From Three Sheets NW, Deborah Bach
There are still spaces left in the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding’s upcoming sailmaking and rigging course, and even better — there are also scholarships available.
The scholarships offered by the boat school reduce tuition by 50 percent to $2,175, plus a $100 registration fee.
The course, which starts Jan. 9 and runs through March 23 at the Port Hadlock school, is aimed at beginning students interested in tradition sailmaking and rigging techniques. It runs five days a week for nine hours most days.
Taught by master sailmaker Sean Rankins of Northwest Sails, the course emphasizes hands-on learning and involves students in projects on local boats. During the 2012 class, students will make sails for two gaff topsail schooners, the Port Townsend-based historic ship Adventuress and The Spirit of Dana Point, moored in California. They will also be making the standing and running rigging for a 28-foot cutter built at the school.
For more information or to apply for a scholarship, contact Laura Allen, student services administrator for the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 360.385.4948, ext. 304.