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Wednesday, September 7
 

9:15am

Understanding Boat Electrical Systems - Nigel Calder Seminar
Tuition: $125        Call Fine Edge Nautical Seminars to Register: 360-299-8500

Beginning with an explanation of core electrical terms followed by key design criteria for both DC and AC systems. Calder will review how to size and install electric circuits that comply with boat-building and safety standards, and will cover core troubleshooting techniques, specifically investigating starting, charging, and general boat circuits. 
No previous experience or knowledge required. This seminar will help you understand your own electrical systems and teach you how to correct many common problems. 

Speakers
NC

Nigel Calder

Nigel Calder got into motorcycles and sailing dinghies as a teenager, and has never been far from mechanical things and boats ever since. In a varied career, before becoming a full-time sailing writer he worked on an automotive assembly line, in a foundry and machine shop, and on offshore oil production platforms. He and his wife, Terrie, built a couple of 70-foot canal boats (on which they lived in Oxford), and a 39-foot Ingrid cutter. They then... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2016 9:15am - 5:00pm
Cotton Building
 
Thursday, September 8
 

9:15am

Understanding Marine Diesel Engines - Nigel Calder Seminar
Tuition: $125                  Call Fine Edge Nautical Seminars to Register: 360-299-8500


Beginnig with an introduction on diesel engines and how they work. Topics will include often overlooked critical installation issues, core maintenance, testing starting and charging circuits, techniques for starting recalcitrant engines, overheating engines and how to find the source of the problem, and troubleshooting miscellaneous engine problems.
No previous experience or knowledge required. Attendees will come away prepared to carry out all normal maintenance on their engines and troubleshoot some of the more common problems experienced at sea. 

Speakers
NC

Nigel Calder

Nigel Calder got into motorcycles and sailing dinghies as a teenager, and has never been far from mechanical things and boats ever since. In a varied career, before becoming a full-time sailing writer he worked on an automotive assembly line, in a foundry and machine shop, and on offshore oil production platforms. He and his wife, Terrie, built a couple of 70-foot canal boats (on which they lived in Oxford), and a 39-foot Ingrid cutter. They then... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2016 9:15am - 5:00pm
Cotton Building

10:00am

Writing, Videos, Blogging – How to make it pay - with Lin Pardey

Writing, Videos, Blogging – How to make it pay

3-hour special seminar with Lin Pardey     Cost:  $60.00

Register at: https://nwmaritime.org/lin-pardey-seminar/

Seminar Description:

Can you top up your cruising kitty by writing? How do you sell that first sailing article?  What will make your voyaging blog stand out from the rest?  How do you keep folks watching your videos?  

Lin Pardey will share tips and ideas on what nautical readers and viewers want to know, how to insure your illustrations not only add information to your stories but attract people’s attention. She’ll show how to get noticed by editors, ways to present work that sells and ideas for expanding your markets.

A discussion of what returns you can expect for your work will be included along with the pitfalls and the practicalities of adding writing, blogging, photography and video to your cruising life. Book creation and publishing will be covered, including the realities of self-publishing.

Included with the seminar price is a ½ hour one-on-one consultation period to be scheduled during the course of the festival.



Speakers
LP

Lin Pardey

Lin Pardey wrote her first sailing article three years after she started voyaging with Larry on board their 24 foot self-built, engine-free cutter Seraffyn. During the next 45 years literally hundreds of her articles have appeared in magazines around the world. Working alongside her partner, Larry, she has created 5 successful DVD programs, condensed versions of which have appeared on PBS.  She has, with Larry, written 12 books which have... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Pope Marine Building

5:30pm

Tony and the Roundabouts
Tony and the Roundabouts - Hot swing, jazz and blues!

www.tonypetrillo.com


Thursday September 8, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

5:30pm

Lifetime Achievement Awards - Tad Roberts

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

TAD ROBERTS
Born in Pender Harbour, BC in 1955, Tad was immersed in coastal culture right away.  Roads were few, all transportation and work involved boats of various types, but almost all were wooden and of unique West Coast design.  A fifth-generation British-Columbian, Tad’s entire family lived and worked on boats; Tad became involved in logging, log towing, and commercial fishing as a young man, and this led to designing and building small steel workboats as well as a few wooden sailing vessels.

Tad had always maintained a strong interest in yachts, both power and sail, and when the opportunity arose to move to Maine, he went.  After a semester at Maine Maritime Academy (Yacht Design Institute) he joined the Bruce King design office in 1987.  In the next 14 years there he worked on everything from 10’ dinghies to 180’ sailing yachts.  He had a hand in everything from production fiberglass power and sailboats, including the Hinckley Picnic Boats and Sou’wester 70, to the 80’ cold-molded commuter Liberty. 

In his spare time he built a small farm near Whitefield, ME with his wife Carie McAlister, raising milk goats and two sons.

Leaving Maine in 2001, he returned to Gabriola Island, BC to open a one-man design practice.  There his work has focused on new design of classic types, the Lake Union Dreamboat and double-ended trollers, as well as the refitting of large motoryachts. His life-long interest in small traditional boats led to an 8-year term on the Board of Directors at the Silva Bay Shipyard School, as well as organizing and managing the Shipyard Raid for 5 years. 

Today his office is designing new 60’ and 65’ cargo schooners, as well as a 32’ double-ended troller for Alaska.  For the past 8 years he’s been living aboard and slowly restoring Blackfish, a 50’ Urry Brother’s designed and Northwest School built ketch.

Tad feels quite strongly that he’s part of a long line of local PNW designers with regional leanings: Leigh Coolidge, Ted Geary, H.C. Hansen, Tom Haliday, Frank Fredette, Ed Monk Sr., and William Garden have all influenced his work.  Lesser-known BC designers like the Urry Brothers and Robert Allan have also exerted influence. Important too has been the work of hundreds of individual boatbuilder/designers, the Wahls and Groops of Prince Rupert, the Farrells and Gooldrups of Pender Harbour, and the Remmems, Vesteads, and Gronlands of the Fraser River.  “All these builders designed and built wooden boats that are both beautiful and efficient, which is something I hope to encourage and continue,” Tad concludes. 



Thursday September 8, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cascade & Olympic Rooms

5:30pm

Lifetime Achievement Awards - Ted Pike

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

TED PIKE
Ted Pike was an integral part of the Wooden Boat Foundation and Festival for all of the 26 years that he was part of the Port Townsend boating community.  Becoming a sailor at age 14 was a life-altering experience for Ted.  He realized then that it could become an abiding passion and one that could (and did) change the direction of his life.  Traveling the world as a young man, visiting many spots in the US, Europe, Eastern Asia, he settled for many years in Australia where he sailed continually and learned the art of crafting wooden boats and wooden surfboards.  Returning to the US with many wonderful stories, he continued honing those skills in Avila Beach, Ventura, San Diego and, finally, Jefferson County.  With the first boat he built, Cuca, an Edson Schock design, he introduced his future wife and children to the wonders of sailing.  The second boat, Brisa, provided them with some extensive cruising off the California Coast and into Mexico.  Bringing Brisa to Port Townsend introduced them to the joys of sailing in the Northwest.  The purchase of Annie Too begat Brisa Charters and Ted's beginning as a U.S. Coast Guard 500-ton licensed Captain.  Annie Too sailed for nearly 20 years from Orcas Island and from Port Townsend.

For 20 years Ted was a vibrant, enthusiastic employee of Edensaw Woods and traveled the country and Canada spreading information, cheer and love, returning with many, many uplifting stories.  Wherever he went he made many friends, treating them with great respect, encouragement and caring and giving his famous, huge "Ted Pike" hugs.  For several of his last years he also worked for WoodenBoat Magazine, continuing his encouragement, success and hugs.

He was actively involved with the Wooden Boat Foundation and Festival, the Port Townsend Sailing Association, Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend Marine Trades, Jefferson County 4-H, Orcas Island Sailing Association, Jefferson Teen Center, Centrum Foundation and WoodenBoat Magazine.  His advocacy for the youth in his community was admirable.  His participation with wooden boats, boat owners, marine trades, fundraising, regattas, and speaking engagements in Port Townsend and other communities has been deeply appreciated. 

As most know, Ted went on to other seas in August 2015.  While he is greatly missed by his family, his friends, and his community, all are grateful to have known the gifts he gave us during his lifetime. 

Ted was an integral part of the Lifetime Achievement Awards for the past many years. He helped in the selection of the recipients, assisted in putting the program together each year, and often spoke at the event, managing to be both heartfelt and humorous. We tried for many years to honor him with the Community Spirit & Culture award, which he always refused. We are sorry he will not be with us to receive this award; few more profoundly embodied Wooden Boat Community Spirit & Culture than Ted.



Thursday September 8, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cascade & Olympic Rooms

6:45pm

Southbound
Southbound - www.ruffomusic.com

Southbound is a Trio based band that has their roots in Bluegrass, Blues and Swing.  George Rezendes, Dave Meis and Stephen Ruffo each bring a different background to the music that creates the sound of Southbound.  Their Rockabilly and Bluesgrass music makes for a very fun and entertaining performance.  This years Southbound will have drums, fiddle and some nice surprises that they always seem to pop up with for Wooden Boat.


Thursday September 8, 2016 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

7:00pm

40th Anniversary Party for the Wooden Boat Festival!
Can you believe it’s been 40 years since a bunch of boat enthusiasts thought it might be fun to throw a little festival in Port Townsend?

Thursday September 8 we’ll raise a toast to our humble beginnings and all the great folks who were in on the early years of the Wooden Boat Festival. We’ll have beer and bites and a chance to reminisce with fellow festival pioneers. We’d love to have you there!

Our party will kick off at the conclusion of the annual Lifetime Achievement Award— please join us for the awards and stay on for the reunion party. Doors will open for the awards ceremony at 5:30 pm, with the ceremony beginning at 6 pm. We’ll be underway with the reunion gathering by 7 pm.

Hope to see you next Thursday up in the Maritime Meeting Rooms at the Northwest Maritime Center!

Thursday September 8, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cascade & Olympic Rooms

9:00pm

Toolshed Trio
Toolshed Trio - www.toolshedsoundlab.com

 American Roots, Rock and Blues with guest singers

Thursday September 8, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage
 
Friday, September 9
 

9:00am

Schooner Adventuress Dockside Tours

Located City Dock-just outside the festival gates.

Step aboard the 1913 Schooner Adventuress and experience a century-old tall ship operated by Sound Experience. Free dockside tours on Fri and Sun 9 am to 10 am.

Charter sails also available during the Festival.  For advance purchase of Adventuress tickets, go to www.soundexperience.org, call  360.379.0438 or visit us onboard at the City Dock.  

Friday September 9, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
City Dock

9:00am

Lady Washington Dockside Tours

This replica of the original Lady Washington built in the late 1700s and the first North Americas West Coast. In 1989 Washington States centennial year, she was launched in Aberdeen by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority.

9/9: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., dockside tours, $5 per person suggested donation

9/10: 9 a.m. to noon, dockside tours, $5 per person suggested donation

9/11: 9 a.m. to noon, dockside tours, $5 per person suggested donation




Friday September 9, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

9:30am

Steam Bending
Steam Bending

Speakers
SK

Sean Koomen

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


Friday September 9, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Boat Building Stage

10:00am

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Friday September 9, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Kids' Cove

10:00am

Oceanography on the Dock

Oceanography on the Dock

The Oceanography on the Dock program, led by PTMSC staff and volunteers, gives anyone with curiosity and enthusiasm the opportunity to be a scientist! It provides participants the opportunity to get familiar with basic principles of oceanography by teaching them to use actual testing equipment—measure parameters such as salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and more. The data collected during the program helps participants and scientists understand the health and characteristics of our local waters.  Friday and Saturday from 10am-12pm on the Maritime Center dock.



Friday September 9, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

10:30am

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


Friday September 9, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Woodworking Stage

10:45am

Anchors Aweigh! Marine Digital Photography
This presentation will focus on anchors. Jeff will also focus on nautical photography equipment safety and workflow. This year's theme Anchors Away will be a special one. Let's see how we do finding that special anchor to photograph in all it's splendor. Cameras are changing so rapidly that Jeff will be focusing on the medium not the equipment. Please bring your questions.

Speakers
JE

Jeff Eichen

Jeff Eichen specializes in Black & White Photography. He studied with Ansel Adams and Brett Weston in the 1970’s. He grew up in CA, went to the University Of Oregon in 1976 -1980 to study Photography and then spent 2 Years in the Netherlands as an exchange student and a teacher of Photography.


Friday September 9, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Olympic Room

10:45am

Cruising the West Coast of Vancouver Island
In an inspiring slide show, Elsie Hulsizer, author of “Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island’s West Coast,” shows how to cruise this coast if you don’t have time for a full circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. Hulsizer presents the people, history, wildlife and scenery of this spectacular cruising area too infrequently visited by northwest boaters.

Speakers
EH

Elsie Hulsizer

Elsie Hulsizer is the author of Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island’s West Coast (Harbour Publishing, 2005) and Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska (Harbour Publishing, 2010). She and her husband own an Annapolis 44 ft sloop, which they have sailed extensively in northwest waters. | | Between sailing adventures Hulsizer serves on the Board of Trustees of Seattle’s Center for... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Cascade Room

10:45am

Cruising Under Sail: Notches in the Tiller
One way to make cruising more "sporting" is to collect "notches in the tiller." Instead of gunfights won, the notches represent sailing challenges, often in tight quarters, met successfully. What might count for each cruiser is highly personal. For some it may be leaving a dock or anchor only under sail, then returning. For others, a pass or narrows may count. In The San Juans are Cattle Pass, Fisherman's Bay, Mosquito Pass from the north and on into Garrison Bay, and so on. In the Gulf Islands are Dodd and False Narrows, plus multiple other interesting places. North are challenges like Malibu Rapids. South are the Port Townsend Canal and the sinuous entrance to Kilisut Bay. Those are some of the presentor's notches. The idea will be for those attending to identify ones for themselves and hearing about those of other attendees. Co-presenters will be Cody and Beth Harris, off 30' wooden cutter RABANNAH.

Speakers
CB

Cody & Beth Allen Harris

I'm an engineless sailing aficionado, and with my husband 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 66 year old who has been sailing in the San Juans and Gulf Islands since 2012. An intermediate sailor, he took up sailing in 2007, and then cruising 9 months a year since 2012. His challenge to himself has become cruising as much as possible under sail alone, single-handing on his CD25D sloop, CLOUD GIRL.


Friday September 9, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Discovery Room

10:45am

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

Rich 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, yachts and commercial fishing vessels to prevent tank and engine failure from water contamination.


Friday September 9, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Explorer Room

11:00am

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Friday September 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids' Cove

11:00am

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Friday September 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

11:00am

Row and Sail a Longboat
Journey back in time aboards replicas of Captain George vancouver's ship's boat from 1792.  Work together as a crew to row and/or sail aboard these 26' open boats with 8 rowing stations.  Ages 12 and up.  Sign-ups start at 9:00am for longboat rides.

 

Friday September 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

11:00am

Sail aboard the schooner Adventuress!

Sail aboard the 103-year-old historic schooner Adventuress! Tickets are half price on Fridayonly. Visit www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x1 to sign up.

 


Friday September 9, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
City Dock

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 techniques. At his Aspoya Boats yard in Anacortes, Washington, he keeps busy with new construction, repairs, and interior refits. His main focus, however, is... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Boat Building Stage

11:30am

Working with Handsaws
Working with Handsaws

Speakers
AD

Abel Dances

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


Friday September 9, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Woodworking Stage

12:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Friday September 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kids' Cove

12:00pm

Jake Archer
Jake Archer - A solo act that entertains the crowd on a personal level!

www.reverbnation.com/jakearchermusic

Friday September 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

12:00pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Friday September 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

12:00pm

Care and Feeding of your Outboard Engine
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

He maintains the fleet of outboards for the NW Maritime Center, Schooner Adventuress, and the Rat Island Rowing Club. He has repaired almost every type of marine engine from small trolling kickers to Navy nuclear reactors. He now teaches outboard motor and inflatable boat repair through NWMC and Sea Grant. He has closed his Port Townsend outboard shop after many years; except for teaching outboard repair and building robots.


Friday September 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Boatyard Stage

12:00pm

Get Your Captain's License
Everything you need to know to get your USCG Captains License. Capt. Sanders will discuss the nuts & bolts of the CG License process from facts and forms to tonnage and types.

Speakers
CJ

Capt. Jeff Sanders

Capt. Sanders was among the first instructors to become certified to teach US Coast Guard Approved License classes, in lieu of USCG examinations preparation. In 1987 he founded the United States Maritime Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii. He sailed his vessel ‘orpheus to Puget Sound in 1993. He is also a respected author of textbooks and curricula for Captain’s training.


Friday September 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Explorer Room

12:00pm

Navigation Simplification
Nancy Erley shares her favorite navigation apps and what to do when the electronics fail.  An entertaining presentation by a captain of two circumnavigations without a chart plotter. 

Speakers
NE

Nancy Erley

Nancy Erley - Sail instructor, circumnavigator, founder of Tethys Offshore Sailing for Women. Nancy is an advocate for women's sailing and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She made two voyages around the world in her boat Tethys, during which she provided hands-on ocean-sailing experience to more than 50 women.


Friday September 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Olympic Room

12:00pm

Owning a Classic Wooden Motor Yacht - the Practical Aspects
Enchanted by the beauty and grace of classic power cruisers? Think you might like to own one but don't know where to start? Here's your chance to learn from the experts. This seminar will introduce you to the practical aspects of owning a classic motor yacht. And yes, it actually is practical. Topics include financial and time commitments, pride of ownership, the importance of stewardship, maintenance and repair issues, surveys and insurance. Includes after-class tours of four classic boats and extended Q&A with their owners.

Speakers
RR

Rick Randall

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


Friday September 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Discovery Room

12:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Friday September 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pilothouse

12:00pm

R2AK RowCruiser - Adventure by Design
Angus Rowboats is the premier producer of performance rowboat kits and plans. Their boats have set world records and compete in many of today’s most challenging water events including R2AK and setting the Vancouver Island circumnavigation speed record. Colin will talk about his boat designs and his adventures, including being this year's first solo finisher in the Race to Alaska.

Speakers
CA

Colin Angus

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


Friday September 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cascade Room

12:00pm

Lady Washington Dockside Tours

This replica of the original Lady Washington built in the late 1700s and the first North Americas West Coast. In 1989 Washington States centennial year, she was launched in Aberdeen by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority.

9/9: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., dockside tours, $5 per person suggested donation

9/10: 9 a.m. to noon, dockside tours, $5 per person suggested donation

9/11: 9 a.m. to noon, dockside tours, $5 per person suggested donation




Friday September 9, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

12:30pm

Choosing and Using Hand Planes
The three essential hand planes for truing and creating a mirror-fine surface.

Speakers
JT

Jim Tolpin

Nationally known woodworking author and co-founder of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. Jim's latest book is The New Traditional Woodworker


Friday September 9, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Woodworking Stage

12:30pm

Edensaw Q & A: Boat Lumber, Hardware and Tools
Edensaw staff answer your questions about boat lumber, hardware and tools.


Friday September 9, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Boat Building Stage

1:00pm

26' and Under Race - Skippers Meeting
Skippers meet at 1:00 in front of the Northwest Maritime Center.  Race starts at 2:30.

Friday September 9, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
NWMC Beach

1:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Friday September 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kids' Cove

1:00pm

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

 www.stevegrandinetti.com

Friday September 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

1:00pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Friday September 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

1:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Friday September 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pilothouse

1:15pm

Building a SCAMP Sailboat - What you need to know before starting
We will discuss what it takes to build a SCAMP in terms of time, cost, skill level, kit vs. scratch built, and using the SCAMP Camp to jumpstart your build. 

Speakers
DM

Dan Mattson

He has combined his passion for wooden boats with today's technology, to produce the world's first podcast dedicated to wooden boats - "Hooked on Wooden Boats".


Friday September 9, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Explorer Room

1:15pm

Removing Old Paint and Starting Over
Joe will demonstrate how to completely remove old paint and start fresh. When it's gone way past touching up!

Speakers
JV

Joe Von Volkli

Joe is the owner of Bottoms Up Marine Services, which opened in 2008 in Boat Haven. He currently has 9 employees who are busy with bottom paint, boat repair and maintenance of all kinds.


Friday September 9, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Boatyard Stage

1:15pm

The Barometer: An Essential Onboard Forecasting Tool
When you're underway and internet weather data is beyond reach, the barometer on the bulkhead remains an essential tool to understand and predict the weather. Along with on-board observations of wind direction and speed, clouds, temperature, and precipitation; the barometer will identify trends in these key weather factors and help you avoid uncomfortable and possibly dangerous conditions afloat.

Speakers
DW

David 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 the University of Washington Sea Grant Program, the Center for Wooden Boats, and sailing schools in Seattle and Portland. His sailing experiences in Mexico, the... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Discovery Room

1:15pm

Tides and Currents and the Inside Passage
A good understanding of the Tides and Currents can mean the difference between a smooth ride and a rough ride for a captain and crew. The Inside Passage has a unique water system where the tides power strong currents around the islands and in many of the key passes. In this session, we will begin with an understanding of how the lunar cycles create water movement and the various stages of the tidal cycles - in short, the conditions for slack can mean different things based on the lunar cycle, the winds and even the geography. The course will explore the many gates that are keys points in travel and understand the key concepts of vertical movement (tides) and horizontal movement (current) of water. Understanding local knowledge and the resources available to plot times of slack and understanding the tidal range and current speed in a given day and hour are emphasized. Next, the impact of wind is reviewed. Wind against wave can lead to ugly and uncomfortable seas. A brief understanding of the weather reports will allow you to avoid uncomfortable seas, where waiting an hour or two can make all the difference and a comfortable sea state for safe passage.

Speakers
MB

Mark Bunzell

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 cruised the Chesapeake and the Intracoastal Waterway, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, the Canal du Midi, Greece, Honduras, and he lead the first American charter... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Olympic Room

1:15pm

Yacht Designers Panel Q&A
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 sailing since before he could walk. He apprenticed with John Atkin starting in 1962, worked for several boatbuilding companies, and then on his own as a yacht designer in 1969. After spending 18 years in the Pacific Northwest, he's been on the Chesapeake Bay since 1984. He has several books of his plans available, which can be found at tillerbooks.com.
SD

Sam Devlin

With over 30 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 38th!) and made numerous boat trips to Alaska.
TR

Tad Roberts

In 1889 my grandfather's uncle Will Roberts pre-empted 160 acres at what became known as Roberts Creek on the Sechelt Penninsula of British Columbia. This property was inherited by my grandfather Harry Roberts, who had arrived from England in 1900. Harry ran a sawmill and built boats at Roberts Creek, as well as his landmark log house The Castle, until the Depression when he moved aboard his boat and sailed north. He acquired another 160... 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" to rebuild his family's wooden vessel in the South Pacific. His 34,000-mile Pacific circumnavigation with his wife, Wendy Hinman, is highlighted in her... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Cascade Room

1:15pm

Building a Dream Movie Presentation
Filmmaker Francois Laliberte captured a moment in the life of an inspiring and energetic
couple who continue to fulfill their dreams after retiring from farming. At 72 years of age, Bob builds his last boat by hand from a cedar log he found while beachcombing 20 years ago. His wife Velda pursues her passion, painting farm scenes on canvases and various items, transforming them into objects of Folk Art. Filmed on Denmen Island, British Columbia, Canada over a period of two years, this film shows the beauty of nature throughout the seasons and introduces us to a captivating couple.

Friday September 9, 2016 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Pope Marine Building

1:30pm

Human Powered Submarine
Human Powered Submarine


Friday September 9, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Boat Building Stage

1:30pm

Mortice and Tenons
Mortice and Tenons

Speakers
MS

Matthew Straughn-Morse

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


Friday September 9, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Woodworking Stage

1:45pm

Row and Sail a Longboat
Journey back in time aboards replicas of Captain George vancouver's ship's boat from 1792.  Work together as a crew to row and/or sail aboard these 26' open boats with 8 rowing stations.  Ages 12 and up.  Sign-ups start at 9:00am for longboat rides.

This session may include participating in the 26' and under race! 

Friday September 9, 2016 1:45pm - 4:00pm
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

2:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Friday September 9, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kids' Cove

2:00pm

Bellajack
Bellajack

Friday September 9, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

2:00pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Friday September 9, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

2:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Friday September 9, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pilothouse

2:30pm

Coopering
Coopering is the traditional method for making barrels and buckets. Local woodworker Steve Habersetzer shows you how to make a bucket.

Speakers
SH

Steven Habersetzer

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


Friday September 9, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Woodworking Stage

2:30pm

Working with Epoxy & Fiberglass
Working with Epoxy & Fiberglass

Speakers
BB

Bruce Blatchley

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


Friday September 9, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Boat Building Stage

2:30pm

7 years on a 31 footer, and Still Married!
A happy crew makes for a happy voyage. Wendy Hinman, author of Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey will share the wisdom she gathered during her 7 years aboard her 31 foot cutter with her husband, and offer tips on how to balance diverse personalities and needs aboard. Find out how Wendy and Garth sailed 34,000 miles and remained sane and innocent of plotting murder or divorce, despite facing many "character-building opportunities" along the way. Featuring photos and stories from their epic adventure.

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hinman

Wendy Hinman spent seven years at sea, sailing 34,000 miles aboard her 31 foot cutter. After paying off their mortgage before they turned 40, Wendy and her husband, Garth Wilcox, set sail on an open ended journey that took them to 19 countries. They lived without many modern conveniences but discovered what was most important was working as a team and keeping a sense of humor. Before her seven-year voyage, Wendy taught sailing, raced and... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Olympic Room

2:30pm

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

Speakers
GT

Geoff Trott

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


Friday September 9, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Boatyard Stage

2:30pm

Dutch Sailing Barges
Jack Van Ommen is the un-official historian on the Botter yacht "De Groote Beer". The so called Herman Goering yacht. It was built in Holland during the 2nd WW. His uncle built the mast and spars and provided the blocks and rigging. There have been cover page articles in Wooden Boat Sep/Oct 2012 and in "Spiegel der Zeilvaart" under his name about Groote Beer and Botters.

Speakers
JV

Jack Van Ommen

Author of "The Mastmakers' Daughters" (www.TheMastmakersDaughters.us) and "SoloMan" (www.SoloMan.us) Grandson of a fourth generation Dutch mastmaker. Solo circumnavigator in a 30 foot NAJA plywood triple chine kit boat.


Friday September 9, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Explorer Room

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 got into motorcycles and sailing dinghies as a teenager, and has never been far from mechanical things and boats ever since. In a varied career, before becoming a full-time sailing writer he worked on an automotive assembly line, in a foundry and machine shop, and on offshore oil production platforms. He and his wife, Terrie, built a couple of 70-foot canal boats (on which they lived in Oxford), and a 39-foot Ingrid cutter. They then... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Cascade Room

2:30pm

Tricks and Truths
An Introduction to the Language of the Artisans. The industrial revolution not only eclipsed hand skills and replaced them with automation, but it also silenced a common design language that artisans had shared through an oral tradition for millennium. This was a rich and powerful geometry-based language of rational (i.e. able-to-be ratioed), human-scaled proportions developed in the most ancient civilizations and ultimately embedded in the DNA of Grecian architecture. In just a couple of generations into the 19th century this anthropomorphic system nearly disappeared as the design process moved away from the language of traditional artisanship to the mathematical (i.e. irrational number) language of industrial engineering. Woodworkers (as did workers in many other trades) saw not only their skills drift toward obsolescence, but the very act of design itself. This presentation shows how we can recapture the spacial, right-brained language of the pre-industrial artisans and re-open the door to the inherent abilities that each of us has to create durable and beautiful designs at the “Point of a Tool.”.

Speakers
JT

Jim Tolpin

Nationally known woodworking author and co-founder of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. Jim's latest book is The New Traditional Woodworker


Friday September 9, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Discovery Room

2:30pm

26' and Under Race
Skippers meet at 1:00 in front of the Northwest Maritime Center.  Race starts at 2:30.

Friday September 9, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Port Townsend Bay

3:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Friday September 9, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids' Cove

3:00pm

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

Friday September 9, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

3:00pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Friday September 9, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

3:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Friday September 9, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pilothouse

3:00pm

Sail aboard the schooner Adventuress!

Sail aboard the 103-year-old historic schooner Adventuress! Tickets are half price on Fridayonly. Visit www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x1 to sign up.

 


Friday September 9, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
City Dock

3:30pm

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 years, as well as the ABYC Pacific Regional Representative for the last six years. In 2005, after gaining his ABYC Corrosion Certification, Kevin started working... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Boat Building Stage

3:30pm

Dovetails
Dovetails

Speakers
AD

Abel Dances

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


Friday September 9, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Woodworking Stage

3:30pm

Paddleboard Demo
Larry Froley from Gray Whale Paddle will demonstrate some paddleboard techniques!

Friday September 9, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

3:45pm

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

Speakers
LP

Lin Pardey

Lin Pardey wrote her first sailing article three years after she started voyaging with Larry on board their 24 foot self-built, engine-free cutter Seraffyn. During the next 45 years literally hundreds of her articles have appeared in magazines around the world. Working alongside her partner, Larry, she has created 5 successful DVD programs, condensed versions of which have appeared on PBS.  She has, with Larry, written 12 books which have... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Olympic & Cascade Rooms

3:45pm

Rope Fender Construction
A lecture describing the principals of rope fender construction. We will cover such topics as materials, tools, and methods.

Speakers
DA

Dennis Armstrong

Owner of Knotted Line, Redmond, WA., WBF veteran and instructor at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Dennis is a walking reference on objects made of rope. He's a member in good standing of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.


Friday September 9, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Explorer Room

3:45pm

Understanding Lines and Lofting
Using slides, the presentation walks through an understanding of how designer's lines plans work and the "why" of lofting, and why people shouldn't have any anxiety about the process. The slide presentation focuses on a simple 12' Paul Gartside powerboat, but the concepts are applicable to any boat.

Speakers
TJ

Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson, senior editor of WoodenBoat, has had a lifelong interest in boatbuilding and maritime history. In 1997, he moved from Astoria, Oregon, to Maine to combine his background in journalism with his passion for boats. He sails an 18' No Mans Land boat of his own construction.


Friday September 9, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Discovery Room

4:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Friday September 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kids' Cove

4:00pm

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

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

Friday September 9, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

4:30pm

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

Speakers
CH

Carol Hasse

Sailmaker, sailor, writer, sail instructor, 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 many of the world's waters.


Friday September 9, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Sail Loft

5:00pm

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

 anikapearl.fourfour.com 

Friday September 9, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

6:00pm

Awards
Racing Awards

Friday September 9, 2016 6:00pm - 6:05pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

6:00pm

Fisher Poets
Hear the stories of the sea, told by folks who have been there!

Friday September 9, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pope Marine Building

6:00pm

R2AK Blazer Party - Ticketed Event
Special R2AK ticketed event     Cost: $30
Purchase tickets at: https://r2ak.com/blazerparty/

Join us for the R2AK Blazer Party September 9th, 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 (including the coveted “Dirtbag Award” for those who finished with the cheapest boat), announcing the details for next year’s race and snacking and toasting.  


Friday September 9, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cascade & Olympic Rooms

6:05pm

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

Friday September 9, 2016 6:05pm - 8:30pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

7:00pm

Sea Shantey Circle
Sing along!  

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

Friday September 9, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Marina Room

8:30pm

Delta Rays
Delta Rays - Port Townsends favorite band. Rock originals and zydeco.

Friday September 9, 2016 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage
 
Saturday, September 10
 

8:00am

Rowing Race - registration

Rowers register between  8-9 am at the NWMC beach

Racing starts at about 10 am

Long & short courses

Open to all human-powered watercraft -  Wherries, Dorys, Rowing shells, Kayaks, Longboats, paddle boards, outriggers, Dinghies and Gigs.


Saturday September 10, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
NWMC Beach

9:00am

NW Schooner Cup - Skippers Meeting

Skippers meet at 9am at the NWMC beach.

Regatta starts at 3pm

Awards at 6pm on the Main Stage 


Saturday September 10, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
NWMC Beach

9:00am

Lady Washington Dockside Tours

This replica of the original Lady Washington built in the late 1700s and the first North Americas West Coast. In 1989 Washington States centennial year, she was launched in Aberdeen by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority.

9/9: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., dockside tours, $5 per person suggested donation

9/10: 9 a.m. to noon, dockside tours, $5 per person suggested donation

9/11: 9 a.m. to noon, dockside tours, $5 per person suggested donation




Saturday September 10, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

9:15am

Row and Sail a Longboat
Journey back in time aboards replicas of Captain George vancouver's ship's boat from 1792.  Work together as a crew to row and/or sail aboard these 26' open boats with 8 rowing stations.  Ages 12 and up.  Sign-ups start at 9:00am for longboat rides.

Rowing Race at 10:00

Saturday September 10, 2016 9:15am - 11:30am
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

9:30am

Caulking
Caulking

Speakers
JB

Jody Boyle

In 1998, Jody worked in wood shop at the Martha's Vineyard Shipyard, along with building custom furniture and cabinetry. In 2003 he graduated from the Arques School in Sausalito, studying traditional boat design and construction. For the following 11 years, he was co-owner of a boat shop on the Sausalito waterfront, building and repairing wooden boats. He moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2014 and began teaching at the NWSWB in June of 2015.


Saturday September 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Boat Building Stage

9:30am

Your Compass
Come find out about your magnetic compass!

Saturday September 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Explorer Room

9:30am

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Saturday September 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
NWMC Dock (out front)

9:30am

Outfitting for Blue Water Cruising
What can I do to make my boat a blue water sailing yacht? Come and see Pam Wall’s educational seminar on “Outfitting for Blue Water Cruising.” Learn from Pam and her families’ experiences while sailing across the oceans. Her expert knowledge will help anyone learn the essentials of blue water cruising equipment. Along with the obvious little products that are so important. Pam gives knowledgeable and practical ideas on how to make your boat , easier to handle, safer, and more fun to sail!

Speakers
PW

Pam Wall

Pam Wall grew up sailing in Chicago. To be able to sail year around she moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and met her Australian husband, Andy Wall, who had arrived in Florida after Rounding Cape Horn in 1967 in a 30 foot wooden sloop with no electronic navigation or communication. Their honeymoon was sailing this tiny sloop, CARRONADE, across the Atlantic and back to Florida. The two built hull number one of the famous Australian design, Freya... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Olympic Room

9:30am

R2AK Racers - Team Bunny Whaler!
Come hear what all the fuss is about - from the folks who survived the Race to Alaska! Find out the inside scoop on this incredible journey - truth is stranger than fiction, and these everyday heroics will amaze you!

Speakers
CN

Cooper & Nate Rooks

Successful R2AK racers and brothers Coop and Nate will talk about their completion of the 750 mile race to Alaska in a 17' Boston Whaler harpoon sailboat.


Saturday September 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Cascade Room

9:30am

Why We Sailed to Alaska 6 Times
Elsie Hulsizer, author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska, presents a slide show and talk based on 6 trips to Southeast Alaska. Sparkling glaciers, foraging grizzly bears, and brightly painted totem poles are obvious reasons to sail to Southeast Alaska. But why 6 times? The answer goes beyond glaciers, bears and totems to the true allure of cruising. Elsie’s gorgeous photos will have you wanting to visit Alaska six times too!

Speakers
EH

Elsie Hulsizer

Elsie Hulsizer is the author of Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island’s West Coast (Harbour Publishing, 2005) and Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska (Harbour Publishing, 2010). She and her husband own an Annapolis 44 ft sloop, which they have sailed extensively in northwest waters. | | Between sailing adventures Hulsizer serves on the Board of Trustees of Seattle’s Center for... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Discovery Room

10:00am

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Saturday September 10, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Kids' Cove

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

Sailmaker, sailor, writer, sail instructor, 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 many of the world's waters.


Saturday September 10, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Sail Loft

10:00am

Oceanography on the Dock

Oceanography on the Dock

The Oceanography on the Dock program, led by PTMSC staff and volunteers, gives anyone with curiosity and enthusiasm the opportunity to be a scientist! It provides participants the opportunity to get familiar with basic principles of oceanography by teaching them to use actual testing equipment—measure parameters such as salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and more. The data collected during the program helps participants and scientists understand the health and characteristics of our local waters.  Friday and Saturday from 10am-12pm on the Maritime Center dock.



Saturday September 10, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

10:00am

Rowing Race

Rowers register between  8-9 am at the NWMC beach

Racing starts at about 10 am

Long & short courses

Open to all human-powered watercraft -  Wherries, Dorys, Rowing shells, Kayaks, Longboats, paddle boards, outriggers, Dinghies and Gigs.


Saturday September 10, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Port Townsend Bay

10:00am

Sail aboard the schooner Adventuress!

Sail aboard the 103-year-old historic schooner Adventuress!  Visit www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x1 to sign up.

 


Saturday September 10, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
City Dock

10:30am

Laminating Techniques
Laminating Techniques

Speakers
BB

Bruce Blatchley

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


Saturday September 10, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Boat Building Stage

10:30am

Smoothing With Planes
Smoothing With Planes


Saturday September 10, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Woodworking Stage

10:30am

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Saturday September 10, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
NWMC Dock (out front)

10:45am

Cruising Under Sail Alone to Princess Louisa
A description of a 2015 cruise from Pender Harbor to Chatterbox Falls (yes, in through Malibu Rapids!) under sail alone. This was a leg of a longer single-handed cruise from Friday Harbor to Princess Louisa and back, with only 5% engine use. Co-presenters Cody and Beth Harris made the same trip to Chatterbox Falls later in 2015 on their self-designed and built 30' wooden cutter.

Speakers
CB

Cody & Beth Allen Harris

I'm an engineless sailing aficionado, and with my husband 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 66 year old who has been sailing in the San Juans and Gulf Islands since 2012. An intermediate sailor, he took up sailing in 2007, and then cruising 9 months a year since 2012. His challenge to himself has become cruising as much as possible under sail alone, single-handing on his CD25D sloop, CLOUD GIRL.


Saturday September 10, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Discovery Room

10:45am

Haulout-from-hell to Happily-ever-after
Wooden boats are not for the weak of heart. When former Festival director and around the world sailor Kaci Cronkhite got the email about a boat for sale in Victoria BC, she knew better than to buy it. Yet, smitten by the buxom curves of the 1936 Danish spidsgatter named PAX, she did. What happened next is a tale of love, loss and laughter - and a journey unexpected. 

Speakers
KC

Kaci Cronkhite

Kaci Cronkhite is author of the just released 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 PT, she sailed more than 60,000 miles around the world, lived a decade in Alaska and spent childhood on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma. Her Danish... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Cascade Room

10:45am

Repairing Your Inflatible
An inflatable boat can collect small punctures, tears, and scrapes. They are generally easy to repair, but there are some basics that first need to be understood.

Speakers
SP

Stewart Pugh

He maintains the fleet of outboards for the NW Maritime Center, Schooner Adventuress, and the Rat Island Rowing Club. He has repaired almost every type of marine engine from small trolling kickers to Navy nuclear reactors. He now teaches outboard motor and inflatable boat repair through NWMC and Sea Grant. He has closed his Port Townsend outboard shop after many years; except for teaching outboard repair and building robots.


Saturday September 10, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Boatyard Stage

10:45am

Tightwads on the Loose
Wendy Hinman, author of Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey will share the wisdom she gathered during her 7 years aboard her 31 foot cutter with her husband, and explain how they did it with lots of humor and less money than you might think. Featuring photos and stories from their epic 34,000 mile adventure.

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hinman

Wendy Hinman spent seven years at sea, sailing 34,000 miles aboard her 31 foot cutter. After paying off their mortgage before they turned 40, Wendy and her husband, Garth Wilcox, set sail on an open ended journey that took them to 19 countries. They lived without many modern conveniences but discovered what was most important was working as a team and keeping a sense of humor. Before her seven-year voyage, Wendy taught sailing, raced and... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Olympic Room

10:45am

Tricks and Truths
An Introduction to the Language of the Artisans. The industrial revolution not only eclipsed hand skills and replaced them with automation, but it also silenced a common design language that artisans had shared through an oral tradition for millennium. This was a rich and powerful geometry-based language of rational (i.e. able-to-be ratioed), human-scaled proportions developed in the most ancient civilizations and ultimately embedded in the DNA of Grecian architecture. In just a couple of generations into the 19th century this anthropomorphic system nearly disappeared as the design process moved away from the language of traditional artisanship to the mathematical (i.e. irrational number) language of industrial engineering. Woodworkers (as did workers in many other trades) saw not only their skills drift toward obsolescence, but the very act of design itself. This presentation shows how we can recapture the spacial, right-brained language of the pre-industrial artisans and re-open the door to the inherent abilities that each of us has to create durable and beautiful designs at the “Point of a Tool.”.

Speakers
JT

Jim Tolpin

Nationally known woodworking author and co-founder of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. Jim's latest book is The New Traditional Woodworker


Saturday September 10, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Explorer Room

11:00am

Captain Cloud's Latest Adventure

16th Annual North Star Stage

One of the highlights of the festival for years, this witty and charming play is directed by Port Townsend’s own Joey Pipia. Each year he and his playwright team, including daughter Sophie, conjure up the new adventures of Captain Cloud. The play never fails to entertain and amuse young and old—it’s a “don’t miss” for any age!

Saturday September 10, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
North Star Stage

11:00am

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Saturday September 10, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids' Cove

11:00am

Bertram Levy
Bertram Levy - World music multiinstrumentalist. 

 http://bertramlevy.com

Saturday September 10, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

11:30am

Lapstrake Boatbuilding Techniques
Lapstrake Boatbuilding Techniques

Speakers
LO

Leigh O'Connor

Leigh grew up on the coastal town of Swampscott MA and spent summers working on Lobster boats. He attended the Art Institute of Boston where he studied as an apprentice in sculpture and bronze casting. He’s worked as a welder, metal fabricator and in woodworking, cabinetmaking, construction, and Historical Restoration. In 2008 he graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and immediately began working as a shipwright. He has... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Boat Building Stage

11:30am

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.


Saturday September 10, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Woodworking Stage

11:30am

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Saturday September 10, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

12:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Saturday September 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kids' Cove

12:00pm

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

Saturday September 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

12:00pm

A Dozen National Parks in a Wooden Boat
There is nothing as thrilling as an adventure in a National Park... in a woodenboat. To help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Park Service, Greg put together a series of white water adventures involving National Parks that has taken him to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, Grand Canyon, and Olympic National Park. With incredible pictures, stunning video, and campfire storytelling, you will feel like you are "part" of every National Park adventure - in the boat, camping under the stars, eating around the campfire, and fly fishing in some of the greatest natural wonders in North America.

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 and over the years Greg and his crew of river runners has amassed quite a collection of HD Video and high resolution pictures from the Colorado, Rogue, McKenzie, Deschutes, Snake, Owyhee, John Day, and many many others. In addition to an... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cascade Room

12:00pm

Celestial Navigation - the Noon Shot
Learn how to find your position (latitude) by the usage of the sextant and the sun. Then put it to use out on the deck afterwards. Capt. Sanders will have sextants and sun ready!

Speakers
CJ

Capt. Jeff Sanders

Capt. Sanders was among the first instructors to become certified to teach US Coast Guard Approved License classes, in lieu of USCG examinations preparation. In 1987 he founded the United States Maritime Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii. He sailed his vessel ‘orpheus to Puget Sound in 1993. He is also a respected author of textbooks and curricula for Captain’s training.


Saturday September 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Olympic Room

12:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Saturday September 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pilothouse

12:00pm

Sailing Where You Want to Go
Sailing where you want to go: how to effectively use reefing, preventors, trys'ls, and vangs/kickers to get your boat to your destination. Learn from an expert rigger, cruiser and racer how to get the most out of your sailboat.

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 & Nora Petrich.Fishing for salmon, operating a troll buying station for twelve years in Elfin Cove, Alaska, sailing up and down the coast, one-design dingy racing with her son and day sailing on all types of boats in the Northwest has nurtured her sense of adventure... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Discovery Room

12:00pm

The Barometer: An Essential Onboard Forecasting Tool
When you're underway and internet weather data is beyond reach, the barometer on the bulkhead remains an essential tool to understand and predict the weather. Along with on-board observations of wind direction and speed, clouds, temperature, and precipitation; the barometer will identify trends in these key weather factors and help you avoid uncomfortable and possibly dangerous conditions afloat.

Speakers
DW

David 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 the University of Washington Sea Grant Program, the Center for Wooden Boats, and sailing schools in Seattle and Portland. His sailing experiences in Mexico, the... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Explorer Room

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
AW

Alison Wood

Alison is a sailmaker at Port Townsend Sails and previously apprenticed and worked as a rigger at Brion Toss Yacht Riggers. She and her mate liveaboard their Downeast 32 with plans to go cruising.


Saturday September 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Sail Loft

12:00pm

Small Boat Capsizing Demo
Richard Woods will discuss the factors that influence your ability to successfully right a capsized sailboat. Then he'll capsize a right a small boat in the harbor alongside the Virginia V. Volunteers welcome to join him!

Speakers
RW

Richard Woods

A successful British yacht designer with thousands of plans sold, he specializes in sail and power multihulls and small dinghies. He has won 4 UK national titles, made 5 Atlantic crossings, raced in both R2Ak's, won the Swiftsure, cruised to 40 countries and sailed in every coastal US state. Woods Designs www.sailingcatamarans.com


Saturday September 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Virginia V

12:00pm

Removing Old Paint and Starting Over
Joe will demonstrate how to completely remove old paint and start fresh. When it's gone way past touching up!

Speakers
JV

Joe Von Volkli

Joe is the owner of Bottoms Up Marine Services, which opened in 2008 in Boat Haven. He currently has 9 employees who are busy with bottom paint, boat repair and maintenance of all kinds.


Saturday September 10, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Boatyard Stage

12:30pm

Carvel Planking Techniques
Carvel Planking Techniques

Speakers
LO

Leigh O'Connor

Leigh grew up on the coastal town of Swampscott MA and spent summers working on Lobster boats. He attended the Art Institute of Boston where he studied as an apprentice in sculpture and bronze casting. He’s worked as a welder, metal fabricator and in woodworking, cabinetmaking, construction, and Historical Restoration. In 2008 he graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding and immediately began working as a shipwright. He has... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Boat Building Stage

12:30pm

Drawknives and Spokeshaves
Drawknives and Spokeshaves

Speakers
AD

Abel Dances

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


Saturday September 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Woodworking Stage

12:30pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Saturday September 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

12:30pm

Row and Sail a Longboat
Journey back in time aboards replicas of Captain George vancouver's ship's boat from 1792.  Work together as a crew to row and/or sail aboard these 26' open boats with 8 rowing stations.  Ages 12 and up.  Sign-ups start at 9:00am for longboat rides.



Saturday September 10, 2016 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

1:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Saturday September 10, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kids' Cove

1:00pm

Pint and Dale
Pint and Dale - Music of the Seven Seas from Two Northwest Favorites.

 http://www.pintndale.com

Saturday September 10, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

1:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Saturday September 10, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pilothouse

1:15pm

10 Secrets to Navigating through Your Wooden Boat Restoration
1) Finding the Right Girl 2) What to Look For - What to Look out For 3) The Importance of a Good Survey 4) Listen to What She Says 5) Boat Yard Survival 6) Keeping Your Mate on Board 7) Shipwrights and Ship wrongs 8) Don’t Lose the Dream 9) The Difference is in the Details 10) What We Do For Love

Speakers
ME

Michael Effler

In his early 20's he bought and restored an 18' centerboard Cat boat, later he restored a 33' Kings Amethyst center cockpit cutter, and apprenticed and lived aboard for two years at the Colonial Yacht Anchorage while restoring a Sparkman & Stephens 40' yawl. In the NW he's owned and restored a Sam Rabel pocket cruiser, Hugh Angleman gaff rigged ketch, Simon Fletcher runabout, various sailing and rowing skiffs as well as a 1930's Stephens Bros... Read More →
EL

Erin Leader

Growing up in the Northwest, Erin's summers were spent on or in the water; fishing, skiing, sailing, rowing and swimming. She couldn't have asked for a better childhood. Erin always appreciated the beauty of wooden boats, but that appreciation became a passion when she met Michael.


Saturday September 10, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Explorer Room

1:15pm

Navigation Simplification
Nancy Erley shares her favorite navigation apps and what to do when the electronics fail.  An entertaining presentation by a captain of two circumnavigations without a chart plotter. 

Speakers
NE

Nancy Erley

Nancy Erley - Sail instructor, circumnavigator, founder of Tethys Offshore Sailing for Women. Nancy is an advocate for women's sailing and an internationally acclaimed speaker. She made two voyages around the world in her boat Tethys, during which she provided hands-on ocean-sailing experience to more than 50 women.


Saturday September 10, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Cascade Room

1:15pm

Owning a Classic Wooden Motor Yacht - the Practical Aspects
Enchanted by the beauty and grace of classic power cruisers? Think you might like to own one but don't know where to start? Here's your chance to learn from the experts. This seminar will introduce you to the practical aspects of owning a classic motor yacht. And yes, it actually is practical. Topics include financial and time commitments, pride of ownership, the importance of stewardship, maintenance and repair issues, surveys and insurance. Includes after-class tours of four classic boats and extended Q&A with their owners.

Speakers
RR

Rick Randall

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


Saturday September 10, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Discovery Room

1:15pm

Seawomen of Iceland
This book, Seawomen of Iceland: Survival on the Edge, is being published by University of Washington Press and is coming out in the middle of May. The presentation would be on these remarkable women, therir adventures and knowledge. Margaret will have photographs as well.

Speakers
MW

Margaret Willson

Margaret is an anthropologist who worked at sea when she was younger. She has been doing research in Iceland over the last several years and wrote a book about seawomen, women who work or worked in fishing, in Iceland from the Viking times to the present.


Saturday September 10, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Olympic Room

1:15pm

Marine Trades Careers: Education & Training Opportunities in Washington State
Washington State is home to some of the finest marine and maritime education and training in the world, serving all parts of the industry.  This informative and interactive session will showcase public, private and non-profit marine trades and maritime training programs.  Anyone who has thought of pursuing a career in the maritime industry   should attend this session!  Attendees will learn about local, regional and statewide training programs; as well as career opportunities and job prospects. 

Saturday September 10, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Cotton Building

1:30pm

Choosing and Using Western Hand Saws
Choosing and Using Western Hand Saws

Speakers
JT

Jim Tolpin

Nationally known woodworking author and co-founder of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. Jim's latest book is The New Traditional Woodworker


Saturday September 10, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Woodworking Stage

1:30pm

Edensaw Q & A: Boat Lumber, Hardware and Tools
Edensaw staff answer your questions about boat lumber, hardware and tools.


Saturday September 10, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Boat Building Stage

1:30pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Saturday September 10, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

2:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Saturday September 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kids' Cove

2:00pm

Sea Life Snorkel
Saturday September 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

2:00pm

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

 www.thewhateverlybrothers.com

Saturday September 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

2:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Saturday September 10, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pilothouse

2:00pm

Sail aboard the schooner Adventuress!

Sail aboard the 103-year-old historic schooner Adventuress and participate in the Northwest Schooner Cup. Visit www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x1 to sign up.


Saturday September 10, 2016 2:00pm - 6:00pm
City Dock

2:30pm

NW Coast Adzes
NW Coast Adzes

Speakers
SB

Steve Brown

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


Saturday September 10, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Woodworking Stage

2:30pm

2:30pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Saturday September 10, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

2:30pm

Building 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 is something Tony also enjoys which has led him to publishing articles, lecturing for various group events and consulting on boat interior design and... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Explorer Room

2:30pm

Our Boats & the Planet: Issues, Solutions and Next Steps
 Capt. Peter Wilcox will review the environmental issues surrounding boating, go into both proven and state of the art solutions, and engage the attendees in an open discussion and request their participation in reinventing the Inside Passage marine fueling system. 

Speakers
PW

Peter Wilcox

Peter Wilcox is a USCG-licensed captain, Inside Passage explorer, and president of Columbia Riverkeeper.  He has been building wooden boats since an early age.  He combines these interests with a passion for eliminating the environmental impacts of boats and ships - researching, testing and sharing his learnings.  Six years ago Peter launched a new, highly efficient 36’ gaff ketch motorsailer, commissioned from the NW School of Wooden... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Discovery Room

2:30pm

Pygmy Kayak Rolling Demo
Freya will demonstrate how to roll a kayak in the harbor!

Speakers

Saturday September 10, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Harbor

2:30pm

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

Speakers
LP

Lin Pardey

Lin Pardey wrote her first sailing article three years after she started voyaging with Larry on board their 24 foot self-built, engine-free cutter Seraffyn. During the next 45 years literally hundreds of her articles have appeared in magazines around the world. Working alongside her partner, Larry, she has created 5 successful DVD programs, condensed versions of which have appeared on PBS.  She has, with Larry, written 12 books which have... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Olympic & Cascade Rooms

2:30pm

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 27 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 online thru Amazon and many marine outlets here in PT.


Saturday September 10, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Boatyard Stage

3:00pm

Captain Cloud's Latest Adventure

16th Annual North Star Stage

One of the highlights of the festival for years, this witty and charming play is directed by Port Townsend’s own Joey Pipia. Each year he and his playwright team, including daughter Sophie, conjure up the new adventures of Captain Cloud. The play never fails to entertain and amuse young and old—it’s a “don’t miss” for any age!

Saturday September 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
North Star Stage

3:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Saturday September 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids' Cove

3:00pm

Pint and Dale
Pint and Dale - Music of the Seven Seas from Two Northwest Favorites.

 http://www.pintndale.com

Saturday September 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

3:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Saturday September 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pilothouse

3:00pm

Row and Sail a Longboat
Journey back in time aboards replicas of Captain George vancouver's ship's boat from 1792.  Work together as a crew to row and/or sail aboard these 26' open boats with 8 rowing stations.  Ages 12 and up.  Sign-ups start at 9:00am for longboat rides.



Saturday September 10, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

3:00pm

NW Schooner Cup Race

Skippers meet at 9am at the NWMC beach.

Regatta starts at 3pm

Awards at 6pm on the Main Stage 


Saturday September 10, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Port Townsend Bay

3:30pm

Fiberglassing Over Wood
Fiberglassing Over Wood - John's popular demonstration returns to the Woodworking Stage.

Speakers
JC

John C. 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 paddling, rowing, and sailing craft followed quickly, though he paused to get a degree in music---his second passion. After college he has made a career as a... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Woodworking Stage

3:30pm

Spar Making
Spar Making - from peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow.

Speakers
BT

Bruce Tipton

He is a longtime boatbuilder, sparmaker and woodworker. His knowledge of wooden spars covers peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow.


Saturday September 10, 2016 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Boat Building Stage

3:30pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Saturday September 10, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

3:30pm

Paddleboard Demo
Larry Froley from Gray Whale Paddle will demonstrate some paddleboard techniques!

Saturday September 10, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

3:45pm

50,000 Miles in a 30' Plywood Sailboat
Jack has a lot of faith in plywood boats. He bought a copy of the one he lost in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean in 2013.
Jack has a slide show of his 9 year adventure and sailing in Holland, and through 51 countries, on the major European waterways and through 565 locks.

Speakers
JV

Jack Van Ommen

Author of "The Mastmakers' Daughters" (www.TheMastmakersDaughters.us) and "SoloMan" (www.SoloMan.us) Grandson of a fourth generation Dutch mastmaker. Solo circumnavigator in a 30 foot NAJA plywood triple chine kit boat.


Saturday September 10, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Explorer Room

3:45pm

Lessons Learned Along the Way
Over the years Nigel Calder has done plenty of stupid things. Come hear him take a light-hearted look at some of these mistakes and the lessons learned over decades of cruising with his family.

Speakers
NC

Nigel Calder

Nigel Calder got into motorcycles and sailing dinghies as a teenager, and has never been far from mechanical things and boats ever since. In a varied career, before becoming a full-time sailing writer he worked on an automotive assembly line, in a foundry and machine shop, and on offshore oil production platforms. He and his wife, Terrie, built a couple of 70-foot canal boats (on which they lived in Oxford), and a 39-foot Ingrid cutter. They then... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Olympic & Cascade Rooms

3:45pm

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 Bunzell

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 cruised the Chesapeake and the Intracoastal Waterway, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, the Canal du Midi, Greece, Honduras, and he lead the first American charter... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Discovery Room

4:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Saturday September 10, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kids' Cove

4:00pm

Combo Choro
Combo Choro - Music of Brazil

Saturday September 10, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

5:00pm

Chuck Easton and the Soul Syndicate
Chuck Easton and the Soul Syndicate

 Dance to  R&B and blue-eyed soul with this 7 piece group featuring trumpet, saxophone and trombone backing up vocals. Tunes by Ray Charles, the Isely Brothers, Steely Dan, James Brown, Blood Sweat and Tears.

Saturday September 10, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

6:00pm

Awards
Schooner Cup

Saturday September 10, 2016 6:00pm - 6:05pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

6:05pm

Jelly Rollers
Jelly Rollers - Roots, Americana, Blues

 https://www.facebook.com/jellyrollers/

Saturday September 10, 2016 6:05pm - 8:30pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

7:00pm

Vanishing Sail - Award Winning Documentary
There is a small group of islands in the Lesser Antilles where the traditions of boatbuilding were once crucial to the survival of local communities skimming a living from the sea. Hundreds of sailing vessels were once launched here, more than anywhere in the West Indies. Today there is no more trading by sail, and these skills have vanished elsewhere in the region. 

Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders practicing a trade passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that arrived in Carriacou in the 18th century. Approaching his 70s and with no more orders coming in, he decides to build one last sailing sloop with the hope that his sons will continue the trade.

The film follows Alwyn’s progress and despair over three years – from hauling trees out of the forest to a final traditional launching ceremony on the bayside.

With the family’s hope & resources now in the wooden vessel, Alwyn tries to complete her in time to race in the Antigua Classic Regatta – five weeks & three hundred miles away – here traditional West Indian and metropolitan elements fuse to create the final resolution of the film…

 

Saturday September 10, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cascade & Olympic Rooms

7:00pm

Sea Shantey Circle
Sing along!  

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

Saturday September 10, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Marina Room

8:00pm

Square Dancing
Square Dancing!!

Saturday September 10, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cotton Building

8:30pm

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

  http://www.unclefunkandthedope6.com

Saturday September 10, 2016 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage
 
Sunday, September 11
 

9:00am

Schooner Adventuress Dockside Tours

Located City Dock-just outside the festival gates.

Step aboard the 1913 Schooner Adventuress and experience a century-old tall ship operated by Sound Experience. Free dockside tours on Fri and Sun 9 am to 10 am.

Charter sails also available during the Festival.  For advance purchase of Adventuress tickets, go to www.soundexperience.org, call  360.379.0438 or visit us onboard at the City Dock.  

Sunday September 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
City Dock

9:00am

Lady Washington Dockside Tours

This replica of the original Lady Washington built in the late 1700s and the first North Americas West Coast. In 1989 Washington States centennial year, she was launched in Aberdeen by the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority.

9/9: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., dockside tours, $5 per person suggested donation

9/10: 9 a.m. to noon, dockside tours, $5 per person suggested donation

9/11: 9 a.m. to noon, dockside tours, $5 per person suggested donation




Sunday September 11, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

9:30am

Chopping Rabbets
Chopping Rabbets

Speakers
OH

Olivier Huin

Olivier was born in Brittany, France and comes from a long line of seafarers. He started building boats at age 13 with his brothers. He has built and restored many traditional boats throughout his career. He has sailed over 45,000 miles of blue water, including a single handed Atlantic crossing. He has founded and managed boatyards in France, Sengal, the Canary Islands, the Carribean and the US.


Sunday September 11, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Boat Building Stage

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


Sunday September 11, 2016 9:30am - 10:15am
Woodworking Stage

9:30am

Haulout-from-hell to Happily-ever-after
Wooden boats are not for the weak of heart. When former Festival director and around the world sailor Kaci Cronkhite got the email about a boat for sale in Victoria BC, she knew better than to buy it. Yet, smitten by the buxom curves of the 1936 Danish spidsgatter named PAX, she did. What happened next is a tale of love, loss and laughter - and a journey unexpected. 

Speakers
KC

Kaci Cronkhite

Kaci Cronkhite is author of the just released 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 PT, she sailed more than 60,000 miles around the world, lived a decade in Alaska and spent childhood on a cattle ranch in Oklahoma. Her Danish... Read More →


Sunday September 11, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Cascade Room

9:30am

Provisioning and Cruising Without Refrigeration
How do you live without refrigeration? After 7 years cruising without modern conveniences, Wendy will share her tips and tricks on how to eat well and keep cool in the tropics.

Speakers
WH

Wendy Hinman

Wendy Hinman spent seven years at sea, sailing 34,000 miles aboard her 31 foot cutter. After paying off their mortgage before they turned 40, Wendy and her husband, Garth Wilcox, set sail on an open ended journey that took them to 19 countries. They lived without many modern conveniences but discovered what was most important was working as a team and keeping a sense of humor. Before her seven-year voyage, Wendy taught sailing, raced and... Read More →


Sunday September 11, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Discovery Room

9:30am

Seawomen of Iceland
This book, Seawomen of Iceland: Survival on the Edge, is being published by University of Washington Press and is coming out in the middle of May. The presentation would be on these remarkable women, therir adventures and knowledge. Margaret will have photographs as well.

Speakers
MW

Margaret Willson

Margaret is an anthropologist who worked at sea when she was younger. She has been doing research in Iceland over the last several years and wrote a book about seawomen, women who work or worked in fishing, in Iceland from the Viking times to the present.


Sunday September 11, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Olympic Room

10:00am

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Sunday September 11, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Kids' Cove

10:00am

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Sunday September 11, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
NWMC Dock (out front)

10:00am

Row and Sail a Longboat
Journey back in time aboards replicas of Captain George vancouver's ship's boat from 1792.  Work together as a crew to row and/or sail aboard these 26' open boats with 8 rowing stations.  Ages 12 and up.  Sign-ups start at 9:00am for longboat rides.



Sunday September 11, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

10:30am

Dovetails
Dovetails

Speakers
MS

Matthew Straughn-Morse

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


Sunday September 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Woodworking Stage

10:30am

Vacuum Bagging Veneers
Vacuum Bagging Veneers

Speakers
SK

Sean Koomen

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


Sunday September 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Boat Building Stage

10:30am

T-37 Model Boat races
Sunday September 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Harbor

10:45am

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

Speakers
PW

Pam Wall

Pam Wall grew up sailing in Chicago. To be able to sail year around she moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and met her Australian husband, Andy Wall, who had arrived in Florida after Rounding Cape Horn in 1967 in a 30 foot wooden sloop with no electronic navigation or communication. Their honeymoon was sailing this tiny sloop, CARRONADE, across the Atlantic and back to Florida. The two built hull number one of the famous Australian design, Freya... Read More →


Sunday September 11, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Olympic Room

10:45am

Care and Feeding of your Outboard Engine
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

He maintains the fleet of outboards for the NW Maritime Center, Schooner Adventuress, and the Rat Island Rowing Club. He has repaired almost every type of marine engine from small trolling kickers to Navy nuclear reactors. He now teaches outboard motor and inflatable boat repair through NWMC and Sea Grant. He has closed his Port Townsend outboard shop after many years; except for teaching outboard repair and building robots.


Sunday September 11, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Boatyard Stage

10:45am

The Ease of Circumnavigating in Stages Today
ON Sep 8,  1522  Ferdinand Magellan's SV   The  Victoria  sailed into Seville Spain  with 18 surviving sailors remaining  from the initial 237 men and five vessels  to complete  the first Circumnavigation of the globe .  On Sep 22 , 1580 Sir Francis Drake in his vessel  The Golden Hind  reached London to be the second vessel to circumnavigate.   On June 16, 2016 The  SV Terrwyn reached Bamfield BC with  100% of her double handed crew aboard  becoming the very  last  vessel to circumnavigate the globe by that day .   Hence we are all related and following in each others' wake,  today although the risks are  reduced  the challenge and satisfaction  of  voyaging across the world's  oceans remain.   I intend to outline the joys and techniques  Terrwyn has used  to circumnavigate  "in Stages"  in today's world, hopefully to encourage similar crews and boats  to experience "living the dream " as Terrwyn's crew have enjoyed.

Speakers
BN

Bill Norrie

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


Sunday September 11, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Discovery Room

10:45am

What to Do When the Captain is Incapacitated
What would you do if your captain became incapacitated and now it's your time to take the boat back to the dock? Mark will cover the basics of the key steps to how to prepare and the basics you need to know to be able to report an emergency on the radio, press the DSC Emergency button, and how to respond on the radio. He will also cover the basics on how to handle the boat to return to the dock. Mark will provide a checklist to use on the boat just in case something unfortunate happens. This course is structured for cruising couples, or the significant other who would like to be ready - just in case.

Speakers
MB

Mark Bunzell

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 cruised the Chesapeake and the Intracoastal Waterway, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, the Canal du Midi, Greece, Honduras, and he lead the first American charter... Read More →


Sunday September 11, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Cascade Room

10:45am

Tying Thump mats and Other Flat Things
The challenge of making mats and thump mats through the use of hand outs and personal involvement. We will discuss getting mats started, filling them in, and finishing them. If a student would like to take a mat home. please bring a minimum of 20 feet of line that is not good enough to use and too good to throw away.

Speakers
DA

Dennis Armstrong

Owner of Knotted Line, Redmond, WA., WBF veteran and instructor at the NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Dennis is a walking reference on objects made of rope. He's a member in good standing of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.


Sunday September 11, 2016 10:45am - 12:30pm
Explorer Room

11:00am

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Sunday September 11, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids' Cove

11:00am

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

 www.JoeEuroMusic.com

Sunday September 11, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

11:00am

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Sunday September 11, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

11:00am

Sail aboard the schooner Adventuress!

Sail aboard the 103-year-old historic schooner Adventuress!  Visit www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x1 to sign up.

 


Sunday September 11, 2016 11:00am - 2:00pm
City Dock

11:30am

Carving NW Coast Canoes
Carving NW Coast Canoes

Speakers
SB

Steve Brown

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


Sunday September 11, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Woodworking Stage

11:30am

Diesel Engine Maintenance
Diesel Engine Maintenance

Speakers
WT

Walt Trisdale

Walt went to diesel engine school in Texas and worked for Detroit Diesel for many years in Texas and Colorado. He’s worked on engines in mines, oil fields, logging, Alaska canneries, Alaska commercial fishing boats, Antarctica, the arctic. He’s been working on boats for most of the last 20 years - from 10 horse power sail boats to 2000 horse power tugs. Now, he’s in PT doing re-powers, repairs, welding and fabricating and systems work and... Read More →


Sunday September 11, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Boat Building Stage

12:00pm

Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt

Captain Pirate’s Treasure Hunt

At high noon on Sunday, young pirates from near and far make their way to the Jolly Roger Flag at the Cupola House. Anyone dressed like a pirate can join the hunt, scouring the grounds and beaches for the “X” that marks the spot of buried treasure.  Sunday from noon-1 pm.



Sunday September 11, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Harbor

12:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Sunday September 11, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kids' Cove

12:00pm

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. 

Sunday September 11, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

12:00pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Sunday September 11, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

12:00pm

A Dozen National Parks in a Wooden Boat
There is nothing as thrilling as an adventure in a National Park... in a woodenboat. To help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Park Service, Greg put together a series of white water adventures involving National Parks that has taken him to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Crater Lake, Mount Rainier, Grand Canyon, and Olympic National Park. With incredible pictures, stunning video, and campfire storytelling, you will feel like you are "part" of every National Park adventure - in the boat, camping under the stars, eating around the campfire, and fly fishing in some of the greatest natural wonders in North America.

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 and over the years Greg and his crew of river runners has amassed quite a collection of HD Video and high resolution pictures from the Colorado, Rogue, McKenzie, Deschutes, Snake, Owyhee, John Day, and many many others. In addition to an... Read More →


Sunday September 11, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Olympic Room

12:00pm

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. We 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 got into motorcycles and sailing dinghies as a teenager, and has never been far from mechanical things and boats ever since. In a varied career, before becoming a full-time sailing writer he worked on an automotive assembly line, in a foundry and machine shop, and on offshore oil production platforms. He and his wife, Terrie, built a couple of 70-foot canal boats (on which they lived in Oxford), and a 39-foot Ingrid cutter. They then... Read More →


Sunday September 11, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cascade Room

12:00pm

Celestial Navigation - the Noon Shot
Learn how to find your position (latitude) by the usage of the sextant and the sun. Then put it to use out on the deck afterwards. Capt. Sanders will have sextants and sun ready!

Speakers
CJ

Capt. Jeff Sanders

Capt. Sanders was among the first instructors to become certified to teach US Coast Guard Approved License classes, in lieu of USCG examinations preparation. In 1987 he founded the United States Maritime Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii. He sailed his vessel ‘orpheus to Puget Sound in 1993. He is also a respected author of textbooks and curricula for Captain’s training.


Sunday September 11, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Discovery Room

12:00pm

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

Speakers
GT

Geoff Trott

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


Sunday September 11, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Boatyard Stage

12:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Sunday September 11, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pilothouse

12:00pm

Small Boat Capsizing Discussion & Tour
Richard Woods will discuss the factors that influence your ability to successfully right a capsized sailboat. Then he'll lead a tour of some of the pocket yachts at the festival and discuss their capsizing characteristics.

Speakers
RW

Richard Woods

A successful British yacht designer with thousands of plans sold, he specializes in sail and power multihulls and small dinghies. He has won 4 UK national titles, made 5 Atlantic crossings, raced in both R2Ak's, won the Swiftsure, cruised to 40 countries and sailed in every coastal US state. Woods Designs www.sailingcatamarans.com


Sunday September 11, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virginia V

12:00pm

Vanishing Sail - Award Winning Documentary
There is a small group of islands in the Lesser Antilles where the traditions of boatbuilding were once crucial to the survival of local communities skimming a living from the sea. Hundreds of sailing vessels were once launched here, more than anywhere in the West Indies. Today there is no more trading by sail, and these skills have vanished elsewhere in the region. 

Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders practicing a trade passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that arrived in Carriacou in the 18th century. Approaching his 70s and with no more orders coming in, he decides to build one last sailing sloop with the hope that his sons will continue the trade.

The film follows Alwyn’s progress and despair over three years – from hauling trees out of the forest to a final traditional launching ceremony on the bayside.

With the family’s hope & resources now in the wooden vessel, Alwyn tries to complete her in time to race in the Antigua Classic Regatta – five weeks & three hundred miles away – here traditional West Indian and metropolitan elements fuse to create the final resolution of the film…

 

Sunday September 11, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Pope Marine Building

12:30pm

Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge - Launch!
Come see the Edensaw Boatbuilding Challenge boats as they find out the hard way if they will sink or float...

The boats are built over the weekend, then tools are dropped by noon on Sunday and launch at the skinny dipping beach at 12:30.  Assuming they float, they head back into the harbor and land at the old launch.  Awards will be presented on the haul out dock.

Sunday September 11, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm
NWMC Beach

12:30pm

Fiberglassing Over Wood
Fiberglassing Over Wood - John's popular demonstration returns to the Woodworking Stage.

Speakers
JC

John C. 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 paddling, rowing, and sailing craft followed quickly, though he paused to get a degree in music---his second passion. After college he has made a career as a... Read More →


Sunday September 11, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Woodworking Stage

12:30pm

Introduction to Wood Lathes and Turning
Introduction to Wood Lathes and Turning

Speakers
BK

Ben Kahn

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


Sunday September 11, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Boat Building Stage

1:00pm

Captain Cloud's Latest Adventure

16th Annual North Star Stage

One of the highlights of the festival for years, this witty and charming play is directed by Port Townsend’s own Joey Pipia. Each year he and his playwright team, including daughter Sophie, conjure up the new adventures of Captain Cloud. The play never fails to entertain and amuse young and old—it’s a “don’t miss” for any age!

Sunday September 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
North Star Stage

1:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Sunday September 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kids' Cove

1:00pm

Abakis
Powerhouse vocals and Kottke-style fingerpicking guitar

http://www.abakismusic.com


Sunday September 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

1:00pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful martha J - a 1984 24' motor launch built by Casco Bay Boatworks, of portland Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the dock. Maximum 8 people per ride.  See the Festival from the water!

Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Sunday September 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NWMC Dock (out front)

1:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Sunday September 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pilothouse

1:15pm

Cool Products Nobody Knows About
Pam was the Cruising Consultant and Outfitting Manager at West Marine for many years. She was fascinated with all the products that were really important to cruising, that no one knew about. This seminar takes you down a list of many items that will make your cruising easier, safer, and more efficient. You will come away with a list of products that you never know existed but could help you have a better life aboard your boat.

Speakers
PW

Pam Wall

Pam Wall grew up sailing in Chicago. To be able to sail year around she moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and met her Australian husband, Andy Wall, who had arrived in Florida after Rounding Cape Horn in 1967 in a 30 foot wooden sloop with no electronic navigation or communication. Their honeymoon was sailing this tiny sloop, CARRONADE, across the Atlantic and back to Florida. The two built hull number one of the famous Australian design, Freya... Read More →


Sunday September 11, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Discovery Room

1:15pm

Lust or Logic: Restoring a Wooden Boat
There she sits, a shadow of her former glory. You want her, she needs you. But can you afford her and is she an appropriate candidate for you? Lin Pardey will help you consider the true costs; be it financial, time or emotional impact, of taking on a classic boat restoration project. She'll address the question of what constitutes a restoration as opposed to a re-creation and when and where each is appropriate. Along the way she will share photographs and memories of the successful classic boat restoration projects she has sailed on or raced against in various parts of the world.

Speakers
LP

Lin Pardey

Lin Pardey wrote her first sailing article three years after she started voyaging with Larry on board their 24 foot self-built, engine-free cutter Seraffyn. During the next 45 years literally hundreds of her articles have appeared in magazines around the world. Working alongside her partner, Larry, she has created 5 successful DVD programs, condensed versions of which have appeared on PBS.  She has, with Larry, written 12 books which have... Read More →


Sunday September 11, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Cascade Room

1:15pm

R2AK RowCruiser - Adventure by Design
Angus Rowboats is the premier producer of performance rowboat kits and plans. Their boats have set world records and compete in many of today’s most challenging water events including R2AK and setting the Vancouver Island circumnavigation speed record. Colin will talk about his boat designs and his adventures, including being this year's first solo finisher in the Race to Alaska.

Speakers
CA

Colin Angus

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


Sunday September 11, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Olympic Room

1:30pm

Human Powered Submarine
Human Powered Submarine


Sunday September 11, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Boat Building Stage

2:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Sunday September 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kids' Cove

2:00pm

Time and Tide
Time and Tide - Music of the Sea

Sunday September 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

2:00pm

Paddleboard Demo
Larry Froley from Gray Whale Paddle will demonstrate some paddleboard techniques!

Sunday September 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

2:00pm

Pilothouse Simulator Tours
Come see the Northwest Maritime Center's Pilothouse Simulator in action!  

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Sunday September 11, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pilothouse

3:00pm

Kids' Cove Activities

Kids’ Cove - Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4

Boatbuilding.  Kids of all ages can design, build, rig and sail away with their own small wooden boat.  Pick a hull, a mast, some sailcloth…before you know it, life slows down while you help hold a nail and share the joy of building a boat. The kids boatbuilding area has been a favorite for years, and continues to be a family favorite.


YMCA Activities. YMCA hosts kids crafts! Providing Face Painting, Sand Art, and more! Young and old will enjoy the expanded craft offerings!


Carousel of the Sea.  This beautiful handmade carousel, built by 5th generation carousel builder William Dentzel, offers free rides all 3 days!  

Sunday September 11, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids' Cove

3:00pm

Row and Sail a Longboat
Journey back in time aboards replicas of Captain George vancouver's ship's boat from 1792.  Work together as a crew to row and/or sail aboard these 26' open boats with 8 rowing stations.  Ages 12 and up.  Sign-ups start at 9:00am for longboat rides.

Including the Sail By

Sunday September 11, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

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 11, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Port Townsend Bay

3:00pm

Sail aboard the schooner Adventuress!

Sail aboard the 103-year-old historic schooner Adventuress!  Visit www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x1 to sign up.

 


Sunday September 11, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
City Dock