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Thursday, September 6
 

8:30am

Understanding Boat Electrical Systems with Nigel Calder
Understanding Boat Electrical Systems - key design criteria, do-it-yourself installation procedures, and simple troubleshooting techniques for the layperson
Presented by Nigel Calder     Tuition: $125
Call Fine Edge Nautical Seminars for more information 360-299-8500
 Register for this Course

Understanding and troubleshooting boat electrical systems: The number one source of problems on boats large enough to have an electrical system, both power and sail, lies in these electrical systems. Tech guru Nigel Calder, author of the best-selling ‘Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual’ (now in its 4th edition, with over 300,000 copies sold) takes participants through the core design and installation requirements necessary to head off electrical systems problems, and then delves into step-by-step troubleshooting techniques, including using a multimeter, that will rapidly identify most problems should they arise. Not only will you leave class with a far better understanding of your electrical systems and knowing how to fix common problems, but you will also likely save the price of admission by not having to make service calls or swap out perfectly good parts in search of solutions. No previous experience is required.
 
 
 


Speakers
NC

Nigel Calder

Nigel Calder is best known for his Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual and Marine Diesel Engines, both considered definitive works. In addition to hundreds of magazine articles, he has also authored ‘A Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean’, ‘Cuba: A Cruising... Read More →


Thursday September 6, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm
Cotton Building 607 Water St, Port Townsend

9:00am

Understanding the Weather in the Pacific NW seminar - and how to stay out of trouble​
Tuition: $45

Call Fine Edge Nautical Seminars for more information 360-299-8500

Register for this Course​​​

"When I talk to cruisers and their First Mates, one of the key concerns they have is avoiding bad weather. The truth is - there is so much weather information out there, you should have enough to make a good go or no-go decision. Mother Nature can sometimes throw a curve ball - but the information is there to make a pretty good weather decision."

For more information on the weather, Mark Bunzel will be presenting a 3 hour course on Understanding the Weather in the Pacific NW - and how to stay out of trouble​ on September 6th from 9-noon at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend for $45.

The course will cover how to interpret the weather with information gathered from the internet, telephone and the WX weather channels on the VHF. With Mark’s tried and true process you can make a go or no-go decision for safe and comfortable cruise.

In the 2018 Waggoner Cruising Guide, we extended our weather information to help you gather the information you need. We step you through what information to write down and how to interpret the information. We offer you a weather checklist to help you gather the weather information you need. Download our free weather checklist form.

The weather information is available online, by telephone, or over the WX channels on the VHF. On the Weather Checklist is the outline of the order telephone and VHF forecasts are presented, both for US and Canadian weather broadcasts. No more waiting 10 minutes for the beginning of the broadcast loop.

We also add one additional component that will affect the sea conditions by recommending you check the currents and the phase of the moon for your area. Wind against wave and current will create choppy conditions or rough seas. Because the tidal currents change every 6 hours, rough conditions now may change in a few hours. The phase of the moon will indicate how strong the currents will be. A full moon or a new moon will cause the potential for the worst conditions due to the strongest currents. Closer to a half-moon and the tidal currents will be less and less chance for rough conditions.

With all of this weather information you can determine the critical wind and sea conditions for a particular forecast.

Now, if you want to see all of this in motion and you have access through a computer or smartphone, take a look at www.windy.com. This is one of the coolest weather tools out there. It takes the information from your choice of several weather models and puts them graphically into motion. You can see the wind and more importantly you can see the pattern of the Highs and Lows. The different displays also show the hour by hour weather forecasts and you can easily drop your cursor anywhere for a local forecast for that spot. You can even choose between the different weather computation models from Europe and other places around the world. It really is slick and the interface is easy to use. Highly Recommended.

You can start using these tools and others to see the offshore weather patterns and how they affect cruising in Puget Sound, BC and the Inside Passage before your passage. Understanding the weather and the tools available will give you and your crew the ability to make good weather decisions and to decide to go or no-go on a particular day, or delay the start of your passage by a couple of hours due to the current. This course will give you the confidence in your weather planning.


Speakers
MB

Mark Bunzel

Mark is an experienced boater having cruised extensively in the Pacific Northwest, the Inside Passage and throughout Alaska on assignment while writing and photographing beautiful locations for magazines and to update the books he edits and publishes. In addition, he has chartered... Read More →


Thursday September 6, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Pope Marine Building 1000 Madison St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

1:00pm

How to Prepare Your Boat for Pacific Northwest Cruising with Mike Beemer and Mark Bunzel
Tuition: $45

Call Fine Edge Nautical Seminars for more information 360-299-8500

Register for this Course​​​

Cruising in the Pacific Northwest is a dream for many boaters. Properly equipping your boat can add to the enjoyment and safety of the trip for you and your crew.

Mike Beemer and Mark Bunzel are northwest cruising experts in power and sail.

​They regularly lead group flotilla trips to Alaska and other Northwest destinations. They also consult with cruisers on how to equip their boats for an entire season of cruising. Going as far north as Alaska does not require a big boat. Properly equipped, almost any boat can cruise in the Pacific Northwest, even to SE Alaska and back. We regularly advise cruisers on how to cruise in the Northwest, whether it is a 22 foot C-Dory or Cutwater, or a 70’ power or sailing yacht.

If your dream is to cruise the Pacific Northwest sign up for this class to learn more.

The topics covered will include:

Basic Boat Additions such as a bimini or a cockpit enclosure

Nav equipment such as chartplotters, tablets and pads and the best software

Communications equipment for cellular, satellite text and phone

Creature comforts such as ice makers and additional freezers for storage of the all of the salmon, crab and prawns you will catch

Anchoring gear such as new anchors, bridles, stern-ties

What tools and spares should you bring

How to prepare your boat

​Having your dinghy system ready ​

What should you do to prepare

​Preparing your crew and crew equipment​

Cruising Guides and other helpful books

​Developing your cruising itinerary - how your boat is equipped makes a difference.​


Speakers
MB

Mark Bunzel

Mark is an experienced boater having cruised extensively in the Pacific Northwest, the Inside Passage and throughout Alaska on assignment while writing and photographing beautiful locations for magazines and to update the books he edits and publishes. In addition, he has chartered... Read More →


Thursday September 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Pope Marine Building 1000 Madison St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

5:30pm

Steve Grandenetti
Steve Grandenetti -singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Grandinetti brings his eclectic and upbeat songs to the festival.

 www.stevegrandinetti.com 

Thursday September 6, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

5:30pm

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.

2018 Lifetime Achievement Awards:
The Wooden Boat Foundation Lifetime Achievement in Wooden Boat Community Spirit & Culture: Marty Loken

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

Thursday September 6, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Northwest Maritime Center

6:40pm

Tony & the Roundabout Quintet
Tony and the Roundabout Quintet - Hot swing, jazz and blues!

www.tonypetrillo.com 

Thursday September 6, 2018 6:40pm - 8:30pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

8:30pm

Happenstance
Happenstance is becoming known for its very upbeat-and-fun style. Their focus is traditional songs from Britain and Ireland, as well as maritime songs and sea shanties from around the world.  

Thursday September 6, 2018 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage
 
Friday, September 7
 

8:30am

Understanding Marine Diesel Engines with Nigel Calder
Understanding Marine Diesel Engines - do-it-yourself maintenance and troubleshooting

Tuition: $125

Call Fine Edge Nautical Seminars for more information 360-299-8500

Register for this Course​​​

Presented by Nigel Calder

Marine diesel engines - maintenance and troubleshooting: The diesel engine is a critically important piece of safety equipment aboard any cruising boat, both power and sail. Tech guru Nigel Calder, author of the best-selling ‘Marine Diesel Engines’ (now in its 3rdedition, and used as a text book in numerous diesel classes) brings his unique brand of humor to a seminar for boatowners, both power and sail, that want to get the most out of their time on the water. Distinguishing between contemporary and older diesels, Calder details often overlooked critical installation issues, and takes a careful look at fuel, oil, cooling, airflow, and powertrain systems, describing in detail all normal maintenance procedures together with basic troubleshooting techniques for common diesel engine problems, defining what the untrained boatowner can reasonably be expected to do and what should not be attempted. You will come away from this seminar with an enhanced understanding of your engine and the confidence to carry out routine maintenance, which alone will save you the price of admission. No previous experience is required.  

Speakers
NC

Nigel Calder

Nigel Calder is best known for his Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual and Marine Diesel Engines, both considered definitive works. In addition to hundreds of magazine articles, he has also authored ‘A Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean’, ‘Cuba: A Cruising... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm
Cotton Building 607 Water St, Port Townsend

9:00am

Adventuress - Free Dockside Tours
Free Dockside Tours

Step aboard the 1913 schooner Adventuress for a sail on Port Townsend Bay. Experience a century-old tall ship operated by Sound Experience.  Visit the ship at the NWMC Dock.



Friday September 7, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
NWMC Dock

9:00am

Ditty Bag Demo - The Artful Sailor
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 70/48.
The Artful Sailor will be in the Boat Shop at the NWMC.
Ditty Bag Demo times are 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm every day.

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino & Salty Sue

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... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
NWMC Boat Shop

9:30am

Sharpening
Sharpening technique is key to getting the best work most effortlessly from your edge tools. I'll share some tricks for getting to a keen edge, along with comments on the many different stones and systems available and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Speakers
TL

Tim Lawson

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


Friday September 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Woodworking Stage

9:30am

Steam Bending
Steam Bending

Speakers
SK

Sean Koomen

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


Friday September 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Boat Building Stage

9:30am

Care and Feeding of the Magnetic Compass
Selection, mounting, functioning and maintenance of magnetic compasses. Including troubleshooting and adjusting. Half-hour presentation and half-hour questions.  

Speakers
BH

Bill Haimes

A Wooden Boat Festival veteran, Bill Haimes is a former naval officer who learned the compass adjusting trade aboard warships in the late ‘60s. He operated a sail training program for the US Navy and has cruised and raced a variety of boats, including a 50’ wooden sailboat. Currently... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

9:30am

Working Sail Loft Open House
Come see a traditional, working sail loft.  Sailmakers standing by to answer your questions!

Friday September 7, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Sail Loft

10:00am

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 7, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
Paddleboard Pool on the Point

10:30am

Bottom Paint on Wooden Boats
Bob Frank, owner of Admiral Ship Supply, will educate you on bottom paint for wooden boats!

Speakers
BF

Bob Frank

Admiral Ship Supply


Friday September 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Boat Building Stage

10:30am

Joining Deck Beams to Gunnels
Joining Deck Beams to Gunnels

Speakers
AD

Abel Dances

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


Friday September 7, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Woodworking Stage

10:30am

Sail on Adventuress
Festival Sail:

Step aboard the 1913 schooner Adventuress for a sail on Port Townsend Bay. Help raise the sails, sing sea shanties, and experience the joy of sailing a century-old tall ship operated by Sound Experience. Space is limited!  For advance purchase of Adventuress tickets, go to www.soundexp.org , call 360-379-0438 or visit the ship at the NWMC Dock.

$32.50 Adult / $17.50 - 18 and under
(sails are half price on Friday only)

Friday September 7, 2018 10:30am - 1:30pm
NWMC Dock

10:45am

Celebrating 50 Years of Wild and Scenic Rivers
A presentation celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic River Act of 1968.
Fifty years ago, Congress passed a historic piece of legislation which created Wild and Scenic Rivers in the United States.
"Selected rivers in the United States are preserved for possessing outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values. Rivers, or sections of rivers, so designated are preserved in their free-flowing condition and are not dammed or otherwise impeded."
The initiative was proposed by Frank Church of Idaho and signed into law by President Johnson.
In the past several years, I have run many of the 208 rivers with the Wild & Scenic designation and I have a fantastic collection of photo's, video's and stories from those adventures.
A one hour presentation - partly to entertain - partly to inform on the importance of preserving these national treasures. The rivers I will highlight include:
Rogue River in Oregon
McKenzie River in Oregon
Deschutes River in Oregon
Colorado River in AZ
Owyhee River in Idaho
Buffalo River in Arkansas
Flathead River in Montana
Snake River in Wyoming 

Speakers
GH

Greg Hatten

Greg Hatten has been running treacherous rivers in the Pacific Northwest for years, always in a handcrafted wooden drift boat. Nothing is quite as stunning as a beautiful wood boat in the middle of a Class IV; over the years, Greg and his crew of river runners have amassed quite a... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

10:45am

Challenges of Cruising West Coast Vancouver Island
Elsie Hulsizer, author of “Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island’s West Coast,” will discuss meeting the challenges of this rugged coast: how to plan your cruise and how to deal with wind, waves and fog. In the case of wind, she will discuss how to use it to your advantage. Includes inspiring slide show of the people, history, and wildlife of this spectacular and nearby cruising area. 

Speakers
EH

Elsie Hulsizer

Elsie Hulsizer is the author of "Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island’s West Coast" (Harbour Publishing, 2005, 2015) and "Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska" (Harbour Publishing, 2010). An environmental professional... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

10:45am

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 is well known for outfitting world cruisers, consulting on prospective routes for sailing, sailing instruction, and as a seminar speaker who encourages and educates on the cruising lifestyle. Along with her husband, Andy, and two young children, Samantha and Jamie, Pam has... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

10:45am

Hands on Demo - Stitch and Glue
Hands on Demo - Stitch and Glue Boatbuilding

Speakers
MW

Matthew Weaver

Matthew Weaver grew up in and around cabinet shops and ever since he was a kid he had a drive to build stuff, starting with rubber band guns from fruit box crates he'd fish out of the grocery store dumpsters.  In college he decided it would be nice to have a pram to row his lovely... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Boatyard Stage

10:45am

Measuring Without Numbers - Lofting
The story of taking the lines of the Hughes Sportster and building the jigs and fixtures to create new versions of this 1943 “classic” dingy built by Hughes Aircraft alongside the Spruce Goose, made of 3 layers of 1/16” birch, using the same techniques.

All using a laser and hot melt glue instead of a tape measure! Lots of pattern making and shop tricks. Lots of pictures!

Speakers
BT

Bruce Tipton

Bruce is a longtime boatbuilder, sparmaker, and woodworker. His knowledge of wooden spars covers peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow.  He has 65 yrs experience as a woodworker, 43 yrs in PT building lapstrake skiffs, a 37’ schooner, 18’ catboat, repairing/restoration... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

11:00am

Paddleboard and Rowboat Rides
Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach. Sign up for these 30 minute rides at the Free Rides Booth adjacent to the beach behind the NWMC.

Fri    11 – 3  
Sat   10 – 4  
Sun  10 – 2

Friday September 7, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm
NWMC Beach

11:00am

Martha J Motorboat Rides
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 7, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
NE Corner of the Marina

11:00am

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 7, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
NE Corner of the Marina

11:30am

Choosing and Using Hand Saws
This presentation looks at a wide variety of western-style (i.e. not Japanese) hand
saws for working wood. You’ll learn why these saws are of different sizes and
shapes; the different types of cuts they make (including compound angle cuts
across curved surfaces--a task a machine needs time-consuming setup to
accomplish); and how to hold the stock to increase speed while reducing
workload. You’ll also see how to hone, sharpen and maintain these saws so
they’ll last for many generations to come.

Speakers
JT

Jim Tolpin

After more than thirty years of working at woodworking for a living… and after having written more than a dozen books on the subject that have sold more than three-quarters of a million copies… I am now teaching woodworking for a living at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Woodworking Stage

11:30am

Norse Boat Building Techniques
Norse Boat Building Techniques

Speakers
JS

Jay Smith

Jay Smith apprenticed to master builders in Norway and the Faroe Islands and has specialized in Nordic lapstrake construction for over 30 years (seeWoodenBoat #234). Regular trips to Scandinavia over the years have enabled Jay to expand his research on Scandinavian-related boatbuilding... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Boat Building Stage

11:30am

Working Sail Loft Open House
Come see a traditional, working sail loft.  Sailmakers standing by to answer your questions!

Friday September 7, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Sail Loft

12:00pm

Ditty Bag Demo - The Artful Sailor
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 70/48.
The Artful Sailor will be in the Boat Shop at the NWMC.
Ditty Bag Demo times are 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm every day.

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino & Salty Sue

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... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
NWMC Boat Shop

12:00pm

Mike and Val James
Friday September 7, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

12:00pm

Clean Boating: Pollution Prevention for Recreational Boaters
This presentation will consist of two parts, 1. Rules and regulations relating to the incidental discharge from vessels and 2. how to comply with those rules and regulations without ruining the boating experience. Small oil spill and sewage discharge prevention techniques and tools will discussed. Attendees will leave with a better understand of how best to manage pollutants on their vessel and some free items that can used on their vessels. In addition, Dept of Ecology staff may be on hand to discuss the new No Discharge Zone (NDZ) and how it impacts boaters.

Speakers
AB

Aaron Barnett

As Washington Sea Grant’s boating program specialist, Aaron Barnett works with boat owners, marina operators and port managers to keep Washington’s waters safe for people and wildlife. From his base at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Aaron manages Pumpout Washington... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

12:00pm

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

In the late 1990's Geoffrey Trott designed the first practical composting toilet for boats. He then started his company Eos Design LLC which manufactures the "Air Head Composting Toilet" in 2001. Today the "Air Head" and several offshoot designs are the practical choice for 10' thousands... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Boatyard Stage

12:00pm

Daily Weather Briefing: Essential Data for Critical Decisions
We all check the weather before heading out for a day on the water. What do we need to know, where do we get the data, and how should it affect our sailing plans? The answers vary depending on whether it's a day sail, weekend getaway, inside passage cruise, or ocean voyage. Learn how to do your own Daily Weather Briefing to ensure your safety, comfort, and enjoyment on your next outing.

Speakers
DW

Dave Wilkinson

Dave Wilkinson, holds a MS in Atmospheric Science from Oregon State University, is member of the American Meteorological Society and the American Sailing Association where he is a certified marine weather instructor. Dave teaches marine weather at the Northwest Maritime Center, for... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Sailboat as Teacher
Nancy Erley shares how her sailboat taught her to sail when the self steering broke in the Atlantic three years into the first circumnavigation. A humorous presentation revealing what you need to know so your boat can teach you the rest. 

Speakers
NE

Nancy Erley

Nancy Erley is a sail instructor, circumnavigator, and founder of Tethys Offshore Sailing for Women. Nancy is an advocate for women’s sailing and is an internationally acclaimed speaker. She made two voyages around the world in her boat, TETHYS, during which she provided hands-on... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

12:00pm

Yacht Designer Panel
A small panel of professional yacht designers 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...a Festival highlight!

Speakers
JB

Jay Benford

Jay Benford has been doing yacht design work since 1962. He apprenticed with John Atkin in Connecticut, worked for several boat building operations, and opened his own yacht design office in 1969. After living and cruising in the Pacific Northwest for 18 years, he has spent the last... Read More →
SD

Sam Devlin

With over 40 years as a boat designer and builder, his expertise with stitch & glue construction is highly respected. Sam has participated in virtually all of the Wooden Boat Festivals (this is his 41st!) and made numerous boat trips to Alaska.
JH

John Harris

JOHN C. HARRIS owns Chesapeake Light Craft, the Annapolis-based purveyor of wooden boat kits and plans. His long tenure at CLC was preceded by a passion for boatbuilding and smallcraft that stretches back to earliest childhood. His first successful design was launched at age 14. More... Read More →
MK

Michael Kasten

Yacht designer Michael Kasten learned yacht design by building boats, independent study, working with talented yacht designers, and creating his own designs.  Although the majority of Kasten’s designs are intended for construction in steel and aluminum, he has also had the opportunity... Read More →
TR

Tad Roberts

A full time yacht designer and naval architect for over 30 years, with about half that time spent at Bruce King Yacht Design in Maine, and 17 years on my own in British Columbia. Experience with mega yachts, sail and power, high-speed production boats, home built plywood cruisers... Read More →
GW

Garth Wilcox

Garth Wilcox is an MIT-trained Naval Architect. He has been designing ships, tugs, barges, ferries, fishing and research vessels for more than 30 years. He has voyaged offshore more than 80,000 miles, including a global circumnavigation, during which he was shipwrecked had the "opportunity... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

12:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  3rd floor of the NWMC Red Chandler Education Building.  Drop in!

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3  

Friday September 7, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Pilothouse

12:30pm

Basic Boat Electrical Systems
Basic Boat Electrical Systems

Speakers
KR

Kevin Ritz

Kevin Ritz is a 15 year veteran of marine electrical systems design and implementation. He is an ABYC Certified Master Marine Technician. Kevin currently holds six ABYC certifications, and has been an ABYC Certification Instructor of Marine Electrical and Corrosion for the last three... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Boat Building Stage

12:30pm

Shaping at the Stem
Shaping at the Stem

Speakers
AD

Abel Dances

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


Friday September 7, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Woodworking Stage

1:00pm

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 7, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
NWMC Beach

1:00pm

Howly Slim
Howly Slim - Original songs of Love and the Road.

Friday September 7, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

1:15pm

Care and Feeding of Your Outboard
The outboard motor whether as the main power source or just an auxiliary, is a critical piece of safety gear. We will present some basic and routine maintenance that would help increase boating safety and chances of returning home.

Speakers
SP

Stewart Pugh

Stew maintains the fleet of outboards for the Northwest Maritime Center. He has repaired almost every type of marine engine, from small trolling kickers to Navy nuclear reactors. He now teaches outboard motor and inflatable boat repair through the NWMC and Washington Sea Grant. He... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Boatyard Stage

1:15pm

Planning a Successful Cruise to Alaska
The dream is here. You’re in Southeast Alaska at your starting point in Ketchikan! Figure out where to go, what to do, and how to have a great trip. Topics will include: anchoring in deeper waters; trip planning; routing alternatives tailored to what you want to do and see; what to expect in the way of weather, wind, & seas; anchorages & moorages; water & provisions; fuel & repairs; print & online references; paper charts vs. back-up electronics; VHF Radio issues; communications/internet access via Cell/WiFi & other methods; winter boat storage options; detailed information on permits and cruising in Glacier Bay National Park, Sawyer Glacier, and other favorite locations like: Anan Bay Bear Observatory, Elfin Cove, and Fords Terror. You’ll likely need more than one cruising season for the many adventure opportunities in this glorious cruising ground. This seminar will help you make your choices and start your dream planning.

Speakers
MB

Mark Bunzel

Mark is an experienced boater having cruised extensively in the Pacific Northwest, the Inside Passage and throughout Alaska on assignment while writing and photographing beautiful locations for magazines and to update the books he edits and publishes. In addition, he has chartered... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

1:15pm

Sand Less and Sail More: Boatbuilding Hacks for the Weekend Warrior
We will have fun discussing a wide variety of Hacks for saving time, saving money, and ending up with a finer wooden boat at the end of the build. Discussions will include tools, epoxy, sanding, build planning, shop setup, and more.

Speakers
DM

Dan Mattson

Dan grew up enjoying the Columbia River and San Juan Islands on his family's fine wooden power boats (Richardson, Tollycraft, Chris Craft and more). He built his first wooden boat - an '8 pram - in high school. After a long respite of 25 years, he began building again - a skin-on-frame... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

1:15pm

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 comfortable 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 grew up sailing and has been sailing for more than 40 years. She taught sailing in the Chesapeake Bay and has cruised and raced in venues around the globe in all sorts of boats as skipper and crew, sometimes winning. She spent seven years at sea, sailing 34,000 miles... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

1:15pm

World's Fastest Traditional Sailing Canoes
The seldom-visited Ninigo Islands are a group of 31 tiny islands set in 7 atolls that are part of the Manus Province of Papua New Guinea. The Ninigo group features healthy lagoons that make for stunning anchorages set alongside pretty, neat villages. The Seimat people who live there are warm wonderful people with a still-flourishing sailing canoe culture that allows them to sustainably live on little except pluck, hard work and love. This is the story of the people, their amazing canted rectangular-boom lugsail, single-outrigger sailing canoes, and the culturally-rich and highly-competitive event dubbed The Great Ninigo Islands Canoe Race.

Speakers
LL

Leslie Linkkila

Philip DiNuovo and Leslie Linkkila fell in love with cruising in 1991. In 2003, they shed demanding corporate careers and set sail from Kingston, Washington on an open-ended voyage aboard CARINA, their Mason 33 cutter. They closed the circle on their Pacific wanderings at Point Wilson... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

1:30pm

Carvel Planking Techniques
Carvel Planking Techniques

Speakers
LG

Leland Gibson

Leland Gibson is an instructor at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.


Friday September 7, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Boat Building Stage

1:30pm

Mortice and Tenons
Mortice and Tenons

Speakers
MS

Matthew Straughn-Morse

Matthew has had a lifelong fascination with fabricating, first in metal and then in wood. He built pipe organs for 5 years and then moved to Port Townsend, graduating from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2012. He has worked and taught at the Northwest Maritime Center... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Woodworking Stage

1:30pm

Working Sail Loft Open House
Come see a traditional, working sail loft.  Sailmakers standing by to answer your questions!

Friday September 7, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Sail Loft

2:00pm

Abakis
Powerhouse vocals and Kottke-style fingerpicking guitar

http://www.abakismusic.com 

Friday September 7, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

2:30pm

Smoothing With Planes
Using hand planes for truing and creating a mirror-fine surface.

Speakers
SE

Steve Eastwood

Steve Eastwood is an instructor at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.


Friday September 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Woodworking Stage

2:30pm

Working With Epoxy and Fiberglass
Working With Epoxy and Fiberglass

Speakers
BB

Bruce Blatchley

Bruce is a graduate of, and instructor at, the Northwest 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.


Friday September 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Boat Building Stage

2:30pm

10 Years Around the World: a Family Circumnavigation
Behan and Jamie circumnavigated while raising three children aboard Totem. When they set off from the Pacific Northwest in 2008 aboard their Stevens 47, Totem, Niall was 9, Mairen was 6, and Siobhan was 4. Since then they’ve visited 48 countries/territories, from Mexico to Madagascar to Martinique and continue to cruise in the eastern Pacific. Jamie is a sailmaker and recovering racing sailor with 100,000+ miles of diverse experience on the water; Behan found sailing the perfect vehicle to satisfy her wanderlust. She is a co-author of Voyaging with Kids, the de facto guide to cruising with children; together they provide coach/mentor services to help people realize their cruising dreams.

Speakers
BG

Behan Gifford

Behan and Jamie circumnavigated while raising three children aboard Totem. When they set off from the Pacific Northwest in 2008 aboard their Stevens 47, Totem, Niall was 9, Mairen was 6, and Siobhan was 4. Since then they’ve visited 48 countries/territories, from Mexico to Madagascar... Read More →
JG

Jamie Gifford

Behan and Jamie circumnavigated while raising three children aboard Totem. When they set off from the Pacific Northwest in 2008 aboard their Stevens 47, Totem, Niall was 9, Mairen was 6, and Siobhan was 4. Since then they’ve visited 48 countries/territories, from Mexico to Madagascar... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

2:30pm

Adventures in Anchoring
A variety of anchoring situations are presented to cruisers in the Salish Sea. This presentation covers some of them. Familiar and backup gear that a cruiser trusts and can handle is essential, once away from the common anchorages and the light air months. Not focused on anchor choice but on anchoring options, this talk and discussion is for those who are considering extending their anchoring methods, such as anchoring under sail. Each cruiser must become skilled with their own boat and gear, so “the right way” will be among the ways that you find works for you.

Speakers
CH

Cody Harris

I'm an engineless sailing aficionado, and have spent the last two summers cruising the Salish Sea in our home designed, home built, mostly enginless 29 foot cutter rigged sailboat.
DP

David Patterson

David is a retired 67-year-old who has been sailing in the San Juan and Gulf Islands since 2012. An intermediate sailor, he took up sailing in 2007 and has since cruised nine months a year since 2012. He challenges himself to cruise as much as possible under sail.


Friday September 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

2:30pm

Japanese Boatbuilding 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. He will be selling signed copies of his latest book, Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding, the first comprehensive survey of the craft published. 

Speakers
DB

Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks is a boatbuilder, writer, and researcher specializing in traditional wooden boats. Since 1996 he has been documenting traditional Japanese boatbuilding. He has worked alongside seven craftsmen building eight types of boats. He is the sole apprentice for six of his seven... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Boatyard Stage

2:30pm

Multi Hulls! Racers and Cruisers
From America's cup to the R2Ak, across the Carribbean and Mediterranean, modern multihulls are showing up as boats that really surpass the norms. Peter will take the audience through the design factors to look for in building or purchasing a multi, and show what he has added to his stock RF9AX Farrier trimaran LOTUS to make it a safer and more effective cruiser with the minimum addition of superfluous weight. As well, he will discuss the features that make these boats powerful racers, fresh from LOTUS' 5th place in this year's Swiftsure .

Speakers
PW

Peter Walford

A lifelong multihuller, Peter has spent 45 years as a racer, cruiser, builder, offshore sailor, and liveaboarder. He has been part of the birth and development of the field and owns LOTUS, one of the legendary Farrier 9 meter racer/cruisers, built in balsa/epoxy, which is on the dock... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

2:30pm

We, the Voyagers: A Film by Polynesians Practicing the Ancient Arts
An isolated Polynesian community seeks to renew self-reliance and joy by joining the crew of their voyaging ancestor Lata, and reconnecting with family and partners on distant islands. They build a voyaging canoe and navigate using only ancient methods, materials, and designs. Their wise and funny “Story of Lata” guides them. Elders train youths to weave sails, work the weather, and wayfind using natural phenomena and ancestral signs. Crew members share their personal histories and motivations to become voyagers, and come to realize how they themselves are very like the characters in the Story of Lata. They invite outsiders to join the crew.
*In Part One the would-be voyagers introduce themselves, their remote community, and the fact that their seafaring heritage offers them an alternative to isolation and dependence. When their most accomplished navigator dies, they decide to join the crew of their culture hero, Lata, who was the first person to build and sail a voyaging canoe. Today’s crew uses ancient designs, materials and methods that have been forgotten elsewhere. Their elders lead them in planting gardens, making rope from plants, felling trees, adzing the hull, weaving and sewing sails, and lashing parts together. They follow the steps in the ancient story of Lata, and avoid some hilarious and tragic mistakes that Lata made. They face their fears and prepare to be tested in the open ocean.

Speakers
MG

Mimi George

Marianne “Mimi” George, Ph.D, is a remote-ocean sailor and cultural anthropologist, who supports revival of ancient voyaging practices. Since 1979 George has documented the articulation of spiritual power by ancient voyagers of Papua New Guinea: the experience of a small, mixed... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

2:30pm

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

Friday September 7, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Port Townsend Bay

2:30pm

Sail on Adventuress
Festival Sail:

Step aboard the 1913 schooner Adventuress for a sail on Port Townsend Bay. Help raise the sails, sing sea shanties, and experience the joy of sailing a century-old tall ship operated by Sound Experience. Space is limited!  For advance purchase of Adventuress tickets, go to www.soundexp.org , call 360-379-0438 or visit the ship at the NWMC Dock.

$32.50 Adult / $17.50 - 18 and under
(sails are half price on Friday only)

Friday September 7, 2018 2:30pm - 5:30pm
NWMC Dock

3:00pm

Ditty Bag Demo - The Artful Sailor
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 70/48.
The Artful Sailor will be in the Boat Shop at the NWMC.
Ditty Bag Demo times are 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm every day.

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino & Salty Sue

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... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
NWMC Boat Shop

3:00pm

Jim Basnight
25 YEARS OF POWER POP !

https://jimbasnightmusic.com/


Friday September 7, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

3:30pm

Ask a Shipwright - Q & A
Ask a Shipwright - Q & A

Speakers
LG

Leland Gibson

Leland Gibson is an instructor at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.


Friday September 7, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Boat Building Stage

3:45pm

Clouds and What It Means to a Boater
This seminar lecture discusses “clouds” & its direct meaning to a boater. The Pacific NW is square in the middle latitudes (between 30 & 60N degrees) where the at sea-level surface pressure storm track often lies. Thus, synoptic scale middle latitude extra-tropical (meaning outside of the tropical latitudes) low pressure systems, whose standard associated frontal boundaries such as warm, cold, & occluded fronts often impacts the inland & coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest. This is where over 90 percent of boating activity prevails! Lee will highlight “cloud” groups & types in this seminar, so boaters understand the short-term (6-24 hours) ramifications of what is visible to the naked eye, 24 X 7, & over a 360-degree panoramic view for all to see. This also allows a boater’s determination to process (or validate) their own forecasts. Opportunities to take photos & create a rolodex file of the vast number “cloud” types that repeat themselves over & over again allows a boater to become “weatherwise” & further gives meaning to “Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning, red sky at night, sailor’s delight”. Do not miss this opportunity to hear from a senior marine meteorologist who formal education from the other “UW” (University of Wisconsin), paved the way for an impressive career as a weather forecaster, vessel router, & now educator & trainer during his ongoing 44 plus year career.

Speakers
LC

Lee Chesneau

Lee Chesneau is senior marine meteorologist & graduate from one of the elite universities that offer degrees in meteorology, the University of Wisconsin (Madison). His Bachelor of Science (B.S) Degree in Meteorology was Lee’s ticket to a distinguished & extensive career with NOAA’s... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

3:45pm

Intro to Timezero by Nobeltec
Introduction to TimeZero software by Nobeltec. Learn about basic layout of the program, including Route Planning, Weather Overlay, and integration of GPS, AIS and RADAR.

Speakers
DJ

Daniel Joram

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 spent on traditional vessels. Together with his partner, he takes care of ARIEL OF VICTORIA, the 58' ketch out... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

3:45pm

Jewel in the Rough or Wrecking Yard? How to Decide
You see her potential and are drawn to her lines, the romance of the sea and the adventures you will share. The price is right, but you will quickly learn it’s not what you buy them for. What will she take in both time & money? Will you enjoy the process or will she cost too much? How do you make a decision that’s right for you? What are your boating goals? Is she the right rig for you? Is someone sharing this voyage? What’s the boats history - does she have good bones? Where will the work be done? How do you find the team with the expertise required, that will listen to you and the boat – working at a pace you can afford. We’ll help steer your course through these uncharted waters - so you too can have your ship of dreams.


Speakers
EL

Erin Leader & Micheal Effler

Michael EfflerMichael is co-founder of Sea Sensations, offering custom design and restoration of traditional sailing and classic motor yachts. In his early 20's he bought and restored an 18' centerboard Cat boat, later he restored a 33' Kings Amethyst center cockpit cutter. He apprenticed... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

3:45pm

Team Sail Like a Girl Wins R2AK!
Team Sail Like a Girl - Comprised of seven women leading busy lives as working mothers and businesswomen, Team Sail Like a Girl won the 2018 Race to Alaska, becoming the first all-women team to do so.  Four members of the team will be presenting their epic story at this year's Festival:


Kelly Adamson Danielson 
Anna Stevens 
Haley King Lhamon 
Aimee Fulwell 


Speakers
TS

Team Sail Like a Girl

Team Sail Like a Girl - Comprised of seven women leading busy lives as working mothers and businesswomen, Team Sail Like a Girl won the 2018 Race to Alaska, becoming the first all-women team to do so.Four members of the team will be presenting their epic story at this year's Festival:Kelly... Read More →


Friday September 7, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

4:00pm

Pies on the Run
Pies on the Run - Local acoustic band Pies on the Run plays Western swing, country, doo wop, polkas and more, with an emphasis on vocal harmonies.

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pies-on-the-Run/109832539168432 

Friday September 7, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

4:00pm

Carol Hasse & Port Townsend Sails 40th Anniversary Celebration - All Welcome!
Come join the celebration!

Speakers
CH

Carol Hasse

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


Friday September 7, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sail Loft

5:00pm

Jim Basnight
25 YEARS OF POWER POP!

https://jimbasnightmusic.com

Friday September 7, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

5:30pm

Schooner Zodiac
Sunset Dinner Sail: $69/person
5:00-5:30 PM boarding, 8:00-8:30 disembark

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

Visit schoonerzodiac.com, or call 206-719-7622 for reservations.



Friday September 7, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Port Townsend Bay

6:00pm

R2AK Blazer Party - A Ticketed Event
Special R2AK ticketed event   

Join us for the R2AK Blazer Party September 7th, 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.  

Friday September 7, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Northwest Maritime Center

6:10pm

Joy in Mudville
http://www.deadwoodrevival.com

Joy In Mudville includes Jason Mogi and Kim Trenerry (co-founders of popular Olympic Peninsula bands Deadwood Revival and Tongue & Groove), Paul Stehr-Green (The Cornstalks and The Crocs),Terry Smith (The Soulshakers, Haywire, and The Olympic Big Band) and Mike Echternkamp (Windowpane).OUR MUSIC...Joy In Mudville combines influences from old-time bluegrass, folk, rock, country, blues, and funk with Jason on clawhammer banjo/acoustic & electric guitar/vocals, Kim on acoustic guitar/vocals, Paul on bass/vocals, and Terry or Mike on drums.  Whether an original tune, a driving barn-burner, some roots-rock or one of many Grateful Dead covers, their music is super-high-energy with tight harmonies, clever arrangements, and grooves that make you wanna bust out those dancin' shoes.

THE WHOLE STORY...Kim and Jason, a multi-award-winning duo, have a musical connection that is undeniable, and have been captivating audiences for almost 20 years...not only with their unique sound, but with the heart and soul that lies behind every tune they play. Kim and Jason met in Atlanta, GA during the mid-'90s.  She was a veteran performer in musical theater and he was a drummer playing with various groups in the local blues, folk, and jam-band scene.  They both ended up in the same band (Kim as a back-up vocalist and Jason on drums) and started hanging out between gigs playing guitars and singing Neil Young tunes.  Inspired by the pure sound of their harmonies and frustrated with hectic city life, they decided to abandon their current directions and head to the Pacific Northwest to try something new.  They performed as an acoustic duo in the coffee shops and bars of Port Angeles, WA as Tongue & Groove and were an immediate hit. T&G eventually added other members, went electric, and evolved into one of the Olympic Peninsula’s favorite bands, releasing four CDs and playing everything from late-night Grateful Dead-esque jams in local bars to the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle.

Over the course of five years, T&G’s gig schedule became too busy for some of the members working full-time jobs and the band’s momentum quickly waned.  With the confidence and experience gained from fronting a successful band and hungry to keep performing, Kim and Jason began exploring a more acoustic sound with banjo and guitar as the main instrumentation.  The discovery of contemporary old-time influenced artists like Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show, Be Good Tanyas, and The Reeltime Travelers, inspired their new direction and Deadwood Revival was born.After two highly acclaimed CDs (the self-titled Deadwood Revival and This Old World), a win at Northwest String Summit, and a non-stop itinerary throughout the western states and even a cross-country tour, they re-upped their Tongue & Groove bass player, Ches Ferguson, added fiddler Julie Campbell to the mix, and for several years played hundreds upon hundreds of festivals, events, and concerts throughout Washington, Oregon, and California and released a third CD...a live recording entitled Sat 7:30.  The foursome capped their musical association with an encore performance at Dead On the Creek after deciding to go on separate paths.

Their newest project, Joy in Mudville, brings bassist Paul Stehr-Green into the fold, adding his Motown-influenced bass lines and voice to their impeccable harmonies.  And, with Terry Smith or Mike Echternkamp behind the drum kit, the dance grooves are unresistable!

Friday September 7, 2018 6:10pm - 8:30pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

7:00pm

Sea Shanty Circle
Sing along!  All ages! Join in the fun!

The Marina Room is out on the Festival Grounds next to the Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant  

Friday September 7, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Marina Room

8:30pm

Delta Rays
Delta Rays - Port Townsends favorite dance band. Rock originals and zydeco.  The Delta Rays have influences ranging from zydeco to Irish fiddle, have played many area festivals and events, and are summer regulars at Port Townsend Brewing Co.’s beer and music garden. Band members include fiddler extraordinaire Peter Evasick on both fiddle and guitar, keyboard whiz George Radebaugh on piano and accordion, groove master Peter Bliven on drums and the newest member, Mr. Funk himself, Todd Fischer on bass.

Friday September 7, 2018 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage
 
Saturday, September 8
 

8:00am

Rowing Race - Registration
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 8, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
NWMC Beach

9:00am

Ditty Bag Demo - The Artful Sailor
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 70/48.
The Artful Sailor will be in the Boat Shop at the NWMC.
Ditty Bag Demo times are 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm every day.

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino & Salty Sue

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... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
NWMC Boat Shop

9:00am

Northwest Schooner Cup - Skippers' Meeting
Skippers Meeting | 9 AM | NWMC beach
    Regatta Start | 3 PM
    Awards | 6 PM (7 PM if boats sail longer) | Main Stage 

Saturday September 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
NWMC Beach

9:00am

Martha J Motorboat Rides
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 8, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pm
NE Corner of the Marina

9:00am

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 8, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pm
NE Corner of the Marina

9:30am

Caulking
Caulking

Speakers
JB

Jody Boyle

In 1998, Jody started his woodworking career in the wood shop at the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard, while also 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... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Boat Building Stage

9:30am

Can You Trust Your Charts?
An ever increasing number of sailors rely exclusively on electronic charts for navigation. Several high profile losses in recent years have revealed weaknesses in these charting systems. Nigel Calder will explore how paper and digital charts are made and the implications of this for chart accuracy. Understanding the limits of your charts will make you a better and safer navigator.

Speakers
NC

Nigel Calder

Nigel Calder is best known for his Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual and Marine Diesel Engines, both considered definitive works. In addition to hundreds of magazine articles, he has also authored ‘A Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean’, ‘Cuba: A Cruising... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

9:30am

Care and Feeding of the Magnetic Compass
Selection, mounting, functioning and maintenance of magnetic compasses. Including troubleshooting and adjusting. Half-hour presentation and half-hour questions.  

Speakers
BH

Bill Haimes

A Wooden Boat Festival veteran, Bill Haimes is a former naval officer who learned the compass adjusting trade aboard warships in the late ‘60s. He operated a sail training program for the US Navy and has cruised and raced a variety of boats, including a 50’ wooden sailboat. Currently... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

9:30am

Introduction to Wind & Wave Concepts & Charts
This seminar first discusses the fundamentals involved with wind & swell wave development, propagation, & decay.  Specifically: 
  • We will define & illustrate what an ocean wave is & its characteristic.
  • We will discuss the dominant role that wind energy has in creating “wind waves” & what happens when “wind waves” leave their generating area as “swell waves”.
  • We will further discuss the critical parameters of wind direction & speed, duration, & fetch as it impacts both “wind & swell waves” (combined is known as “sea state”).
  • A boater, whether cruising inside the San Francisco, or sailing coastal along the west coast of the U.S. exposed to the North Pacific Ocean, or blue water cruising further offshore in the North Pacific Ocean (or any other ocean), needs to understand how differing waves characteristics will impact their vessel for safe keeping.
Finally, for offshore boaters, it is also important to differentiate between regional & full
    ocean wind & wave charts, depicted in “feet” versus “meters” when discussing & utilizing
    the U.S. Ocean Prediction Center wind & wave analyses & forecasts charts.

Speakers
LC

Lee Chesneau

Lee Chesneau is senior marine meteorologist & graduate from one of the elite universities that offer degrees in meteorology, the University of Wisconsin (Madison). His Bachelor of Science (B.S) Degree in Meteorology was Lee’s ticket to a distinguished & extensive career with NOAA’s... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

9:30am

SEVENTY48: Building and Racing My Ultimate Rowboat
Nate grew up on boats in the Puget Sound, learning to sail on Port Madison, driving motorboats in the San Juan Islands, and finding a passion for rowing on Eagle Harbor. After rowing and then coaching rowing in California for 12 years, he completed the 2016 Race to Alaska with his brother on a 17’ dinghy. Nate recently completed the inaugural SEVENTY48 in 2018 on a wooden rowboat he built himself.

Speakers
NR

Nate Rooks

Nate grew up on boats in the Puget Sound, learning to sail on Port Madison, driving motorboats in the San Juan Islands, and finding a passion for rowing on Eagle Harbor. After rowing and then coaching rowing in California for 12 years, he completed the 2016 Race to Alaska with his... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

10:00am

Rowing Race
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 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Port Townsend Bay

10:00am

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

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


Saturday September 8, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Sail Loft

10:00am

Hands On Workshop: Fiberglass with Epoxy
Matthew Weaver will be demonstrating these techniques live at the Boat Yard Stage!  Come see how it's done.

Speakers
MW

Matthew Weaver

Matthew Weaver grew up in and around cabinet shops and ever since he was a kid he had a drive to build stuff, starting with rubber band guns from fruit box crates he'd fish out of the grocery store dumpsters.  In college he decided it would be nice to have a pram to row his lovely... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Boatyard Stage

10:00am

Sail on Adventuress
Festival Sail:

Step aboard the 1913 schooner Adventuress for a sail on Port Townsend Bay. Help raise the sails, sing sea shanties, and experience the joy of sailing a century-old tall ship operated by Sound Experience. Space is limited!  For advance purchase of Adventuress tickets, go to www.soundexp.org , call 360-379-0438 or visit the ship at the NWMC Dock.

$65Adult / $35 - 18 and under
(15% off sails for Sound Experience Members)

Saturday September 8, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
NWMC Dock

10:00am

Paddleboard and Rowboat Rides
Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach. Sign up for these 30 minute rides at the Free Rides Booth adjacent to the beach behind the NWMC.

Fri    11 – 3  
Sat   10 – 4  
Sun  10 – 2

Saturday September 8, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm
NWMC Beach

10:00am

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 8, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
Paddleboard Pool on the Point

10:30am

Epoxy and Fiberglass
Epoxy and Fiberglass

Speakers
BB

Bruce Blatchley

Bruce is a graduate of, and instructor at, the Northwest 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 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Boat Building Stage

10:30am

Green Woodworking
Green Woodworking

Speakers
RB

Raphael Berrios

With professional experience in cabinet making, finish carpentry, and visual arts; and personal exploration in window and door making, carving, and tool making; Raphael Berrios brings a wide array of experience to the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.


Saturday September 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Woodworking Stage

10:45am

Adventure Cruising SE Alaska
Elsie Hulsizer, author of “Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska” shows you how to plan your Alaska cruise to maximize adventure and seek out the region’s most fascinating scenery, wildlife and cultural heritage. Includes an inspiring slide show of destinations off the beaten track

Speakers
EH

Elsie Hulsizer

Elsie Hulsizer is the author of "Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island’s West Coast" (Harbour Publishing, 2005, 2015) and "Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska" (Harbour Publishing, 2010). An environmental professional... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

10:45am

Decarbonizing Our Vessels and the Inside Passage
Peter, the owner and skipper of the NWSWB-built and petroleum-free motorsailer Ama Natura, will share notable progress with his Inside Passage Decarbonization Project (www.decarbthepassage.net), including two new waste-sourced fuel docks in development, marinas with renewable shore power, and game-changing next generation products that make decarbonizing our vessels, ports, fuel docks and towns an increasingly smart, economic and viable option. This will be distinctly a solutions-oriented, rather than problems-oriented, workshop. Come ready to take action starting now!

Speakers
PW

Peter Wilcox

Captain Peter Wilcox is a Canadian Coastal Champion, Cascadia Fellow, licensed Master Mariner, and frequent builder of small wooden boats. Most recently, Peter served for several years as the president of Columbia Riverkeeper and has been voyaging both the Columbia and the NW’s... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

10:45am

Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire
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 grew up sailing and has been sailing for more than 40 years. She taught sailing in the Chesapeake Bay and has cruised and raced in venues around the globe in all sorts of boats as skipper and crew, sometimes winning. She spent seven years at sea, sailing 34,000 miles... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

10:45am

Stability and Stabilization
Starting with the basics of stability and effect of various factors, I'll work through examples to clarify understanding of what stability is and is not. Then moving on to a boat's motion and how that can be modified by design or the employment of various devices. Questions and discussion encouraged.

Speakers
TR

Tad Roberts

A full time yacht designer and naval architect for over 30 years, with about half that time spent at Bruce King Yacht Design in Maine, and 17 years on my own in British Columbia. Experience with mega yachts, sail and power, high-speed production boats, home built plywood cruisers... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

11:00am

Bertram Levy
Bertram Levy - World music multiinstrumentalist. 

 http://bertramlevy.com 

Saturday September 8, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

11:30am

Introduction to Hydraulics
Introduction to Hydraulics

Speakers
WT

Walt Trisdale

Walt attended diesel engine school in Texas and worked for Detroit Diesel for many years. He has worked on engines in mines, oil fields, logging, Alaskan canneries, Alaskan commercial fishing boats, Antarctica, and the Arctic. He has been working on boats for most of the last 20 years—from... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Boat Building Stage

11:30am

Smoothing With Planes
Smoothing with Planes

Speakers
SE

Steve Eastwood

Steve Eastwood is an instructor at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.


Saturday September 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Woodworking Stage

12:00pm

Ditty Bag Demo - The Artful Sailor
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 70/48.
The Artful Sailor will be in the Boat Shop at the NWMC.
Ditty Bag Demo times are 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm every day.

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino & Salty Sue

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... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
NWMC Boat Shop

12:00pm

The Whateverly Brothers
The Whateverly Brothers - Rich harmonies with instrumental frosting.

 www.thewhateverlybrothers.com 

Saturday September 8, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

12:00pm

Care and Feeding of Your Outboard
The outboard motor whether as the main power source or just an auxiliary, is a critical piece of safety gear. We will present some basic and routine maintenance that would help increase boating safety and chances of returning home.

Speakers
SP

Stewart Pugh

Stew maintains the fleet of outboards for the Northwest Maritime Center. He has repaired almost every type of marine engine, from small trolling kickers to Navy nuclear reactors. He now teaches outboard motor and inflatable boat repair through the NWMC and Washington Sea Grant. He... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Boatyard Stage

12:00pm

Celebrating 50 Years of Wild and Scenic Rivers
A presentation celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic River Act of 1968.
Fifty years ago, Congress passed a historic piece of legislation which created Wild and Scenic Rivers in the United States.
"Selected rivers in the United States are preserved for possessing outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values. Rivers, or sections of rivers, so designated are preserved in their free-flowing condition and are not dammed or otherwise impeded."
The initiative was proposed by Frank Church of Idaho and signed into law by President Johnson.
In the past several years, I have run many of the 208 rivers with the Wild & Scenic designation and I have a fantastic collection of photo's, video's and stories from those adventures.
A one hour presentation - partly to entertain - partly to inform on the importance of preserving these national treasures. The rivers I will highlight include:
Rogue River in Oregon
McKenzie River in Oregon
Deschutes River in Oregon
Colorado River in AZ
Owyhee River in Idaho
Buffalo River in Arkansas
Flathead River in Montana
Snake River in Wyoming

Speakers
GH

Greg Hatten

Greg Hatten has been running treacherous rivers in the Pacific Northwest for years, always in a handcrafted wooden drift boat. Nothing is quite as stunning as a beautiful wood boat in the middle of a Class IV; over the years, Greg and his crew of river runners have amassed quite a... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

12:00pm

Common Mistakes and Misconceptions Regarding Rigging
Common Mistakes and Misconceptions Regarding Rigging

Speakers
LV

Lisa Vizzini

Lisa Vizzini began sailing as a teen on Stars and Solings in Marina Del Rey, CA. In 1978 she moved to Port Townsend to learn sail-making skills at Port Townsend Sails with Carol Hasse and Nora Petrich. Lisa has fished for salmon, operated a troll-buying station for 12 years in Elfin... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

12:00pm

Cruising Families
Learn how it's done, from two experts who have circumnavigated with their children and  have written and taught extensively about their wonderful family adventures. Pam and Behan will share their insights and stories.

Speakers
BG

Behan Gifford

Behan and Jamie circumnavigated while raising three children aboard Totem. When they set off from the Pacific Northwest in 2008 aboard their Stevens 47, Totem, Niall was 9, Mairen was 6, and Siobhan was 4. Since then they’ve visited 48 countries/territories, from Mexico to Madagascar... Read More →
PW

Pam Wall

Pam Wall is well known for outfitting world cruisers, consulting on prospective routes for sailing, sailing instruction, and as a seminar speaker who encourages and educates on the cruising lifestyle. Along with her husband, Andy, and two young children, Samantha and Jamie, Pam has... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

12:00pm

When Good Fuel Goes Bad
In this seminar you will learn what causes fuel to breakdown inside your fuel tank and how to prevent it.  There will be discussions on current methods of fuel care such as fuel additives, on board filtration and fuel polishing. 

We will discuss the first onboard preventative device available which stabilizes fuel without using additives, the H2Out Air Vent Dryer. 

Richard Pindell, the inventor of the H2Out® Air Vent Dryer and founder of H2Out® Inc, describes how fuel goes bad in the first place and how to prevent it using the H2Out® Air Vent Dryer.

Speakers
RP

Richard Pindell

Founder of H2Out, Inc. in 2009, Rich Pindell was inspired to create products that use the technology that NASA utilized during the Apollo missions to keep moisture damage out of the spacecraft. The first product line developed was the H2Out AVD (Air Vent Dryer) 2 & 3—for sailboats... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

12:00pm

Sail Handwork - Rings, Slides and Leather
Sail Handwork - Rings, Slides and Leather…oh my! Taught at the Sail loft - learn how to sew your own slides, rings and leather onto your sails.

Speakers

Saturday September 8, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Sail Loft

12:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  3rd floor of the NWMC Red Chandler Education Building.  Drop in!

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3  

Saturday September 8, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Pilothouse

12:30pm

Dovetails
Dovetails

Speakers
MS

Matthew Straughn-Morse

Matthew has had a lifelong fascination with fabricating, first in metal and then in wood. He built pipe organs for 5 years and then moved to Port Townsend, graduating from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2012. He has worked and taught at the Northwest Maritime Center... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Woodworking Stage

12:30pm

Marine Corrosion
Marine Corrosion

Speakers
KR

Kevin Ritz

Kevin Ritz is a 15 year veteran of marine electrical systems design and implementation. He is an ABYC Certified Master Marine Technician. Kevin currently holds six ABYC certifications, and has been an ABYC Certification Instructor of Marine Electrical and Corrosion for the last three... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Boat Building Stage

1:00pm

Anika Pearl
Anika Pearl - Father & Daughter Duo playing Soul Infused Folk & Rock.

 anikapearl.fourfour.com  

Saturday September 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

1:15pm

Boat Interiors
This talk will explore the differences between Boat furniture versus Home furniture and while comparing the subtle differences it will give reference points that will automatically shine light on important aspects that need to be incorporated into building boat interiors and its furniture.

Speakers
TG

Tony Grove

After completing a four-year boatbuilding apprenticeship in British Columbia that started in 1980, Tony honed his skills as a shipwright specializing in wooden boat restoration, construction and boat interior building and has worked for various companies and private clients. Educating... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

1:15pm

Planning to Paddle the Northwest Passage Summer 2019
Hear it from the man himself!

Speakers
KK

Karl Kruger

Karl always knew he could do it, so did his family. Most of the rest of us fell somewhere between skeptical and lacking the frame of reference broad enough to include that a SUP to Alaska was even a possibility. Seriously, remember the first time you heard SUP and R2AK in the same... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

1:15pm

Sailboat as Teacher
Nancy Erley shares how her sailboat taught her to sail when the self steering broke in the Atlantic three years into the first circumnavigation. A humorous presentation revealing what you need to know so your boat can teach you the rest.

Speakers
NE

Nancy Erley

Nancy Erley is a sail instructor, circumnavigator, and founder of Tethys Offshore Sailing for Women. Nancy is an advocate for women’s sailing and is an internationally acclaimed speaker. She made two voyages around the world in her boat, TETHYS, during which she provided hands-on... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

1:15pm

Woodenspars
History and evolution of spar design and construction. From trees to hollow laminated sections and the evolution of adhesives that made it possible.

Speakers
BT

Bruce Tipton

Bruce is a longtime boatbuilder, sparmaker, and woodworker. His knowledge of wooden spars covers peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow.  He has 65 yrs experience as a woodworker, 43 yrs in PT building lapstrake skiffs, a 37’ schooner, 18’ catboat, repairing/restoration... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

1:30pm

Edensaw Woods Q & A
Come with your questions about boat lumber, hardware and tools for our local experts at Edensaw!

Saturday September 8, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Boat Building Stage

1:30pm

Sharpening
Sharpening technique is key to getting the best work most effortlessly from your edge tools. I'll share some tricks for getting to a keen edge, along with comments on the many different stones and systems available and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Speakers
TL

Tim Lawson

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


Saturday September 8, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Woodworking Stage

1:30pm

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

In the late 1990's Geoffrey Trott designed the first practical composting toilet for boats. He then started his company Eos Design LLC which manufactures the "Air Head Composting Toilet" in 2001. Today the "Air Head" and several offshoot designs are the practical choice for 10' thousands... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Boatyard Stage

1:30pm

Mats.... Things to do with Line that's Too Good to Throw Away
The tying of two to three different shapes of thump mats. they are the four out side bump, the five outside bump and the six outside bump types of mats that can be placed under deck blocks. I will also include the mysteries of the Ocean Plat Mat the way we tie it!

Speakers
DA

Dennis Armstrong

Dennis Armstrong is the owner and operator of the Knotted Line, a company dedicated to the preservation of the knotting tradition. In business for 37 years, the Knotted Line builds rope fenders for small craft. Dennis is a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.


Saturday September 8, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sail Loft

2:00pm

Pint and Dale
Saturday September 8, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

2:00pm

Schooner Zodiac
Schooner Race/Supper Sail: $85/person
1:30-2:00 PM boarding, 5:30-6:00 PM disembark

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

Visit schoonerzodiac.com, or call 206-719-7622 for reservations.

Saturday September 8, 2018 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Port Townsend Bay

2:00pm

Sail on Adventuress
Northwest Schooner Cup Race:

Step aboard the 1913 schooner Adventuress for a sail on Port Townsend Bay. Help raise the sails, sing sea shanties, and experience the joy of sailing a century-old tall ship operated by Sound Experience. Space is limited!  For advance purchase of Adventuress tickets, go to www.soundexp.org , call 360-379-0438 or visit the ship at the NWMC Dock.

$79 Adult / $49 - 18 and under
(15% off sails for Sound Experience Members)

Saturday September 8, 2018 2:00pm - 6:00pm
NWMC Dock

2:30pm

Marine Hardware - PT Foundry
 A presentation on fine marine hardware from the experts at PT Foundry.

Saturday September 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Boat Building Stage

2:30pm

Tricks from Truths--Layout Fundamentals
From the most ancient times, artisans coupled primitive tools--little more than
strings, sticks and stones--with a deeply intuitive understanding of the
inherent truths of geometry to efficiently execute pleasing designs and
precision layouts and surveys. As you’ll see in these demonstrations, some of
these “tricks” for generating dimensions in certain relationships, specific
angles of intersection and all manner of shapes almost border on magic!

Speakers
JT

Jim Tolpin

After more than thirty years of working at woodworking for a living… and after having written more than a dozen books on the subject that have sold more than three-quarters of a million copies… I am now teaching woodworking for a living at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Woodworking Stage

2:30pm

Demystifying Foils
“Demistifying Foils” has even gained some since last year. Listeners, through images and whiteboard drawings, learn about the nuances of foils, lift, and the ways humans have mastered them to navigate, sail faster than the speed of wind, and fly on the water. Listeners will also be presented with strategies and methods to construct efficient foils, with some simple geometry.

Speakers
NT

Noah Todras

Noah Todras is an assistant boatbuilding instructor at the Northwest School for Wooden Boatbuilding. He came from Virginia with an English degree and a background in furniture conservation to the Puget Sound to attend the boat School. Drawn to the water by the physics of nature, Noah... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

2:30pm

Do You Copy? Radios Aboard Cruising Yachts
This seminar reviews of radio communications including an introduction to important theory and terminology, radio equipment and applications, and discusses licensing and privileges comparing maritime and amateur licensing.

Speakers
LL

Leslie Linkkila

Philip DiNuovo and Leslie Linkkila fell in love with cruising in 1991. In 2003, they shed demanding corporate careers and set sail from Kingston, Washington on an open-ended voyage aboard CARINA, their Mason 33 cutter. They closed the circle on their Pacific wanderings at Point Wilson... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

2:30pm

Hokule'a: 3 Year Voyage Around the World
Crew member/educator, Steven Soltysik will share his experience with Polynesian Voyaging Society and the World Wide Voyage of the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Hokule`a. The Hawaiian Star Compass will be introduced using the sun, moon, stars, wind and swell. Presentation will include film documentation of the world wide voyage. Hands on activities with the introduction of the Hawaiian Star compass navigation, magnetic compass navigation, and GPS navigation.

Speakers
SS

Steven Soltysik

Captain Steven Soltysik was the Wooden Boat Foundation Shop Supervisor/Educator. Summers of 2006,2007,2008. He has numerous ocean crossings; Pacific, Caribbean, North and South Atlantic. Steven is presently a part time maritime teacher on the island of Kauai, working with elementary... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

2:30pm

Solving the Energy Equation
Onboard energy demands continue to rise as boatowners’ expect the comforts of home on ever smaller boats. In this seminar we will explore mechanisms to package existing and emerging technologies into systems that can meet this demand while simultaneously improving energy efficiency and lowering energy costs for both house and propulsion needs. Sound too good to be true? Come and find out how to do it.

Speakers
NC

Nigel Calder

Nigel Calder is best known for his Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual and Marine Diesel Engines, both considered definitive works. In addition to hundreds of magazine articles, he has also authored ‘A Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean’, ‘Cuba: A Cruising... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

3:00pm

Ditty Bag Demo - The Artful Sailor
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 70/48.
The Artful Sailor will be in the Boat Shop at the NWMC.
Ditty Bag Demo times are 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm every day.

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino & Salty Sue

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... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
NWMC Boat Shop

3:00pm

Tania Opland
Saturday September 8, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

3:00pm

Varnishing Tips and Tricks
Joni will discuss finish comparisons (oil, Profin, C-Tol, varnishes, etc) and many aspects of preparing for and applying varnish. Thinners, brushes, tapes, problems, techniques, time/$$ saving tricks, etc. Includes an in class varnishing demonstration.

Speakers
JB

Joni Blanchard

Joni's been varnishing/oiling and painting boats here in PT for 28 years. Three years ago, she authored the book 'Tricks, Cheating & Chingaderos - A Collection of Knowledge and Tips for Varnishing/Painting Wooden Boats' that has recently been republished in color and is now available... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Boatyard Stage

3:00pm

Northwest 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 8, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Port Townsend Bay

3:45pm

Replacing a Marine Diesel Engine
Our beloved wooden boats are dear to us for many reasons, mostly having to do with traditions and esthetics of a pre-industrial age. For most, their utility and safety depend as well on the reliability of their power-plants. The failure of an engine forces upon us challenging decisions involving technology, skills, and economics: Can the engine be rebuilt? Can I do it myself? Am I better off with a new engine? Which brand? Can I install it myself? What else will need to be renewed? This presentation is not intended as a How-to but rather a How-to-think-about replacing a recreational marine diesel engine.
This presentation is a roadmap of the decisions that must be made concerning every aspect of the job, including space, engine mounts, fuel system, raw water intake, exhaust system, and propeller suitability. The presentation is intended to benefit those who may face similar challenges, whether they decide to do the job themselves or have a mechanic do it.


Speakers
SW

Stuart Weibel

Stuart Weibel is master and slave to S/V Ripple, being a 26 foot Atkins cutter built by the Northwest School for Wooden Boatbuilding in 1994. He lost his engine on the first day of a planned circumnavigation of Vancouver Island in 2017, and spent the remainder of his summer re-powering... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

3:45pm

The Latest in Ipad Navigation and Apps
Mark will go through the ever changing world of apps and navigation programs.  What works? What are the pitfalls of each? Bring your questions.

Speakers
MB

Mark Bunzel

Mark is an experienced boater having cruised extensively in the Pacific Northwest, the Inside Passage and throughout Alaska on assignment while writing and photographing beautiful locations for magazines and to update the books he edits and publishes. In addition, he has chartered... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

3:45pm

Traditional Japanese Boatbuilding
When most people think of Japan they imagine bullet trains and high-tech electronics. But Japan is also home to an extraordinary tradition of woodworking, including boatbuilding. Douglas Brooks has built boats with seven masters in Japan since 1996 and in this slide presentation he introduces the design secrets and techniques of Japanese boatbuilding. He will be selling signed copies of his latest book, Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding, the first comprehensive survey of the craft published. 

Speakers
DB

Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks is a boatbuilder, writer, and researcher specializing in traditional wooden boats. Since 1996 he has been documenting traditional Japanese boatbuilding. He has worked alongside seven craftsmen building eight types of boats. He is the sole apprentice for six of his seven... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

3:45pm

Women's Offshore Panel - With Kaci Cronkhite
A phenomenal gathering of offshore women sailors will have a lively discussion led by Kaci Cronkhite.  Come hear their insights and experiences.  This is going to be a Festival Highlight - rarely do you get this many extraordinary women sailors in the same place at the same time!

Speakers
KC

Kaci Cronkhite

Kaci Cronkhite is author of the book, Finding PAX: the unexpected journey of a little wooden boat. For ten years, until 2011, she served as director of the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival and in executive roles for the Wooden Boat Foundation and Northwest Maritime Center. Before... Read More →
NE

Nancy Erley

Nancy Erley is a sail instructor, circumnavigator, and founder of Tethys Offshore Sailing for Women. Nancy is an advocate for women’s sailing and is an internationally acclaimed speaker. She made two voyages around the world in her boat, TETHYS, during which she provided hands-on... Read More →
BG

Behan Gifford

Behan and Jamie circumnavigated while raising three children aboard Totem. When they set off from the Pacific Northwest in 2008 aboard their Stevens 47, Totem, Niall was 9, Mairen was 6, and Siobhan was 4. Since then they’ve visited 48 countries/territories, from Mexico to Madagascar... Read More →
CH

Carol Hasse

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

Wendy Hinman

Wendy Hinman grew up sailing and has been sailing for more than 40 years. She taught sailing in the Chesapeake Bay and has cruised and raced in venues around the globe in all sorts of boats as skipper and crew, sometimes winning. She spent seven years at sea, sailing 34,000 miles... Read More →
LL

Leslie Linkkila

Philip DiNuovo and Leslie Linkkila fell in love with cruising in 1991. In 2003, they shed demanding corporate careers and set sail from Kingston, Washington on an open-ended voyage aboard CARINA, their Mason 33 cutter. They closed the circle on their Pacific wanderings at Point Wilson... Read More →
PW

Pam Wall

Pam Wall is well known for outfitting world cruisers, consulting on prospective routes for sailing, sailing instruction, and as a seminar speaker who encourages and educates on the cruising lifestyle. Along with her husband, Andy, and two young children, Samantha and Jamie, Pam has... Read More →


Saturday September 8, 2018 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

4:00pm

Pint and Dale
Saturday September 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

4:00pm

Wooden Boat Festivals of the World: Open House
Join us for a refreshing beverage and to learn a little about our 2019 International trips - the Australia Wooden Boat Festival and British Virgin Islands - and help us brainstorm and plan future adventures. Where do you want to go? How do you want to travel?

Saturday September 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hospitality Suite 431 Water Street

5:00pm

Combo Choro
Combo Choro - Music of Brazil

Saturday September 8, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

5:30pm

Sea School Northwest Industry Panel - Learn About Jobs on the Water, How to Get Them, What They're Like
A special Sea School Northwest Industry Panel offers you a chance to learn about the growing opportunities for work on the water. This adventurous industry has an average salary of $70,800 in Washington State and ranges from jobs on ferries to research vessels, cruise ships to tug boats, and more. Thanks to the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Preservation Trades providing their space at the annual PT Wooden Boat Festival, you can listen to 4 to 6 working mariners discuss what their jobs are really like, how they started their career, and offer their practical advice for aspiring mariners. Ask questions! Learn if this industry is right for you. Refreshments provided. No festival admission required. Sea School Northwest staff will describe their 8 week training program on tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain and go over applying for available scholarships. More information at www.seaschoolnw.org.  

Saturday September 8, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Woodworking Stage

6:00pm

Northwest Schooner Cup Awards
Skippers Meeting | 9 AM | NWMC beach
    Regatta Start | 3 PM
    Awards | 6 PM (7 PM if boats sail longer) | Main Stage 

Saturday September 8, 2018 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

6:15pm

Lowire
Lowire builds multi-layered funk and rock grooves using live multi-tracking to blend sultry harmonies with traditional instrumentation and electronica for a truly organic trance/dance experience.

www.lowiremusic.com 

Saturday September 8, 2018 6:15pm - 8:30pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

7:00pm

7:00pm

Sea Shanty Circle
Sing along!  All ages! Join in the fun!

The Marina Room is out on the Festival Grounds next to the Shang Hai Chinese Restaurant  

Saturday September 8, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Marina Room

8:30pm

Uncle Funk & the Dope 6
Uncle Funk and the Dope 6 -  Mind Bending Funk-N-Soul

  http://www.unclefunkandthedope6.com 

Saturday September 8, 2018 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage
 
Sunday, September 9
 

9:00am

Ditty Bag Demo - The Artful Sailor
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 70/48.
The Artful Sailor will be in the Boat Shop at the NWMC.
Ditty Bag Demo times are 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm every day.

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino & Salty Sue

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... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
NWMC Boat Shop

9:30am

Chopping Rabbets
Chopping Rabbets

Speakers
JH

Jeff Hammond

Jeff Hammond apprenticed to Bob Prothero, a preeminent Northwest boatbuilder and founder of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Now chief instructor at the school, Jeff has led hundreds of students through the lofting and building of scores of vessels.


Sunday September 9, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Boat Building Stage

9:30am

Caring for Your Marine Sextant
Basics of sextant construction. Selection of an instrument based on conditions of use. Basic alignment and trouble shooting.

Speakers
BH

Bill Haimes

A Wooden Boat Festival veteran, Bill Haimes is a former naval officer who learned the compass adjusting trade aboard warships in the late ‘60s. He operated a sail training program for the US Navy and has cruised and raced a variety of boats, including a 50’ wooden sailboat. Currently... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

9:30am

Do It Yourself Diesel Engine Survey
Nigel Calder carries out a non-intrusive (i.e. not requiring engine disassembly) engine health check which reveals a number of common installation, maintenance and operating problems. Come and learn how to survey your own engine and nip potentially expensive problems in the bud.

Speakers
NC

Nigel Calder

Nigel Calder is best known for his Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual and Marine Diesel Engines, both considered definitive works. In addition to hundreds of magazine articles, he has also authored ‘A Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean’, ‘Cuba: A Cruising... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

9:30am

Finding Pax: How to Find and Write Your Boat's Story
Sailing, building, and fixing our boats is what we expect as owners. But, there's more! When I fell in love with my 1936 Danish-built spidsgatter PAX, her history had been lost. Her original interior (and rudder, rig, cabin, etc. I would eventually find out) had burned and rumors, questions and blanks were all that existed of nearly seventy years of history. I wanted to restore her and knew I wasn't the first person to do so. Inspiring beauty and expert craftsmanship stir the hearts of wooden boat owners worldwide. Over 7 years, I searched and found 10 former owners or their families - in Canada, California, and Denmark. This unexpected journey took me places I never dreamed and to people I will never forget. I'll share tips from the international research, writing, and publishing options.

Speakers
KC

Kaci Cronkhite

Kaci Cronkhite is author of the book, Finding PAX: the unexpected journey of a little wooden boat. For ten years, until 2011, she served as director of the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival and in executive roles for the Wooden Boat Foundation and Northwest Maritime Center. Before... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

9:30am

How Ann Davison and FELICITY ANN Sailed into Women's History
FELICITY ANN is the 23' wooden boat sailed by the first woman to make a single-handed Atlantic crossing in 1952-53. This slideshow details the adventurous life of FELICITY ANN's record-breaking British sailor, Ann Davison (1914-1992), and how her boat ended up in Port Hadlock to begin a new life as a sailing platform to inspire and empower us all—but especially women and girls. FELICITY ANN was relaunched May 1st of this year after an extensive restoration by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and is on exhibit at the Festival under the care of the Community Boat Project.

Speakers
SR

Shelly Randall

Shelly Randall of Port Townsend is FELICITY ANN's "Storykeeper" and has been researching the boat's history since the Community Boat Project became her steward in August 2017. Shelly has been on the staff of the Northwest Maritime Center, sailed and taught on the schooner Adventuress... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

10:00am

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 9, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Paddleboard Pool on the Point

10:00am

Schooner Zodiac
Brunch Sail: $69/person
9:30-10:00 AM boarding, 12:00-12:30 PM disembark

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

Visit schoonerzodiac.com, or call 206-719-7622 for reservations.

Sunday September 9, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Port Townsend Bay

10:00am

Martha J Motorboat Rides
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 9, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
NE Corner of the Marina

10:00am

Paddleboard and Rowboat Rides
Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach. Sign up for these 30 minute rides at the Free Rides Booth adjacent to the beach behind the NWMC.

Fri    11 – 3  
Sat   10 – 4  
Sun  10 – 2

Sunday September 9, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
NWMC Beach

10:00am

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 9, 2018 10:00am - 4:30pm
NE Corner of the Marina

10:30am

Sharpening
Sharpening technique is key to getting the best work most effortlessly from your edge tools. I'll share some tricks for getting to a keen edge, along with comments on the many different stones and systems available and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Speakers
TL

Tim Lawson

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


Sunday September 9, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Woodworking Stage

10:30am

Small Boat Rigging and Sails
Small Boat Rigging and Sails

Speakers
SR

Sean Rankins

Sean grew up in southern California, boating and fishing in his dad’s classic wooden boats. After college, Sean began sailing and became a sailmaker apprentice at North Sails in San Diego. Now a sailmaker for over 40 years, he crafts custom sails from his loft in Port Hadlock, WA... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Boat Building Stage

10:45am

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

In the late 1990's Geoffrey Trott designed the first practical composting toilet for boats. He then started his company Eos Design LLC which manufactures the "Air Head Composting Toilet" in 2001. Today the "Air Head" and several offshoot designs are the practical choice for 10' thousands... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Boatyard Stage

10:45am

Sewing While Cruising
Designed to enable sailors to sew for their boats.  Topics include: sewing self-reliance, sewing machine selection, tools and supplies needed, available resources, and common projects for canvas and sail repair.

Speakers
LL

Leslie Linkkila

Philip DiNuovo and Leslie Linkkila fell in love with cruising in 1991. In 2003, they shed demanding corporate careers and set sail from Kingston, Washington on an open-ended voyage aboard CARINA, their Mason 33 cutter. They closed the circle on their Pacific wanderings at Point Wilson... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

10:45am

Small Boats, Big Adventures
What's the big deal with small boats? Marty Loken, boatbuilder, organizer of events for the Port Townsend Pocket Yachters group and Associate Editor of Small Craft Advisor magazine--who's been boating and cruising Northwest waters for almost 75 years--looks at the practical side of small-boat ownership along with often-lyrical experiences that can be enhanced aboard a smaller cruising boat. Included will be a review of many different small-boat designs; the buy-new-vs.-restore question; how to learn more about small cruising boats, and where to consider trailering your camp-cruising boat once you've  decided to join the world of smaller-boat owners. ("Small Boat," in this case, refers to any sailboat, rowing boat or powerboat that is trailerable--generally up to about 24 feet on deck, but mostly in the 14'-22' range.)

Speakers
ML

Marty Loken

Marty Loken has enjoyed a lifetime of boatbuilding, restoration, beach-camping and cruising in Northwest waters...with emphasis on smaller boats. A founding member of The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, Marty has been a volunteer at the Wooden Boat Festival, R2AK, the Northwest... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

10:45am

We, the Voyagers: A Film by Polynesians Practicing the Ancient Arts
An isolated Polynesian community seeks to renew self-reliance and joy by joining the crew of their voyaging ancestor Lata, and reconnecting with family and partners on distant islands. They build a voyaging canoe and navigate using only ancient methods, materials, and designs. Their wise and funny “Story of Lata” guides them. Elders train youths to weave sails, work the weather, and wayfind using natural phenomena and ancestral signs. Crew members share their personal histories and motivations to become voyagers, and come to realize how they themselves are very like the characters in the Story of Lata. They invite outsiders to join the crew.
*In Part One the would-be voyagers introduce themselves, their remote community, and the fact that their seafaring heritage offers them an alternative to isolation and dependence. When their most accomplished navigator dies, they decide to join the crew of their culture hero, Lata, who was the first person to build and sail a voyaging canoe. Today’s crew uses ancient designs, materials and methods that have been forgotten elsewhere. Their elders lead them in planting gardens, making rope from plants, felling trees, adzing the hull, weaving and sewing sails, and lashing parts together. They follow the steps in the ancient story of Lata, and avoid some hilarious and tragic mistakes that Lata made. They face their fears and prepare to be tested in the open ocean.

Speakers
MG

Mimi George

Marianne “Mimi” George, Ph.D, is a remote-ocean sailor and cultural anthropologist, who supports revival of ancient voyaging practices. Since 1979 George has documented the articulation of spiritual power by ancient voyagers of Papua New Guinea: the experience of a small, mixed... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

10:45am

What is Good Design?
Focused on exterior aesthetics, using examples from personal experience, I'll talk about  materials, function, beauty, and structure, and how these factors add up to make what we like to call a "good" boat.

Speakers
TR

Tad Roberts

A full time yacht designer and naval architect for over 30 years, with about half that time spent at Bruce King Yacht Design in Maine, and 17 years on my own in British Columbia. Experience with mega yachts, sail and power, high-speed production boats, home built plywood cruisers... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

11:00am

Joe Euro
Joe Euro - Acoustic, instrumental, "finger-style" guitarist. 

 www.JoeEuroMusic.com 

Sunday September 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

11:00am

Sail on Adventuress
Festival Sail:

Step aboard the 1913 schooner Adventuress for a sail on Port Townsend Bay. Help raise the sails, sing sea shanties, and experience the joy of sailing a century-old tall ship operated by Sound Experience. Space is limited!  For advance purchase of Adventuress tickets, go to www.soundexp.org , call 360-379-0438 or visit the ship at the NWMC Dock.

$65 Adult / $35 - 18 and under
(15% off sails for Sound Experience Members)

Sunday September 9, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
NWMC Dock

11:30am

Choosing and Using Hand Planes, Drawknives and Spokeshaves
While machines can easily beat hand tools for basic dimensioning tasks, they can’t
stand up to their versatility in shaping and fitting the complex angles and
curves often encountered in boatbuilding. Machines also can’t compete in speed
or quality of surface with a properly set up hand plane to smooth wood to a
mirror finish. This presentation demonstrates precision planing techniques with
a try plane; smoothing surfaces with a smooth plane; and shaping chamfers and
rolling bevels with drawknife and spokeshave.

Speakers
JT

Jim Tolpin

After more than thirty years of working at woodworking for a living… and after having written more than a dozen books on the subject that have sold more than three-quarters of a million copies… I am now teaching woodworking for a living at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Woodworking Stage

11:30am

Diesel Engine Maintenance
Diesel Engine Maintenance

Speakers
WT

Walt Trisdale

Walt attended diesel engine school in Texas and worked for Detroit Diesel for many years. He has worked on engines in mines, oil fields, logging, Alaskan canneries, Alaskan commercial fishing boats, Antarctica, and the Arctic. He has been working on boats for most of the last 20 years—from... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Boat Building Stage

12:00pm

Ditty Bag Demo - The Artful Sailor
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 70/48.
The Artful Sailor will be in the Boat Shop at the NWMC.
Ditty Bag Demo times are 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm every day.

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino & Salty Sue

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... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
NWMC Boat Shop

12:00pm

Time and Tide
Time and Tide - Music of the Sea

Sunday September 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

12:00pm

Adventure Sketching
Get inspired to sketch your adventures! Expeditionary artist Maria Coryell-Martin will share her favorite tools and techniques for creating expressive sketches. Bring a sketchbook if you have one, otherwise pencils and paper will be available.

Speakers
MC

Maria Coryell-Martin

Maria Coryell-Martin is an expeditionary artist following the tradition of traveling artists as naturalists and educators. She graduated from Carleton College in 2004 and received a Thomas J. Watson fellowship to explore remote regions through art from 2004-2005. Since then, Maria... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Boatyard Stage

12:00pm

Storms, Pirates and Other Disasters at Sea: Addressing the Biggest Pre-Cruising Fears
Storms, Pirates and Other Disasters at Sea: Addressing the Biggest Pre-Cruising Fears

Behan and Jamie circumnavigated while raising three children aboard Totem. When they set off from the Pacific Northwest in 2008 aboard their Stevens 47, Totem, Niall was 9, Mairen was 6, and Siobhan was 4. Since then they’ve visited 48 countries/territories, from Mexico to Madagascar to Martinique and continue to cruise in the eastern Pacific.

Speakers
BG

Behan Gifford

Behan and Jamie circumnavigated while raising three children aboard Totem. When they set off from the Pacific Northwest in 2008 aboard their Stevens 47, Totem, Niall was 9, Mairen was 6, and Siobhan was 4. Since then they’ve visited 48 countries/territories, from Mexico to Madagascar... Read More →
JG

Jamie Gifford

Behan and Jamie circumnavigated while raising three children aboard Totem. When they set off from the Pacific Northwest in 2008 aboard their Stevens 47, Totem, Niall was 9, Mairen was 6, and Siobhan was 4. Since then they’ve visited 48 countries/territories, from Mexico to Madagascar... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

12:00pm

Strip Built Small Boats
Building a strip built kayak from start to finish.  A brief video of building the boat with that boat present and then a kayak that is in the process of being built will be exhibited.  Discussion of the build will be followed by questions and answers.  There will need to be room for two 14' boats (one completed and another under construction.  I may be able to get Nick Shade, the boat designer to be there as well.  He said he may be coming to the show.  Take a look at:  https://youtu.be/DeD3J-JJm1U

Speakers
JB

John Black

John is a three time trans-Atlantic sailer who built his kayak when he moved from the coast to Tennessee and he gave up sailing for Kayaking.  He is a master cabinet maker and was selected by the U.S. Senate Curators to build reproductions of Henry Clay's and Daniel Webster's desks... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr

12:00pm

The Adventures of Oaracle: R2AK, Seventy48 and Beyond
Team Oaracle’s Ian Graeme and Janice Mason will share some highlights, learnings and stories spanning four years of adventuring in the Race to Alaska, the 750-mile boat race from Port Townsend to Ketchikan, Alaska.

Speakers
IG

Ian Graeme

Janice and Ian both grew up around water in Victoria, BC. Although they shared similar interests and numerous friends and acquaintances, it was the Race to Alaska that actually brought them together. They first met on the dock in Port Townsend just days before the start of R2AK 2016... Read More →
JM

Janice Mason

Janice and Ian both grew up around water in Victoria, BC. Although they shared similar interests and numerous friends and acquaintances, it was the Race to Alaska that actually brought them together. They first met on the dock in Port Townsend just days before the start of R2AK 2016... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

12:00pm

Voyage of the Charrisma: 42 Days Exploring the Inside Passage
 In 2010 I made an epic 42 day inside passage voyage from Prince Rupert BC. to upper glacier bay AK and back. My 30 FT.tollycraft CHARRISMA  was my vessel. Upon return ,I took all of my documation  to a professional video studio and had the trip made into  short 40 minute movie.

Speakers
DM

Dan Mimmack

Captain Dan Mimmack is a 64-year-old lifelong mariner who has lived in Alaska, Washington, and California. He is currently the skipper of the children’s pirate ship WIND SPIRIT, a scaled down, 22’ three-masted, fully-rigged frigate.


Sunday September 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

12:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  3rd floor of the NWMC Red Chandler Education Building.  Drop in!

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3  

Sunday September 9, 2018 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Pilothouse

12:30pm

Dovetails
Dovetails

Speakers
MS

Matthew Straughn-Morse

Matthew has had a lifelong fascination with fabricating, first in metal and then in wood. He built pipe organs for 5 years and then moved to Port Townsend, graduating from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2012. He has worked and taught at the Northwest Maritime Center... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Woodworking Stage

12:30pm

Laminating With Veneers
Laminating With Veneers

Speakers
RC

Ryan Chadwick

Ryan Chadwick is an instructor at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.


Sunday September 9, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Boat Building Stage

1:00pm

Jack and Joe
Jack and Joe play that Folk 'N' Western Music!

 http://www.folknwestern.com/jackjoe.html 

Sunday September 9, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

1:15pm

Build Rope Fenders
A brief description of how we build rope fenders, including materials, seizings, Button knots, and covering patterns.

Speakers
DA

Dennis Armstrong

Dennis Armstrong is the owner and operator of the Knotted Line, a company dedicated to the preservation of the knotting tradition. In business for 37 years, the Knotted Line builds rope fenders for small craft. Dennis is a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.


Sunday September 9, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr

1:15pm

Failing in R2AK's First Leg: My Story
Robert Hodge tells the story of his experience in the first leg gale of the 2017 R2AK. Q&A to follow.

Speakers
RH

Robert Hodge

Robert Hodge raced in the first legs of the 2016 and 2017 Race to Alaska. He dinghy cruises the Puget Sound and beyond with a sock monkey for crew.


Sunday September 9, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technical Stage NW Maritime Ctr

1:15pm

Outfitting for Blue Water Cruising
What can you do to make your boat a blue water sailing yacht? Come and join Pam Wall’s educational seminar on “Outfitting for Blue Water Cruising.” Learn from Pam and her families’ great experiences circling our globe. Her expert knowledge will help anyone learn about and understand the essentials of blue water cruising equipment. There will be the 'why and because' answers for you with ground tackle, sails and rigging set ups, safety equipment, below deck comfort ideas, and a lot more of just plain old common sense ideas that will become so obvious in this presentation. With her PowerPoint presentations, Pam also shares unique, knowledgeable, and practical ideas on how to make your boat , easier to handle, safer, and more fun to sail! www.pamwall.com pam@pamwall.com

Speakers
PW

Pam Wall

Pam Wall is well known for outfitting world cruisers, consulting on prospective routes for sailing, sailing instruction, and as a seminar speaker who encourages and educates on the cruising lifestyle. Along with her husband, Andy, and two young children, Samantha and Jamie, Pam has... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Adventure Stage NW Maritime Ctr

2:00pm

Jake Archer
Sunday September 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

2:00pm

Sail on Adventuress
Festival Sail during the Sail-By:

Step aboard the 1913 schooner Adventuress for a sail on Port Townsend Bay. Help raise the sails, sing sea shanties, and experience the joy of sailing a century-old tall ship operated by Sound Experience. Space is limited!  For advance purchase of Adventuress tickets, go to www.soundexp.org , call 360-379-0438 or visit the ship at the NWMC Dock.

$65  Adult / $35 - 18 and under
(15% off sails for Sound Experience Members)

Sunday September 9, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
NWMC Dock

2:00pm

Schooner Zodiac
Sail-By/Supper Sail: $85/person
1:30-2:00 PM boarding, 5:30-6:00 PM disembark

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

Visit schoonerzodiac.com, or call 206-719-7622 for reservations.

Sunday September 9, 2018 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Port Townsend Bay

3:00pm

Ditty Bag Demo - The Artful Sailor
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 70/48.
The Artful Sailor will be in the Boat Shop at the NWMC.
Ditty Bag Demo times are 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm every day.

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino & Salty Sue

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... Read More →


Sunday September 9, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
NWMC Boat Shop

3:00pm

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 9, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Port Townsend Bay