Canadian Winner of World’s Best Teacher Promotes Kayaking With $1M Prize

Maggie MacDonnell, a teacher in Salluit, Canada, who recently won a $1 million prize for her contributions to education, and, in particular, to the Inuit community there, is channeling that fortune into connecting the rest of the world with kayaking and other aspects of Inuit culture.

Sydney Flying Squadron to Visit Annapolis, MD

The Squadron is shipping their own fleet of historical 18-foot skiffs from Australia to Annapolis specifically for this event. They will also race their boats in the 8th Annual Classic Wooden Sailboat Rendezvous & Race on September 16-17.

Trailerable Boats to the Rescue After Harvey

A Facebook user riding down the Highway 90 the other day took this video of a long line of small boats being trailered into Houston to help with rescue efforts.

Spokane Middle Schoolers from Marshall Islands Build for Summer Program

Building a Marshallese-style canoe during a summer program connected students with better English skills and with their own seafaring culture.

ICYMI: Ashley Book of Knots in Public Domain

Someone digitized the whole darn thing, and you can now access it everywhere. Have you used the Ashley Book of Knots to complete projects aboard, add a Bristol touch to your boat, or to learn the basics?

The British Library’s Copyright Free Images

Behold: The British Library’s collection of Ships & Boats, copyright free on Flickr. Among the fully rigged ships you’ll find great examples of vernacular small boats in use, with snippets of text around them that give clues about the action in the scenes.

A New Balmain Bug

We here at Small Boats Monthly love small, but here’s another level of wee. The Balmain Bug is a traditional Australian workboat type that was eventually used as a one-design racer, then inspired modern one-design racing skiffs.

2017 Small Reach Regatta a Success

What a turnout and what a variety of boats this year at the Traditional Small Craft Association‘s Small Reach Regatta, held in Brooklin, Maine. They’ve been at it for 11 years now.

Rocking the Boat, Rocking Manhattan

Registration is open for rowing teams to support Rocking the Boat at their Rocking Manhattan event. The 30-mile circumnavigation, planned for Saturday, September 23, is a fundraiser, and their goal is to ultimately raise $300,000 for their programs.

Nisqually Tribal Canoe Journey 2017

Paddlers will travel to many stops, making a demonstration of indigenous sovereignty, and it’s a spiritual journey for those involved.

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