... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Explorer Stage

9:30am PDT

When North Goes South: Care of your Magnetic Compass
Speakers
BH

Bill Haimes

WBF veteran he 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, has cruised and raced a variety of boats, including a 50' wooden sailboat. Currently he keeps us on course by adjusting... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Discovery Stage

10:00am PDT

Ditty Bag Demo with The Artful Sailor
The Artful Sailor presents the tools, materials and techniques employed in making sails, canvas items and repairs by hand. Every demonstration period is introduced and concluded with song and includes giveaways and hands on, rope grommet making.

Salty Sue and Emiliano Marino, of Sailmaker's Apprentice fame, founded The Artful Sailor Whole Earth Nautical Supply at Point Hudson in Port Townsend. They return to the Wooden Boat Festival bringing their unique and entertaining blend of salty songs, hands on marlinespike demos and all 'round chicanery. Specializing in the rigging, working and maintenance of traditional sailing craft, Salty Sue and Marino will display and demonstrate their wares: guidance, goods, tools and kits for the self-reliant sailor. Sharing and passing on traditional handsewing skills using natural and recycled materials is The Artful Sailor's mission. Harken to the bosun's whistle and the smell of pine tar and you will find a living museum of Port Townsend maritime trade history. They will have TASWENS on display, the traditionally rigged dory that Marino rowed down to Tacoma and back in the recent SEVENTY48.

Ditty Bag Demo times are 10:00-11:30, 12:30-2:00 and 3:00-4:30 every day.

Speakers
avatar for Emiliano Marino

Emiliano Marino

The Artful Sailor
We are a whole earth nautical supply providing guidance, goods and tools to make sailors more self-reliant.
avatar for Salty Sue

Salty Sue

The Artful Sailor


Saturday September 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Boat Shop

10:00am PDT

Essentials of Sail Making
Speakers
CH

Carol Hasse

Sailmaker, sailor, writer, sailing instructor, founder and owner of Port Townsend Sails, Carol is one of the original Wooden Boat Festival organizers. She has sailed over 40,000 miles offshore in waters around the world and has been the owner of the S/V Lorraine—a 1959 25’ Nordic... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Sail Loft

10:00am PDT

Rowing Race
Anyone with a human powered craft can participate in this awesome rowing race! 

Saturday September 7, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
NWMC Beach

10:00am PDT

Hands-on Stitch & Glue
Speakers
MW

Matthew Weaver

Fiberglass Supply
Matthew Weaver works for Fiberglass Supply based out of Burlington Washington where they “sell cool stuff to cool people so that they can make cooler stuff”. Come learn from his experience with fiberglass and get to making some cool stuff for yourself!


Saturday September 7, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Boat Yard Stage

10:00am PDT

Fish Printing T-Shirts
Print on t-shirts with fish in Kids’ Cove! Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s and was used by fishermen to record their catches. We use real fish to paint and make impressions on a t-shirt. Kids of all ages love Gyotaku. T-shirts cost $5 and printing is free! Hang your shirt up to dry while you tour festival, then stop on your way out to pick it up!

Saturday September 7, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Kids' Cove

10:00am PDT

Kids' Boatbuilding
A perennial favorite and right of passage for all kids! Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat. Select a hull, a mast, some sailcloth, and before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail, and share the joy of building a boat! Then take the boat to the water to enjoy the sweetness of kids playing with boats on the water.

Saturday September 7, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Kids' Cove

10:00am PDT

Paddleboard Pool
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. Sign up at the pool.  

Friday & Saturday 10 - 6, Sunday 10-12. Free!

Saturday September 7, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm PDT
Paddleboard Pool on the Point

10:30am PDT

Norse Boat Building
Speakers
JS

Jay Smith

Aspøya Boats
From apprenticeships in Norway and the Faroe Islands in the early days, Jay Smith has specialized in lapstrake construction and Viking ship building. He has shared these traditions with enthusiastic boat builders and wooden boat enthusiasts through hands-on workshops, lectures and... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Boat Building Stage

10:45am PDT

Decarbonize Your Vessel and Join the Inside Passage Clean Water Community
This presentation features the Inside Passage Debarbonization Project's basic decarbonizing strategies, an update on what is happening in other parts and ports, state of art new and old vessel decarbonizing examples using a wide range of clean propulsion, the most recent strategic successes and an open invitation to join the clean water prosperity community at the center of the IPDP's work

Speakers
PW

Peter Wilcox

Inside Passage Decarbonization Project
Capt. Peter Wilcox, is a Canadian Coastal Champion and past president of Columbia Riverkeeper. His Inside Passage Decarbonization Project works to make it easy to go petroleum-free, as Peter has for 19 years, 11 on AMA Natura.  Members of this clean water community switch to waste-biomass... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Discovery Stage

10:45am PDT

Lights, Shapes & Sounds: Rules of the Road
Speakers
CT

Captain Teresa Carey

Morse Alpha Expeditions
Captain Teresa Carey is a US Coast Guard licensed captain, writer, and educator. She has worked aboard boats from dinghies to schooners. She has logged thousands of miles at sea, coastal and offshore. She lived aboard her 27ft boat, sailing solo between Maine and the Bahamas. She... Read More →
CB

Captain Ben Eriksen Carey

Morse Alpha Expeditions
Captain Ben Eriksen Carey began his sea life as a clammer on Long Island, NY. Since then, he’s worked aboard tall ships, yachts and tugboats, sailing over 75,000 miles. Currently, he is the co-owner of Morse Alpha Expeditions, a coastal and offshore sailing school.


Saturday September 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Explorer Stage

10:45am PDT

Tips and Tricks for Extended Cruising
Wendy Hinman, award winning author of Tightwads on the Loose and Sea Trials, will share the wisdom she gathered during her 7-year 34,000 miles aboard her 31 foot cutter with her husband. From provisioning to hauling groceries, managing laundry, water and money, to staying cool and setting up your boat for maximum comfort and coping with the emotions and relationship challenges of life afloat.

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hinman

Wendy Hinman is an adventurer, speaker and award-winning author of two books. Tightwads on the Loose is the amusing story of her 34,000-mile seven-year voyage aboard a 31-foot boat.  Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire is the story of a family’s quest to... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Technical Stage

10:45am PDT

Wooden Boats in Wild Scenic Places
In a continuing effort to shine a spotlight on wild and scenic rivers, this presentation will show wooden boats running extreme white water in wild and scenic rivers. Greg and his small group of river runners were recently featured on a PBS special in a segment for Oregon Field Guide where they ran the Wild and Scenic Rogue River - one of the first eight rivers inducted into the Wild and Scenic protection program. Footage from that program will be shown along with breathtaking footage from other Wild and Scenic Rivers like the Middle Fork Salmon, Colorado, and Owyhee Rivers.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Hatten

Greg Hatten

Outfitter/Guide, WoodenBoat Adventures
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... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Adventure Stage

11:00am PDT

North Star Stage Plays
Come see Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure – another long-time Festival favorite. This short play will engage kids of all ages, and often encourages enthusiastic audience participation! Come sit on the hay bales and enjoy the hilarious, family-friendly play. Located behind Artist Row on the way to The Point.

Saturday September 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
North Star Stage

11:00am PDT

Bertram Levy
Artists

Saturday September 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

11:00am PDT

Heritage Hard Hat Diving Demonstration
Come experience the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia exhibit and demonstrate the use of vintage hard hat diving equipment in an effort to preserve the heritage and history of the men and women who pioneered working under the sea. Demonstrations are happening twice a day at this years Wooden Boat Festival at 11:00AM and 3:00PM, don't miss it!

Speakers

Saturday September 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Commons Beach

11:00am PDT

How to get Micro-Thin Shavings with Hand Planes
Speakers
AH

Andrew Hunter

Hailing from New York, Andrew is a self-taught woodworker offering a unique perspective to other Americans exploring Eastern woodworking. His workshops demonstrate that by understanding the fundamental principles behind other cultures' tools and techniques all woodworkers can benefit... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

11:30am PDT

Charging Batteries: Shore Power vs. Solar & Wind Power
Speakers
NS

NWSWB Systems Program

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building


Saturday September 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Boat Building Stage

12:00pm PDT

The Whateverly Brothers
Fabulous Maritime music with humor and fun.


Saturday September 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

12:00pm PDT

A Family Sails Around the World
Have you ever dreamed of sailing around the world with your family? Pam Wall with her husband and two small children followed their dreams of seeing the world from the deck of their 39 foot sloop. Share Pam’s adventures aboard her boat as she and her family circumnavigate the world. Watching two young children grow up aboard a small boat is not only fascinating, but educational as well. See the family’s enthusiasm for this wonderful lifestyle in a slide presentation that will make you want to cast off!

Speakers
PW

Pam Wall

Pam Wall Cruising and Sailing
Pam Wall is well known for outfitting world cruisers, consulting on prospective routes for cruising, her sailing instruction, and as a seminar speaker who encourages and educates on the cruising lifestyle. Pam sailed around the world on her home built Freya 39, KANDARIK. Pam worked... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Adventure Stage

12:00pm PDT

Electric Propulsion
History and current developments in electric propulsion.

Speakers
JG

Joe Grez

PropEle Electric Boat Motors Inc
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 1st offshore solar boat race.


Saturday September 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Explorer Stage

12:00pm PDT

Seventy48: A Harrowing Personal Account
Ted will chronicle his descent from upstanding if hapless young non-sailor to the watercraft-addled bilge-roach he is today.  Delving into such risky behaviors as talking his way into R2AKing a 17 foot sloop just a few months after learning to sail, meeting older male strangers online in order to “get offshore,” and forgetting how very very bad Seventy48 was the first time, Ted’s cautionary tale illuminates the depths to which a normal person can sink among the moldy fiberglass and expeditious weirdos of the Salish Sea boating scene. Ted Sweeney is a Race To Alaska (2015) and Seventy48 (2018, 2019) finisher.  He lives in Ballard with a backyard full of paddlecraft and a house full of other young people too Seattle Freeze-y to complain about the backyard full of paddlecraft.
 

Speakers

Saturday September 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Technical Stage

12:00pm PDT

The Gaff Rig: The Logical Choice for Offshore Sailing
Although often regarded as a romantic relic of sail evolution, the gaff rig has many valuable qualities for today's cruising sailors. Bruce will discuss the advantages of the gaff rig drawing from his experience of sailing around the world on his own gaff cutter, Vixen.

Speakers
BH

Bruce Halabisky

Bruce Halabisky is a traditional wooden boat builder and sailor who lives on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. He is a frequent contributor to Wooden Boat Magazine and was a recipient of the Ed Monk memorial scholarship for his efforts in preserving traditional hull shapes. He... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Discovery Stage

12:00pm PDT

Poster Signing with Hannah Viano
Renowned paper cut artist Hannah Viano, creator of this year's Wooden Boat Festival poster artwork, will be signing posters in the Merch Tent from 12-2 on Saturday the 7th. Come have yours signed! Posters available for sale in the merch tent and in the Chandlery. 

Artists

Saturday September 7, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Merchandise Tent Near corner of Jefferson and Jackson

12:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Reading the Grain
Speakers
JZ

Jamie Zartler

Grant High School
Jamie Zartler teaches woodworking at Grant High School and the Northwest Woodworking Studio in Portland, Oregon. His furniture is inspired by Art Deco and Mid-Century pieces; but Jamie is foremost a teacher. After 30 years mastering teaching (English, Social Studies, Woodworking... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

12:30pm PDT

Ditty Bag Demo with The Artful Sailor
The Artful Sailor presents the tools, materials and techniques employed in making sails, canvas items and repairs by hand. Every demonstration period is introduced and concluded with song and includes giveaways and hands on, rope grommet making.

Salty Sue and Emiliano Marino, of Sailmaker's Apprentice fame, founded The Artful Sailor Whole Earth Nautical Supply at Point Hudson in Port Townsend. They return to the Wooden Boat Festival bringing their unique and entertaining blend of salty songs, hands on marlinespike demos and all 'round chicanery. Specializing in the rigging, working and maintenance of traditional sailing craft, Salty Sue and Marino will display and demonstrate their wares: guidance, goods, tools and kits for the self-reliant sailor. Sharing and passing on traditional handsewing skills using natural and recycled materials is The Artful Sailor's mission. Harken to the bosun's whistle and the smell of pine tar and you will find a living museum of Port Townsend maritime trade history. They will have TASWENS on display, the traditionally rigged dory that Marino rowed down to Tacoma and back in the recent SEVENTY48.

Ditty Bag Demo times are 10:00-11:30, 12:30-2:00 and 3:00-4:30 every day.


Speakers
avatar for Emiliano Marino

Emiliano Marino

The Artful Sailor
We are a whole earth nautical supply providing guidance, goods and tools to make sailors more self-reliant.
avatar for Salty Sue

Salty Sue

The Artful Sailor


Saturday September 7, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Boat Shop

1:00pm PDT

Abakis
Abakis creates collaborative music that bridges new and old worlds: a delicate blend of orchestral jazz pop and classic soul led by powerhouse vocals and fingerpicking country swing guitar. Born and bred in Virginia where she learned to sing jazz in her father's restaurant, Aba migrated westward to find collaborators in the woodland pockets of Washington State. In 2016 Abakis was selected as a fellow of the Dosti Music Project, an international residency bringing together musicians from India, Pakistan and the United States. After a sojourn in Brooklyn and points east, Aba has returned to Washington state to make the northwest her home. Her band now sways with soulful folk and country swing, blending these together with elements of pop and jazz. Stay tuned for more updates on her upcoming album.

Artists

Saturday September 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

1:15pm PDT

Composting Toilets
We'll define the various types of composting toilets, review the science behind them. Determine which type is best suited for boats and why and compare composting toilets with "standard" marine plumbing systems.

Speakers
GT

Geoffrey Trott

Air Head Composting Toilets
General Manager of EOS and a pioneer of diversion toilet technology, Geoff explains how composting toilets can work for boaters and the environment.


Saturday September 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Boat Yard Stage

1:15pm PDT

History of Japanese Boat Builders in BC
Discussion of the various types of British Colombian designed and built fishing boats. Historic types, their design evolution, gear and construction will be examined. Focus will be on the designer builders from 1920-1980 and how boat design changed with economic and cultural influences.

Speakers
TR

Tad Roberts

TR Design
Born into a family of boatbuilders, architect/builders, artists, and sailors, Tad started drawing boats early.  He became a professional yacht designer in 1984 and in 2001 he opened his studio on Gabriola Island, BC, where he develops modern power and sailboats with strong traditional... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Discovery Stage

1:15pm PDT

Hokule´a: A 3-year Voyage Around the World
Learn about the voyages of the Hawaiian sailing canoe Hokule´a along with traditional Hawaiian methods of navigation, and how education outreach continues with hands on activities for students young and old. 

Speakers
SS

Steve Soltysik

Polynesian Voyaging Society
Captain Steven Soltysik was the Wooden Boat Foundation Shop Supervisor/Educator from 2006–2008. He has crossed numerous oceans including the Pacific, Caribbean, North and South Atlantic. He is a part-time maritime teacher on the island of Hawaii where he represents the Polynesian... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Adventure Stage

1:15pm PDT

Women's Offshore Panel
Join all star sailors Captain Teresa Carey, Nancy Erly, Lin Pardey, Wendy Hinman and Tiffany Loney and moderator Ace Spragg for a deep dive into sailing offshore. This incredible women’s panel has 2 Bluewater Cruising award winners, more circumnavigations and authored books than I can count, and a documentary under their belt. Join them as they share their experiences through spirited conversation.

Speakers
NE

Nancy Erley

Tethys Offshore, Inc
Nancy Erley loves boats, and it has been said that if you stand next to her, and listen to her stories long enough, you will start to love boats too. Captain of two 5 year all-women world circumnavigations, Nancy’s beloved Orca 38 Tethys served as an ocean sailing classroom for... Read More →
LP

Lin Pardey

Lin, with her husband Larry, voyaged more than 200,000 miles on boats ranging from 24 feet to 85 feet. Her seminars, 12 books and 5 videos, encouraged thousands of potential voyagers to set sail. With Larry now in full-time professional care due to Parkinsonian dementia, she has once... Read More →
CT

Captain Teresa Carey

Morse Alpha Expeditions
Captain Teresa Carey is a US Coast Guard licensed captain, writer, and educator. She has worked aboard boats from dinghies to schooners. She has logged thousands of miles at sea, coastal and offshore. She lived aboard her 27ft boat, sailing solo between Maine and the Bahamas. She... Read More →
TL

Tiffany Loney

Tiffany Loney is a sailor living on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. In 2015 she completed an 11 year trip trip around the world on her 34' gaff cutter ,"Vixen", with her husband and two daughters. This voyage included three Atlantic Ocean crossings and extensive exploration... Read More →
WH

Wendy Hinman

Wendy Hinman is an adventurer, speaker and award-winning author of two books. Tightwads on the Loose is the amusing story of her 34,000-mile seven-year voyage aboard a 31-foot boat.  Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire is the story of a family’s quest to... Read More →
CA

Captain Ace Spragg

Northwest Maritime Center


Saturday September 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Technical Stage

1:15pm PDT

Woodenspars: Building a Better Tree
For a few thousand years the tree was the dominant paradigm. The industrial revolution brought new thought to the strength of materials and adhesive technologies. The process of making a mast evolved to laminated, hollow structures, My talk will explain the engineering involved and how to choose the appropriate technique for your project. Samples and video of the many ways to do this work.

Speakers
BT

Bruce Tipton

Woodenspars
After more than 45 years of building masts and messing about with boats, it often feels like I never graduated from shop class. I have already made most of the simple mistakes and may be able to save you some of those on your project.


Saturday September 7, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Explorer Stage

1:30pm PDT

Marine Corrosion: To Bond or Not to Bond Wooden Boats
Speakers
NS

NWSWB Systems Program

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building


Saturday September 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Boat Building Stage

1:30pm PDT

Turn Extra Lines into Thump Mats!
This will be and intense hands on discussion of what can be done with old lines that are too good to throw away and taking up valued storage space. Instruction will employ both visual and hands on techniques to aid in the learning process. In this class we will use the old lines to make thump mats and door mats.

Speakers
DA

Dennis Armstrong

The Knotted Line
Owner and operator of the Knotted Line, a company dedicated to the preservation of the knotting tradition. We began with plant hangers and graduated to rope fenders, and boarding mats for small craft. On the artistic side we like to cover hand rails, stations, steering wheels,  and... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Sail Loft

2:00pm PDT

Pint and Dale
Traditional and Modern Music of the Sea.
" The North American pair provides decidedly different entertainment in the world of maritime music. They deliver dynamic vocals and instrumental fireworks, early music to modern, traditional to contemporary, heart-wrenching to downright silly, with powerful harmonies and dramatic instrumental work on guitar. mandolin, penny whistles and hurdy-gurdy. Their material is well researched, authentic and from the heart."
Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, UK

Artists

Saturday September 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

2:00pm PDT

Turning a Wooden Mallet
Speakers
JM

John McCormack

John is a graduate of the Cabinet and Furniture Making Program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston and holds an MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.


Saturday September 7, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

2:30pm PDT

Vacuum Infusion: Carbon Fiber Over Wood
Speakers
BB

Bruce Blatchley & Brandon Davis

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.


Saturday September 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Boat Building Stage

2:30pm PDT

700-miles downwind to Alaska: How a one summer voyage turned into three
Setting off from Victoria, British Columbia aboard their Grand Soleil 39 Yahtzee, Andy and Jill Cross’ plan was to voyage north to Alaska for the spring and summer of 2017 with two goals in mind: Sail as much of the 700-mile route north as possible and, once there, explore Alaska to the fullest. Along with their two young sons, they took an unconventional route downwind along the west coast of Vancouver Island, north to Haida Gwaii, and into Alaska, while only sailing upwind or motoring a mere 90 miles. Goal one achieved! Then, little did they know at the time, their summer exploring Southeast Alaska turned into over two years and thousands of miles sailing to Kodiak Island, Prince William Sound, the Kenai Peninsula and wintering in Seward. In this presentation, Andy will take you along for the ride through this unconventional adventure while also offering tips for taking a similar route.


Speakers
AC

Andy Cross

Sailing Yahtzee
Andy Cross is an editor and writer with Three Sheets Northwest (threesheetsnw.com) and 48° North Magazine. Along with his wife and two sons, he cruises full-time on their 1984 Grand Soleil 39 Yahtzee, and just completed over two years of sailing and living in Alaska. Read about his... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Discovery Stage

2:30pm PDT

Daughter of Lotus - A New Cruiser/Racer Trimaran for 49 North
Peter will show his new design, DAUGHTER OF LOTUS. This trailerable 27 footer entry-level trimaran is crafted explicitly for conditions at 49 N, and is designed for owner-building or kit construction. It meshes with the needs of Pacific Northwest marinas, launch ramps,waves, winds, weather, temperatures, insurance companies, and entails simplified building methods. A seaworthy, fast, ergonomic, safe, fuel-efficient and durable craft that is easy on the owner emerges, ready to take us to the many exquisite cruising grounds in our region. This boat takes up what Ian Farrier left out of his wonderful boats, and meshes with what Jim Brown incorporated into his legendary Searunner line of trimarans.

Speakers
PW

Peter Walford

Peter Walford brings 45 years of experience of owning, racing, cruising, liveaboarding and talking trimarans in British Columbia waters. Six tris from 15 to 37 feet, from 400 to 10,000 pounds, and speeds to 25 knots inspire his cruising/racing outlook about conditions at 49 N. His... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Explorer Stage

2:30pm PDT

Inside the Salish 100: Biggest Small Boat Cruise Anywhere
This summer, the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters organized what turned out to be a "happening" event—the Salish 100 small-boat cruise from Olympia to Port Townsend, which attracted boaters from all across North America. Almost 200 boats signed up, including a fleet of 20 larger support vessels, making the Salish 100 by far the largest small-boat cruise anywhere in the world. Why would 200 boat owners want to cruise the length of Puget Sound together, and how did it go? (Why do so many folks want to cruise aboard small boats in the first place...and is this a sign that small boats might be in your future?) Marty Loken, who organizes events for the Pocket Yachters and also serves as Associate Editor of Small Craft Advisor magazine, shares the whole, colorful Salish 100 story, and offers a personal review of the best small boats available for camp-cruising adventures like the Salish 100.

Speakers
avatar for Marty Loken

Marty Loken

Event Organizer, Port Townsend Pocket Yachters
Marty Loken is Associate Editor of Small Craft Advisor magazine; Editor of Duckworks Magazine, and event organizer for the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters club, which each July offers the Pocket Yacht Palooza event for small boats, along with the ensuing Palooza Crooza event.">Marty... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Adventure Stage

2:30pm PDT

Whisky, Wiretaps and the Northwest's Rumrunning King
How does Olmstead - a rising-star Lieutenant in the Seattle Police Department – decide to form a gang and become the Northwest’s Rumrunning King? Roy Olmstead’s story is a surprisingly classic tale of Northwest entrepreneurship, innovation, and spirit – frequently carried out in dramatic fashion on the water from British Columbia to south Puget Sound up until his final arrest during the infamous Woodmont Dock Raid, Thanksgiving Day, 1925.

Steve Edmiston, founder of The Good Bootlegger’s Guild, will immerse you in a bygone era of dramatic Northwest politics and culture wars, a shipping supply chain premised upon hiding from federal law enforcement gunboats, an illegal economic empire built by a man who refused to let his employees carry guns, and a bootlegging story that collides with law enforcement all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Speakers
SE

Steve Edmiston

Quadrant45 LLC
Steve is a Seattle business and entertainment attorney, independent film screenwriter and producer, and frequent speaker on Northwest prohibition, film finance and production, and entrepreneurship. He founded The Good Bootleggers Guild, and recently completed a sold-out, three-part... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Technical Stage

2:30pm PDT

Varnishing Tips
I will be discussing varnishing and a few other finishes. I'll explain techniques, tools, safety, and tricks to help boatowners and aspiring finishers. I'll also do some demonstration

Speakers
JB

Joni Blanchard

Leatherwood Finishing Company
I've been varnishing/painting all kinds of beautiful boats around Port Townsend independently, as Leatherwood Finishing Company, now for 31 years.  I authored the book, 'Tricks, Cheating & Chingaderos' - 'Knowledge & Tips for Varnishing/Painting Wooden Boats', which will be available... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Boat Yard Stage

3:00pm PDT

North Star Stage Plays
Come see Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure – another long-time Festival favorite. This short play will engage kids of all ages, and often encourages enthusiastic audience participation! Come sit on the hay bales and enjoy the hilarious, family-friendly play. Located behind Artist Row on the way to The Point.

Saturday September 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
North Star Stage

3:00pm PDT

Tania Opland
Acoustic World Music

Artists

Saturday September 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

3:00pm PDT

Heritage Hard Hat Diving Demonstration
Come experience the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia exhibit and demonstrate the use of vintage hard hat diving equipment in an effort to preserve the heritage and history of the men and women who pioneered working under the sea. Demonstrations are happening twice a day at this years Wooden Boat Festival at 11:00AM and 3:00PM, don't miss it!

Speakers

Saturday September 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Commons Beach

3:00pm PDT

Ditty Bag Demo with The Artful Sailor
The Artful Sailor presents the tools, materials and techniques employed in making sails, canvas items and repairs by hand. Every demonstration period is introduced and concluded with song and includes giveaways and hands on, rope grommet making.

Salty Sue and Emiliano Marino, of Sailmaker's Apprentice fame, founded The Artful Sailor Whole Earth Nautical Supply at Point Hudson in Port Townsend. They return to the Wooden Boat Festival bringing their unique and entertaining blend of salty songs, hands on marlinespike demos and all 'round chicanery. Specializing in the rigging, working and maintenance of traditional sailing craft, Salty Sue and Marino will display and demonstrate their wares: guidance, goods, tools and kits for the self-reliant sailor. Sharing and passing on traditional handsewing skills using natural and recycled materials is The Artful Sailor's mission. Harken to the bosun's whistle and the smell of pine tar and you will find a living museum of Port Townsend maritime trade history. They will have TASWENS on display, the traditionally rigged dory that Marino rowed down to Tacoma and back in the recent SEVENTY48.

Ditty Bag Demo times are 10:00-11:30, 12:30-2:00 and 3:00-4:30 every day.


Speakers
avatar for Emiliano Marino

Emiliano Marino

The Artful Sailor
We are a whole earth nautical supply providing guidance, goods and tools to make sailors more self-reliant.
avatar for Salty Sue

Salty Sue

The Artful Sailor


Saturday September 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Boat Shop

3:00pm PDT

Northwest Schooner Cup
All the big Schooners are invited to take part in this epic boat race, don't miss it! Skippers Meeting is at 9 AM at the Northwest Maritime Center. Awards at 6 PM on the Main Stage (7 PM if boats sail longer). 

Saturday September 7, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
NWMC Beach

3:30pm PDT

Wooden Spar Construction
For a few thousand years the tree was the dominant paradigm. The industrial revolution brought new thought to the strength of materials and adhesive technologies. The process of making a mast evolved to laminated, hollow structures, My talk will explain the engineering involved and how to choose the appropriate technique for your project. Samples and video of the many ways to do this work.

Speakers
BT

Bruce Tipton

Woodenspars
After more than 45 years of building masts and messing about with boats, it often feels like I never graduated from shop class. I have already made most of the simple mistakes and may be able to save you some of those on your project.


Saturday September 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Boat Building Stage

3:30pm PDT

Fiberglassing Over Wood
Speakers
JH

John Harris

Chesapeake Light Craft
John Harris owns Chesapeake Light Craft, the Annapolis-based purveyor of wooden boat kits and plans. The passion runs deep; his first successful boat design was launched at age 14. John’s work as a designer and builder ranges from dinghies to large multihulls and from kayaks to... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

3:45pm PDT

Buying and Selling Your Boat: Protect your investment
Have you been dreaming of buying a boat but aren’t sure how to find the right one for you? Do you wonder how to ensure you are paying a fair market price and not getting a project boat? How much does a boat cost annually to maintain? Or, if you currently own a boat and are feeling ready to set her free, are you curious which projects you should complete before selling and what the listing process is like? Questions like these and more will be answered in the talk led by Rob Sanderson, founder and owner of Port Townsend Boat Company, a full service boat brokerage offering instruction, delivery and connection with our local marine trades. Learn everything you need to know for the best two days of your life – buying your boat and selling your boat! Lots of time for questions as well!

Speakers
RS

Rob Sanderson

Port Townsend Boat Company
Rob Sanderson has worked as an Educator and Captain in the maritime industry for 26+ years and is the owner of Port Townsend Boat Company, Boat Brokerage. He’s worked on Tall Ships, America’s Cup boats and has cruised aboard their Ingrid 38. Rob enjoys helping people know everything... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Explorer Stage

3:45pm PDT

Cool Products No One Knows About
After sailing around the world Pam Wall worked for West Marine for over 20 years. All those years of sailing and helping sailors at West Marine gave her an edge on some products that many do not know exist. This seminar Pam presents a list of her favorite products that she thinks you may not know about. Come to this seminar, get Pam's List, and listen while she explains each item on that list and why it is unique! This is a seminar with a lot of information you may never have known existed!

Speakers
PW

Pam Wall

Pam Wall Cruising and Sailing
Pam Wall is well known for outfitting world cruisers, consulting on prospective routes for cruising, her sailing instruction, and as a seminar speaker who encourages and educates on the cruising lifestyle. Pam sailed around the world on her home built Freya 39, KANDARIK. Pam worked... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Discovery Stage

3:45pm PDT

Japanese River Boats
Speakers
avatar for Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks Boatbuilding
Douglas Brooks is a boatbuilder, writer, and researcher specializing in traditional wooden boats Since 1996 he has been documenting traditional Japanese boatbuilding. He has apprenticed with seven boatbuilders from throughout Japan. He is the sole apprentice for six of the seven teachers... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Technical Stage

3:45pm PDT

The Adventures that Shaped our Lives
Every life has defining moments. Join Lin shares the most momentous adventures in the long adventure filled life she has lived with Larry. From the blowing sands of the Sahara desert, to the desolate waters off Cape Horn you’ll see how their philosophy, Go small, go simple, go now has worked to keep them ever interested in exploring under sail. Along the way you’ll learn tips and lessons you can use to make your own voyaging more successful and enjoyable.

Speakers
LP

Lin Pardey

Lin, with her husband Larry, voyaged more than 200,000 miles on boats ranging from 24 feet to 85 feet. Her seminars, 12 books and 5 videos, encouraged thousands of potential voyagers to set sail. With Larry now in full-time professional care due to Parkinsonian dementia, she has once... Read More →


Saturday September 7, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Adventure Stage

4:00pm PDT

Pint and Dale
Traditional and Modern Music of the Sea.
" The North American pair provides decidedly different entertainment in the world of maritime music. They deliver dynamic vocals and instrumental fireworks, early music to modern, traditional to contemporary, heart-wrenching to downright silly, with powerful harmonies and dramatic instrumental work on guitar. mandolin, penny whistles and hurdy-gurdy. Their material is well researched, authentic and from the heart."
Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, UK

Artists

Saturday September 7, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

5:00pm PDT

Sweater Weather String Band
Artists
WJ

Will Jevne

Sweater Weather String Band


Saturday September 7, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

5:00pm PDT

The Didge Box
Speakers
NF

Noah Frisch

Noah has been making and playing didgeridoos seven years. He has traveled around the world experimenting in uncommon pairings with the instrument, and was the star of the 2016 documentary Circular Resonance.


Saturday September 7, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

5:00pm PDT

International Travel Happy Hour
Come learn about the international travel programs with the Northwest Maritime Center and our plans for the future! With trips such as Norway in 2020 and Japan in 2021 in the planning book you won't want to miss out on this informative gathering with tasty bites and drinks.

Saturday September 7, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
AV Room

6:00pm PDT

New Triumph
The New Triumph (TNT) is a collective of musicians with a distinct, funky, and energetic sound based out of Seattle, WA. Collectively they have played on the West coast extensively and individually they have played through out the world. TNT plays an energetic and dance-able mix of African, Latin and Funk music

Artists

Saturday September 7, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

7:00pm PDT

Movie Showing: One Simple Question
Featuring Teresa and Ben Carey, One Simple Question is a story about a young couple looking for adventure by challenging themselves to drastically simplify their lives by living aboard a small sailboat while embarking on an uncertain journey to find an iceberg. Their quest brings them lessons in the joy of a deliberate life, a greater understanding of nature and a new path in the pursuit of happiness. 

Speakers
CT

Captain Teresa Carey

Morse Alpha Expeditions
Captain Teresa Carey is a US Coast Guard licensed captain, writer, and educator. She has worked aboard boats from dinghies to schooners. She has logged thousands of miles at sea, coastal and offshore. She lived aboard her 27ft boat, sailing solo between Maine and the Bahamas. She... Read More →
CB

Captain Ben Eriksen Carey

Morse Alpha Expeditions
Captain Ben Eriksen Carey began his sea life as a clammer on Long Island, NY. Since then, he’s worked aboard tall ships, yachts and tugboats, sailing over 75,000 miles. Currently, he is the co-owner of Morse Alpha Expeditions, a coastal and offshore sailing school.


Saturday September 7, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Adventure Stage

7:00pm PDT

Sea Shanty Circle
Come enjoy a Wooden Boat Festival classic, the sea shanty circle at the Marina Room with Wayne Palsson! Happening both Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00PM-10:00PM, all ages appropriate.

Artists

Saturday September 7, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Marina Room

8:30pm PDT

Uncle Funk and the Dope 6
Hailing from all reaches of the country, the members of  Uncle Funk were hand-selected in 2013 to form the ultimate party/dance band. Uncle Funk has formed into a tightly knit, finely tuned musical experience. Members of Uncle Funk and the Dope 6 have shared stages with everyone from Little Feat and Prince to Los Lobos and Willie Nelson.

Our mission as a band is simple: To provide you and your guests with high quality danceable music to make your party an event to be remembered


Speakers

Saturday September 7, 2019 8:30pm - 11:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage
 
Sunday, September 8
 

9:30am PDT

Lofting A Hull: An Introduction to Lines
This brief demonstration in lofting will touch on the sequence and process for lofting a simple, round bottom wooden boat.

Speakers
SK

Sean Koomen

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
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


Sunday September 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am PDT
Boat Building Stage

9:30am PDT

Care and Feeding of Your Sextant
Speakers
BH

Bill Haimes

A WBF veteran he 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, has cruised and raced a variety of boats, including a 50' wooden sailboat. Currently he keeps us on course by adjusting... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Discovery Stage

9:30am PDT

SAILCARGO: Building CEIBA at our Jungle Shipyard
Speakers
avatar for Danielle Doggett

Danielle Doggett

SAILCARGO INC.
Director of SAILCARGO INC. and founder of Topsail Rigging Ltd, Danielle began sailing onboard brigantine St. Lawrence II on Canada’s Great Lakes at age thirteen.  She worked onboard many vessels, including the impressionable Tres Hombres.  Danielle has a 200 Ton sail-endorsed... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Explorer Stage

9:30am PDT

Sharpening
Speakers
TL

Tim Lawson

Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Co-Founder and former Executive Director of the PT School of Woodworking, he teaches furniture-making, hand-tool skills, and demonstrates sharpening techniques.


Sunday September 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Woodworking Stage

9:30am PDT

The Resurrection of a Classic Yacht
In addition to their South Pacific adventure, the Nansens sailed 35,000 miles in the Pacific Northwest while living aboard for 14 years. As they aged, the time inevitably came for them to find a new owner for FRAM. Tim Obrien purchased the boat with the idea that he would one day retire and continue their dream. 

February 13th 2019 at approximately 5:30am that dream was shattered with a phone call from the Port of Port Angeles where the boat was anchored, with the news that FRAM sank. 

Hopping in his truck, Tim drove to the Port only to see the masts of FRAM where his once Majestic Sailboat stood. Afraid to look into the water, he cast his eyes down and was heart broken.

With help of family and friends, FRAM was raised and dry docked for repair. Restoration is underway. Even with no damage to the hull, Tim faces a long list of repairs.

Tim's dream will live on with FRAM.

Speakers
PN

Phyllis Nansen

Phyllis Nansen and her husband, Ralph, built the 50' ferro-cement ketch FRAM and sailed 26,000 to the South Pacific and back.  They authored STONE BOAT ODYSSEY. presenting their story at the Seattle Boat Show and other venues.


Sunday September 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Adventure Stage

9:30am PDT

Wooden Boat Dreams
Through story telling and images of their past projects (building an Alden Malabar II schooner and other vessels), Lance & Lyndia Leonard make the case for the practical application of dreams, passion, healing and magic in the context of wooden boatbuilding and sailing. Now in the process of building (and eventually sailing) William Robinson's famous 90 foot brigantine Varua (and other, smaller boats) we are assisting young people to excel in life through the development of physical skills, emotional literacy and passion for life.

Speakers
LL

Lance Leonard

Meredith Project
Lance and Lyndia Leonard have lived a life of dreams through acting on their inspired visions. Boatbuilding, sailing, raising a family and working on many projects along the way, for profit and nonprofit, their core value is to assist others to awaken to life as a positive advent... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Technical Stage

10:00am PDT

Bell Tolls Ceremony
Over the Bar- Bell Tolls Ceremony
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. 
You can send in names of loved ones to be added to the list of names spoken to len@nwmaritime.org



Sunday September 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

Ditty Bag Demo with The Artful Sailor
The Artful Sailor presents the tools, materials and techniques employed in making sails, canvas items and repairs by hand. Every demonstration period is introduced and concluded with song and includes giveaways and hands on, rope grommet making.

Salty Sue and Emiliano Marino, of Sailmaker's Apprentice fame, founded The Artful Sailor Whole Earth Nautical Supply at Point Hudson in Port Townsend. They return to the Wooden Boat Festival bringing their unique and entertaining blend of salty songs, hands on marlinespike demos and all 'round chicanery. Specializing in the rigging, working and maintenance of traditional sailing craft, Salty Sue and Marino will display and demonstrate their wares: guidance, goods, tools and kits for the self-reliant sailor. Sharing and passing on traditional handsewing skills using natural and recycled materials is The Artful Sailor's mission. Harken to the bosun's whistle and the smell of pine tar and you will find a living museum of Port Townsend maritime trade history. They will have TASWENS on display, the traditionally rigged dory that Marino rowed down to Tacoma and back in the recent SEVENTY48.

Ditty Bag Demo times are 10:00-11:30, 12:30-2:00 and 3:00-4:30 every day.


Speakers
avatar for Emiliano Marino

Emiliano Marino

The Artful Sailor
We are a whole earth nautical supply providing guidance, goods and tools to make sailors more self-reliant.
avatar for Salty Sue

Salty Sue

The Artful Sailor


Sunday September 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Boat Shop

10:00am PDT

Paddleboard Pool
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. Sign up at the pool.  

Friday & Saturday 10 - 6, Sunday 10-12. Free!

Sunday September 8, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Paddleboard Pool on the Point

10:00am PDT

Hands-On Fiberglass Epoxy Mathew Weaver
Speakers
MW

Matthew Weaver

Fiberglass Supply
Matthew Weaver works for Fiberglass Supply based out of Burlington Washington where they “sell cool stuff to cool people so that they can make cooler stuff”. Come learn from his experience with fiberglass and get to making some cool stuff for yourself!


Sunday September 8, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Boat Yard Stage

10:00am PDT

Martha J Tours
Longboat dock in the basin of marina, along Jefferson Street

Take a ride on the beautiful launch Martha J. Sign up at the NE corner of the marina. Boat leaves on the hour and half hour. Sign up early; these rides get booked up quickly. 
Fri    11 – 4  
Sat   9:00 – 4:30  
Sun 10 – 2

Sunday September 8, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm PDT
NWMC Beach

10:00am PDT

Fish Printing T-Shirts
Print on t-shirts with fish in Kids’ Cove! Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish, a practice which dates back to the mid-1800s and was used by fishermen to record their catches. We use real fish to paint and make impressions on a t-shirt. Kids of all ages love Gyotaku. T-shirts cost $5 and printing is free! Hang your shirt up to dry while you tour festival, then stop on your way out to pick it up!

Sunday September 8, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Kids' Cove

10:00am PDT

Kids' Boatbuilding
A perennial favorite and right of passage for all kids! Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat. Select a hull, a mast, some sailcloth, and before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail, and share the joy of building a boat! Then take the boat to the water to enjoy the sweetness of kids playing with boats on the water.

Sunday September 8, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Kids' Cove

10:00am PDT

Row and 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 NE corner of the marina. The boats go out 3 times a day for approximately 1.5 hour trips

Fri 11 – 4
Sat   9:00 – 4:30  
Sun 10 – 4:30

Sunday September 8, 2019 10:00am - 4:30pm PDT
NE Corner of the Marina

10:30am PDT

Japanese Boat Building Techniques
Japanese boats are built without caulking; all seams are watertight. Boatbuilders fit the seams using a series of specialized saws along with several other techniques. Planks are edge-nailed to each other rather than through-fastened to frames. Holes are piloted with a unique set of chisels. Douglas Brooks will demonstrate these traditional techniques, fitting a pair of planks and then edge-nailing them.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks Boatbuilding
Douglas Brooks is a boatbuilder, writer, and researcher specializing in traditional wooden boats Since 1996 he has been documenting traditional Japanese boatbuilding. He has apprenticed with seven boatbuilders from throughout Japan. He is the sole apprentice for six of the seven teachers... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Boat Building Stage

10:45am PDT

Cruising to Alaska on a 26-Foot Wooden Cutter
The Inside Passage is among the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. Dense with challenge, rich in wildlife and lore, witness to little-known history, these waters will enchant her supplicants and reward the adventurous with lifetime memories.

What do you need to go? A well-found boat and time. The presenter shares his experiences and images of three trips from Seattle to Alaska, and many shorter excursions on coastal British Columbia over the past decade, including how to plan, what to read, what to take, who to take, and where to go. 

What do you need in the way of safety equipment? How about re-provisioning? Tidal gates, planning for exposed passages, the intricacies of anchoring and ground tackle, navigation, and managing exposure to weather will be addressed. 

The Inside Passage is a dream many consider unapproachable. In fact, it is doable with modest experience, a modest boat, and a modest budget. Start planning your adventure with this presentation.

Speakers
SW

Stuart Weibel

Stuart Weibel is master and slave to S/V Ripple, an Atkins-designed gaff 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... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Discovery Stage

10:45am PDT

Keeping your Relationship Afloat
A happy crew makes for a happy voyage. Venturing offshore in a small boat puts new pressures on even well-established relationships. Don't let 24/7 start feeling like a life sentence. Learn techniques for addressing the diverse needs of a crew and dissipating tension aboard so that you can enjoy the places you visit and the unusual way of traveling there. Wendy Hinman, award winning author of Tightwads on the Loose and Sea Trials, shares the wisdom she gathered during her 7-year 34,000 mile voyage aboard her 31-foot cutter as well as years racing in all manner of boats with her husband and others. She discusses how to find balance in a small, sometimes violently rocking environment, while facing the new challenges that cruising can present.

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hinman

Wendy Hinman is an adventurer, speaker and award-winning author of two books. Tightwads on the Loose is the amusing story of her 34,000-mile seven-year voyage aboard a 31-foot boat.  Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire is the story of a family’s quest to... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Explorer Stage

10:45am PDT

Oufitting for Blue Water Cruising
"When you think of sailing offshore, or across the bay, there are so many procedures, and cool things you can do to your boat that you never heard about before attending this seminar! Pam Wall will take you from bow to stern on a boat she and her husband, Andy, built themselves. You don't often get the opportunity to build a boat from scratch. Their home made boat was the culmination of many years of sailing in a tiny 30 foot boat from Australia around Cape Horn up to Florida and on a trans Atlantic honeymoon. These sailing experiences gave them the knowledge of what the perfect boat would need for sailing with a family. You will see, KANDARIK, the boat they built that took Pam and Andy and their two small children on a seven year Circumnavigation.
You will have fun gleaning so much good information from Pam with her stories, all her power point photos, and her many handouts, that demonstrate what she considers an offshore sailing vessel should be. This seminar will give you great inspiration on how a boat should be equipped to take you anywhere in the world. You will enjoy how Pam gives you a wealth of information on how to make your boat more efficient, safer, and more fun!"

Speakers
PW

Pam Wall

Pam Wall Cruising and Sailing
Pam Wall is well known for outfitting world cruisers, consulting on prospective routes for cruising, her sailing instruction, and as a seminar speaker who encourages and educates on the cruising lifestyle. Pam sailed around the world on her home built Freya 39, KANDARIK. Pam worked... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Technical Stage

10:45am PDT

10:45am PDT

Joe Euro
Hear/see Joe’s varied repertoire of Instrumental, Acoustic Original “Neo-Classical” Compositions, (some in the style of guitar greats such as Michael Hedges; Wil Ackerman; Andy McKee; Billy McClaughlin, Andre’ Segovia, Christopher Parkening, Charlie Byrd…etc. often in “Open Tunings” such as DADGAD with a “reach over” tapping” technique that is as much fun to see as to hear!)…Some of Joe’s lite jazz arrangements, and some actual Classical/Spanish Style Guitar pieces! And a few of Joe’s “Spacey” Ambient pieces too!

Artists

Sunday September 8, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

11:00am PDT

Fiberglassing Over Wood
Speakers
JH

John Harris

Chesapeake Light Craft
John Harris owns Chesapeake Light Craft, the Annapolis-based purveyor of wooden boat kits and plans. The passion runs deep; his first successful boat design was launched at age 14. John’s work as a designer and builder ranges from dinghies to large multihulls and from kayaks to... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

11:00am PDT

Heritage Hard Hat Diving Demonstration
Come experience the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia exhibit and demonstrate the use of vintage hard hat diving equipment in an effort to preserve the heritage and history of the men and women who pioneered working under the sea. Demonstrations are happening twice a day at this years Wooden Boat Festival at 11:00AM and 3:00PM, don't miss it!

Speakers

Sunday September 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Commons Beach

11:30am PDT

Setting Up Boring Bars
We will talk about when to use a boring bar and how to get the pilot hole and set up the bearings as well as a practical demonstration of boring.

Speakers
LG

Leland Gibson

NorthWest School of Wooden Boat Building
Leland’s introduction to boats came early in life, when his father embarked upon a construction project that would span five years of on-and-off work on the family’s northern Michigan farm. His own boat building began much later, when an online search led him to the Northwest... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm PDT
Boat Building Stage

12:00pm PDT

Taiko Drumming
Join us for a special Taiko Drumming performance from the School of Taiko out of Japan Creative Arts in Seattle. This amazing display of drumming precedes the Shinto Boat Launching ceremony to take place shortly thereafter. 


Sunday September 8, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

12:00pm PDT

Pirate’s Treasure Hunt
At high noon on Sunday, young pirates from near and far make their way to the Jolly Roger Flag at the Cupola House. Anyone dressed like a pirate can join the hunt, scouring the grounds and beaches for the “X” that marks the spot of buried treasure.

Sunday September 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Cupola House

12:00pm PDT

Care and Feeding of Your Outboard
Speakers
SP

Stuart Pugh

Stew has repaired almost every type of marine engine: small trolling kickers, electric drives, big diesels, steam engines, and Navy nuclear reactors.  He now teaches outboard motor repair through the NWMC, Sea Grant, and Community Boat Project.  He has closed his Port Townsend shop... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Boat Yard Stage

12:00pm PDT

Create an Unstoppable Boat
One well-known journalist wrote, “Cruising is fixing your boats in a series of exotic locations.” Preventing this from becoming your reality requires two steps; adjusting your attitude, then taking a careful look at how you outfit your boat. Lin Pardey will discuss the difference in attitude between cruisers she has known who never once changed their sailing plans due to gear problems and those who felt their cruises or budgets were ruined by gear failures. A careful analysis of ways to assure you do not have to change your sailing plans because of gear failures, the benefits of non-integrated systems, essential spares you should carry, simple techniques you can use to overcome breakdowns and planning your yearly refit are among the topics that are covered in this seminar.

Speakers
LP

Lin Pardey

Lin, with her husband Larry, voyaged more than 200,000 miles on boats ranging from 24 feet to 85 feet. Her seminars, 12 books and 5 videos, encouraged thousands of potential voyagers to set sail. With Larry now in full-time professional care due to Parkinsonian dementia, she has once... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Technical Stage

12:00pm PDT

Relevance of Wooden Boats: Community Education at the Jungle Shipyard
We are beginning to operate our ''jungle shipyard'' as a venue for community outreach and education, offering both free and tuitioned courses. I would like to speak about how educational / training centres like this (such as yours in Port Townsend!) can have a positive impact on lives, especially in developing or at-risk places. A replicable model that can be established around the world, wooden boat-building skills training offers a viable career opportunity where there may have not been any before. Preserving traditional boat building techniques is a historic goal, however recognizing that this talent is as vital as ever (for developing or at-risk areas), and encouraging these training facilities to be established, is a way to create a sustainable future, both socially and environmentally. 

This March we will welcome a top boat building instructor from HMC College in Amsterdam to teach our small-boat building course. This course is designed for local fishermen in our area of Costa Rica to begin to shift away from building fibreglass boats, which, when built with minimal safety and / or health precautions, can be harmful to health and the environment. We are excited to welcome the Assistant Editor of WoodenBoat magazine to our shipyard for two weeks to participate and document this premier wooden boat building workshop. 

I would be happy to share about our experiences and outcomes of this wooden boat building course, and also touch upon the idea of how small to medium sized wooden boat building is as relevant as ever to developing countries, also referencing a thesis paper done by a naval architecture graduate who designed a 65ft sailing cargo schooner for our route in Central America (Pacific & Caribbean coasts). My experience sailing with the Carriacou Sloop fleet (from the film Vanaishing Sail), and working in the Caribbean and Central America would support this. Personal research on-the-ground in Ometepe, Nicaragua, would also be referenced: myself and my partner Lynx Guimond searched the large island for traditional wooden boats, which used to dot the coastline. After days of interviewing islanders and traveling around by motorbike, we found two of these 40ft’ sloops, but the old boat builders were now long gone. Could reviving the traditional craftsmanship of Ometepe be a way to provide jobs, and preserve history, before the last existing vessels disappear? 

A way to further enrich wooden boat building centres is through international exchanges and internships: to date, our young project thanks over 100 people from 25 different nations for their contributions. Our shipyard is an accredited educational workplace facility (as recognized by the government of the Netherlands), and we have welcomed official interns from Holland and the United States (Maine Maritime Academy and Worcester Polytechnic Institute), and look forward to having shipbuilding apprentices from the Canoa Foundation in Colombia.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Doggett

Danielle Doggett

SAILCARGO INC.
Director of SAILCARGO INC. and founder of Topsail Rigging Ltd, Danielle began sailing onboard brigantine St. Lawrence II on Canada’s Great Lakes at age thirteen.  She worked onboard many vessels, including the impressionable Tres Hombres.  Danielle has a 200 Ton sail-endorsed... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Discovery Stage

12:00pm PDT

Seventy48 - Changing The Story
Speakers

Sunday September 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Adventure Stage

12:00pm PDT

Wing n Ground Effect Technology
Wing in Ground Effect (WIG) technology offers new marine transport designs that provide efficient, fast and safe, powered alternatives to displacement and planing hull vessels, hydrofoils and hovercraft.

Speakers
RR

Roy Runyon

Roy Runyon is a former U.S. Naval Aircrewman, small boat builder, airplane pilot, member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, pedal-powered boat and multihull enthusiast.


Sunday September 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Explorer Stage

12:30pm PDT

Shinto Boat Launching Ceremony
The launching will be a unique opportunity for visitors to experience a ceremony never seen outside of Japan. Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, is sometimes described as animistic. In brief, it consists of rituals and celebrations of the kami, or spirit that pervades all things animate and inanimate. The boat launching is a celebration of the spirit of the waters and the mountains, as well as the purification of the boat and its builders. A shrine will be established in the boat and the ceremony will finish with a Japanese sailor’s folk song.

Sunday September 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Across from Festival HQ at the Boat Launch

12:30pm PDT

Diesel Engine Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Speakers
NS

NWSWB Systems Program

Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building


Sunday September 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Boat Building Stage

12:30pm PDT

Bend Woods to Your Vision
Speakers
JZ

Jamie Zartler

Grant High School
Jamie Zartler teaches woodworking at Grant High School and the Northwest Woodworking Studio in Portland, Oregon. His furniture is inspired by Art Deco and Mid-Century pieces; but Jamie is foremost a teacher. After 30 years mastering teaching (English, Social Studies, Woodworking... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

12:30pm PDT

Ditty Bag Demo with The Artful Sailor
The Artful Sailor presents the tools, materials and techniques employed in making sails, canvas items and repairs by hand. Every demonstration period is introduced and concluded with song and includes giveaways and hands on, rope grommet making.

Salty Sue and Emiliano Marino, of Sailmaker's Apprentice fame, founded The Artful Sailor Whole Earth Nautical Supply at Point Hudson in Port Townsend. They return to the Wooden Boat Festival bringing their unique and entertaining blend of salty songs, hands on marlinespike demos and all 'round chicanery. Specializing in the rigging, working and maintenance of traditional sailing craft, Salty Sue and Marino will display and demonstrate their wares: guidance, goods, tools and kits for the self-reliant sailor. Sharing and passing on traditional handsewing skills using natural and recycled materials is The Artful Sailor's mission. Harken to the bosun's whistle and the smell of pine tar and you will find a living museum of Port Townsend maritime trade history. They will have TASWENS on display, the traditionally rigged dory that Marino rowed down to Tacoma and back in the recent SEVENTY48.

Ditty Bag Demo times are 10:00-11:30, 12:30-2:00 and 3:00-4:30 every day.


Speakers
avatar for Emiliano Marino

Emiliano Marino

The Artful Sailor
We are a whole earth nautical supply providing guidance, goods and tools to make sailors more self-reliant.
avatar for Salty Sue

Salty Sue

The Artful Sailor


Sunday September 8, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Boat Shop

12:45pm PDT

Howly Slim
Country, folky, Island style

Artists

Sunday September 8, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

1:00pm PDT

Gyotaku Demonstration
NW Gyotaku Artist Denis Moore will give a live demo of Gyotaku - Fish printing in kids cove at the Gyotaku booth.

Sunday September 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Kids' Cove

1:00pm PDT

Edensaw Boatbuilding Launch
Watch teams build boats over the weekend to win the "best boat" and a $1500 prize. Boats will parade through festival grounds to the beach at the Maritime Center on Sunday at 1:00PM, and then launch and race back into the harbor for the awards ceremony, which begins immediately after the last boat arrives at the harbor's boat launch.

Sunday September 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Across from Festival HQ at the Boat Launch

1:00pm PDT

North Star Stage Plays
Come see Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure – another long-time Festival favorite. This short play will engage kids of all ages, and often encourages enthusiastic audience participation! Come sit on the hay bales and enjoy the hilarious, family-friendly play. Located behind Artist Row on the way to The Point.

Sunday September 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
North Star Stage

1:15pm PDT

Adventure Sketching
Prepare for sketching your adventures with expeditionary artist Maria Coryell-Martin! Maria will share her favorite tools and techniques for creating expressive sketches with ink and watercolor.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Coryell-Martin

Maria Coryell-Martin

Expeditionary Art Inc
Maria Coryell-Martin is an expeditionary artist following the tradition of traveling artists as naturalists and educators. In 2004, upon graduating from Carleton College, Maria embarked on a year-long Watson Fellowship to explore remote landscapes through art. This experience sparked... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Boat Yard Stage

1:15pm PDT

NO STEAM: Wood Bending, Edge Banding & Tools Making
Parents, students and experts please come and discover how to bend 1/4 inch wood on down to edge banding without steam boiling or chemicals. Twelve years of turning small scale wood into hundreds of shapes to make tools, toys, gifts, arts, crafts and engineering components. Learn how to bend wood, make bending jigs, molds and what do you do with these new bending skills. Learn how to shape layers of pre-glued edge banding to make hundreds of new products, hooks, handles, hinges, connecting brackets, tools, toast tongues, and more. Learn what carbine fiber has to do with wood bending and your wife's oven. Learn how to combine that old pair of jeans with bent wood to make your projects stronger. Learn how to bend craft woods to make engineering components for furniture. Most of my how to projects are made without power tools. This class will inspire parents to create with kids and have that expert woodworker, rethinking his years of projects. This is a hands on show and tell, there is lots of new wood projects to pass around. Stay to the end and receive one of our how to DVDs.

Speakers
BG

Brad Griffith

Sequim Community MakerSpace
By day I’m building homes, by night I’ve turned my passion for wood into the wood shop of the future.  I teach no steam wood bending, small hand tool making and engineering design, so every student can discover the joy of creating with wood. The goal is to start a “Make Tools... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Discovery Stage

1:15pm PDT

Preserving Japanese Crafts & The Gifu Academy
Speakers
avatar for Masashi Kutsuwa

Masashi Kutsuwa

Furniture Program Director, Gifu Academy of Science and Culture
Masashi studied furniture making in Japan’s first furniture making school and now runs the furniture program at Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture in Gifu, Japan. The objectives of the Gifu Academy are to produce graduates who can develop innovative and sustainable ways... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Technical Stage

1:15pm PDT

Song Wren: Building the First One
Sam Devlin designed the Song Wren, a 21-foot gaff-rigged cutter, in 2011, and this is the first example to be completed. Builder Larry Cheek will explain and illustrate the construction process, including the custom design of the cabin interior and other personal riffs departing, for better or worse, from the plans. Cheek will also talk about cost, problem-solving, and managing the emotional cycles that accompany a project like this.

Speakers
LC

Larry Cheek

Larry Cheek is a journalist and serial boatbuilder. His writing on boats and other topics has appeared in The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, WoodenBoat, Sail magazine, and numerous other publications. He has built four wooden sailboats and two kayaks... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Explorer Stage

1:15pm PDT

We the Voyagers, Pt. 2: Our Moana
Part 2. We, the Voyagers: Our Moana
Voyaging leaders of an isolated Polynesian community, live the story of their ancestral culture-hero, Lata. As in the past, Lata needs crew, and welcomes some applicants of dubious character. The community blesses the vessel and sailors. Crew members learn how to set their sails, and find their way in the open ocean by interacting with patterns of winds, waves, stars, and other signs that their ancestors show them when they meet with adversity. Voyagers arrive at islands and learn what happened to family members since the last voyage some generations earlier. They reconcile, reaffirm their love for each other, and look to their future together.

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Mimi George

Pacific Traditions Society
Mimi George, sailor/cultural anthropologist, supports revival of ancient voyaging practices, including regional rituals of islander Papua New Guineans, sea hunters and herder migrations around Bering Straits, Antarctic over-wintering, and building use of ancient materials, designs... Read More →
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Captain Luke Vaikawi

Vaka Valo Association
Born and raised on Taumako, a remote island in the western Pacific, Luke Vaikawi served as captain of Patrol boats for the Solomon Islands Maritime Police for 25 years. Luke helped start the Vaka Taumako Project (www.vaka.org) 23 years ago and is now Executive Director of Vaka Valo Association, the Taumako group that trains youth to build, sail, and navigate using only the ancient designs, materials, and methods of their culture hero, Lata, the first voyager... Read More →


Sunday September 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm PDT
Adventure Stage

1:30pm PDT

Sing out the Boats with Gilbert & McHagar
Join us at The Commons as Gilbert and McHagar sing out the boats at this years Wooden Boat Festival! With sea shanty's galore in honor of all the beautiful wooden boats at our festival this fantastic musical duo brings all the joy and energy of the weekend to a wonderful climax with their fun loving songs. 


Sunday September 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
The Commons

1:45pm PDT

The Alternators
Featuring George Radebaugh and Peter Evasick from Delta Rays. Great Cajun and Zydeco music for your soul!


Sunday September 8, 2019 1:45pm - 3:30pm PDT
Bar Harbor Main Stage

2:00pm PDT

Dovetails
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John McCormack

John is a graduate of the Cabinet and Furniture Making Program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston and holds an MFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.


Sunday September 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Woodworking Stage

2:30pm PDT

Polynesian Cordage Making
Learn about Polynesian Cordage Making with a fun outside demonstration with Mimi George, Captain Luke Vaikawi and Heu’ionalani Wyeth!

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Mimi George

Pacific Traditions Society
Mimi George, sailor/cultural anthropologist, supports revival of ancient voyaging practices, including regional rituals of islander Papua New Guineans, sea hunters and herder migrations around Bering Straits, Antarctic over-wintering, and building use of ancient materials, designs... Read More →
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Heu’ionalani Wyeth

Heu’ionalani “Meph” Wyeth is a student of Lata and Permanent Secretary of the Pacific Traditions Society.  


Sunday September 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Adventure Stage

3:00pm PDT

Navy Band Northwest- Fund Band
Funk Band - 7 piece band including two trombones, two trumpets, two saxes, and drum set. One of the trombone players doubles as vocalist. Performs a wide range of funky music including Snarky puppy, Lettuce, Trombone shorty, and others. 2) Popular Music Group - Rock n Roll group consisting of a full rhythm section and vocalist. Performs all the newest hits, as well as some classic oldies but goodies

Sunday September 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
The Point Out by Wee Nip and the paddelboard pool

3:00pm PDT

Navy Band Performance
Come hear the ever fantastic Navy Band perform at The Point on Sunday at 3:00PM!

Sunday September 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
The Point Out by Wee Nip and the paddelboard pool

3:00pm PDT

Heritage Hard Hat Diving Demonstration
Come experience the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia exhibit and demonstrate the use of vintage hard hat diving equipment in an effort to preserve the heritage and history of the men and women who pioneered working under the sea. Demonstrations are happening twice a day at this years Wooden Boat Festival at 11:00AM and 3:00PM, don't miss it!

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Sunday September 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Commons Beach

3:00pm PDT

The Sail By
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.

Sunday September 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
NWMC Beach

3:00pm PDT

Ditty Bag Demo with The Artful Sailor
The Artful Sailor presents the tools, materials and techniques employed in making sails, canvas items and repairs by hand. Every demonstration period is introduced and concluded with song and includes giveaways and hands on, rope grommet making.

Salty Sue and Emiliano Marino, of Sailmaker's Apprentice fame, founded The Artful Sailor Whole Earth Nautical Supply at Point Hudson in Port Townsend. They return to the Wooden Boat Festival bringing their unique and entertaining blend of salty songs, hands on marlinespike demos and all 'round chicanery. Specializing in the rigging, working and maintenance of traditional sailing craft, Salty Sue and Marino will display and demonstrate their wares: guidance, goods, tools and kits for the self-reliant sailor. Sharing and passing on traditional handsewing skills using natural and recycled materials is The Artful Sailor's mission. Harken to the bosun's whistle and the smell of pine tar and you will find a living museum of Port Townsend maritime trade history. They will have TASWENS on display, the traditionally rigged dory that Marino rowed down to Tacoma and back in the recent SEVENTY48.

Ditty Bag Demo times are 10:00-11:30, 12:30-2:00 and 3:00-4:30 every day.


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Emiliano Marino

The Artful Sailor
We are a whole earth nautical supply providing guidance, goods and tools to make sailors more self-reliant.
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Salty Sue

The Artful Sailor


Sunday September 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Boat Shop