WBF Shipwright’s Regatta Results

26 th Annual Shipwright’s Regatta – Feb. 25, 2017

This year’s Shipwright’s was greeted by light southerly breezes. A long triangular course was set so that if the wind didn’t pick up boats would have a good distance to travel within the 2 hour time limit. If the wind picked […]

Wooden Boat Festival – Race Results

2016 Festival: 26’ & Under Class and Thunderbird Race Boats in Festival:

1 Kiya 16:10:27 (started 5 minutes after other Festival boats)

2 Chesuki 16:10:08

3 Zeta 16:17:19

All non T-Bird boats: Start time-14:48:00

1 Habenero 16:03:30

2 Chesuki 16:10:08

3 Rascal 16:11:14


Classic Mariners’ Regatta – 2016


Classic boats on the bay

This years CMR was graced with hot sunny weather and good winds which encouraged a good turnout by out of town boats. As usual the Wooden Boat Foundation were welcoming hosts. View some photos from the regatta (all taken by Ace Spragg).

On Saturday there were two races […]

The Call of the Sea

Seen at the Wooden Boat Festival, a new version of an old story.

Photo by Wendy Feltham

Classic Mariner’s Regatta

Bertram adjusts the pole. CMR 2015. Photo by Ace Spragg, NW Maritime Center.

Only 13 boats participated in this year’s CMR. It has been suggested that better promotion is needed.

The first course was set in a NE breeze around 7 knots. As conditions began to deteriorate, it was decided to shorten the course […]

Don’t Miss Classic Mariners’ Regatta This Weekend

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The CMR is Jun 5 th, 6th, & 7th. Classic, traditional and historic boats of all description come from all around the region for this event. Unfortunately, On-line Details have been eclipsed on the WBF and NWMC websites by the R2AK and the Wooden Boat Festival. CMR details can be found […]

24th Annual Shipwrights’ Regatta – February 28, 2015

Post courtesy of the NW Maritime Center

The 2015 season starts February 28th with the Shipwrights’ Regatta.

The sailboat racing season in Port Townsend opens with the Port Townsend Shipwrights’ Regatta in February.

The Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation, in conjunction with the Port Townsend Sailing Association, present the 24th Annual Shipwright’s […]

Jim Daubenberger and Ed Barcott Awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards

Two of Port Townsend’s most influential sailors, Jim Daubenberger and Ed Barcott, were awarded the Wooden Boat Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 WBF. Port Townsend is often described as a sailor’s town but in more recent times it was not always so. Through their efforts, and the efforts of others they inspired, sailing […]

Classic Mariners Regatta Results

Lovely weekend well spent for the boats that came out for the 2014 edition of the Classic Mariners Regatta. All the classes saw close racing and in more than one there was a one point difference between first and second, and one more point between second and third.

We had good conditions, if a bit […]

Old Ships, Big Waves

Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget posted on pressure-drop.us

Halsey Herreshoff in his excellent talk at the NW Maritime Center identified the south of France as today’s epicenter of historic sailing vessels. If you are going to be in big Mediterranean seas, these look like the ships to be in. Photographed at the ongoing Les Voiles […]