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We've got the scoop on The Wooden Boat Festival; Summer's Here, Get Out On the Water.

In This Issue
Support the Festival
Thank You & Volunteers Needed
Maritime Photos On Display
Get Out on the Water this Summer
Don't Miss Festival Presentations
Boatshop Snapshots
Creative Ways to Support the Wooden Boat Festival

Sue Cook and maritime quilt
Westport Shipyard, Carl's Building Supply and Edensaw Woods each generously donated time and talent to provide more than 1000 small boat hulls for the kids' boat building area at the Wooden Boat Festival this year. Carl's donated the lumber, Westport the labor (see above), and Edensaw all the transportation in between the two.

While cash donations are always appreciated, volunteer time, business expertise, in-kind contributions, and great ideas have, and always will be, the most important thing for keeping a love of wooden boats alive for future generations. Please join us in giving a big thanks to these three businesses yet again this year.

If you've got a creative way you'd like to help out email

Wooden Boat Chandlery Loves & Needs Volunteers

merchandise in the new chandlery

The managers and staff of the Wooden Boat Chandlery would like to give their volunteer crew a big hug! A huge thank you goes out to all the volunteer crew members for the time and energy they devote to keeping our Chandlery sailing. Please join us in acknowledging

Alice King

John Earl
Jim Kelly
Ted Rose
Jan Rose
Bill Harju
Peggy Harju
Susan Durkee
Richard Rogers

for their great work. We appreciate all that you do!

If you'd like to volunteer, we'd love to have you help us navigate the Sea of Sales. We have lots of positions open, from a few hours a week to a few days a week. If you have boating knowledge and are willing to share it with customers, then please come aboard. If you have sales experience, come aboard. If you enjoy greeting customers and giving directions, come aboard.

Join our crew of volunteers today by contacting Molly or Victoria at 360.385.3628 x101.

Flicka For Sale

Students participate in the 2008 Pac Challenge in Seattle

1979 Pacific Seacraft Flicka $29,900 Nai'a is a well maintained edition of the legendary Bruce Bingham designed Flicka. With virtually new headsail, roller furler, interior cushions, reseated port windows--almost $8000 in recent work. All lines lead aft for easy singlehanded sailing. Her Honda 8hp outboard was just tuned and has 60 hours.  Her fir interior is custom, roomy and comfortable.She is available for viewing in Port Townsend. A portion of the sale will benefit the Northwest Maritime Center. Contact Peter Quinn at 360.379.1360 for more information.

Annual Report Available

Students participate in the 2008 Pac Challenge in Seattle

The 2009 Annual Report is available for download (pdf file) by clicking here. We do have a limited number of printed copies; if you'd like one please call our office at 360.385.3628 and we'll mail one to you.

Phase One of Photo Exhibit On Display

Adventuress & Zodiac. Photo by Michael Berman
Schooners Adventuress & Zodiac by Michael Berman

The first phase of The On the Water Photo Exhibit is now on display in the Tretter Gallery in the Heritage & Resource Building. This part of the show features the work of professional photographers, Michael Berman, Mitchel Osborne, and Jeff Eichen, who juried the contest. Selected contest entries will join the show in mid-August, when the entire exhibit will move to the Maritime Meeting Rooms.

Come by and vote for your favorite; the winner gets a people's choice award.

Get Out On The Water This Summer
There are so many ways to get out on the water this summer at the Northwest Maritime Center!

A beginner learn to sail youth class takes to the water.
Youth learn-to-sail class on PT Bay
We have beautiful boats, a beautiful facility and one of the best bays in the world to sail on--and it's right in our backyard. Summer sailing programs are where it's at to beat the heat and plane through the water with the power of the wind.
For information on our programs or to sign up please contact Rob Sanderson 360.385.3628 x103 or email

Overnight adventure campers get ready to set sail aboard one of our Thunderbirds. Don't forget, we offer a variety of charters, both on our fleet boats and with local partners. Private sailing lessons are also available.
Campers get ready to set sail on their overnight adventure

An intermediate learn to sail youth class gets ready to take out the super fast Vanguards.
Students participate in the 2008 Pac Challenge in Seattle

Wooden Boat Festival News
Where to Find Out About All You Need to Know

If you're a Wooden Boat fan on Facebook (and you really should be) you'll get daily updates on boats, presenters, exhibitors, musicians, kids' activities, races, sailing opportunities, and all that good stuff that you love about Festival. For a more detailed schedule, keep checking in on the Wooden Boat Foundation Festival page which will be updated weekly as the summer progresses.

The Northwest Maritime Center as seen from across Pt. Hudson Marina during 2009 Wooden Boat Festival. Photo by Jan Davis
NWMC as seen from across the marina during 2009 WBF
The place to get the scoop on activities (including all those listed above) is right here. The full list of faculty presenters will be complete next week; everything else is ready to go now.

The printed program is distributed in the Port Townsend Leader the last week of August and is also available at the Main Gate during Festival. Stop by the Festival offices on Water Street for more information or to buy your ticket and get your wristband. We're open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm.

Buy Ticket & Get Wristband Now 
Skip every line this year! You have three options.  Stop by the WBF Offices Monday-Saturday on Water Street and buy or pick up your wrist band in person.  Or buy your Wooden Boat Festival ticket online 24/7. Then come by to pick up your wristband. Finally, you can buy online, and for an extra buck we'll mail your wrist bands to your home address! Remember, tickets include free access to ythree new presentation rooms at the NWMC, as well as to all four venues at Point Hudson, all 300 boats, kids' activities, music, great local food, and Bar Harbor. All proceeds support programs year round.

We'll see you in September!

Boat Shop Snapshots
We hope you'll stop by and watch our skilled crew building and restoring wooden boats in our Boat Shop. There's always something interesting going on.

Chuck Spiedel works on the soles of the Ness Yawl.
Boatwright Chuck works on Ness Yawl
Scott Jones inside the cabin of the Townsend Tern.
Scott Jones inside the Townsend Tern

Thank you to Jan Davis, Rob Sanderson, & Dianne Roberts for the use of their photos in this issue.

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