Old Ships, Big Waves

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

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 de Saint-Tropez.

More pictures and complete story here

 

By |2013-10-04T09:18:25-07:00October 4th, 2013|Wood Boat Foundation, Wood boats|0 Comments

22nd Annual 2013 Shipwrights’ Regatta Perpetual Awards

From Ace Spragg, the hard working Waterfront Programs Manager at the Northwest Maritime Center

Special thanks to the regatta sponsors:
Port of Port Townsend • Port Townsend Brewing Co. • Sunrise Coffee • Sea Marine • Northwest Marine Center of Excellence

  • TAKU AWARD: First wooden boat across the START line: Won by: Sirocco
  • PEG LEG: First boat across the FINISH line: Dew Flicker
  • THE HOOK: Last boat across the FINISH line: Idrill
  • THE GOLDEN TRIDENT: Saltiest boat or crew: Deadwood, who capsized 3 times!
  • DIRECTIONAL HELMET: not awarded, since everyone made it in safely in a squall!
  • WACK-O-MATIC: Best use of misspent energy: Pegasus who had trouble with their spinnaker in the water on the first mark, but kept on sailing fast!
  • METAL WIRE BOAT: First place in Cruising: Stepn’Annie
  • VAN HOPE COMMUNITY AWARD (haul out given by the Port of PT): Most young people (under 20) or youngest on board: Pegasus
  • MOST PICKUP CREW (haul out given by Sea Marine): Tzieu!

Race Results – all boats entered are listed below, to reflect their commitment to sailing, despite the variable conditions! The wind and weather changed from sunny, warm and less than 10 knots of wind at 12:15 to cold, rainy and gusts to 30 with 3 foot waves by 12:45. Yikes!

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By |2013-03-05T12:22:25-08:00March 5th, 2013|Racing out of the Bay, Wood Boat Foundation|0 Comments

Shipwrights’ First Pics

More fun than a barrel of monkeys. Wind went from 5 to 35, good part about the rain was it washed the salt off your face. Fun times indeed. It’s gonna be a good year.

Thanks, Wendy Feltham for the first shots. More pics and information to follow.

Before the start …

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The front starts to show up on the first beat to windward …#4 of 6 3:2:13

Hello …#6 of 6 3:2:13

By |2013-03-02T15:40:37-08:00March 2nd, 2013|Racing on the Bay, Wood Boat Foundation|0 Comments

Shipwrights’ Regatta Delayed One Week

With gale warnings and one of our chase boats broken, the Shipwrights’ Regatta has been delayed one week. The forecast for next Saturday looks more promising. Same schedule, 9 AM Skipper’s Meeting, twelve o’clock start.

Calls like this aren’t an easy thing to make, lots of phone calls, staring at widely divergent forecasts, etc. As always, the final decision on whether to untie from the dock is each skipper’s individual decision.

By |2013-02-23T08:26:23-08:00February 23rd, 2013|Racing on the Bay, Wood Boat Foundation|0 Comments

Shipwights Decision by 8 AM Saturday, Feb 23rd

From Ace Spragg, Waterfront Programs Manager, Northwest Maritime Center…

Special Notice: Due to the high wind and seas warning, there is a chance the race will be postponed. We will make a decision whether or not to race by Saturday at 8am.

Please call 360-385-3626 x103 at 8am Saturday, or check the web site here or here.

If the race is postponed, we will hold it Saturday, March 2nd; Skipper’s Meeting at 9am, race at 12:00.

By |2013-02-22T12:18:01-08:00February 22nd, 2013|Racing out of the Bay, Wood Boat Foundation|0 Comments

Shipwright’s Regatta on weather standby…

Special Weather Notice:  The 2013 Shipwright’s Regatta is being threatened by some pretty severe wind and sea state predictions.  Stay tuned for further information.  We will post an update Friday at 4pm.  If we decide to wait and see, the final decision will be made Saturday morning at the 9am Skipper’s Meeting.

If the race is postponed, we will hold it Saturday, March 2nd; Skipper’s Meeting at 9am, race at 12:00.

By |2013-02-21T14:32:12-08:00February 21st, 2013|Racing on the Bay, Wood Boat Foundation|0 Comments

Shipwrights’ Regatta – February 23, 2013

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Time to wash the green off your deck and your crew, the first event of the 2013 sailing season is right around the corner.

The Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation, in conjunction with the Port Townsend Sailing Association, present the 22nd Annual Shipwright’s Regatta!

Door Prizes! Perpetual Awards! Chance to win a free haulout for two lucky racers!

Boats of all construction & crew without boats welcome.

• Skipper’s Meeting at 9 am at the NWMC
• Complimentary coffee provided by Sunrise Coffee
• Race starts at 12 noon on Port Townsend Bay
• Awards ceremony & refreshments at NWMC following race

Entry fee: $20 before February 15
$25 after February 15
Registrations accepted until 9am on race day

Download registration form here, or pick up a form at the Chandlery at the NWMC.

For more information call Ace Spragg at 360.385.3628 x103.

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Port of Port Townsend • Port Townsend Brewing Co. • Sunrise Coffee
Sea Marine • Northwest Marine Center of Excellence