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June 2018

Meet at the Beach: A gathering of kayak builders

June 2, 2018
Bluff Point State Park, Groton, Connecticut, Bluff Point State Park
Groton, CT United States
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Meet at the Beach: A gathering of kayak builders An annual gathering of kayak builders and like-minded individuals at Bluff Point State Park. This is a fun gathering which gives us all a chance to meet other builders and paddlers and talk shop a bit. People generously let others try out their boats. A total of about 50 boats show each year. It is great fun to see the variety of designs and techniques used. There is everything from very traditional…

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The Texas 200

June 11, 2018 - June 16, 2018

The Eleventh Annual Texas 200 June 11 - 16, 2018 The Texas 200 is a “Raid”-type event; that is, it involves a scheduled gathering of small boats traveling more or less in company from Point A to Point B over a period of several days, camping along the way.  The Texas 200 goes through the Laguna Madre and the bays of South Texas for five to six days and about 200 miles. Shallow draft boats will have options in terms…

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R2AK: Race to Alaska

June 14, 2018 @ 5:00 am
Start in Port Townsend, Washington WA United States + Google Map

The inside passage to Alaska has been paddled by native canoes since time immemorial, sailing craft for centuries, and after someone found gold in the Klondike the route was jammed with steamboats full of prospectors elbowing each other out of the way for the promise of fortune. It’s in the spirit of tradition, exploration, and the lawless self-reliance of the gold rush that Race to Alaska was born. R2AK is the first of its kind and North America’s longest human and wind…

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Old boats, cool fun in St. Michaels, Md.

June 15, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Wooden and fiberglass classics, vintage racers, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats are coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum June 15-17 for the 31st annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point in St. Michaels, Md. Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, this Father’s Day weekend event brings a sense of nostalgia to the Miles River and CBMM’s docks and campus, drawing some of the area’s finest…

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The WoodenBoat Show

June 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355-0990 United States
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The WoodenBoat Show will be returning to Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea, June 22-24, 2018 with more in-water and on-land boat exhibits, reader-built boats, expert skills demonstrations, marine vendors, families building their very own boats, and so much more. The WoodenBoat Show is presented and produced by WoodenBoat Magazine, and hosted by Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut, to an audience of over 13,000 boating enthusiasts each year.

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Small Boats Mixer // Small Boats Monthly at The WoodenBoat Show

June 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355-0990 United States
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Free beer, snacks, and good times with a group of your small boat compatriots! Come to the booth during the show to make your own miniature doughnut fender which will serve well as a keychain or an ornament. Meet Christopher Cunningham and Anne Bryant, your intrepid editors flipping all the switches behind the scenes here at Small Boats Monthly. Your entry fee into the show is the only cost, once you're through the door, all the other fun is included.…

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Summer Sailstice

June 23, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Summer Sailstice was founded in February 2001 by John Arndt, as the global, annual celebration of sailing held on the weekend nearest the summer solstice. The annual Summer Sailstice sailing event is free to all participants and has grown from 200 boats signed up in 2001 to almost 5,000 boats today. Since many sailors join in the fun on many different boats, the actual number of Summer Sailstice sailors participating is estimated at almost 19,000 annually. Vision: Unite sailors worldwide to…

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Bushcraft/Canoeist TSCA Dauphin Island Rendezvous

June 23, 2018 - June 30, 2018
Dauphin Island Campground, 109 Bienville Blvd
Dauphin Island, AL 36528 United States
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Traditional Small Craft Association (TSCA) Rendezvous on Dauphin Island, Alabama. Specifics for the day sails and overnight camping will be decided based on participants and weather forecasts leading up to the dates. The Dauphin Island Campground near the ferry landing will be home base for the event. A boat ramp with parking is available near the campground. This is the first rendezvous for our new chapter of the Traditional Small Craft Association. RSVP via Facebook, the link is in this…

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Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

June 30, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Packed with brilliant moments, the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival engages the local region, bringing together boats, music, crafts, food and drink to celebrate the region’s rich cultural heritage. Cheer on the crews as the take part in competitive racing and sailing on the opens seas, enthralling the crowds gathered by the harbourside who watch on in excited anticipation. Breathe in the aromas of fresh cooked fish, meats and other fine foods, which may prove too much to resists as you…

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July 2018

Wooden Boat Festival, Portland, Oregon

July 1, 2018
Willamette Sailing Club, 6336 SW Beaver Ave
Portland, OR 97239 United States
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Portland Wooden Boat Festival celebrates the final day of a Family Boat Build weekend, sponsored by RiversWest Small Craft Center, Oregon Maritime Museum and the Willamette Sailing Club. The event, which takes place on the banks of the Willamette River, will celebrate twelve families and teams, each building a Salt Water Bay skiff, with mentoring from expert wooden boat builders. Saturday the teams meet and receive their kits of supplies and commence building. Sunday they will launch their finished boats.…

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Wooden Canoe Heritage Association Annual Assembly

July 17, 2018 - July 22, 2018
Trent University, 1600 West Bank Dr., Peterborough, Ontario, Trent University, 1600 West Bank Dr.
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association Assembly is an annual event that brings together WCHA members from around the world. The 2018 Assembly features Bill Mason and Chestnut Canoes. Kid friendly event. Here are the 2018 Assembly programs and schedules. Registration will open April 23, 2018.

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Small Reach Regatta

July 25, 2018 - July 29, 2018
Brooklin, Maine 04616 Brooklin, ME 04616 United States + Google Map

The Small Reach Regatta is an annual gathering of rowing and sailing boats in Maine. The event is sponsored by the Traditional Small Craft Association, Down East Chapter. See more on SRR's Facebook page. Brooklin, Maine. Contact: Tom Jackson, tom@woodenboat.com

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40th Annual Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show

July 27, 2018 - July 29, 2018

Each summer during the last weekend in July, the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society invites wooden boaters from across the United States and Canada to gather at the north end of Skaneateles Lake for the annual Skaneateles Antique and Classic Boat Show. Skaneateles Lake is one of the eastern lakes of the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York and provides an elegant backdrop for this annual antique wooden boat show. Come enjoy the natural beauty of…

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Merry Mac Regatta—All Boats Welcome!

July 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Great Bay Yacht Club

Join Great Bay Yacht Club in Dover, New Hampshire for their sailing dinghy extravaganza celebrating Merry Macs, Oyster River Cats, Nutshell Prams, Dyer dhows, melonseeds, Shellbacks, Sunfish... and whatever else you'd like to bring to race in the same spirit. Festivities are at the Great Bay Yacht Club, boats launch from Hilton Point. See their website for more information.

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August 2018

41st Annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts

August 11, 2018

Come to the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan to view one of the largest antique boat shows in the nation. Restored boats dating back to the early 1900’s are registered and displayed in the water in this very unique show. This year Dodge Boats will be showcased. 10 am – 5 pm. Admission: $8.00 (12 yrs-adult) Children under 12 free. No dogs, alcohol or smoking allowed inside gates. Hessel Marina, Hessel, Michigan www.lciboatshow.com; lciboatshow@gmail.com Les Cheneaux Historical Association 906-484-2821

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28th Annual Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival

August 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Planning is well underway for the 28th Annual Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival. Whether you have participated in the past or are a potential new exhibitor, we would be thrilled to see you this coming August! The show will once again be held on the waterfront at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay (120 N. Madison Ave.). Space will be available for in-water displays, trailered boats and small craft. The grounds provide easy access and prominent…

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Sail Training Camp: Downeast Foxfire with Arista Holden

August 17, 2018 - August 26, 2018
Machiasport, Maine

Greenhorns is pleased to present our first sail training program: Starting at Liberty Hall in Machiasport, Maine and visiting islands, coves, and historic sites while immersing students in the wild coastal ecology of Downeast Maine, this 10-day course offers a birch bark crafting workshop, traditional seamanship training, and naturalist adventure. You will learn to row and sail aboard 18th-century Bantry Bay gigs.  For details and to enroll please talk to Arista@thegreenhorns.org, $450 for 10 days, scholarships available. Greenhorns, is a 10 year-old organization…

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Toledo Wooden Boat Show

August 18, 2018 - October 19, 2018

The Port of Toledo’s 14th annual Toledo Wooden Boat Show this August 18–19, 2018. Our annual boat show is a family-friendly, weekend event that celebrates the historic tradition of wooden boats. There are plenty of activities to enjoy — boat exhibits, vendors, live music, family boat building, kids’ boat building, and more. The Wooden Boat Show has grown each year, attracting exhibitors, vendors, and visitors from across the state, and beyond to enjoy the maritime activities along Toledo’s Waterfront. Come…

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Barefoot Raid 2018

August 20, 2018 - August 26, 2018
Strait of Georgia Strait of Georgia, BC Canada + Google Map

Small sailboat racing with friends: 7 days – 12 legs – 177 km The raid will feature: 7 days of racing 12 legs 110 mile course Jan Van Gent from The Arctic Circle will be our mothership Patagonia outdoor clothing as a sponsor supplying some great prizes for the racers! Eligibility requires: A boat no smaller than 12ft, or no larger than what can legally be transported on a highway. Complete application with deposit must be received no later than June…

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Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

August 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - August 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Vancouver, Canada, Granville Island
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Organized by the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society, the 31st annual Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival is scheduled for August 23-26, 2018. Held on Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver, B.C. , Canada, it is host to larger boats in the water and smaller boats on land. There are also commercial exhibitors, seminars and social events and entertainment. Bring the whole family as there are activities for children as well and it is Free to the public. With permission from WoodenBoat,…

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