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Sea Harvest Dinner-a good dinner for a good cause

Thought you would want to know about this fun dinner!

The 3rd Annual Harvest of the Sea Dinner is taking place Thursday, November 8 at NWMC. It is a fund-raiser to support the longboat team from Mar Vista High School (Bravo Team) taking place from 5:30-8:30PM. The tickets are $30 and children 12 and under are free. The students will participate in all aspects of putting on the dinner with the help of Mystery Bay Seafood Catering.

Bravo Team meets once a week to go out on the water in the Longboat Townshend. Our primary goals are to assist students in developing the physical skills, attitudes, communication techniques, teamwork and leadership skills required to be an effective member of the crew.  Students learn seamanship skills, natural history, boat maintenance skills and are introduced to the rich maritime trades community of Port Townsend. They receive high school credit through Mar Vista from the program. The class culminates with a 4 day expedition aboard the longboat in the San Juan Islands. This program has been offered by NWMC at no cost to the students for nearly 10 years. This program provides a much needed experiential and hands on experience for high school students in our community!

The Oyster Bar and Live Music is from 5:30-6:30, the Seafood Feast from 6:30-8:30.

Tickets are available at the Wooden Boat Chandlery. )  360-385-3628×104



By |2012-10-24T15:15:33-07:00October 24th, 2012|Northwest Maritime Center|0 Comments

Fall Nightcap Race #4 over-the-line results

Following are the over-the-line results from race #4. Myron will tabulate the adjusted results when he returns from vacation. It was a sunny beautiful day to be on the water. Thank you Rob, for officiating for us.

Sunday’ race 10/7/12.

Starting @ 1:05:00:

Sirroco,          1:55:53 for an ET of 53:53

Steph. Annie 2:00:40      ”               55:40

Dorado           2:02:39      ”               57:39

Thatuna          2:08:56      ”            1:03:56


Great Day,


By |2012-10-07T16:01:37-07:00October 7th, 2012|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments


The first of the 6-race Fall race series begins this Sunday at 1pm. Races will continue each consecutive Sunday afterwards to the end of October. Yes, that is actually 7 races.  This allows for  a make up race if one has to be cancelled. It is not unusual for at least one race to be cancelled during the fall series for heavy (or no)wind. Races may be started from the dock or from a committee boat, which could be a sailboat or motorboat. Look for the RC flags.

Today (September 16th) your Race Committee will consist of Satch Yarbrough, Wendy Feltham, and Lenore Collins,West Marine manager.

By |2012-09-16T07:08:51-07:00September 16th, 2012|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

The “In-Between” Wooden Boat Festival at Deer Harbor

Deer Harbor Washington Hosts Wooden Boat Gathering – photo by Chris Thomerson

The Victoria Boat Festival, always held on Labor Day weekend, is coming up fast.(August 31-Sept 2.  Go to classicboatfestivel.ca ) Always an enjoyable festival, in the heart of Victoria, going on simultaneously with their Jazz Festival on the waterfront…whats not to like! Thousands of casual spectators, some boat -savy, some not, but all appreciative of the boats.

Then there is our own Wooden Boat festival, Sept 10-12th this year. Thousands of curious visitors and a busy fun-packed long weekend! All in our own backyard. Go to the Northwest Maritime Center website to purchase tickets online.

By |2012-08-26T15:08:05-07:00August 28th, 2012|Wood boats|0 Comments

Calling all Etchells

This is to remind you of the

  Port Ludlow Etchells Fleet #26


to be held August 4-5.  The format will be similar to previous years.

Saturday August 4th:   Competitors will gather at 11am Saturday  for a Skipper’s Meeting on the docks.

First Race – Approximately 12 noon.  Weather cooperating we plan to get in a least three races.

BBQ or other eating event after sailing on Saturday –  approximately 5 PM for beverages, food frenzy to follow.

Sunday August 5:

12 noon – weather cooperating, at least two more races.  No race to start after 3 PM.  This will allow visiting boats to return to their home port on Sunday.

For more information, contact Dan at:  desdarrow@olypen.com


By |2012-07-15T08:22:14-07:00July 15th, 2012|Racing out of the Bay|0 Comments


June 1-3, 2012

Port Townsend’s 29th Annual Classic Mariner’s Regatta
for wooden boats of all designs

Hosted by the Wooden Boat Foundation www.woodenboat.org

This event is for WOODEN boats only. Wooden motor boats are welcome to come and participate in the event as a spectator fleet. See below for moorage option.

Friday June 1st         6 pm         Welcome party and late registration. Free beer and snacks. Last chance to sign up for Saturday dinner.    
Saturday June 2nd  9:30 am    Skipper’s Meeting with free coffee and pastries
12 noon     First of two races begin on Port Townsend Bay;
Second race commences immediately following first
6 pm          Dinner
8 pm          Live Music and Dancing with “The Better Half”
Sunday June 3rd    9 am          Rowing race for wood dinghies, shells, kayaks
12 noon      Third and last race for the sailboats
5 pm          Awards Ceremony
SATURDAY DINNER OPTION: $16.00 per person. Includes pasta, salad, bread, dessert and two drinks.
DANCE PARTY: Live Music with The Better Half, our great Port Townsend rock-n-soul party band!
REGISTRATION and liability release forms can be downloaded from www.woodenboat.org, or obtained from the NWMC. Early registration is greatly appreciated! Late registrations will be accepted Friday night at the welcome party, but not at the skipper’s meeting Saturday.
Cost is $10 for rowers and kayakers and $40 for all others (per boat). Cost covers all races, welcome party, skipper’s meeting and pastries, Saturday night dancing. If you are already registered for the sail race, you need not pay again for the rowing race. Make check out to “Wooden Boat Foundation” and write “CMR” and your boat name on the check. Mail check or give it to Catherine at the front desk at NWMC.

Call Catherine at 360-385-3628, x104 or email registrar@nwmaritime.org for more information.

Moorage has been arranged with Point Hudson. Those wishing to utilize it must call Point Hudson (385- 2828) to secure a spot. The charge is approximately $1.00 per foot and is due upon arrival at Point Hudson. The Port has waived the registration fee to sign up. Plan to raft-up unless you designate otherwise. We lose any slips that are not taken by May 19th so it is important to call early and make your reservation. Moorage is very limited this time of year, so don’t wait!

Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368

By |2012-05-22T07:54:20-07:00May 21st, 2012|Northwest Maritime Center|0 Comments

Got Wood? Here is Another Race Just for You!

   First Annual Yellow Island Wooden Boat Regatta

   Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, Saturday May 19, 2012

Any kind of wooden sailboats may enter.  Non-wood boats are also welcome but will receive no prizes. The course will have a starting line with a committee boat south of the Deer Harbor Marina. The marks of the course will consist of various small islands and rocks in the area, as well as a race buoy located near the marina. The race entry fee of $15 is payable before the 9 am skipper’s meeting at the Deer Harbor Boatworks the morning of the race. Included in the entry fee is one skippers’ breakfast.  Additional breakfasts are $8. Breakfast supplied by the San Juan Islands Wooden Boat Society. Skippers must also sign a liability waiver. The race will start around noon, and will have a four-hour time limit. Those without a current PHRF rating will have a temporary rating assigned to them by race organizers. Non-racers are welcome to relax and socialize at the marina. We will try to stage one end of the finish line at the outside float of the marina.

Colorful burgees representing first, second, and third place finishers, will be awarded at a potluck/awards ceremony at the marina the evening after the race. Participant burgees will also be available for sale, with donations encouraged to offset costs. Any proceeds from burgee sales will benefit the San Juan Islands Wooden Boat Society, which seeks to help coordinate wooden boat activities in the islands. www.woodenboatsocietyofthesanjuans.org

Regatta participant discount moorage for Friday and Saturday nights is $1/foot.   From the following Sunday to Friday noon the rate is $2/foot for the five nights. First come, first served. Call the Deer Harbor Marina, 360-376-3037  to reserve a slip well in advance, as other boat groups are planning to be there. Plenty of good anchorage is also available in the Harbor.

Please contact Ward Fay (wardfay@rockisland.com or 360-298-2057 for more information about the race.

By |2012-04-15T07:49:58-07:00April 15th, 2012|Racing out of the Bay|0 Comments

First of the 6-race Wooden Boat Series is this Saturday

 SIRENS WOODEN BOAT SERIES starts this Saturday, March 31st at noon


This is a 6 race series: Race 1       March 31  Saturday at noon

                                      Race 2        May 5       Saturday at noon

                                      Race3-5     June 2-3    Saturday and Sunday CLASSIC MARINERS REGATTA

                                      Race 6        July 7        Saturday at noon


You must complete 5 of the 6 races to be eligible to win. The Classic Mariners Regatta will continue to have its own winners as well. To participate in the single races, just show up on the waterfront and look for the Race Committee either on the docks or on the water. Be sure to check in with them so they know you plan to participate in the race. To participate in the Classic Mariners Regatta races you must register with the Wooden Boat Foundation (look for details and an application under Regattas.)

Hope to see you all out there! Call Kathy (301-4938) or Steve (sjs@olympus.net) if you have questions.


By |2012-03-29T08:00:17-07:00March 28th, 2012|Racing on the Bay|0 Comments

Tales of Life at Sea with Cap’n Fatty

Come one come all to the Cap’n Fatty Happy Hour Sunday March 18th, 3 to 5 pm, at the NorthWest Maritime Center

Cap'n Fatty hams it up with some friends on Niuatoputapu, an island in Tonga. Photos courtesy of Cap'n Fatty Goodlander

Hear stories from this highly entertaining author, NPR commentator and Cruising World editor during a rare in-person appearance.  Even non-boaters will love hearing Cap’n Fatty’s tales of life at sea and having the chance to ask him questions and chat with him afterwards.  Admission is $10; beer and wine will be available for sale.  The audience will be limited to the first 200 attendees on a first come, first served basis. Sponsored by Three Sheets Northwest

Here are a couple fun interviews with Cap’n Fatty and his wife Carolyn

Well worth checking out!