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Wednesday, September 6
 

8:30am

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Boat’s Diesel Engine System

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Boat’s Diesel Engine System

Day/Time: Wednesday, September 6, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: NW Maritime Center, 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA

Tuition: $95

Instructor: Mike Beemer

To see course description and register CLICK HERE

For more information call us at the Waggoner Cruising Guide (425) 780-5015


Speakers
MB

Michael Beemer

Michael Beemer is a faculty member and Department Chair of Skagit Valley College's Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology in Anacortes.


Wednesday September 6, 2017 8:30am - 4:00pm
Discovery Stage
 
Thursday, September 7
 

8:30am

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Boat’s Electrical Systems

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Boat’s Electrical Systems

Day/Time: Thursday, September 7, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: NW Maritime Center, 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA

Tuition: $95

Instructor: Mike Beemer

To see course description and register CLICK HERE

For more information call us at the Waggoner Cruising Guide (425) 780-5015



Speakers
MB

Michael Beemer

Michael Beemer is a faculty member and Department Chair of Skagit Valley College's Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology in Anacortes.


Thursday September 7, 2017 8:30am - 4:00pm
Discovery Stage

9:00am

Understanding the Weather Surface Pressure Chart

Understanding the Weather Surface Pressure Chart

Day/Time: Thursday, September 7, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: NW Maritime Center, 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA

Tuition: $45

Instructor: Lee Chesneau

To see course description and register CLICK HERE

For more information call us at the Waggoner Cruising Guide (425) 780-5015


Speakers
LC

Lee Chesneau

Lee Chesneau is senior marine meteorologist & graduate from one of the elite universities that offer degrees in meteorology, the University of Wisconsin (Madison). His Bachelor of Science (B.S) Degree in Meteorology was Lee’s ticket to a distinguished & extensive career with NO... Read More →


Thursday September 7, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Explorer Stage

1:00pm

Dockside Tours - Pacific Grace and Pacific Swift
Free dockside Tours of the S.A.L.T.'s two tall ships - Pacific Grace and Pacific Swift.

Thursday September 7, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Center Dock - Pt. Hudson

1:00pm

Demystifying the 500 mB Chart

Demystifying the 500 mB Chart

Day/Time: Thursday, September 7, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: NW Maritime Center, 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA

Tuition: $45

Instructor: Lee Chesneau

To see course description and register CLICK HERE

For more information call us at the Waggoner Cruising Guide (425) 780-5015


Speakers
LC

Lee Chesneau

Lee Chesneau is senior marine meteorologist & graduate from one of the elite universities that offer degrees in meteorology, the University of Wisconsin (Madison). His Bachelor of Science (B.S) Degree in Meteorology was Lee’s ticket to a distinguished & extensive career with NO... Read More →


Thursday September 7, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Explorer Stage

5:30pm

Combo Choro
Combo Choro - Music of Brazil

Thursday September 7, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

5:30pm

Lifetime Acheivement Awards: Jim Blaiklock, Tim Nolan and Miguel Winterburn

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

 

The Wooden Boat Foundation Lifetime Achievement in

Wooden Boat Community Spirit & Culture

Jim Blaiklock

 

Jim Blaiklock has been messing about in boats since he was born, growing up in a sailing family in New Jersey and Sag Harbor. As a beloved member of the Port Townsend boating community, he was a founding member and officer of the Port Townsend Marine Trades Association. 

 

He drew standing room only crowds at several Festivals with his entertaining, knowledgeable demos on Dutchmen and Butterflies. He ran the Kids’ Boatbuilding booth at Festival for years and years, designing the templates and cutting the hulls, procuring supplies all year long, and then staying after Festival on Sundays until every scrap of sail, string, globs of glue, and nails were picked up, using a magnet to find errant nails. He's always been about doing every job completely, and advocated for sweetening the pot, as he'd say... do more than you were hired and paid to do.

 

He volunteered as the Shop Manager for the Wooden Boat Foundation for many years before finally being hired in that capacity. He picked up donated boats from around the Sound, then sailed them back, fixed them up, and they were sold to raise money for the Foundation. 

 

He was a beloved mentor to the scores of Gray Wolf Ranch volunteers that worked in the shop; many recognized his impact on their lives by inviting him to their Gray Wolf graduation ceremonies and dinners as a specially honored guest. Those he mentored spoke of learning more about life from him than anywhere else. He taught them that "slow is fast," meaning take your time and do it right so you don't have to do it over. 

 

Teaching sanding, varnishing, and painting was his way to teach about how to live life with finesse - the word he used and the students cherished. 

 

From the Selection Committee: Jim Blaiklock has been a part of this community since the first Festival, when he rode up on a motorcycle from San Diego, where he was a shipwright. He eventually bought property and moved here. 

 

After a few years as a volunteer, he was hired as the Foundation’s Boat Shop Manager. He mentored kids and adults in the Cupola House Boat Shop. Together with volunteers, he fixed up a Point Hudson building as a shop with larger capacity.  

 

His patient teaching style, seasoned experience, and unconditional generosity are legendary. His gentlemanly ways, friendly charm, and pragmatism have endeared him to scores, if not hundreds, of volunteers, young and old alike, who’ve started or apprenticed in Port Townsend. As mentor, teacher, and loyal friend - Jim exemplifies every aspect of this award. 

 

 

The Wooden Boat Foundation & WoodenBoat Magazine Lifetime Achievement in

Boatbuilding & Design

Tim Nolan

 

A native of Southern California, Tim Nolan has been involved with boats since 1958, when he bought a sailing pram at the age of 11. Growing up he surfed the local beaches of Palos Verdes and worked as a deck hand on excursion and sport fishing boats from San Pedro before enrolling in the Engineering program at the University of Michigan. After graduation he worked at Global Marine in Los Angeles before serving in the Peace Corps for 2 ½ years, teaching Naval Architecture in Guayaquil, Ecuador before settling in the Northwest in 1974.

 

In 1975 he dropped out of commercial design to do what he loved best: work on boats. He worked as a shipwright for several years while continuing to design pleasure boats, including the Cape George 31 Cutter, of which over 50 were built by Cecil Lange and Sons in Port Townsend.

 

For a time he returned to commercial work, designing fishing boats, barges, tugboats, including the Lauren Foss and Corbin Foss, the most powerful in the Foss fleet. In 1985 he moved to Port Townsend and consulted for Admiral Marine Works, working on four large composite yachts.

 

Tim began an association with Ed Monk and Son in 1989 that continues to this day. Tim’s contribution to the design process is primarily structure, and he plays a strong role in managing the plan set development. He is probably best known for his freehand perspective sketches that condense information and speak directly to the builder; he likes detail and enjoys sketching them in a way that looks like they want to leap out of the paper and into the boat.

 

Today Tim Nolan Marine Design continues to provide quality design services to a limited number of customers. Tim owns a total of 137 feet of boats, and when he’s not working on his boats, you might find him playing his fiddle or standup paddle boarding.

 

From the Selection Committee: Tim Nolan is a well-known character in the maritime scene around Port Townsend; he is a letter-perfect candidate for the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for Boatbuilding and Boat Design. He has spent his life working both boats and boat lines into something magical on the water. His work carries the scope of breadth from the smallest dinghies to large ocean motor yachts and he has backed all it up with the eye of an artist and the science of an engineer.  He is a rare talent in the Marine Industry and we are very pleased that he has agreed to be our recipient this year. 

 

 

The Wooden Boat Foundation

Shipwrights Hall of Fame

Miguel Winterburn

 

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



Thursday September 7, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Adventure Stage Maritime West

6:45pm

Caribe Steel Band

Caribe Steel Band brings the sounds of the Caribbean. Blending lively instrumental arrangements featuring Caribbean Steel Pans and crowd-pleasing vocal songs, Caribe will warm your soul and lift your spirits with the sounds of the Caribbean: reggae, calypso, soca, samba and even your favorite pop tunes – with an island twist! This dynamic ensemble brings together top notch musicians, fun music and a professionalism you won’t forget!

http://caribesteelband.com/


Thursday September 7, 2017 6:45pm - 8:45pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

9:00pm

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

www.tonypetrillo.com


Thursday September 7, 2017 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage
 
Friday, September 8
 

9:00am

Schooner Adventuress Dockside Tours

Located on 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 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
City Dock

9:00am

Dittybag Apprenticeship - Traditional Sail and Canvas Work by Hand
 The Artful Sailor's "Originator", Emiliano Marino, writes for Small Craft Advisor magazine. Coinciding with the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Small Craft Advisor is publishing the instructions for Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship, (issues #107-already on the stands-and #108, on the way). Coincidentally, we here at The Artful Sailor have just released a complete Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit that supplies all the materials and most of the tools for making the ditty bag as described in the magazine. Small Craft Advisor magazine is available online, by subscription, and on news stands. Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit will be available in our booth at the Wooden Boat Festival or immediately online in our Facebook store. Ya feel the breeze startin' to pick up? Time to tuck in a reef and prepare to get goin' & sewin'!

https://m.facebook.com/theartfulsailor/

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino

Twenty years after it first was published, The Sailmaker’s Apprentice still is recognized around the world as a thoughtful and thorough sailmaking guide. Its author, Emiliano Marino, will be demonstrating in the Boat Shop this Festival! | | His knowledge of sailmaking the trad... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Boat Shop

9:00am

Dockside Tours - Pacific Grace and Pacific Swift
Free dockside Tours of the S.A.L.T.'s two tall ships - Pacific Grace and Pacific Swift.

Friday September 8, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Center Dock - Pt. Hudson

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 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Boat Building Stage

9:30am

Caring for Your Magnetic Compass
Selection, mounting, functioning and maintenance of magnetic compasses. Including troubleshooting and adjusting. Half-hour presentation and half-hour questions. 

Speakers
BH

Bill Haimes

A WBF veteran he is a former naval officer who learned the compass adjusting trade aboard warships in the late '60s. He operated a sail training program for the US Navy, has cruised and raced a variety of boats, including a 50' wooden sailboat. Currently he keeps us on course by... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Explorer Stage

10:00am

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Friday September 8, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Kids' Cove

10:00am

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 8, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Dock

10:00am

Paddleboard Pool and Bumble Bee Sailboat Rides
All ages can try out a paddleboard in the Paddleboard Pool on the Point.  This is great for those who have never been on a paddleboard before.

New this year:  Kids ages 5 and under can try out the Bumble Bee sailboat.  Sign up at the pool.

Fri 10 - 6
Sat 10 - 6
Sunday 10 - 12

Friday September 8, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Paddleboard Pool on the Point

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 recently retired Executive Director of the PT School of Woodworking, he's taught furniture making, hand-tool skills, and demonstrated sharpening techniques.


Friday September 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Woodworking Stage

10:30am

Sail aboard the Schooner Adventuress!
Sail aboard the 104-year-old historic schooner Adventuress! Tickets are half price on Friday only. Visit www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x1 to sign up, or stop by the ship on City Dock.

Friday September 8, 2017 10:30am - 1:30pm
City Dock

10:45am

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

Speakers
LC

Lee Chesneau

Lee Chesneau is senior marine meteorologist & graduate from one of the elite universities that offer degrees in meteorology, the University of Wisconsin (Madison). His Bachelor of Science (B.S) Degree in Meteorology was Lee’s ticket to a distinguished & extensive career with NO... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Technical Stage Maritime East

10:45am

Make your own gilded name boards: An elegant alternative to transom signage
Wooden boat owners shoulder the joys and burdens of doing much of our own work. For many, it is part of the joy of stewardship, and often, a financial necessity. Keeping our boats in good shape, functionally and cosmetically, affords confidence in their sea-worthiness and pride in their appearance. Elegant signage for a boat’s name and homeport won’t make her more sea-kindly, but it announces our pride and makes her more memorable for those who encounter her. Transom signage is the solution for most, topsides for others, but we lose the signage whenever these need refinishing. Name boards can help solve this problem, and are a great winter project to keep our hearts and minds focussed on our coming adventures afloat. There is nothing so elegant as gold on mahogany, glinting in the sun, and removable name boards simplify maintenance, for the boat and the name boards. Letter carving is a traditional maritime skill, and gold leaf gilding is a long-lasting means to enhance the beauty of hand carved letters and decorations. Both are now considered esoteric and somewhat outside the spectrum of common skills among boat maintainers. They needn’t be. This workshop will take attendees through the tools, materials and techniques to design, plan, carve, finish, gild, and install name boards for their vessels. 

Speakers
SW

Stuart Weibel

Stuart Weibel is master and slave to S/V Ripple, an Atkins designed tops'l cutter built by the Northwest School for Wooden Boatbuilding in 1994. Weibel has sailed Ripple extensively along the Inside Passage, going as far north as Glacier Bay, Alaska in 2015, the Broughtons in 201... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Explorer Stage

10:45am

Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire

Sea Trials tells the gripping story of a family in a tireless quest to sail around the world despite daunting challenges including a shipwreck, rebuilding a boat on a remote island, and threats from wild weather, pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, a broken rig, scurvy and starvation. Sea Trials is a timeless story of struggle in the pursuit of a dream and overcoming obstacles, with glimpses of the fascinating cultures they encounter and enough levity to keep readers of all ages hooked to a suspenseful, satisfying ending.

 


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 conv... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Adventure Stage Maritime West

10:45am

The Australian Eighteen-Footer
The racing eighteen-footers of Sydney Harbour evolved in the 1890's out of other classes in a line of development from the middle of the 19th century. In the early 20th century they became the biggest sail carriers of all open boats. With amazing images this talk traces the origin, evolution and construction of the Aussie 18-footer. 

Speakers
IS

Ian Smith

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


Friday September 8, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Discovery Stage

11:00am

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Friday September 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids' Cove

11:00am

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Friday September 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Beach

11:00am

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J - a 1984 24' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Dock

11:00am

Taulua the Paper Boat
Taulua is a 36 foot catamaran, with a frame of freshly split ashwood and recycled pine, covered with a thick skin of paper, canvas and tar. The design of the hulls and sail of the boat are unique, combining modern technology in hydrofoil and aerofoil design and engineering calculation techniques with technology from across the ages. We built her in the Cotswold Hills in the west of England, UK and she was launched in the River Severn in 1982. That same year we sailed her across the Atlantic, and later through the Panama Canal and up the west coast of Central America to Mexico. An article about Taulua was published in Wooden Boat magazine in the Sep/Oct. edition 1986. The film is about the construction of the catamaran, from test sailing the scale model; felling, cleaving and steam-bending ash wood, making treenails, forging the steel fittings, and many other things such as sewing sails, moving and assembling the hulls and launching in the river. It has a voice-over description in English, and lasts one and a half hours. 


Speakers
AP

Aruna Piroshki

I am an artist; born in Egypt to British parents and brought up in the UK. I studied architecture at University College, London, where I met my partner, Wayland, in 1969. Some years later after several adventures, we decided to build a boat to sail to America. Our design for the... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Wooden Boat Festival Cinema Pope Building

11:00am

Row & 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 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

11:00am

Schooner Zodiac Lunch Sail
Schooner Zodiac is a gaff rigged schooner built in 1924.  At 160 feet she is the largest historic windjammer in the Pacific Northwest. Passengers help raise and maneuver the sails, take a turn at the ship's wheel and explore below decks. All festival sails include buffet cooked meals cooked fresh onboard, plus full bar service.  Visit Schooner Zodiac.com or call 206-719-7662.

Friday September 8, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
NWMC Dock

11:30am

How Ann Davison and Felicity Ann Sailed Into Women's History
In 1953, 39-year-old Englishwoman Ann Davison became the first woman to sail solo across the Atlantic, in a 23-foot wooden sloop named Felicity Ann. Davison was an unlikely singlehander who probably never would have gone to sea if she hadn't fallen in love with a sailor. She first had to learn to sail and use a sextant, and then nearly ran out of food, water and cigarettes during her slow (and radio-less!) 65-day crossing. But she succeeded, and dedicated her effort (and the resulting memoir, My Ship Is So Small) to her husband, who had died three years earlier in a shipwreck that she miraculously survived. Ann Davison's courage and grace in the face of adversity inspires us today. The boat has found its way to Port Townsend, and makes her Festival debut after an extensive restoration by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Felicity Ann now joins the fleet of the Community Boat Project, which mentors youth through boatbuilding and voyaging. The 20-minute talk is presented at the boat. Find Felicity Ann on her trailer at the top of the northwest ramp leading down to the Inner Harbor. 

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Rees Randall

Shelly Rees Randall

Felicity Ann Coordinator, Community Boat Project
Shelly joined the Community Boat Project to help steward the 23' sloop Felicity Ann, which Ann Davison sailed into history as the first woman to single-hand the Atlantic in 1953. The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding has rebuilt her from the keel up, and she makes her publi... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 11:30am - 11:50am
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

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 boatbu... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 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 8, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Woodworking Stage

12:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Friday September 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kids' Cove

12:00pm

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 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

12:00pm

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Friday September 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
NWMC Beach

12:00pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J - a 1984 24' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
NWMC Dock

12:00pm

Solving Problems in Boatbuilding: a Painless Approach
Building a boat is a very long train of problem-solving events, and it can seem endless and overwhelming. But there is a series of steps we can take to condition our minds to approach each problem rationally, efficiently, and painlessly. This presentation will outline the process, with illustrations from my fifteen years of building boats. 


Speakers
LC

Larry Cheek

Larry Cheek has written articles and essays on wooden boats for The New York Times, Seattle Times, WoodenBoat magazine, and numerous other publications. Last year he mostly retired from writing and teaching to work full time building boats and furniture. Over the last fifteen yea... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Explorer Stage

12:00pm

40 Camels: A Cruising Story
A rather unbelievable story of cruising, cultures and adventure from Nancy's first circumnavigation, which took her through the Middle East by way of the Suez Canal.

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-sail... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adventure Stage Maritime West

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... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Boatyard Stage

12:00pm

Dittybag Apprenticeship - Traditional Sail and Canvas Work by Hand
 The Artful Sailor's "Originator", Emiliano Marino, writes for Small Craft Advisor magazine. Coinciding with the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Small Craft Advisor is publishing the instructions for Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship, (issues #107-already on the stands-and #108, on the way). Coincidentally, we here at The Artful Sailor have just released a complete Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit that supplies all the materials and most of the tools for making the ditty bag as described in the magazine. Small Craft Advisor magazine is available online, by subscription, and on news stands. Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit will be available in our booth at the Wooden Boat Festival or immediately online in our Facebook store. Ya feel the breeze startin' to pick up? Time to tuck in a reef and prepare to get goin' & sewin'!

https://m.facebook.com/theartfulsailor/

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino

Twenty years after it first was published, The Sailmaker’s Apprentice still is recognized around the world as a thoughtful and thorough sailmaking guide. Its author, Emiliano Marino, will be demonstrating in the Boat Shop this Festival! | | His knowledge of sailmaking the trad... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Boat Shop

12:00pm

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

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Friday September 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pilothouse

12:00pm

Transiting Surge Narrows Under Sail Alone
A late May/early June 2016 transit under sail, in the Discovery Islands, of Surge Narrows in Okisollo Channel. From the bottom of Hoskyn Channel the passages included: Beazley Passage, Waiatt Bay/Octopus Islands, the Upper Rapids of Surge Narrows, Okissolo Channel, the upper section of Discovery Passage to Chatham Point, with several intermediate anchorages. The boat used was a 25' full keel Cape Dory 25D sloop, single-handed by the presenter. The route sailed is between the more commonly taken ones of Seymour Narrows to the west and Yuculta Rapids to the east. Modest adventures are readily available to sailing cruisers above the Salish Sea, where the tide floods SE rather than NW. 

Speakers
DP

David Patterson

David is a retired intermediate single-handed sailor in his late 60s who has cruised the Salish Sea, and recently above, on a small sloop since August 2012. His personal challenge to himself is to sail his yacht as much as possible, using his boat's auxiliary only when necessary...a certain recipe for adventure and... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Discovery Stage

12:00pm

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

Speakers
JB

Jay Benford

Jay Benford has been 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... Read More →
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 39th!) and made numerous boat trips to Alaska.
DD

Dudley Dix

Dudley Dix is an award-winning yacht designer, working in all types and materials but with a special affinity to amateur projects. He has built three large boats and many smaller ones, all from marine plywood. His boats are being built by amateur and professional builders in near... Read More →
JH

John Harris

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


Friday September 8, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Technical Stage Maritime East

12:00pm

Paddleboard Pool and Bumble Bee Sailboat Rides
All ages can try out a paddleboard in the Paddleboard Pool on the Point.  This is great for those who have never been on a paddleboard before.

New this year:  Kids ages 5 and under can try out the Bumble Bee sailboat.  Sign up at the pool.

Fri 10 - 6
Sat 10 - 6
Sunday 10 - 12

Friday September 8, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Paddleboard Pool on the Point

12:30pm

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

Speakers
JT

Jim Tolpin

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


Friday September 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Woodworking Stage

12:30pm

Sonic Sea
Documentary film about the impact of underwater noise on marine mammals, produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council.   It will be followed by a question and answer session.

Speakers
KJ

Katherine Jensen

Katherine is one of a local group of advocates striving to educate the public about the impact of underwater noise on marine mammals.


Friday September 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Wooden Boat Festival Cinema Pope Building

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 8, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
NWMC Beach

1:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Friday September 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kids' Cove

1:00pm

Pirate Storytime

Pirate Storytime, brought to you by the Port Townsend Library.


Friday September 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kids' Cove

1:00pm

Sons of Beaches
Friday September 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

1:00pm

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Friday September 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NWMC Beach

1:00pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J - a 1984 24' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NWMC Dock

1:00pm

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

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Friday September 8, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pilothouse

1:00pm

Dockside Tours - Pacific Grace and Pacific Swift
Free dockside Tours of the S.A.L.T.'s two tall ships - Pacific Grace and Pacific Swift.

Friday September 8, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Center Dock - Pt. Hudson

1:15pm

A Family Cruises 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 39, and then sailed around the world with their two small children. After two more trans Atlantic Circles, Pam worked for over 20 years for West Marine as their Cruising Consultant and Outfitting Manager. You can see Pam across the country where she gives seminars at many of the larger boat shows. She"s a Cruising and Sailing Consultant and her website... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technical Stage Maritime East

1:15pm

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

Speakers
KC

Kaci Cronkhite

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


Friday September 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Discovery Stage

1:15pm

Owning a Classic Wooden Power Cruiser: 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 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Explorer Stage

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 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Boatyard Stage

1:15pm

The Voyage of the Southern Cross - A Different Kind of Circumnavigation and Education Program
Join Howard Rice and Gary Gnade as they present the "Voyage of Southern Cross" an educational circumnavigation by a tiny boat for elementary and middle school students. The "Voyage of Southern Cross" is all about the voyages of a "Little Wooden Ship and Her Best Friend" as they travel and sail around the world together broadcasting through live stream technology into thousands of classrooms world wide in a profound act of giving and learning. This unique circumnavigation began in the US in November 2016 and has already progressed to Chile and now moves on to New Zealand, Japan, Tibet, India, Egypt, Greece, Mallorca, France, Norway, Scotland and England before returning back to the US in three years time. The next leg to New Zealand begins right here in Port Townsend after the Festival. Using map share tracking and live stream technology Howard Rice (a former college professor) supported by a team of experts will travel and solo sail while broadcasting live from his boat and on land cultural sites direct into classrooms. Each broadcast will deliver lesson plan content that meets elementary and middle school curriculum standards and helps augment teachers required content delivery while offering students a free and completely unique voyage around the world. This program should prove to be exciting, engaging, rich and full of life lessons. “The proof of concept is in for a very different and engaging form of experiential learning” Howard states after testing the concept during his voyage through Tierra del Fuego. "The results for teachers and students has been remarkable." This live stream program is not just for students but will also be available for anyone interested in following the little ship. Join Howard for a most unique presentation to learn more about this fascinating use of a small wooden boat to give to others. Voyaging in Small Boats- A Hands on Technical Look Into the Best of Pu

Speakers
HR

Howard Rice

Howard Rice is a consummate life long sailor with a penchant for wooden boats and in particular small boats. His experiences afloat span the spectrum of sailing from Olympic race management to racing one design, sail making, design, boat building, boat building instruction, seama... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Adventure Stage Maritime West

1:30pm

Demistifying Foils
 This 30 minute presentation explains the mechanics of foil shapes, and discusses their applications in sailing and boatbuilding. Listeners will learn what a foil is, how they work, why they're beneficial, and where they're used in boats, from simple rudders to cutting edge hydrofoiling sailboats. They'll also learn how to geometrically produce any symmetric foil shape without the need for a computer.

Speakers
NT

Noah Todras

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Noah is a woodworker and sailor who has back east worked in furniture conservation and furniture making. After building a boat in his home shop, he decided to attend the Northwest School for Wooden Boatbuilding's Contemporary Composites program... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 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 an... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Woodworking Stage

1:45pm

Row & 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 8, 2017 1:45pm - 4:00pm
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

2:00pm

How Ann Davison and Felicity Ann Sailed Into Women's History
In 1953, 39-year-old Englishwoman Ann Davison became the first woman to sail solo across the Atlantic, in a 23-foot wooden sloop named Felicity Ann. Davison was an unlikely singlehander who probably never would have gone to sea if she hadn't fallen in love with a sailor. She first had to learn to sail and use a sextant, and then nearly ran out of food, water and cigarettes during her slow (and radio-less!) 65-day crossing. But she succeeded, and dedicated her effort (and the resulting memoir, My Ship Is So Small) to her husband, who had died three years earlier in a shipwreck that she miraculously survived. Ann Davison's courage and grace in the face of adversity inspires us today. The boat has found its way to Port Townsend, and makes her Festival debut after an extensive restoration by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Felicity Ann now joins the fleet of the Community Boat Project, which mentors youth through boatbuilding and voyaging. The 20-minute talk is presented at the boat. Find Felicity Ann on her trailer at the top of the northwest ramp leading down to the Inner Harbor. 

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Rees Randall

Shelly Rees Randall

Felicity Ann Coordinator, Community Boat Project
Shelly joined the Community Boat Project to help steward the 23' sloop Felicity Ann, which Ann Davison sailed into history as the first woman to single-hand the Atlantic in 1953. The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding has rebuilt her from the keel up, and she makes her publi... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

2:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Friday September 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kids' Cove

2:00pm

Plankton Lab

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



Friday September 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NWMC Dock

2:00pm

Boatbuilder

THE BOATMAKER, Directed by Casey McGarry, USA, 2017, 37min (Documentary)
Architect Ken Minor spent 25 years building a beautiful wooden sailboat, by hand, in a barn next to his house in a California canyon with the dream of sailing around the world. 

Director’s Statement by Casey McGarry

My entrance into the story of “The Boatmaker” was an unexpected one. I only met Ken Minor in February 2016 when, after a quarter century of building a wooden sailboat in his backyard, he was finally ready to put the boat in the water. And boy, am I glad that I picked up a camera and began filming that day because the most important parts of the story were about to unfold being that the majority of the film centers around the events that occurred that week. Thank god my film crew and I were there to capture all that was about to take place because otherwise, there wouldn’t be a film at all.

A friend of mine named Robert was actually the one who told me about the story of Ken Minor and his boat project. He then insisted that I make a film about him. I was immediately intrigued because it really isn’t every day that a story like this comes across your desk. It actually was the story I had been waiting for. I then asked Robert in return, if I were to direct, if he would be a producer on the project. And so it went…

My entrance into the wooden boat world is both personal and completely unexpected as well. Boat building is one of the oldest brands of engineering in human history. Human beings have been building wooden boats for thousands of years. The tradition is a very unique trade to be a part of, and for me, the wooden boat and world cruising communities are without question, a couple of the most interesting and eclectic groups of people in the world.

There’s definitely a romanticism that surrounds the world of wood boats. For some, it comes from the breathtaking feeling of being out on the water sailing on the open ocean, and for other enthusiasts, it’s the actual process of building boats. Wooden boat construction is a learned trade that goes unparalleled to any other form of woodworking. There’s no other higher form of woodworking.

Part of my compulsion in making this film comes from my own fascination with wood boats. It’s a beautiful tradition that many people know nothing about. And if there’s one selfish reason I am making this film, it’s because I wanted to learn more about them. I’m sure there are many people who assume that wood boat construction is obsolete, but it’s certainly not. You just have to go find those few pockets around the world where wooden boat communities are thriving. i.e. Port Townsend, Washington…Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts…Risor, Norway, and the list goes on. There is definitely a renaissance going on with the revival of wood boat construction and a growing enthusiasm in sailing them.

Ken Minor’s uncompromising dedication and superb craftsmanship in finishing this boat is not only unbelievable, it’s absolutely mind-boggling. Ken just turned 79 years and moves around like a guy in his early 50’s… it’s crazy. I’m interested in exactly what it is that makes the guy tick. As local fisherman James Cotton puts it in a scene in my film when he’s speaking to Ken's work: "This is probably the last wooden boat that will ever be launched here (at the Santa Barbara Harbor). Nobody builds wood boats anymore. This is such a work of art…there’s bazillions of hours of absolutely perfect woodworking. You don't see anybody who can do this anymore…not since Sugar Lindwall." Only Ken Minor could build this boat and only Ken Minor would make for a good subject for a documentary like this.

I wanted to tell the personal story about a man fulfilling his life dream—the story of Ken Minor and his boat, “Morning Song”—but I also want to create access for others into the world of wooden boats and the world cruising communities. The only way I knew how to do that was by making a comprehensive yet universally accessible documentary film. I want everyone who watches this film to walk away not only feeling inspired to follow their own dreams, but also knowing a little more about the tradition of building and sailing wooden boats.

https://vimeo.com/196048871


Speakers
KM

Ken Minor

Architect Ken Minor, from Santa Barbara has spent the better part of the last three decades hand building the Lyle Hess designed Morning Star,a sistership of Lin and Larry Pardey's Taleisin. | | Attended California State Polytechnic College, San Lois Obispo, majoring in Architecture and graduated in 1963 with a degree in Architectural... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wooden Boat Festival Cinema Pope Building

2:00pm

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

Friday September 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

2:00pm

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Friday September 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NWMC Beach

2:00pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J - a 1984 24' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NWMC Dock

2:00pm

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

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Friday September 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pilothouse

2:00pm

Paddleboard Pool and Bumble Bee Sailboat Rides
All ages can try out a paddleboard in the Paddleboard Pool on the Point.  This is great for those who have never been on a paddleboard before.

New this year:  Kids ages 5 and under can try out the Bumble Bee sailboat.  Sign up at the pool.

Fri 10 - 6
Sat 10 - 6
Sunday 10 - 12

Friday September 8, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Paddleboard Pool on the Point

2:00pm

Schooner Zodiac - Free Deck Tours
Schooner Zodiac is a gaff rigged schooner built in 1924.  At 160 feet she is the largest historic windjammer in the Pacific Northwest. Free tour of the boat at the dock!  Visit Schooner Zodiac.com or call 206-719-7662.

Friday September 8, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
NWMC Dock

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 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Woodworking Stage

2:30pm

Working With Epoxy and 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 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Boat Building Stage

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 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Boatyard Stage

2:30pm

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

Speakers
LP

Lin Pardey

Lin 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... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Adventure Stage Maritime West

2:30pm

Keeping a Weather Log: An Old Tool for a New Age
Weather is described by many variables that affect a mariner's daily life. Wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure, air and water temperature, and clouds all interact with the sea surface to shape the sailor's world. Keeping a weather log will efficiently capture important data, organize it, and help you answer the many weather related questions that come up in a day on the water. 

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, f... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Discovery Stage

2:30pm

Truths to Tools
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

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


Friday September 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Boatyard Stage

2:30pm

When Good Fuels Go 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 sailbo... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Explorer Stage

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 8, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Port Townsend Bay

2:30pm

Sail aboard the Schooner Adventuress!
Sail aboard the 104-year-old historic schooner Adventuress! Tickets are half price on Friday only. Visit www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x1 to sign up,or stop by the ship on City Dock. 

Friday September 8, 2017 2:30pm - 5:30pm
City Dock

3:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Friday September 8, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids' Cove

3:00pm

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

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

Friday September 8, 2017 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' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 8, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
NWMC Dock

3:00pm

Dittybag Apprenticeship - Traditional Sail and Canvas Work by Hand
 The Artful Sailor's "Originator", Emiliano Marino, writes for Small Craft Advisor magazine. Coinciding with the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Small Craft Advisor is publishing the instructions for Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship, (issues #107-already on the stands-and #108, on the way). Coincidentally, we here at The Artful Sailor have just released a complete Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit that supplies all the materials and most of the tools for making the ditty bag as described in the magazine. Small Craft Advisor magazine is available online, by subscription, and on news stands. Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit will be available in our booth at the Wooden Boat Festival or immediately online in our Facebook store. Ya feel the breeze startin' to pick up? Time to tuck in a reef and prepare to get goin' & sewin'!

https://m.facebook.com/theartfulsailor/

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino

Twenty years after it first was published, The Sailmaker’s Apprentice still is recognized around the world as a thoughtful and thorough sailmaking guide. Its author, Emiliano Marino, will be demonstrating in the Boat Shop this Festival! | | His knowledge of sailmaking the trad... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Boat Shop

3:00pm

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

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Friday September 8, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pilothouse

3:30pm

Kayak Rolling Demo
Watch and learn, as staff from Chesapeake Light Craft demonstrates how to roll a kayak in the middle of the harbor!




Friday September 8, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
In the Harbor

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 t... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 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 8, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Woodworking Stage

3:45pm

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. Educ... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Explorer Stage

3:45pm

Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam
Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam is Captain Daniel O. Killman's story of his five decades at sea. It is a gripping memoir of Killman’s life at sea during the waning days of sail and the rise of steam, during which he experienced wind and weather, dismasting and shipwreck, hostile crews, legal tangles, officious bureaucrats. It was written in the 1930’s, then put aside for forty years. In the mid-1970’s Captain Killman’s daughter gave it to Harold Huycke, a maritime historian, believing he would know what to do with it. Complications arose just before it was to be published, and it was laid aside for another forty years. It was re-discovered in Harold Huycke’s files after his death, slightly re-edited by his daughter, Rebecca Huycke Ellison, and finally published in 2016. 

Speakers
RH

Rebecca Huycke Ellison

Rebecca Huycke Ellison graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BA in English, and earned a Master's Degree in Librarianship from the University of Washington. She worked for several years in public library systems in California and Washington before making a career of r... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Discovery Stage

3:45pm

Solo Around the Americas!
Once labeled a “youth-at-risk,” Matt Rutherford risks it all in a death-defying attempt to be the first person to sail alone and nonstop around North and South America. Professional sailors called him crazy and declared the journey “a suicide mission.” Braving the icebergs of the Arctic and the stormy seas of Cape Horn is no easy feat for any sailor.

Speakers
MR

Matt Rutherford

MATTHEW RUTHERFORD needs no introduction. In 2012 he became the first and only person to sail solo, nonstop around north and south American in an Albin Vega sloop. He's twice soloed the Atlantic, and recently crossed the Pacific in a prototype Harbor 29 day sailor from Californi... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Adventure Stage Maritime West

4:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Friday September 8, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kids' Cove

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 8, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Sail Loft

5:00pm

Abakis
Powerhouse vocals and Kottke-style fingerpicking guitar

http://www.abakismusic.com

Friday September 8, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

5:30pm

Schooner Zodiac Sunset Dinner Sail
Schooner Zodiac is a gaff rigged schooner built in 1924.  At 160 feet she is the largest historic windjammer in the Pacific Northwest. Passengers help raise and maneuver the sails, take a turn at the ship's wheel and explore below decks. All festival sails include buffet cooked meals cooked fresh onboard, plus full bar service.  Visit Schooner Zodiac.com or call 206-719-7662.

Friday September 8, 2017 5:30pm - 8:00pm
NWMC Dock

6:00pm

Awards
26" and Under Race Awards

Friday September 8, 2017 6:00pm - 6:05pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

6:00pm

R2AK Blazer Party - Ticketed Event
Special R2AK ticketed event   

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, announcing the details for next year’s race and snacking and toasting.  

Friday September 8, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Adventure Stage Maritime West

6:15pm

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

Joy In Mudville includes Jason Mogi and Kim Trenerry (co-founders of popular Olympic Peninsula bands Deadwood Revival and Tongue & Groove), Paul Stehr-Green (The Cornstalks and The Crocs),Terry Smith (The Soulshakers, Haywire, and The Olympic Big Band) and Mike Echternkamp (Windowpane).OUR MUSIC...Joy In Mudville combines influences from old-time bluegrass, folk, rock, country, blues, and funk with Jason on clawhammer banjo/acoustic & electric guitar/vocals, Kim on acoustic guitar/vocals, Paul on bass/vocals, and Terry or Mike on drums.  Whether an original tune, a driving barn-burner, some roots-rock or one of many Grateful Dead covers, their music is super-high-energy with tight harmonies, clever arrangements, and grooves that make you wanna bust out those dancin' shoes.THE WHOLE STORY...Kim and Jason, a multi-award-winning duo, have a musical connection that is undeniable, and have been captivating audiences for almost 20 years...not only with their unique sound, but with the heart and soul that lies behind every tune they play. Kim and Jason met in Atlanta, GA during the mid-'90s.  She was a veteran performer in musical theater and he was a drummer playing with various groups in the local blues, folk, and jam-band scene.  They both ended up in the same band (Kim as a back-up vocalist and Jason on drums) and started hanging out between gigs playing guitars and singing Neil Young tunes.  Inspired by the pure sound of their harmonies and frustrated with hectic city life, they decided to abandon their current directions and head to the Pacific Northwest to try something new.  They performed as an acoustic duo in the coffee shops and bars of Port Angeles, WA as Tongue & Groove and were an immediate hit. T&G eventually added other members, went electric, and evolved into one of the Olympic Peninsula’s favorite bands, releasing four CDs and playing everything from late-night Grateful Dead-esque jams in local bars to the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle. Over the course of five years, T&G’s gig schedule became too busy for some of the members working full-time jobs and the band’s momentum quickly waned.  With the confidence and experience gained from fronting a successful band and hungry to keep performing, Kim and Jason began exploring a more acoustic sound with banjo and guitar as the main instrumentation.  The discovery of contemporary old-time influenced artists like Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show, Be Good Tanyas, and The Reeltime Travelers, inspired their new direction and Deadwood Revival was born.After two highly acclaimed CDs (the self-titled Deadwood Revival and This Old World), a win at Northwest String Summit, and a non-stop itinerary throughout the western states and even a cross-country tour, they re-upped their Tongue & Groove bass player, Ches Ferguson, added fiddler Julie Campbell to the mix, and for several years played hundreds upon hundreds of festivals, events, and concerts throughout Washington, Oregon, and California and released a third CD...a live recording entitled Sat 7:30.  The foursome capped their musical association with an encore performance at Dead On the Creek after deciding to go on separate paths.
Their newest project, Joy in Mudville, brings bassist Paul Stehr-Green into the fold, adding his Motown-influenced bass lines and voice to their impeccable harmonies.  And, with Terry Smith or Mike Echternkamp behind the drum kit, the dance grooves are unresistable!


Friday September 8, 2017 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

7:00pm

Sea Shanty Circle
Sing along!  

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

Friday September 8, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Marina Room

8:30pm

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

Friday September 8, 2017 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage
 
Saturday, September 9
 

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 9, 2017 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 9, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
NWMC Beach

9:00am

Dittybag Apprenticeship - Traditional Sail and Canvas Work by Hand
 The Artful Sailor's "Originator", Emiliano Marino, writes for Small Craft Advisor magazine. Coinciding with the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Small Craft Advisor is publishing the instructions for Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship, (issues #107-already on the stands-and #108, on the way). Coincidentally, we here at The Artful Sailor have just released a complete Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit that supplies all the materials and most of the tools for making the ditty bag as described in the magazine. Small Craft Advisor magazine is available online, by subscription, and on news stands. Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit will be available in our booth at the Wooden Boat Festival or immediately online in our Facebook store. Ya feel the breeze startin' to pick up? Time to tuck in a reef and prepare to get goin' & sewin'!

https://m.facebook.com/theartfulsailor/

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino

Twenty years after it first was published, The Sailmaker’s Apprentice still is recognized around the world as a thoughtful and thorough sailmaking guide. Its author, Emiliano Marino, will be demonstrating in the Boat Shop this Festival! | | His knowledge of sailmaking the trad... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Boat Shop

9:00am

Dockside Tours - Pacific Grace and Pacific Swift
Free dockside Tours of the S.A.L.T.'s two tall ships - Pacific Grace and Pacific Swift.

Saturday September 9, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Center Dock - Pt. Hudson

9:15am

Row & 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 starts at 10:00am.

Saturday September 9, 2017 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 b... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Boat Building Stage

9:30am

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J - a 1984 24' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
NWMC Dock

9:30am

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

Speakers
BH

Bill Haimes

A WBF veteran he is a former naval officer who learned the compass adjusting trade aboard warships in the late '60s. He operated a sail training program for the US Navy, has cruised and raced a variety of boats, including a 50' wooden sailboat. Currently he keeps us on course by... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Explorer Stage

9:30am

Dream vs. Reality: Owning and Restoring a Classic Wooden Yacht

You're captivated by the romance, fascination and nostalgia of a unique classic yacht. You love the hand craftsmanship, quality materials and beautiful lines of an era gone by. Where is she - that perfect match that tugs your heartstrings and truly speaks to who you are? Do you have what it takes to bring her to life? Join us to learn what to look for and what to look out for as you consider purchasing and restoring a classic. You need to know the good, the bad, and the ugly: the value of a good survey, the true costs involved and your role as a steward. Imagine the pride of ownership and camaraderie of cruising in your classic lady.


Speakers
ME

Michael Effler

Michael is co-founder of Sea Sensations, offering custom design and restoration of traditional sailing and classic motor yachts. In his early 20's he bought and restored an 18' centerboard Cat boat, later he restored a 33' Kings Amethyst center cockpit cutter. He apprenticed and lived aboard at the Colonial Yacht Anchorage while restoring a Sparkman... Read More →
EL

Erin Leader

Erin is co-founder of Sea Sensations, offering custom design and restoration of traditional sailing and classic motor yachts. Erin grew up in the Northwest with wonderful summers spent on or in the water; fishing, skiing, sailing, rowing and swimming. Erin always appreciated the beauty of wooden boats, which became a passion when she met Michael Effler. Together... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Discovery Stage

9:30am

Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam
Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam is Captain Daniel O. Killman's story of his five decades at sea. It is a gripping memoir of Killman’s life at sea during the waning days of sail and the rise of steam, during which he experienced wind and weather, dismasting and shipwreck, hostile crews, legal tangles, officious bureaucrats. It was written in the 1930’s, then put aside for forty years. In the mid-1970’s Captain Killman’s daughter gave it to Harold Huycke, a maritime historian, believing he would know what to do with it. Complications arose just before it was to be published, and it was laid aside for another forty years. It was re-discovered in Harold Huycke’s files after his death, slightly re-edited by his daughter, Rebecca Huycke Ellison, and finally published in 2016. 

Speakers
RH

Rebecca Huycke Ellison

Rebecca Huycke Ellison graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BA in English, and earned a Master's Degree in Librarianship from the University of Washington. She worked for several years in public library systems in California and Washington before making a career of r... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Technical Stage Maritime East

9:30am

Living the Dream: How to get your boating and cruising stories published
For many boaters, the dream of cruising their local waters or around the world also includes writing and publishing stories along the way to keep the kitty topped up. Fortunately, whether it's on your own blog or through magazines and websites, there has never been a better time to share stories with other boaters — editors and publishers are hungry for fresh new content! The problem, though, is in taking the first steps to getting published. In this informational seminar, I'll delve into the background of how I became a maritime writer and editor and then will offer tips and guidance for how aspiring writers can do the same. Topics will include: realities of the industry, what magazine editors are looking for, everyday steps to achieving the larger goal of publishing, creating polished content, turning your passion into stories, pitching your ideas and what to expect while going through the submission process. 

Speakers
AC

Andy Cross

Andy Cross is partner and managing editor of Three Sheets Northwest. Along with his wife and two sons, he cruises and races full-time in the Pacific Northwest aboard a 1984 Grand Soleil 39 called Yahtzee. He was formerly the managing editor of Blue Water Sailing magazine and his... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Adventure Stage Maritime West

10:00am

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Saturday September 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Kids' Cove

10:00am

Boatbuilder

THE BOATMAKER, Directed by Casey McGarry, USA, 2017, 37min (Documentary)

Architect Ken Minor spent 25 years building a beautiful wooden sailboat, by hand, in a barn next to his house in a California canyon with the dream of sailing around the world. 

Director’s Statement by Casey McGarry

My entrance into the story of “The Boatmaker” was an unexpected one. I only met Ken Minor in February 2016 when, after a quarter century of building a wooden sailboat in his backyard, he was finally ready to put the boat in the water. And boy, am I glad that I picked up a camera and began filming that day because the most important parts of the story were about to unfold being that the majority of the film centers around the events that occurred that week. Thank god my film crew and I were there to capture all that was about to take place because otherwise, there wouldn’t be a film at all.

A friend of mine named Robert was actually the one who told me about the story of Ken Minor and his boat project. He then insisted that I make a film about him. I was immediately intrigued because it really isn’t every day that a story like this comes across your desk. It actually was the story I had been waiting for. I then asked Robert in return, if I were to direct, if he would be a producer on the project. And so it went…

My entrance into the wooden boat world is both personal and completely unexpected as well. Boat building is one of the oldest brands of engineering in human history. Human beings have been building wooden boats for thousands of years. The tradition is a very unique trade to be a part of, and for me, the wooden boat and world cruising communities are without question, a couple of the most interesting and eclectic groups of people in the world.

There’s definitely a romanticism that surrounds the world of wood boats. For some, it comes from the breathtaking feeling of being out on the water sailing on the open ocean, and for other enthusiasts, it’s the actual process of building boats. Wooden boat construction is a learned trade that goes unparalleled to any other form of woodworking. There’s no other higher form of woodworking.

Part of my compulsion in making this film comes from my own fascination with wood boats. It’s a beautiful tradition that many people know nothing about. And if there’s one selfish reason I am making this film, it’s because I wanted to learn more about them. I’m sure there are many people who assume that wood boat construction is obsolete, but it’s certainly not. You just have to go find those few pockets around the world where wooden boat communities are thriving. i.e. Port Townsend, Washington…Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts…Risor, Norway, and the list goes on. There is definitely a renaissance going on with the revival of wood boat construction and a growing enthusiasm in sailing them.

Ken Minor’s uncompromising dedication and superb craftsmanship in finishing this boat is not only unbelievable, it’s absolutely mind-boggling. Ken just turned 79 years and moves around like a guy in his early 50’s… it’s crazy. I’m interested in exactly what it is that makes the guy tick. As local fisherman James Cotton puts it in a scene in my film when he’s speaking to Ken's work: "This is probably the last wooden boat that will ever be launched here (at the Santa Barbara Harbor). Nobody builds wood boats anymore. This is such a work of art…there’s bazillions of hours of absolutely perfect woodworking. You don't see anybody who can do this anymore…not since Sugar Lindwall." Only Ken Minor could build this boat and only Ken Minor would make for a good subject for a documentary like this. 

I wanted to tell the personal story about a man fulfilling his life dream—the story of Ken Minor and his boat, “Morning Song”—but I also want to create access for others into the world of wooden boats and the world cruising communities. The only way I knew how to do that was by making a comprehensive yet universally accessible documentary film. I want everyone who watches this film to walk away not only feeling inspired to follow their own dreams, but also knowing a little more about the tradition of building and sailing wooden boats.


https://vimeo.com/196048871


Speakers
KM

Ken Minor

Architect Ken Minor, from Santa Barbara has spent the better part of the last three decades hand building the Lyle Hess designed Morning Star,a sistership of Lin and Larry Pardey's Taleisin. | | Attended California State Polytechnic College, San Lois Obispo, majoring in Architecture and graduated in 1963 with a degree in Architectural... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Wooden Boat Festival Cinema Pope Building

10:00am

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Saturday September 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
NWMC Beach

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 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Sail Loft

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 9, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Port Townsend Bay

10:00am

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 9, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Dock

10:00am

Paddleboard Pool and Bumble Bee Sailboat Rides
All ages can try out a paddleboard in the Paddleboard Pool on the Point.  This is great for those who have never been on a paddleboard before.

New this year:  Kids ages 5 and under can try out the Bumble Bee sailboat.  Sign up at the pool.

Fri 10 - 6
Sat 10 - 6
Sunday 10 - 12

Saturday September 9, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Paddleboard Pool on the Point

10:00am

Schooner Zodiac Brunch Sail
Schooner Zodiac is a gaff rigged schooner built in 1924.  At 160 feet she is the largest historic windjammer in the Pacific Northwest. Passengers help raise and maneuver the sails, take a turn at the ship's wheel and explore below decks. All festival sails include buffet cooked meals cooked fresh onboard, plus full bar service.  Visit Schooner Zodiac.com or call 206-719-7662.

Saturday September 9, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Dock

10:00am

Sail aboard the Schooner Adventuress!
Sail aboard the 104-year-old historic schooner Adventuress!  Visit www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x1 to purchase tickets and sign up, or stop by the ship on City Dock.

Saturday September 9, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
City Dock

10:30am

Marine Batteries - New Technologies
Speakers
MB

Michael Beemer

Michael Beemer is a faculty member and Department Chair of Skagit Valley College's Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology in Anacortes.


Saturday September 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Boat Building Stage

10:30am

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

Speakers

Saturday September 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Woodworking Stage

10:30am

Vacuum Bagging Techniques
Vacuum Bagging Veneers

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 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Boatyard Stage

10:30am

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J - a 1984 24' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 9, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
NWMC Dock

10:45am

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

Speakers
KC

Kaci Cronkhite

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


Saturday September 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Technical Stage Maritime East

10:45am

How Professional Meteorologists Put their Forecast Together

Today’s weather forecasting is the application of current technology and science to predict the state of the atmosphere for a future time and a given location.

Weather forecasts are made by collecting as much data as possible about the current state of the atmosphere.  Utilizing the understanding of atmospheric processes, professional meteorologists determine how the atmosphere evolves in the future. In the marine environment, as it affects boaters the most, marine meteorologists are particularly interested in dry bulb and wet bulb temperatures to determine relative humidity, and combined with sea water temperatures, fog potential (this applies for large bodies of fresh water as well). The amount of moisture in the atmosphere is also vital in determining a range of weather conditions from light drizzle to heavy rain, snow, or hail at any given time of the day or night and of course, throughout the year.  Measuring parameters such as atmospheric pressure as it directly relates to wind and over the ocean environment, thus result in sea state conditions. There are also other conditions which make the marine weather forecast issues become much more complex, and therefore, these discussions require greater depth than this seminar can cover.

Given the chaotic nature of the atmosphere and the incomplete understanding of the exact total processes involved, simply means that weather forecasts become less accurate as the range and length of time of the forecast increases. This would be especially true if the initial conditions were not accurate. Finally, this seminar will give much better insight as to the complexities of what not only goes into a marine weather forecast but the human intelligence behind them, and a better appreciation of the name behind the forecast. 

Speakers
LC

Lee Chesneau

Lee Chesneau is senior marine meteorologist & graduate from one of the elite universities that offer degrees in meteorology, the University of Wisconsin (Madison). His Bachelor of Science (B.S) Degree in Meteorology was Lee’s ticket to a distinguished & extensive career with NO... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Discovery Stage

10:45am

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

Speakers
PW

Pam Wall

Pam Wall 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 39, and then sailed around the world with their two small children. After two more trans Atlantic Circles, Pam worked for over 20 years for West Marine as their Cruising Consultant and Outfitting Manager. You can see Pam across the country where she gives seminars at many of the larger boat shows. She"s a Cruising and Sailing Consultant and her website... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Adventure Stage Maritime West

10:45am

Why Have a Compass
Proper use, trouble shooting, maintenance, operation, adjustment and interfacing with modern electronics.

Speakers
RB

Robert Bergstrom

Robert Bergstrom learned compass navigation in the United States Air Force as a pararescueman while flying rescue missions in Huey helicopters, long before GPS was invented. He retired from the Portland Fire Department as a Fire Boat Pilot and provided compass, radar, and limited... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Explorer Stage

11:00am

Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure
One of the highlights of the Festival for years, this witty and charming play is directed by Port Townsend’s own Joey Pipia. Each year he and his 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 9, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
North Star Stage

11:00am

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Saturday September 9, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids' Cove

11:00am

Bertram Levy
Bertram Levy - World music multiinstrumentalist. 

 http://bertramlevy.com

Saturday September 9, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

11:00am

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Saturday September 9, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Beach

11:30am

How Ann Davison and Felicity Ann Sailed Into Women's History
In 1953, 39-year-old Englishwoman Ann Davison became the first woman to sail solo across the Atlantic, in a 23-foot wooden sloop named Felicity Ann. Davison was an unlikely singlehander who probably never would have gone to sea if she hadn't fallen in love with a sailor. She first had to learn to sail and use a sextant, and then nearly ran out of food, water and cigarettes during her slow (and radio-less!) 65-day crossing. But she succeeded, and dedicated her effort (and the resulting memoir, My Ship Is So Small) to her husband, who had died three years earlier in a shipwreck that she miraculously survived. Ann Davison's courage and grace in the face of adversity inspires us today. The boat has found its way to Port Townsend, and makes her Festival debut after an extensive restoration by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Felicity Ann now joins the fleet of the Community Boat Project, which mentors youth through boatbuilding and voyaging. The 20-minute talk is presented at the boat. Find Felicity Ann on her trailer at the top of the northwest ramp leading down to the Inner Harbor. 

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Rees Randall

Shelly Rees Randall

Felicity Ann Coordinator, Community Boat Project
Shelly joined the Community Boat Project to help steward the 23' sloop Felicity Ann, which Ann Davison sailed into history as the first woman to single-hand the Atlantic in 1953. The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding has rebuilt her from the keel up, and she makes her publi... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 11:30am - 11:50am
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

11:30am

Planking Techniques
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... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 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.

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 an... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 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' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 9, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
NWMC Dock

11:30am

Taulua the Paper Boat
Taulua is a 36 foot catamaran, with a frame of freshly split ashwood and recycled pine, covered with a thick skin of paper, canvas and tar. The design of the hulls and sail of the boat are unique, combining modern technology in hydrofoil and aerofoil design and engineering calculation techniques with technology from across the ages. We built her in the Cotswold Hills in the west of England, UK and she was launched in the River Severn in 1982. That same year we sailed her across the Atlantic, and later through the Panama Canal and up the west coast of Central America to Mexico. An article about Taulua was published in Wooden Boat magazine in the Sep/Oct. edition 1986. The film is about the construction of the catamaran, from test sailing the scale model; felling, cleaving and steam-bending ash wood, making treenails, forging the steel fittings, and many other things such as sewing sails, moving and assembling the hulls and launching in the river. It has a voice-over description in English, and lasts one and a half hours. 


Speakers
AP

Aruna Piroshki

I am an artist; born in Egypt to British parents and brought up in the UK. I studied architecture at University College, London, where I met my partner, Wayland, in 1969. Some years later after several adventures, we decided to build a boat to sail to America. Our design for the... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Wooden Boat Festival Cinema Pope Building

12:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Saturday September 9, 2017 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. 

Saturday September 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

12:00pm

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Saturday September 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
NWMC Beach

12:00pm

40 Camels: A Cruising Story
A rather unbelievable story of cruising, cultures and adventure from Nancy's first circumnavigation, which took her through the Middle East by way of the Suez Canal.

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-sail... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Technical Stage Maritime East

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... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Boatyard Stage

12:00pm

Celestial Navigation
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
JS

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... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Discovery Stage

12:00pm

Dittybag Apprenticeship - Traditional Sail and Canvas Work by Hand
 The Artful Sailor's "Originator", Emiliano Marino, writes for Small Craft Advisor magazine. Coinciding with the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Small Craft Advisor is publishing the instructions for Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship, (issues #107-already on the stands-and #108, on the way). Coincidentally, we here at The Artful Sailor have just released a complete Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit that supplies all the materials and most of the tools for making the ditty bag as described in the magazine. Small Craft Advisor magazine is available online, by subscription, and on news stands. Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit will be available in our booth at the Wooden Boat Festival or immediately online in our Facebook store. Ya feel the breeze startin' to pick up? Time to tuck in a reef and prepare to get goin' & sewin'!

https://m.facebook.com/theartfulsailor/

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino

Twenty years after it first was published, The Sailmaker’s Apprentice still is recognized around the world as a thoughtful and thorough sailmaking guide. Its author, Emiliano Marino, will be demonstrating in the Boat Shop this Festival! | | His knowledge of sailmaking the trad... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Boat Shop

12:00pm

Owning a Classic Wooden Power Cruiser: 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 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Explorer Stage

12:00pm

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

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Saturday September 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pilothouse

12:00pm

The Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Come see and hear all about it, from the folks who run it:

"The Australian Wooden Boat Festival is held every two years and the next one's coming up from 8-11 February 2019. Hobart's historic waterfront comes alive with the colour and excitement of our rich maritime culture and history. 


You will see hundreds of wooden boats, from magnificent tall ships to classic sailboats, rugged working boats to superbly detailed models. You'll have a chance to talk to the owners and builders, the crafts people and sailors, and shipwrights who still practice traditional skills every day. 

There's a vibrant program of entertainment and fun, special guests, brilliant Tasmanian food and drink, demonstrations, races and displays.  You can visit the Blundstone Shipwright's Village, the Maritime Marketplace, the Children's Circus School, the ANMM International Wooden Boat Symposium and much, much more. The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival is the largest wooden boat festival in the Southern Hemisphere and admission is entirely free

The Festival takes in the whole of Sullivan's Cove from Hunter St to Princes Wharf and Castray Esplanade. Hobart's working waterfront is right in the middle of the central business district with a great range of hotels, apartments,cafes and pubs right on the doorstep. Take a cruise, board a tall ship, snap up a fresh crayfish or listen to some great live music in the Waterside Tavern. It's all on for four wonderful days at Tasmania's favourite summer festival." 

Speakers
SK

Steve Knight

Steve is the Board Chairman of the Austrailian Wooden Boat Festival. Steve’s boat GYPSY is featured in a fabulous OffCenterHarbor video He’s 4th generation to be Captain and he’s training up the next two generations now.


Saturday September 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adventure Stage Maritime West

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 9, 2017 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Sail Loft

12:00pm

Paddleboard Pool and Bumble Bee Sailboat Rides
All ages can try out a paddleboard in the Paddleboard Pool on the Point.  This is great for those who have never been on a paddleboard before.

New this year:  Kids ages 5 and under can try out the Bumble Bee sailboat.  Sign up at the pool.

Fri 10 - 6
Sat 10 - 6
Sunday 10 - 12

Saturday September 9, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Paddleboard Pool on the Point

12:30pm

Drawknives and Spokeshaves
Drawknives and Spokeshaves

Speakers
RB

Raphael Berrios

With professional experience in cabinet making, finish carpentry, and visual arts; and personal exploration in window and door making, carving, and tool making, Raphael brings a wide array of experience to the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. | | “I used to think being a... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Woodworking Stage

12:30pm

Marine Corrosion
Marine Corrosion

Speakers
KR

Kevin Ritz

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


Saturday September 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Boat Building Stage

12:30pm

Schooner Zodiac - Free Deck Tours
Schooner Zodiac is a gaff rigged schooner built in 1924.  At 160 feet she is the largest historic windjammer in the Pacific Northwest. Free tour of the boat at the dock!  Visit Schooner Zodiac.com or call 206-719-7662.

Saturday September 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
NWMC Dock

12:30pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J - a 1984 24' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
NWMC Dock

12:30pm

Row & 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 9, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

1:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Saturday September 9, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kids' Cove

1:00pm

Pirate Storytime

Pirate Storytime, brought to you by the Port Townsend Library.


Saturday September 9, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kids' Cove

1:00pm

Sonic Sea
Documentary film about the impact of underwater noise on marine mammals, produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council.   It will be followed by a question and answer session.

Speakers
KJ

Katherine Jensen

Katherine is one of a local group of advocates striving to educate the public about the impact of underwater noise on marine mammals.


Saturday September 9, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wooden Boat Festival Cinema Pope Building

1:00pm

Canote Brothers
http://www.canote.com/

We are proud to think of ourselves as links in the chain of musical brother duets like the Stanley Brothers, the Blue Sky boys, Sam and Kirk Magee or the Everlys. But we are always amazed by the possibilities of a fiddle and a guitar, (and those genetically matched voices). While we have one foot firmly planted in the traditions of American Roots music, we certainly have an ear tuned to the novel and the quirky - as one reviewer put it, "Their songs all have the ring of cock-eyed classics!"

Here's a recent quotable quote:
"Can I tell you how much I adore those wacky Canote Brothers? Can I? In ties that are nearly as wide as their smiles, you head on back in time to an era of high waisted trousers and crank start automobiles and never mind that you're in the basement of a rather swanky and expensive music store, it's all back porch when those boys swing. Golly gee whiz, did they bring the wholesome tunes and the big smiley times."

Saturday September 9, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

1:00pm

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Saturday September 9, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NWMC Beach

1:00pm

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

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Saturday September 9, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pilothouse

1:15pm

Azorean Whaleboats

The American Connection: The adoption of the American whaleboat and it’s evolution to the Azorean whaleboat used for coastal whaling in the mid-Atlantic Azore Islands. 

For over 160 years, from 1765-1927, the Portuguese of the Azore Islands whaled with American whalers from New England. They learned the craft and adapted the equipment. For over 120 years, 1865-1986, the Azoreans pursued the whale in their own coastal waters, using their unique boats evolved from the American design. This is also the story of the revival and preservation of the Azorean whaleboat and its part in the cultural fabric of the islands.


Speakers
BM

Bob Miller

Bob Miller is a retired U.S. Coast Guard officer and High School American Studies teacher (U.S. History and American Literature). He is also a Munson Institute Scholar (graduate American Maritime History studies at Mystic Seaport). He currently teaches a course at the Northwest S... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Explorer Stage

1:15pm

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

Speakers
MB

Mark Bunzel

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


Saturday September 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Adventure Stage Maritime West

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.


Saturday September 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Boatyard Stage

1:15pm

Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire

Sea Trials tells the gripping story of a family in a tireless quest to sail around the world despite daunting challenges including a shipwreck, rebuilding a boat on a remote island, and threats from wild weather, pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, a broken rig, scurvy and starvation. Sea Trials is a timeless story of struggle in the pursuit of a dream and overcoming obstacles, with glimpses of the fascinating cultures they encounter and enough levity to keep readers of all ages hooked to a suspenseful, satisfying ending.

 


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 conv... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Discovery Stage

1:15pm

Tides: the Science and Spirit of the Ocean
While on a seminar in Southeast Alaska, Crusader ran aground on a spring tide. After nearly losing the boat, Jonathan vowed to learn more about this mysterious and implacable force. Ten years of research took him to five continents where he saw the largest, fastest, scariest and most amazing tides in the world. With Lukasi Nappaaluk, an Inuit elder, he slithered through a hole in the arctic ice and gathered mussels in the dark cavities left behind by a dropping tide. In China, he witnessed the world’s largest tidal bore, a 25-foot wave that charges upriver at twenty miles an hour. And at the Royal Society of London, he learned that Plato and Aristotle, Leonardo de Vinci, Newton, Descartes, and many other noted thinkers had been captivated – and befuddled — by the tide’s mystery. The book that led to Galileo’s arrest for heresy by the Catholic Church, in fact, was a treatise originally called “The Flux and Reflux of the Tides.” It’s been that important to mankind for centuries. But the story has never been properly told.

Speakers
JW

Johnathan White

Jonathan’s love for the sea is lifelong. He grew up on the beaches of southern California. He’s built and sailed many boats, logged more than a hundred thousand miles on the Pacific and Atlantic, and surfed all over the world. He has served on numerous conservation boards and... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Technical Stage Maritime East

1:30pm

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

Speakers
JT

Jim Tolpin

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


Saturday September 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Woodworking Stage

1:30pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J - a 1984 24' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
NWMC Dock

1:30pm

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.


Saturday September 9, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Sail Loft

2:00pm

How Ann Davison and Felicity Ann Sailed Into Women's History
In 1953, 39-year-old Englishwoman Ann Davison became the first woman to sail solo across the Atlantic, in a 23-foot wooden sloop named Felicity Ann. Davison was an unlikely singlehander who probably never would have gone to sea if she hadn't fallen in love with a sailor. She first had to learn to sail and use a sextant, and then nearly ran out of food, water and cigarettes during her slow (and radio-less!) 65-day crossing. But she succeeded, and dedicated her effort (and the resulting memoir, My Ship Is So Small) to her husband, who had died three years earlier in a shipwreck that she miraculously survived. Ann Davison's courage and grace in the face of adversity inspires us today. The boat has found its way to Port Townsend, and makes her Festival debut after an extensive restoration by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Felicity Ann now joins the fleet of the Community Boat Project, which mentors youth through boatbuilding and voyaging. The 20-minute talk is presented at the boat. Find Felicity Ann on her trailer at the top of the northwest ramp leading down to the Inner Harbor. 

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Rees Randall

Shelly Rees Randall

Felicity Ann Coordinator, Community Boat Project
Shelly joined the Community Boat Project to help steward the 23' sloop Felicity Ann, which Ann Davison sailed into history as the first woman to single-hand the Atlantic in 1953. The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding has rebuilt her from the keel up, and she makes her publi... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

2:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Saturday September 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kids' Cove

2:00pm

Sea Life Snorkel

Explore the hidden treasures that lie beneath the surface. The Salish Sea is counted among the most biologically rich marine areas in the world. A diver from the Port Townsend Marine Science Center will gently bring some of these fascinating life forms to the surface for you to experience first hand.



Saturday September 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NWMC Dock

2:00pm

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

 www.thewhateverlybrothers.com

Saturday September 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

2:00pm

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Saturday September 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NWMC Beach

2:00pm

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

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Saturday September 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pilothouse

2:00pm

Paddleboard Pool and Bumble Bee Sailboat Rides
All ages can try out a paddleboard in the Paddleboard Pool on the Point.  This is great for those who have never been on a paddleboard before.

New this year:  Kids ages 5 and under can try out the Bumble Bee sailboat.  Sign up at the pool.

Fri 10 - 6
Sat 10 - 6
Sunday 10 - 12

Saturday September 9, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Paddleboard Pool on the Point

2:00pm

Schooner Zodiac Schooner Race/Supper Sail
Schooner Zodiac is a gaff rigged schooner built in 1924.  At 160 feet she is the largest historic windjammer in the Pacific Northwest. Passengers help raise and maneuver the sails, take a turn at the ship's wheel and explore below decks. All festival sails include buffet cooked meals cooked fresh onboard, plus full bar service.  Visit Schooner Zodiac.com or call 206-719-7662.

Saturday September 9, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
NWMC Dock

2:00pm

Sail aboard the Schooner Adventuress! - Schooner Race
Sail aboard the 104-year-old historic schooner Adventuress!  Visit www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x1 to purchase tickets and sign up, or stop by the ship on City Dock.

Participate in the NW Schooner Cup Race

Saturday September 9, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
City Dock

2:30pm

Kayak Rolling Demo
Watch and learn, as staff from Pygmy Kayaks demonstrates how to roll a kayak in the middle of the harbor!


Saturday September 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
In the Harbor

2:30pm

NW Coast Adzes
Northwest 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 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Woodworking Stage

2:30pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J - a 1984 24' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
NWMC Dock

2:30pm

Below 40 South- Voyaging South on the Strait of Magellan Aboard a 12 foot Sail and Oar Boat
Join Howard as he presents his voyage south down the Strait of Magellan and into the Southern Ocean aboard the tiniest of pocket yachts, (which we are proud to report spent time here in our Maritime Center shop) for the first time publicly. His story of sailing south into the most dangerous sailing venue on earth aboard an 11' 11" highly modified SCAMP is one not to miss. Voyaging such a small boat is all about meticulous preparation and sailing moxie and Howard will present the background, preparation and details many sailors yearn to hear about. His voyage was in the vision, planning, build, preparation, shipping and setting sail stage for over eight years and the story, which he had hoped would be challenging but without drama turned out to be anything but mundane, how could it be given the place. His story turned out to be one of extremes, all about reaching down inside for strength and courage. In the end it is a riveting story of grit, determination and inspiration because against all odds because he never gave up in spite of being caught in the most horrendous conditions and having to fight for his life in a situation perhaps few others could have survived. Howard found joy not only in the "doing but in sharing" as his voyage was shared with several hundred elementary school students who through satellite phone calls and live tracking lived much of the adventure with him. A documentary film "Below 40 South" is being produced about his voyage.

Speakers
HR

Howard Rice

Howard Rice is a consummate life long sailor with a penchant for wooden boats and in particular small boats. His experiences afloat span the spectrum of sailing from Olympic race management to racing one design, sail making, design, boat building, boat building instruction, seama... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Adventure Stage Maritime West

2:30pm

Find Your Park in a WoodenBoat

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks, Greg began running rivers in some of the nations best known rapids and national parks in his handcrafted wooden drift boat.  One park led to another and so far Greg has run rivers connected to more than 14 national parks in the past eighteen months. In this presentation, he will highlight Glacier, Theodore Roosevelt, Grand Canyon and a few other national parks with new photo’s, fresh video, and unique stories of the rivers, rapids, and wooden boats in these treasured national parks. Come early, last year there was standing room only for his presentation.


Speakers
GH

Greg Hatten

Greg is an outdoor adventurer, free-lance writer, professional photographer and special-interest speaker on topics that apply wilderness experiences to management and leadership challenges in everyday life. His passion for building and rowing wooden boats on challenging rivers led to a project with the National Park Service to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the NPS. In the past 18 months Greg and his wooden boats have visited over 14 National Parks and written about the adventures in a number of well-known publications... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Technical Stage Maritime East

2:30pm

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
JS

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... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Explorer Stage

2:30pm

Keeping a Weather Log: An Old Tool for a New Age
Weather is described by many variables that affect a mariner's daily life. Wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure, air and water temperature, and clouds all interact with the sea surface to shape the sailor's world. Keeping a weather log will efficiently capture important data, organize it, and help you answer the many weather related questions that come up in a day on the water. 

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, f... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Discovery Stage

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


Saturday September 9, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Boatyard Stage

3:00pm

Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure
One of the highlights of the Festival for years, this witty and charming play is directed by Port Townsend’s own Joey Pipia. Each year he and his 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 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
North Star Stage

3:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Saturday September 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids' Cove

3:00pm

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 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

3:00pm

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Saturday September 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
NWMC Beach

3:00pm

Dittybag Apprenticeship - Traditional Sail and Canvas Work by Hand
 The Artful Sailor's "Originator", Emiliano Marino, writes for Small Craft Advisor magazine. Coinciding with the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Small Craft Advisor is publishing the instructions for Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship, (issues #107-already on the stands-and #108, on the way). Coincidentally, we here at The Artful Sailor have just released a complete Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit that supplies all the materials and most of the tools for making the ditty bag as described in the magazine. Small Craft Advisor magazine is available online, by subscription, and on news stands. Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit will be available in our booth at the Wooden Boat Festival or immediately online in our Facebook store. Ya feel the breeze startin' to pick up? Time to tuck in a reef and prepare to get goin' & sewin'!

https://m.facebook.com/theartfulsailor/

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino

Twenty years after it first was published, The Sailmaker’s Apprentice still is recognized around the world as a thoughtful and thorough sailmaking guide. Its author, Emiliano Marino, will be demonstrating in the Boat Shop this Festival! | | His knowledge of sailmaking the trad... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Boat Shop

3:00pm

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

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Saturday September 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pilothouse

3:00pm

Row & 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 9, 2017 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 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Port Townsend Bay

3:30pm

Kayak Rolling Demo
Watch and learn, as staff from Chesapeake Light Craft demonstrates how to roll a kayak in the middle of the harbor!

Saturday September 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
In the Harbor

3:30pm

Fiberglassing Over Wood
Would it surprise you that many of the wooden boats at this show have a protective fiberglass sheathing? If you do it right, fiberglass applied over wood can be invisible, yet it provides a tough skin that preserves the wood and strengthens your boat. In this seminar, Chesapeake Light Craft's John Harris demonstrates how the pros seal wood with fiberglass and epoxy for a matchless finish. 

Speakers
JH

John Harris

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


Saturday September 9, 2017 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 9, 2017 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' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
NWMC Dock

3:45pm

Decarbonizing the NW Marine Fueling System
This is planned to frame the discussion around the declining health of oceans and NW waters, showcase the rapid evolution of green vessels, low carbon fuels and propulsion systems, and describe the initial strategies and tactics proposed by the Inside Passage Decarbonization Project and its partners.

Speakers
PW

Peter Wilcox

Captain Peter Wilcox is a Portland architect, licensed Master Mariner, wooden boatbuilder and, until recently, was president of Columbia Riverkeeper. Peter has been exploring the Inside Passage by handbuilt kayak, skiff and sailboat since 1985. His 36’ gaff motorsailer, Ama Nat... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Explorer Stage

3:45pm

Demistifying Foils: A Primer on Wings in the Water
Using illustrations, PowerPoint slides, and a simple geometric construction, This 30 minute presentation explains the mechanics of foil shapes, and discusses their applications in sailing and boatbuilding. Listeners will learn what a foil is, how they work, why they're beneficial, and where they're used in boats, from simple rudders to cutting edge hydrofoiling sailboats. They'll also learn how to geometrically produce any symmetric foil shape without the need for a compute

Speakers
NT

Noah Todras

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Noah is a woodworker and sailor who has back east worked in furniture conservation and furniture making. After building a boat in his home shop, he decided to attend the Northwest School for Wooden Boatbuilding's Contemporary Composites program... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Discovery Stage

3:45pm

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... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Adventure Stage Maritime West

4:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Saturday September 9, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kids' Cove

4:00pm

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

 anikapearl.fourfour.com 


Saturday September 9, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

5:00pm

6:00pm

Awards - Schooner Race
Schooner Race Awards

Saturday September 9, 2017 6:00pm - 6:05pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

6:15pm

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

www.lowiremusic.com

Saturday September 9, 2017 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

7:00pm

Red Dot on the Ocean: the Matt Rutherford Story
Once labeled a “youth-at-risk,” Matt Rutherford risks it all in a death-defying attempt to be the first person to sail alone and nonstop around North and South America. Professional sailors called him crazy and declared the journey “a suicide mission.” Braving the icebergs of the Arctic and the stormy seas of Cape Horn is no easy feat for any sailor.

This is no ordinary tale of courage and endurance. Matt’s childhood was fraught with obstacles. Growing up in an obscure Christian cult, he struggled with learning disabilities that made life excruciating at home and at school. Matt spent more of his early teens on the streets than in school.

Sitting in a jail cell at 17, he had an epiphany and began to turn his life around. Rutherford bought his first sailboat sight unseen on the Internet and learned to sail on the fly. Four years later, he embarked on a single-handed voyage from the USA to Europe, West Africa and back across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. He had found his calling.

After reading about Ernest Shackleton and Arctic explorers, Matt became obsessed with sailing alone through the Northwest Passage – the mostly ice-clogged route through the Arctic linking the Atlantic to the Pacific. That obsession became a 27,000 mile quest to be the first sailor to circumnavigate the Americas alone without stopping.

Red Dot on the Ocean is full of surprises. It is beyond inspiring, a film that makes us all feel we can do and endure more than we imagine.

Tory Salvia of TheSailingChannel has partnered with documentary producer/director, Amy Flannery and producer, Stephanie Slewka to create this feature-length documentary. A one-hour version of Red Dot on the Ocean has been accepted for broadcast by PBS starting in spring 2016. It will also be distributed internationally. The 77-minute theatrical digital version will be distributed through the major digital platforms: Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and iTunes; and a Blu-Ray/DVD through major retailers, educators, and libraries.

Speakers
MR

Matt Rutherford

MATTHEW RUTHERFORD needs no introduction. In 2012 he became the first and only person to sail solo, nonstop around north and south American in an Albin Vega sloop. He's twice soloed the Atlantic, and recently crossed the Pacific in a prototype Harbor 29 day sailor from Californi... Read More →


Saturday September 9, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Adventure Stage Maritime West

7:00pm

Sea Shanty Circle
Sing along!  

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

Saturday September 9, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Marina Room

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 9, 2017 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage
 
Sunday, September 10
 

9:00am

Schooner Adventuress Dockside Tours

Located on 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 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
City Dock

9:00am

Dittybag Apprenticeship - Traditional Sail and Canvas Work by Hand
 The Artful Sailor's "Originator", Emiliano Marino, writes for Small Craft Advisor magazine. Coinciding with the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Small Craft Advisor is publishing the instructions for Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship, (issues #107-already on the stands-and #108, on the way). Coincidentally, we here at The Artful Sailor have just released a complete Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit that supplies all the materials and most of the tools for making the ditty bag as described in the magazine. Small Craft Advisor magazine is available online, by subscription, and on news stands. Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit will be available in our booth at the Wooden Boat Festival or immediately online in our Facebook store. Ya feel the breeze startin' to pick up? Time to tuck in a reef and prepare to get goin' & sewin'!

https://m.facebook.com/theartfulsailor/

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino

Twenty years after it first was published, The Sailmaker’s Apprentice still is recognized around the world as a thoughtful and thorough sailmaking guide. Its author, Emiliano Marino, will be demonstrating in the Boat Shop this Festival! | | His knowledge of sailmaking the trad... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Boat Shop

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 At... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 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 recently retired Executive Director of the PT School of Woodworking, he's taught furniture making, hand-tool skills, and demonstrated sharpening techniques.


Sunday September 10, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Woodworking Stage

9:30am

Caring for Your Magnetic Compass
Selection, mounting, functioning and maintenance of magnetic compasses. Including troubleshooting and adjusting. Half-hour presentation and half-hour questions. 

Speakers
BH

Bill Haimes

A WBF veteran he is a former naval officer who learned the compass adjusting trade aboard warships in the late '60s. He operated a sail training program for the US Navy, has cruised and raced a variety of boats, including a 50' wooden sailboat. Currently he keeps us on course by... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Explorer Stage

9:30am

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 10, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Boatyard Stage

9:30am

Electric Boat Discussion
A discussion of history of proposulsion technologies, explanation of electric motor propulsion and battery power sources and management, benefits/how its different from internal combustion engines, survey of what's available and resources.

Speakers
JG

Joe Grez

He is a WBF veteran, lifelong boater, part of the winning team in the 2009 NASA Power Beaming Challenge (a real space elevator), and is so obsessed with marine electric propulsion he started his own company. He recently competed in his 1st offshore solar boat race.


Sunday September 10, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Discovery Stage

9:30am

Surviving an Ocean Capsize
I was asked by the CEO of National Sea Rescue Institute in South Africa to write an article on how to survive an ocean capsize. He was concerned about how many people continue to lose their lives in coastal and ocean capsizes. They published the article in NSRI magazine and he said that he would like that knowledge to be spread far and wide. I would like to do a PowerPoint presentation on the same subject. We all have preconceived ideas on what we would do in that situation but instinctive action might be a guarantee of death, whereas prior knowledge may make us react more thoughtfully and contribute to survival. We all think that these survival situations belong to other people but the more time that we spend on the water the greater the chance that we will be among those "other people". 

Speakers
DD

Dudley Dix

Dudley Dix is an award-winning yacht designer, working in all types and materials but with a special affinity to amateur projects. He has built three large boats and many smaller ones, all from marine plywood. His boats are being built by amateur and professional builders in near... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Technical Stage Maritime East

9:30am

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 Bunzel

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


Sunday September 10, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Adventure Stage Maritime West

10:00am

Bell Tolls
Meet on the Commons at the head of the NWMC dock to commemorate the mariners and members of our community we have lost in the past year, as they passed over the bar.

Sunday September 10, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
NWMC Commons

10:00am

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Sunday September 10, 2017 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' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
NWMC Dock

10:00am

Row & 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 10, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

10:00am

Paddleboard Pool and Bumble Bee Sailboat Rides
All ages can try out a paddleboard in the Paddleboard Pool on the Point.  This is great for those who have never been on a paddleboard before.

New this year:  Kids ages 5 and under can try out the Bumble Bee sailboat.  Sign up at the pool.

Fri 10 - 6
Sat 10 - 6
Sunday 10 - 12

Sunday September 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Paddleboard Pool on the Point

10:00am

Schooner Zodiac Brunch Sail
Schooner Zodiac is a gaff rigged schooner built in 1924.  At 160 feet she is the largest historic windjammer in the Pacific Northwest. Passengers help raise and maneuver the sails, take a turn at the ship's wheel and explore below decks. All festival sails include buffet cooked meals cooked fresh onboard, plus full bar service.  Visit Schooner Zodiac.com or call 206-719-7662.

Sunday September 10, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Dock

10:30am

Carving Oars
Carving Oars

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... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Boat Building Stage

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 an... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Woodworking Stage

10:45am

Cruising the Salish Sea Under Sail Alone
We will be talking about the pleasures and challenges of cruising under sail in the Salish Sea. We will be presenting with David Patterson, and the talk will evolve with our sailing experiences over the summer. We enjoyed presenting on this topic last year, and will be excited to revamp the topic this year.

Speakers
BA

Beth and Cody 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 intermediate single-handed sailor in his late 60s who has cruised the Salish Sea, and recently above, on a small sloop since August 2012. His personal challenge to himself is to sail his yacht as much as possible, using his boat's auxiliary only when necessary...a certain recipe for adventure and... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Discovery Stage

10:45am

R2AK - Racing from Port Townsend to Alaska on a SUP

When we started the Race to Alaska, we hoped that it would inspire us all to connect with the best parts of our possibility. That in a world dominated by contrivance and commercials we might provide a forum to reconnect people to adventure in its purest form. Without rules, motors, and as close to the nature-state wildness of a stretch of untamed coastline, connecting all of us to everyday heroes inside of us all who might consider the challenge first and the size of the applause a far off second or third. If there were an embodiment of the architecture dance of the full scope of awesome we hoped the race would encompass, Team Heart of Gold gets as close to pure “that” in a way we never imagined possible until we were reveling along with all of you as he crossed the finish line. What could be more audacious, hardcore and simple than a paddle, a board and as little as you can carry? Cram as much skill and deep determination as will fit in a human, dip the blade again and again until Ketchikan is in sight and impossible is a few horizons behind.  For the people on the dock, the thousands watching from the internet, the superfans who lined the beaches to cheer him along the way, and people just hearing about it for the first time this was a rare type of incredible. Mind blowing, heart expanding, reality shifting incredible.


Speakers
KK

Karl Kruger

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


Sunday September 10, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Technical Stage Maritime East

10:45am

Tides: the Science and Spirit of the Ocean
While on a seminar in Southeast Alaska, Crusader ran aground on a spring tide. After nearly losing the boat, Jonathan vowed to learn more about this mysterious and implacable force. Ten years of research took him to five continents where he saw the largest, fastest, scariest and most amazing tides in the world. With Lukasi Nappaaluk, an Inuit elder, he slithered through a hole in the arctic ice and gathered mussels in the dark cavities left behind by a dropping tide. In China, he witnessed the world’s largest tidal bore, a 25-foot wave that charges upriver at twenty miles an hour. And at the Royal Society of London, he learned that Plato and Aristotle, Leonardo de Vinci, Newton, Descartes, and many other noted thinkers had been captivated – and befuddled — by the tide’s mystery. The book that led to Galileo’s arrest for heresy by the Catholic Church, in fact, was a treatise originally called “The Flux and Reflux of the Tides.” It’s been that important to mankind for centuries. But the story has never been properly told.

Speakers
JW

Johnathan White

Jonathan’s love for the sea is lifelong. He grew up on the beaches of southern California. He’s built and sailed many boats, logged more than a hundred thousand miles on the Pacific and Atlantic, and surfed all over the world. He has served on numerous conservation boards and... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Adventure Stage Maritime West

10:45am

WoodenBoat Thieves in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Teddy Roosevelt was a woodenboat builder – not by choice but by necessity. In 1886, Theodore Roosevelt had his boat tied to a tree behind his ranch on the Little Missouri River which he used to cross the river when the water was high and check on his cattle on the other side. One morning during the high water of spring thaw, it went missing… probably the result of the raging river and wild current - or possibly the work of some cattle rustlers and horse thieves that lived upriver and needed to flea the Dakota territory before they were hanged??

Come find out how Roosevelt dealt with this situation by building a wooden boat in two days and giving chase to the bandits. Quite a story – quite a man.


Speakers
GH

Greg Hatten

Greg is an outdoor adventurer, free-lance writer, professional photographer and special-interest speaker on topics that apply wilderness experiences to management and leadership challenges in everyday life. His passion for building and rowing wooden boats on challenging rivers led to a project with the National Park Service to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the NPS. In the past 18 months Greg and his wooden boats have visited over 14 National Parks and written about the adventures in a number of well-known publications... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Explorer Stage

11:00am

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Sunday September 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kids' Cove

11:00am

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

 www.JoeEuroMusic.com

Sunday September 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

11:00am

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Sunday September 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Beach

11:00am

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J - a 1984 24' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
NWMC Dock

11:00am

Sail aboard the Schooner Adventuress!
Sail aboard the 104-year-old historic schooner Adventuress!  Visit www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x1 to purchase tickets and sign up, or stop by the ship on City Dock.

Sunday September 10, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
City Dock

11:30am

How Ann Davison and Felicity Ann Sailed Into Women's History
In 1953, 39-year-old Englishwoman Ann Davison became the first woman to sail solo across the Atlantic, in a 23-foot wooden sloop named Felicity Ann. Davison was an unlikely singlehander who probably never would have gone to sea if she hadn't fallen in love with a sailor. She first had to learn to sail and use a sextant, and then nearly ran out of food, water and cigarettes during her slow (and radio-less!) 65-day crossing. But she succeeded, and dedicated her effort (and the resulting memoir, My Ship Is So Small) to her husband, who had died three years earlier in a shipwreck that she miraculously survived. Ann Davison's courage and grace in the face of adversity inspires us today. The boat has found its way to Port Townsend, and makes her Festival debut after an extensive restoration by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Felicity Ann now joins the fleet of the Community Boat Project, which mentors youth through boatbuilding and voyaging. The 20-minute talk is presented at the boat. Find Felicity Ann on her trailer at the top of the northwest ramp leading down to the Inner Harbor. 

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Rees Randall

Shelly Rees Randall

Felicity Ann Coordinator, Community Boat Project
Shelly joined the Community Boat Project to help steward the 23' sloop Felicity Ann, which Ann Davison sailed into history as the first woman to single-hand the Atlantic in 1953. The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding has rebuilt her from the keel up, and she makes her publi... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 11:30am - 11:50am
Inner Harbor - northwest ramp

11:30am

Kayak Rolling Demo
Watch and learn, as staff from Chesapeake Light Craft demonstrates how to roll a kayak in the middle of the harbor!


Sunday September 10, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
In the Harbor

11:30am

Carving NW Canoes
Carving Northwest 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 10, 2017 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... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Boat Building Stage

12:00pm

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 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cupola House

12:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Sunday September 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kids' Cove

12:00pm

Time and Tide
Time and Tide - Music of the Sea

Sunday September 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

12:00pm

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Sunday September 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
NWMC Beach

12:00pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J - a 1984 24' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
NWMC Dock

12:00pm

Dittybag Apprenticeship - Traditional Sail and Canvas Work by Hand
 The Artful Sailor's "Originator", Emiliano Marino, writes for Small Craft Advisor magazine. Coinciding with the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Small Craft Advisor is publishing the instructions for Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship, (issues #107-already on the stands-and #108, on the way). Coincidentally, we here at The Artful Sailor have just released a complete Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit that supplies all the materials and most of the tools for making the ditty bag as described in the magazine. Small Craft Advisor magazine is available online, by subscription, and on news stands. Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit will be available in our booth at the Wooden Boat Festival or immediately online in our Facebook store. Ya feel the breeze startin' to pick up? Time to tuck in a reef and prepare to get goin' & sewin'!

https://m.facebook.com/theartfulsailor/

Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino

Twenty years after it first was published, The Sailmaker’s Apprentice still is recognized around the world as a thoughtful and thorough sailmaking guide. Its author, Emiliano Marino, will be demonstrating in the Boat Shop this Festival! | | His knowledge of sailmaking the trad... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Boat Shop

12:00pm

Keeping the Dream Alive: Our 25 Year Love Affair

Ever since she caught our eye, calling us in like a siren of the sea, we were hooked. We did not just buy and restore Sea Dream; she has owned our hearts for 25 years. We'll share a couple's perspective of how to choose the perfect wooden boat, a love you'll build together. Like any woman, she can be high maintenance, and we had to listen to her needs. All relationships take work: from finding our jewel in the rough, surviving the restoration, adding custom touches and design details that have made her our ship of dreams. Winner of the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival People's Choice Award. We invite to our class and  welcome you aboard during the festival to help us celebrate our silver anniversary!


Speakers
ME

Michael Effler

Michael is co-founder of Sea Sensations, offering custom design and restoration of traditional sailing and classic motor yachts. In his early 20's he bought and restored an 18' centerboard Cat boat, later he restored a 33' Kings Amethyst center cockpit cutter. He apprenticed and lived aboard at the Colonial Yacht Anchorage while restoring a Sparkman... Read More →
EL

Erin Leader

Erin is co-founder of Sea Sensations, offering custom design and restoration of traditional sailing and classic motor yachts. Erin grew up in the Northwest with wonderful summers spent on or in the water; fishing, skiing, sailing, rowing and swimming. Erin always appreciated the beauty of wooden boats, which became a passion when she met Michael Effler. Together... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Explorer Stage

12:00pm

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... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Adventure Stage Maritime West

12:00pm

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

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Sunday September 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pilothouse

12:00pm

The Australian Eighteen-Footer
The racing eighteen-footers of Sydney Harbour evolved in the 1890's out of other classes in a line of development from the middle of the 19th century. In the early 20th century they became the biggest sail carriers of all open boats. With amazing images this talk traces the origin, evolution and construction of the Aussie 18-footer. 

Speakers
IS

Ian Smith

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


Sunday September 10, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Discovery Stage

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 10, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
NWMC Beach

12:30pm

Fiberglassing Over Wood
Would it surprise you that many of the wooden boats at this show have a protective fiberglass sheathing? If you do it right, fiberglass applied over wood can be invisible, yet it provides a tough skin that preserves the wood and strengthens your boat. In this seminar, Chesapeake Light Craft's John Harris demonstrates how the pros seal wood with fiberglass and epoxy for a matchless finish. 

Speakers
JH

John Harris

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


Sunday September 10, 2017 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 con... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Boat Building Stage

12:30pm

Schooner Zodiac - Free Deck Tours
Schooner Zodiac is a gaff rigged schooner built in 1924.  At 160 feet she is the largest historic windjammer in the Pacific Northwest. Free tour of the boat at the dock!  Visit Schooner Zodiac.com or call 206-719-7662.

Sunday September 10, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
NWMC Dock

1:00pm

Captain Cloud’s Latest Adventure
One of the highlights of the Festival for years, this witty and charming play is directed by Port Townsend’s own Joey Pipia. Each year he and his 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 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
North Star Stage

1:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Sunday September 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kids' Cove

1:00pm

Pirate Storytime

Pirate Storytime, brought to you by the Port Townsend Library.


Sunday September 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Kids' Cove

1:00pm

Watch the Sky
Sunday September 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

1:00pm

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Sunday September 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NWMC Beach

1:00pm

Take a Ride on the Martha J
Take a ride on the beautiful Martha J - a 1984 24' Pulsifer Hampton motor launch built by Richard Pulsifer, of Brunswick Maine.  Leaves from the Northwest Maritime Center Dock (out front) on the hour and half hour. Sign up at the boat rides booth on the Commons in front of 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 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NWMC Dock

1:00pm

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

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Sunday September 10, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pilothouse

1:15pm

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

Speakers
PW

Pam Wall

Pam Wall 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 39, and then sailed around the world with their two small children. After two more trans Atlantic Circles, Pam worked for over 20 years for West Marine as their Cruising Consultant and Outfitting Manager. You can see Pam across the country where she gives seminars at many of the larger boat shows. She"s a Cruising and Sailing Consultant and her website... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Discovery Stage

1:15pm

Decarbonizing the NW Marine Fueling System
This is planned to frame the discussion around the declining health of oceans and NW waters, showcase the rapid evolution of green vessels, low carbon fuels and propulsion systems, and describe the initial strategies and tactics proposed by the Inside Passage Decarbonization Project and its partners.

Speakers
PW

Peter Wilcox

Captain Peter Wilcox is a Portland architect, licensed Master Mariner, wooden boatbuilder and, until recently, was president of Columbia Riverkeeper. Peter has been exploring the Inside Passage by handbuilt kayak, skiff and sailboat since 1985. His 36’ gaff motorsailer, Ama Nat... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Explorer Stage

1:15pm

The Greenland Climate Project
The Arctic is transforming and with so much uncertainty in clearly understanding the rate and impact of climate change we are compelled to assess and reveal what is happening just offshore of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Through a collaborative approach we can plan priority comprehensive field assessments and help answer driving questions such as; How does the increase of ice melt relate to the observed sea water composition and thermal signatures in the glacial fjords? Will the first comprehensive study of calving activity in NW Greenland reveal new insights in mass ice loss and sea level rise? These are just a few key questions we are determined to explore.Since 2015, we survey near coastal and dozens of glacial fjords mapping uncharted remote stretches of NW Greenland for the entire melting season.  Our data is a source for many scientific organisations such as NASA's Ocean Melting Greenland Project for modeling mass ice loss and sea level rise.

Speakers
MR

Matt Rutherford

MATTHEW RUTHERFORD needs no introduction. In 2012 he became the first and only person to sail solo, nonstop around north and south American in an Albin Vega sloop. He's twice soloed the Atlantic, and recently crossed the Pacific in a prototype Harbor 29 day sailor from Californi... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Adventure Stage Maritime West

1:30pm

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 At... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Boat Building Stage

2:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Sunday September 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Kids' Cove

2:00pm

Mike and Val James
Sunday September 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bar Harbor Mainstage

2:00pm

Paddleboard & Rowboat Rides
New this year!  Try out a paddleboard or rowboat from the NWMC Beach - Sign up for these FREE 30 minutes rides at the "Free Rides" Booth on the Commons by the NWMC Dock and Beach.  Paddle through the boats at anchor and see the Festival from the water.

Friday 11 - 3
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3

Sunday September 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
NWMC Beach

2:00pm

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

Friday and Saturday 12 - 4

Sunday 12 - 3 

Sunday September 10, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pilothouse

2:00pm

Schooner Zodiac Sail By/Supper Sail
Schooner Zodiac is a gaff rigged schooner built in 1924.  At 160 feet she is the largest historic windjammer in the Pacific Northwest. Passengers help raise and maneuver the sails, take a turn at the ship's wheel and explore below decks. All festival sails include buffet cooked meals cooked fresh onboard, plus full bar service.  Visit Schooner Zodiac.com or call 206-719-7662.

Sunday September 10, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
NWMC Dock

2:30pm

Solar Panels
Speakers
MB

Michael Beemer

Michael Beemer is a faculty member and Department Chair of Skagit Valley College's Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology in Anacortes.


Sunday September 10, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Boat Building Stage

3:00pm

Kid's Cove Activities - Boatbuilding and Fish Painting T-shirts

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.

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



Sunday September 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids' Cove

3:00pm

Dittybag Apprenticeship - Traditional Sail and Canvas Work by Hand
 The Artful Sailor's "Originator", Emiliano Marino, writes for Small Craft Advisor magazine. Coinciding with the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Small Craft Advisor is publishing the instructions for Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship, (issues #107-already on the stands-and #108, on the way). Coincidentally, we here at The Artful Sailor have just released a complete Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit that supplies all the materials and most of the tools for making the ditty bag as described in the magazine. Small Craft Advisor magazine is available online, by subscription, and on news stands. Marino's Very Own Ditty Bag Apprenticeship Kit will be available in our booth at the Wooden Boat Festival or immediately online in our Facebook store. Ya feel the breeze startin' to pick up? Time to tuck in a reef and prepare to get goin' & sewin'!

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Speakers
EM

Emiliano Marino

Twenty years after it first was published, The Sailmaker’s Apprentice still is recognized around the world as a thoughtful and thorough sailmaking guide. Its author, Emiliano Marino, will be demonstrating in the Boat Shop this Festival! | | His knowledge of sailmaking the trad... Read More →


Sunday September 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Boat Shop

3:00pm

Row & 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 includes the Sail-By.

Sunday September 10, 2017 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 Bar, the Wee Nip and the NWMC commons.

Sunday September 10, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Port Townsend Bay

3:00pm

Sail aboard the Schooner Adventuress! (Sail By)
Sail aboard the 104-year-old historic schooner Adventuress!  Visit www.soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x1 to purchase tickets and sign up, or stop by the ship on City Dock.



Sunday September 10, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
City Dock