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Small Boat Events 2013

Washington's Birthday Regatta -- 23 February
The Barnacle Historic State Park, Coconut Grove, FL

Follow in thefootsteps of Commodore Ralph Munroe) yacht designer, Coconut Grove pioneer, and founder of the Biscayne Bqy Yacht Club. The Washington's Birthdqy Regatta originated at Munroe's boathouse in 1887. This fun race is open to all vessels of traditional design regardless of construction: mud hens, sea pearls, bullseyes, sharpies, Bahama dinghies, cat boats, sloops, gaff-rigs etc. Fiberglass boats are permitted. The Race will be organized in two classes with trophies for first, second and third place in each class. The Barnacle Handicap System will apply. This year's race will take place on Biscayne Bay just off shore of The Barnacle in Coconut Grove and is organized by The Barnacle Society, Inc. and The Barnacle Historic State Park.

To request an entry packet or additional information contact:
The Barnacle Historic State Park
3485 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, Fl 33133
305.442.6866


Maine Boatbuilders Show -- 15-17 March
Portland Company Complex, Portland, ME

A gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom boat builders on the East Coast. Also exhibiting numerous manufacturers of boating equipment. Sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and rowing boats with the builders there to discuss and sell their work.


Wooden Boat Expo and Seminar Series -- 5-6 April
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Antique Boat America is coordinating a Wooden Boat Expo and Seminar to be held in Kingston, Ontario, Canada on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario and will be co-hosted at the Maritime Museum and the Steam Pump Museums in Kingston. The Expo will bring together the most notable guest speakers in the wooden boat market today.

To register, or for further information, contact info@antiqueboatamerica.com or call 800-675-4089. Registration and further details may also be found by visiting www.woodenboatsymposium.com.


Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival -- 19-21 April
Sarasota Sailing Squadron
Sarasota, FL

The Annual Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival will be held at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron

Visit the website: http://fgctsca.weebly.com, for information and registration forms.


The Crystal River Boat Bash -- 27 April
Crystal River Preserve State Park, Crystal River, FL

This Bash will be a celebration of small craft, nautical heritage, and fun on the waters of the Nature Coast. Conditions in late April and early May are ideal in the area - temperatures, humidity, and winds are perfect for enjoying time on the water. From around the country, owners of small sailing, rowing and paddling craft -- classic and traditional and modern - will be offered the hospitality of Crystal River.


29th Annual Cedar Key Small Boat Meet -- 4-5 May
Cedar Key, FL

The 29th Cedar Key small boat meet will be Saturday and Sunday, May 4th & 5th, the first full weekend in May. It is completely informal. Tides and weather are still the organization. There are no planned events, signups, or fees.

Cedar Key is on the Gulf a hundred miles north of Tampa, a dozen miles south of the mouth of the Suwannee River. It’s an isolated cape of offshore islands separated from the mainland by miles of oyster flats and salt marsh. The great logs of the cedar forests went to pencil makers before & after the Civil War. During the War it was an active Confederate port & railhead. Now its sea and shallows attract fishermen & clam farmers, naturalists, artists & writers. There are no traffic lights, fast food, or golf courses.

All shallow draft boats are welcome: canoes & kayaks, catboats & catamarans; trimarans, rowboats & sailing dinghies; scows, sharpies & sampans; punts, pirogues, prams—& pirates’ yawlboats.

Over the last 28 years, weather has usually been mostly sunny, mid to upper 80s in the day, water temperature upper 70s. If it blows, even at lower tides, it’s splendid for rowers & paddlers. For sailing canoes, Cedar Key is sublime.

Wildlife observers note the complete food chain. The nutrients flowing out with the clean Suwannee mix with oxygenated water riffling through the cape’s islands & channels. Birds, bugs, fish, shellfish, turtles, alligators, marine mammals—all thrive.

For more info: Hugh Horton, 586/215.7060, huhorton@gmail.com.


Big Lagoon Messabout -- 17-19 May
Trinadad CA

ABig Lagoon Messabout '13 will take place Friday - Sunday May 17-19 at Big Lagoon County Park, Trinidad, CA. Just like the last five years we should have folks attending from all over northern California and Oregon.
Like most messabouts there is no formal schedule of events. The messabout hosts will be there by Thursday evening, and anyone is welcome to come hang out with us at the small group campsite. We will host a potluck dinner Friday and Saturday nights, and hope for some music and singing too. Weather permitting, we will motor, sail or row towards the north end of the lagoon Saturday morning for a picnic lunch, and plan to catch the prevailing north-west winds back to camp.
We will camp in the small group site at the County Park, near the restrooms and showers, and stake out a few of the other campsites along the shore. Since no reservations are allowed, not everyone may be able to camp at Big Lagoon Campground.
Messabout participant's boats can be pulled up on the clay beach on the north shore of the Big Lagoon County Park campground, or anchored out from the beach overnight. With prevailing afternoon winds from the north-west, the campground beach is a lee shore, but the swell never gets very large and winds die down in the evening.
Camping on boats is not officially permitted , but enforcement is unlikely for boats large enough to have porta-potties. We have seen larger boats anchored further north in the lagoon in the lee of the sandbar in the evening.
The lagoon waters are very protected (particularly near the sandbar) and quite suitable for children's swimming, floating and boating. Come on up and check out one of the California Coast's most spectacular locations!


Eastern (Mid-Atlantic) Messabout -- 31 May - June 2
Elk Neck State Park, MD

An informal gathering for people who want to "mess about" in boats, sailboats, powerboats, canoe & kayak; home-built or commercial. Nail & glue, stitch & glue or "traditional" The more the merrier!


Classic Boat Show and Small Craft Festival -- 22 June
South Haven, Michigan

The 32nd annual boat show at the Michigan Maritime Museum will be held afloat and on shore in conjunction with South Haven's HarborFest. Classic and traditional small craft - row, paddle, sail and motor - will be featured with demonstrations and speakers throughout the day as well as toy boat building for kids. For more information and registration forms contact the museum at 260 Dyckman Ave. (at the bridge) South Haven, Michigan 49090, Tel: 269 637 8078 or go to www.MichiganMaritimeMuseum.org. Questions to boat show coordinator, Sandy Bryson, at sbryson@msu.edu.


The John Gardner Small Craft Workshop -- 28 - 30 June
WoodenBoat Show
Mystic, CT

The John Gardner Small Craft Workshop will be hosted during the 22nd annual WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport. The workshop is jointly sponsored by the Traditional Small Craft Association (TSCA), Mystic Seaport, and WoodenBoat. Those participating are encouraged to share their boats - including peapods, whitehalls, sharpie skiffs, wood and canvas canoes, kayaks, performance rowing craft, dories, dinghies and tenders - with other registered boaters during this three-day celebration.

Boats from the Mystic Seaport Boathouse will be available at no charge for workshop participants to use. Demonstrations of skills that enhance the traditional small boat experience will be held daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Participants can stay onboard the Joseph Conrad on Friday and Saturday night. On Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. all workshop attendees are invited to join in a cruise to Mason's Island.

Attendees will be asked to help with the workshop by volunteering at the TSCA booth for a two-hour period and/or giving a demonstration of a skill such as sail rigging, sculling, boat building, or hardware making.

If you have a skill that you would like to demonstrate, download the registration form and either mail to Reservations, Mystic Seaport, PO Box 6000, Mystic, CT 06355 or fax to 860.572.5398.

For more information, please contact David Wyman at 207.326.9406.


Mount Storm Messabout -- July 26-28
Mount Storm, West Virginia

July and August is a time when often winds are low and folks suffer with heat and boredom in the Mid Atlantic and Appalachian region. So, thoughts run to the most wind favored place I know: the 1200 acre lake at Mount Storm, West Virginia.


Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding Sail In -- August 3
Port Hadlock WA

The Puget Sound Chapter of the TSCA is co-sponsoring a Sail-In. The four shops at the Boat School will be open for tours, as will the blacksmith and welding shops. An informal bar-be-que will be hosted by the School for students, staff and TSCA members and guests. In addition, there are plenty of good restaurants in the Port Hadlock and Chimacum area within a few minutes of the School, and several nearby coffee stands.

August is one of the best months to visit the Olympic Peninsula – come on over and join us, rain or shine!


Presque Isle Bay Messabout -- 9-10 August
Erie, PA

Join us at The Bayfront Maritime Center in Erie, Pennsylvania for a weekend celebration of antique, traditional, and contemporary hand crafted boats. BMC's Small Boat Festival includes two separate events: BMC's Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta on Saturday August 10th and the Presque Isle Bay Messabout, August 9th - 10th.

The Messabout is a weekend event featuring unique, hand crafted vessels. Boaters from around the United States and Canada will travel to Erie to spend the weekend sailing, paddling and motoring while competing in categories including: Traditional Design/Traditional Construction; Traditional Design/Contemporary Construction; Contemporary; Restoration; Paddling Craft traditional design; and Best in Show. There will be demonstrations, presentations, and a catered buffet dinner during the festival. Messabout participant registration - $60 before August 1st; $70 after August 1st.

For more about the Presque Isle Bay Messabout, the Cardboard Boat Regatta or for sponsorship information, visit www.bayfrontcenter.org, email info@bayfrontcenter.org or call 814-456-4077 .


Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show -- 17-18 August
Toledo, OR

The annual Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show is one of the premier small wooden boat shows in the Pacific Northwest. Wooden boats on exhibit from the region, long course and short course boat races, family/friend boatbuilding, kids toy boat building, sailboat rides, and more. Great music and food, vendors, something for everyone in a beautiful setting on the Yaquina River.


Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival -- 6-8 September
Port Townsend, WA

Port Townsend's Wooden Boat Festival is the most education-packed and inspiring wooden boat event in the world. Featuring more than 300 wooden vessels, dozens of indoor and outdoor presentations and demonstrations, a who's who of wooden boat experts and thousands of wooden boat enthusiasts, there's something to do, someone to meet, or a boat to board at every turn. Expanded a little each year, the festival honors its traditions while inviting energetic debate and demonstration about the latest innovations in boatbuilding, equipment, skills, and adventure.

For the most up to date info, 'Like' the Wooden Boat Foundation Facebook page, email us (Festival Directors Barb Trailer and Carrie Andrews: festival@woodenboat.org), or check in here at the website as we get closer and closer to the event!

Check out OffcenterHarbor.com's video from last year's show: http://www.offcenterharbor.com/wbf13/.


Michigan TSCA Messabout -- 21 September
Lansing Sailing Club
6039 E. Lake Dr Haslett, MI

The Michigan TSCA gathering is just around the corner. It will be held at the Lansing Sailing Club on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Please bring something to pass, re: salads, cole slaw, chips, desserts. So that we can estimate attendance for lunch, please RSVP to sbryson@msu.edu by Saturday, September 14, if you plan on attending. You are welcome at the last minute if your plans are indefinite.


Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival -- 4-6 October
St. Michaels, MD

St. Michaels is a historic small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and is a popular weekend destination with a number of interesting shops. Many MASCF participants camp at the museum on the grass and under the trees in tents, vans and small trailers (no hook-ups). There is also one motel and several inns and bed & breakfasts in St. Michaels. Numerous other accommodations are about 10 miles away in Easton. The closest major airports are Baltimore-Washington International (70 miles) and Reagan National (85 miles).

The Festival starts with local seafood sampling and music on Friday evening, and includes dinner under the big tent on Saturday evening followed by a speaker, a “jam session” for the musically inclined, and star-gazing (if the sky cooperates). Of course the museum buildings and exhibits are also open for exploring. MASCF is a true family event, with parents reporting that their children insist on returning every year. Participants range from toddlers to seniors. We look forward to seeing you both at MASCF and the TSCA Annual Meeting.

For more information see the CBMM calendar or call 410-745-2916.


Old Cty Maritime Festival -- 11-13 October
Independence Seaport Museum
Philadelphia, PA

Independence Seaport Museum will host its 2nd Annual Old City Seaport Festival, a weekend-long Festival with Tall Ships, small rowing and sailing craft, live music, crafts, vendors and activities along the Delaware River waterfront. Last year's festival started off with a Parade of Tall Ships Friday evening and ended with a raucous Pirate Battle of Tall Ships Sunday afternoon. The battleships New Jersey and Olympia also added the weight of their guns to the battle.

The Festival also features great food from some of Philly's food trucks and a beer garden area on the Museum's outdoor 2nd floor balcony to relax and enjoy some refreshments.

Come enjoy this unique festival at Penn's landing.


Small Boat Events 2012

Maine Boatbuilders Show -- 16-18 March
Portland Company Complex, Portland, ME

A gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom boat builders on the East Coast. Also exhibiting numerous manufacturers of boating equipment. Sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and rowing boats with the builders there to discuss and sell their work.


Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival -- 21-22 April
Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez
Cortez, FL

The Annual Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival at the Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez is fast approaching. For those who want to camp out, the F.I.S.H. The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage (check out their website: http://www.cortez-fish.org/) property, which does include the Florida Maritime Museum and the new Boatshop, is ideal for camping: cared for grounds with lots of room, outdoorsy showers available (wear flip-flops, Florida shoes), and lots of good food within walking distance.

Visit the website: http://fgctsca.weebly.com, for information and registration forms.


The Crystal River Boat Bash -- 28-29 April
Crystal River Preserve State Park, Crystal River, FL

This Bash will be a celebration of small craft, nautical heritage, and fun on the waters of the Nature Coast. Conditions in late April and early May are ideal in the area - temperatures, humidity, and winds are perfect for enjoying time on the water. From around the country, owners of small sailing, rowing and paddling craft -- classic and traditional and modern - will be offered the hospitality of Crystal River.


28th Annual Cedar Key Small Boat Meet -- 5-6 May
Cedar Key, FL

The Cedar Key small boat meet will be Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, 2012. It is completely informal. Tides and weather are still the only organization. There are no planned events, signups, or fees.

For more info: Hugh Horton, 586/215.7060, huhorton@gmail.com.


Eastern (Mid-Atlantic) Messabout -- June 1-3
Elk Neck State Park, MD

An informal gathering for people who want to "mess about" in boats, sailboats, powerboats, canoe & kayak; home-built or commercial. Nail & glue, stitch & glue or "traditional" The more the merrier!


Classic Boat Show and Small Craft Festival -- June 16
South Haven, Michigan

The 31st annual boat show at the Michigan Maritime Museum will be held afloat and on shore. The museum's TSCA chapter sponsors this event and welcomes members from other chapters to participate. Classic and traditional small craft - row, paddle, sail and motor - will be featured with demonstrations and speakers throughout the day as well as toy boat building for kids.

For more information and registration forms contact the museum at:

260 Dyckman Ave.
South Haven, Michigan 49090
Tel: 269 637 8078
www.MichiganMaritimeMuseum.org.

Willard Hanmer Guideboat Race -- July 1
Saranac Lake, New York

Organizers Planning for Largest Gathering of Adirondack Guideboats Ever
Sunday July 1, 2012 will mark the 50th annual Willard Hanmer Guideboat Race comemerating Willard Hanmer the preeminent Guide Boat builder of his era. The race has been celebrated every year since 1962 on the Sunday closest to the 4th of July. This year, to celebrate the craftsmanship of this uniquely Adirondack craft, the organizers are planning a display of over 50 guideboats in a guideboat parade on Lake Flower prior to the race. The guideboat parade will be open to anyone wishing to display their guideboat. Natalie Bombard Corl Leduc, a participant in the inaugural race invites all past participants of the race to row in the parade. For those wishing to display their guideboats or participate in the guideboat parade contact: 50thhanmer@gmail.com

Following the parade will be guideboat, canoe and kayak races. This year the one-person guideboat race will follow the traditional route on Lake Flower, carry around the dam and down the Saranac River to the Fish and Game Club where there will be food, refreshments ands festivities for the whole family. Canoes and kayaks will be following the one person guideboat course, also going down the river. For those wishing to race in either the guideboat, recreational canoe or kayak classes contact: 50thhanmer@gmail.com.


Mount Storm Messabout -- July 28-29
Mount Storm, West Virginia

July and August is a time when often winds are low and folks suffer with heat and boredom in the Mid Atlantic and Appalachian region. So, thoughts run to the most wind favored place I know: the 1200 acre lake at Mount Storm, West Virginia.


Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding Sail In -- August 4
Port Hadlock WA

The Puget Sound Chapter of the TSCA is co-sponsoring a Sail-In. The four shops at the Boat School will be open for tours, as will the blacksmith and welding shops. An informal bar-be-que will be hosted by the School for students, staff and TSCA members and guests. In addition, there are plenty of good restaurants in the Port Hadlock and Chimacum area within a few minutes of the School, and several nearby coffee stands.

August is one of the best months to visit the Olympic Peninsula – come on over and join us, rain or shine!


Presque Isle Bay Messabout -- 17-19 August
Erie, PA

The Bayfront Maritime Center in Erie, PA will be hosting the inaugural Presque Isle Bay Messabout as part of Erie's first Small Boat Festival, a weekend celebration of antique, traditional, and contemporary hand crafted boats. BMC's Small Boat Festival includes two separate events: BMC's 3rd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta on Saturday August 18th and the inaugural Presque Isle Bay Messabout, August 17th - 19th.

The inaugural Presque Isle Bay Messabout is a weekend long event featuring unique, hand crafted vessels. Boaters from around the United States and Canada will travel to Erie to spend the weekend sailing, paddling and motoring while competing in categories including: Traditional Design/Traditional Construction; Traditional Design/Contemporary Construction; Contemporary; Restoration; Paddling Craft traditional design; and Best in Show. There will be demonstrations, presentations, and a catered buffet dinner during the festival. TSCA participants may camp overnight Sunday on Presque Isle State Park. Messabout participant registration - $65 before July 15th.

Celebrate Erie is the same weekend with music, food, and family attractions 4 blocks (or free trolley ride) away.

For more about the Cardboard Regatta or the Presque Isle Bay Messabout and sponsorship information, visit www.bayfrontcenter.org, email info@bayfrontcenter.org or call 814-456-4077.


Festival du Bateau Classique de Montreal -- 17-19 August
Montreal, Quays of the Old Port

"Vintage boating comes to life in the Old Port with the Montreal Classic Boat Festival."

The Festival will bring together boats of various groups of age which generally vary in size from of a few meters to twenty meters or more. It is too often difficult to see these treasures and this is the opportunity to present them in a great historical maritime environment. Visitors will be able to touch, feel and hear these wonders.

Contact:

Simon Lebrun
Tel: 514-932-0880
info@fbcmontreal.com


Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show -- 18-19 August
Toledo, OR

The annual Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show is one of the premier small wooden boat shows in the Pacific Northwest. Wooden boats on exhibit from the region, long course and short course boat races, family/friend boatbuilding, kids toy boat building, sailboat rides, and more. Great music and food, vendors, something for everyone in a beautiful setting on the Yaquina River.


Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival -- 5-7 October
St. Michaels, MD

St. Michaels is a historic small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and is a popular weekend destination with a number of interesting shops. Many MASCF participants camp at the museum on the grass and under the trees in tents, vans and small trailers (no hook-ups). There is also one motel and several inns and bed & breakfasts in St. Michaels. Numerous other accommodations are about 10 miles away in Easton. The closest major airports are Baltimore-Washington International (70 miles) and Reagan National (85 miles).

The Festival starts with local seafood sampling and music on Friday evening, and includes dinner under the big tent on Saturday evening followed by a speaker, a “jam session” for the musically inclined, and star-gazing (if the sky cooperates). Of course the museum buildings and exhibits are also open for exploring. MASCF is a true family event, with parents reporting that their children insist on returning every year. Participants range from toddlers to seniors. We look forward to seeing you both at MASCF and the TSCA Annual Meeting.

For more information see the CBMM calendar or contact:


Small Boat Events 2011

Australian Wooden Boat Festival -- 11-14 February
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

The Australian Wooden Boat Festival has blossomed into one of the top maritime events in the world. The Festival celebrates the strong maritime links Australia has with the sea, its early history and its current expertise in boat building. Staged on Hobart’s historic Sullivan’s Cove waterfront docks, the scene is alive with maritime activity including an enormous collection of wooden boats of all descriptions, a big display of model boats, many permanent and temporary food outlets with an emphasis on fresh Tasmanian seafood, nautical skill demonstrations, live music and theatre, boat handling demonstrations, trade exhibitions, community groups and much more.

For more information on how you can be involved with one of the world’s leading maritime festivals – as an exhibitor, commercial participant, sponsor – please contact the Festival office:
Office:
office@australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au
Postal address: GPO Box 713, Hobart, Tas. 7001, Australia


TSCA 2011 National Meeting -- 16 April
Great Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival
Cortez, FL


6th Great Florida Small Craft Fest -- 15-17 April
Cortez, FL

The Warmest Boat Festival of the new year, both in temperature and spirit.

We are affiliated with the Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez, Florida Institute of Saltwater Heritage (F.I.S.H.), and Manatee County, FL We are located on the sunny shores of Southwest Florida on Sarasota Bay just west of Bradenton where soft southern breezes will give your boat a gentle ride.

Visit the website: http://fgctsca.weebly.com, for information and registration forms.


The Crystal River Boat Bash -- 30 April - 1 May
Crystal River Preserve State Park, Crystal River, FL

The Crystal River Boat Bash is a celebration of small craft, nautical heritage, and fun on the waters of the Nature Coast. Conditions in late April and early May are ideal in the area - temperatures, humidity, and winds are perfect for enjoying time on the water. From around the country, owners of small sailing, rowing and paddling craft -- classic and traditional and modern - will be offered the hospitality of Crystal River.

Crystal River Boat Bash


28th Annual Cedar Key Small Boat Meet -- 6-7 May
Cedar Key, FL

The 28th Cedar Key small boat meet will be Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, 2011. It is completely informal. Tides and weather are still the only organization. There are no planned events, signups, or fees.

For more info: Hugh Horton, 586/215.7060, huhorton@gmail.com.


Eastern (Mid-Atlantic) Messabout -- June 3-5, 2011
Elk Neck State Park, MD

An informal gathering for people who want to "mess about" in boats, sailboats, powerboats, canoe & kayak; home-built or commercial. Nail & glue, stitch & glue or "traditional" The more the merrier!
Here's the Yahoo Group link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EasternMessabout/


The Sir James Lucas Yeo Cup -- June 10-12, 2011
Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

A competition based on historical accuracy, seamanship, and performance around a buoyed course for replica open sailing and pulling boats of the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Prerequisites for entry are historically accurate dress and equipment of the War of 1812 period or earlier.

Details may be obtained from:
Victor Suthren, Event Organizer, 2011 School of the Sailor/Yeo Cup Competition, at
suthren@magma.ca or (613) 269-3609.


Classic Boat Show and Small Craft Festival -- June 18
South Haven, Michigan

The 30th annual boat show at the Michigan Maritime Museum will be held afloat and on shore in conjunction with South Haven's HarborFest. The museum's TSCA chapter sponsors this event and welcomes members from other chapters to participate. Classic and traditional small craft - row, paddle, sail and motor - will be featured with demonstrations and speakers throughout the day as well as toy boat building for kids. The museum's new river launch will also be dedicated during the show.

For more information and registration forms contact the museum at:

260 Dyckman Ave.
South Haven, Michigan 49090
Tel: 269 637 8078
or go to www.MichiganMaritimeMuseum.org.

Mount Storm Messabout 2011 -- July 30
Mount Storm, West Virginia

July and August is a time when often winds are low and folks suffer with heat and boredom in the Mid Atlantic and Appalachian region. So, thoughts run to the most wind favored place I know: the 1200 acre lake at Mount Storm, West Virginia.

http://sites.google.com/site/mountstormwindmilljoust/.

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding Sail In -- August 6
Port Hadlock WA

JThe Puget Sound Chapter of the TSCA is co-sponsoring a Sail-In to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Northwest School of Wooden boatbuilding Saturday, August 6th, 2011.

See http://www.tsca.net/puget/messabouts/boat_school_messabout.html for more information.


Festival du Bateau Classique de Montreal -- 19-21 August
Montreal, Quays of the Old Port

"Vintage boating comes to life in the Old Port with the 2010 Montreal Classic Boat Festival."

The Festival will bring together boats of various groups of age which generally vary in size from of a few meters to twenty meters or more. It is too often difficult to see these treasures and this is the opportunity to present them in a great historical maritime environment. Visitors will be able to touch, feel and hear these wonders.

Contact:

Simon Lebrun
Tel: 514-932-0880
info@fbcmontreal.com
http://www.fbcmontreal.com/ for more information


Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival -- 30 September - 2 October
St. Michaels, MD

St. Michaels is a historic small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and is a popular weekend destination with a number of interesting shops. Many MASCF participants camp at the museum on the grass and under the trees in tents, vans and small trailers (no hook-ups). There is also one motel and several inns and bed & breakfasts in St. Michaels. Numerous other accommodations are about 10 miles away in Easton. The closest major airports are Baltimore-Washington International (70 miles) and Reagan National (85 miles).

The Festival starts with local seafood sampling and music on Friday evening, and includes dinner under the big tent on Saturday evening followed by a speaker, a “jam session” for the musically inclined, and star-gazing (if the sky cooperates). Of course the museum buildings and exhibits are also open for exploring. MASCF is a true family event, with parents reporting that their children insist on returning every year. Participants range from toddlers to seniors. We look forward to seeing you both at MASCF and the TSCA Annual Meeting.

For more information see the CBMM calendar or contact:


ISM Wooden Boat Festival -- 8 - 9 October
Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Details to follow.

http://www.phillyseaport.org for more information


Georgetown Wooden Boat Show -- 15 October
Georgetown, SC

The 22nd Annual Wooden Boat Show will feature wooden boat exhibits, a boatbuilding competition, kid's model boatbuilding, boat raffles, maritime arts & crafts, food and music. These events will take place on the waterfront and in Historic Downtown Georgetown. Money raised through sales and donations will help fund the development of the Harbor Historical Association's maritime museum.

Featuring One of the Nation's Premier Wooden Boat Exhibits
An estimated 100 classic wooden boats will be displayed in the water, along the boardwalk and on Front street. Vessels ranging in size from kayaks to yachts, will be exhibited in eleven categories: row, canoe, kayak, surfboard, sail, inboard power, outboard power, classic sail -built prior to 1960, classic power -built prior to 1960, owner designed and built, and century class-100 years or older. Visitors will be able to meet and talk to wooden boat craftsmen,manufacturers and owners. Maritime arts, crafts and models will also be on display.

http://www.woodenboatshow.com/ for more information


Small Boat Events 2010

The Yeo Cup -- TBA 2010
Kingston, ON, Canada

A serious, Outward Bound-level weekend passagemaking competition in midsummer for traditional open boats of the 1812 era under oar and sail, in competition for the Sir James Lucas Yeo Cup, a Purse of $500.00, and drinking tankards for all participating boat crew members.

For more information download the 32 KB PDF or contact

Captain(N) Victor Suthren
Box 668
Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0
Canada
e-mail: suthren@magma.ca


Lighthouse Festival Boat Show -- 20 March
St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, St Augustine, Florida

We are putting together a boat show component of the Lighthouse Festival this year, to be held at the lighthouse. Boats will be displayed in and out of the water and will include historic fishing craft, sailboats, traditional wooden sail tenders and a special visit by St. Augustines only square rigger, Norna

For more information contact:

Brendan Burke, MA
Archaeologist/Logistics Coordinator
Lighthouse Archaeology Maritime Program (LAMP)
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
81 Lighthouse Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32080
(W) 904-829-0745 x202
(C) 904-838-8813
BBurke@staugustinelighthouse.com

Event Flyer
Registration Form
www.staugustinelighthouse.org


The Crystal River Boat Bash -- 23-25 April
Crystal River Preserve State Park, Crystal River, FL

The Crystal River Boat Bash is a celebration of small craft, nautical heritage, and fun on the waters of the Nature Coast. Conditions in late April and early May are ideal in the area - temperatures, humidity, and winds are perfect for enjoying time on the water. From around the country, owners of small sailing, rowing and paddling craft -- classic and traditional and modern - will be offered the hospitality of Crystal River.

Crystal River Boat Bash


Traditional Small Craft Association Annual Meeting -- 19 June
Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven, Michigan

The annual meeting of the Traditional Small Craft Association will be held this year at the Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven, Michigan on June 19th. It will be held in conjunction with the museum's 29th annual Classic Boat Show and Small Craft Festival. Held in conjunction with South Haven's Harborfest, this event is being produced again this year by the Michigan Maritime Museum Chapter of TSCA.


Mount Storm Windmill Joust Messabout -- 31 July
Mount Storm, West Virginia

Puddle Duck Race

http://sites.google.com/site/mountstormwindmilljoust/ for more information


Festival du Bateau Classique de Montreal -- 20-22 August
Montreal, Quays of the Old Port

"Vintage boating comes to life in the Old Port with the 2010 Montreal Classic Boat Festival."

The Festival will bring together boats of various groups of age which generally vary in size from of a few meters to twenty meters or more. It is too often difficult to see these treasures and this is the opportunity to present them in a great historical maritime environment. Visitors will be able to touch, feel and hear these wonders.

Contact:

Simon Lebrun
Tel: 514-932-0880
info@fbcmontreal.com
http://www.fbcmontreal.com/ for more information


9th Maritime Heritage Conference -- 15-19 September
Baltimore, MD

Held every three years, this conference has grown in size and stature and brings together individuals from the numerous naval, military, and maritime history, education and preservation communities to share information and exchange ideas about issues affecting the broader community, and have a great time while doing so!

http://www.seahistory.org/html/9mhc.htm for more information


28th Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival -- 2 October
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD

One of the nation’s premier small craft events! Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their skiffs, kayaks, and canoes. Take part in demonstrations and workshops, or simply chat with the owners and watch these one-of-a-kind vessels race.

http://www.cbmm.org/wh_calendar.html for more information


Wooden Boat Festival -- 9 October
Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Details to follow.

http://www.phillyseaport.org for more information


Museum Small Craft Association -- 24-28 October
Seattle, WA

Four days of activities are planned, which have been described as the best way to find out what's happening with traditional small craft. Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the Boathouse at The Center for Wooden Boats on Lake Union. Field trips are planned on Monday and Thursday to a number of the organizations around Puget Sound.

If you can't make all four days please join us for a shorter time. Now it's time for some action on your part. Registration is requested by October 15 if possible. Click here for the event registration form.

http://www.museumsmallcraft.org/events.html for more information.


International Small Boat Events 2009

Australian Wooden Boat Festival -- February 6-9
Hobart, Tasmania

Celebrating our nation’s rich maritime culture and heritage, the Australian Wooden Boat Festival has established a reputation as one of the world’s best maritime festivals. Held every 2 years on Hobart’s historic waterfront, the Festival celebrates maritime craft, art and heritage through four unforgettable days of colour, action, music, theatre, flavours and fun. (My wife & I attended in 2005. It is indeed worth the trip! -Ed.)

For more information, see the AWBF web site, or contact Rob McGuire, Festival Director


Quiet Water Symposium -- Mar 7
East Lansing, MI

For more information see www.quietwatersymposium.org/.


Great Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival -- April 17-19
Sarasota Bay

For more information see www.fgcscf.org or contact Roger Allen at 941-708-6121 or Roger.Allen@ManateeClerk.com.


Depoe Bay Wooden Boat Show -- Apr. 18-19
Depoe Bay, Oregon

For more information see www.boat-links.com/DepoeBay.


Apalachicola Bay Antique & Classic Boat Show -- April 25

Open to antique boats & classic examples of traditional wooden vessels, fiberglass classics, and antique outboard motors. For more information, see www.apalachicolabay.org or contact the Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce at 850-653-9419 or anita@apalachicolabay.org.


Cedar Key Small Boat Meet -- May 2-3
Cedar Key, FL

This informal and unsanctioned meet is open to all small sail and paddle boats including but not limited to sharpies, multi-hulls, canoes and kayaks. A weekend of fun on the water, it brings meaning to the expression "messing around in boats." Open to anyone, with no fees. For more information call Hugh Horton at 810-468-6456 or Mac McCarthy at 941-355-6736, or see www.cedarkey.org or the West Coast Trailer Sailing Squadron web site.


Netherlands Raids:
    Radboud Raid -- May 16-17, Grou
    Dorestad Raid -- Sep 9-13

The Radboud Raid was established in 2007, and is run around the Frysian town of Grou. The €30 entrance fee includes the raid, barbeque, and drinks; kids are welcome, and half price under age 12 (no booze for them!).

The Dutch Foundation for Natural Sailing founded the Dorestad Raid in 2005. This year's raid will be between Amsterdam and Leiden.

Some more information is available in English at tallship.typepad.com; or contact:
    Arend Lambrechtsen,  +31(0)6.5051.0272
    Hans Vandersmissen, +31(0)6.5247.1496 or
    Jack van den Berg,      +31(0)6.2049.0358.


Sail Caledonia: Coast to Coast across Scotland -- May 23-30

Sail Caledonia - the Scottish Raid - is open to anyone with a competitive spirit of adventure and a desire to have a good time in small boats.

The event is a Raid or competitive expedition and moving festival for small sail and oars boats. Set in the Highlands of Scotland amidst the spectacular scenery of the Great Glen, this is one not to be missed.

To take part, see www.sailcaledonia.org or contact Martin Balcombe, +44 (0)1397 772 167 or info@sailcaledonia.org.


John Gardner Small Craft Weekend -- June 6-7
Mystic, CT

The 2009 event has been announced by Peter Vermilya at the Seaport. Details are still evolving as of March 4. For further information, see www.mysticseaport.org.

APRIL 29 UPDATE

An update for Mystic Seaport Small Craft Workshop Participants:

Please share this information with others who might be interested in participating, or who can help to get the word out!

Launching instructions:

  • Saturday Morning Launching:
  • Please plan on bringing in your boat to launch between 7am and 10am on Saturday June 6.
  • Drive in to the Store Lot near the main entrance to the Museum. Volunteers will be on hand to direct you through the Store Gate to the Shipyard Work Floats.
  • Some volunteers will be available to help you launch your boats in the Shipyard. Participants, please plan on helping each other as well. We will have limited volunteer help. This will be the only area at the Museum for launching.

Saturday Evening Launching or Haul Out:

  • From 4pm to 6pm drive in through the Store Gate to launch or haul out your vessels at the Shipyard Work Floats. Please exit through the Shipyard Gate.
  • Volunteers will be on hand to assist at the Gates, and at the floats. Again, please plan on helping each other as well.

Sunday Afternoon Haul Out:

Registrations:

  • To date, we only have one registrant for the event.
  • We ask that you please register in advance so we can properly plan.
  • Registration information can be found on our website at www.mysticseaport.org/smallcraftworkshop.
  • Please check in at the Boathouse upon arrival. Additional floats will be set up there for you to gather with your boats.

Programs:

  • The Boathouse will be open for you to row or sail our boats.
  • Mark Starr will be measuring a boat using Electronic Digital Measuring.
  • Ben Fuller will give a presentation.
  • The Watercraft Collection Hall will be open on Saturday from 3:30 - 5:30.
  • All participants are welcome to contribute to the program.

Please Note: There will be a wedding taking place in the Boat Shed on Saturday Evening. All participants and gear must be out of the Shed by 3pm to allow for set up.

Sunday Morning Row:

  • We are working on getting permission to use the beach at Mason's Island for a mid-row gathering, as in years past.
  • However, the Sunday Morning Row should be organized by participants. If desired, you will need to provide your own food and beverages.
  • Mystic Seaport will not be organizing the row.

Conrad Overnights:

  • Bunks are available on the Joseph Conrad on Friday and Saturday nights for a fee. Please sign up on the registration form.
  • No arrangements have been made with local campgrounds.

For more information, contact Shannon McKenzie at Shannon.McKenzie@MysticSeaport.org or by phone 860-572-5341.


Philadelphia Wooden Boat Festival and the TSCA annual meeting -- June 20-21
Penn's Landing, Philadelphia

The TSCA 2009 Annual Meeting has been scheduled to coincide with this event which is sponsored by Independence Seaport Museum.

Latest Update, April 10:

  • June 20
        0800:
    Volunteers arrive at ISM and launch boats. 5 museum small boats are launched and ready for use.
        1200: Launch to shuttle crew groups back and forth between museum and boats on the river.
                    Participants are ELF, SILENT MAID, and an H 28.
        AFTERNOON: TSCA meeting in the rotundra or in an upstairs classroom.
        1700: Pot Luck supper and sleep aboar JUPITER.
  • June 21: Racing and sailing aboard TSCA boats on the Delaware.

Clearwater Festival (Great Hudson River Revival) -- June 20-21
Croton Point Park, Westchester County, NY

Working Waterfront and Messabout sponsored by Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.

For more information contact Stan Dickstein, 845-462-3113; Eric Russell, 917-446-5414; or Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, 845-454-7673.


WoodenBoat Show -- June 26-28
Mystic, CT

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. For further information, see www.thewoodenboatshow.com, e-mail michele@woodenboat.com, or call 800-273-7447.


Charleston Harborfest -- June 26-29
Charleston, SC

For further information, see www.charlestonharborfest.org or call 843-722-1030.


Shipyard School Raid -- Jul 11-18
Silva Bay, BC to Desolation Sound

The Raid brings traditional small boats and their crews from all over the world to race for seven days through the Gulf Islands, the San Juan Islands, and across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a course of 145 km.

The Shipyard School Raid is modeled after the Great Glen Raid in Scotland, Raid Finland, the Loire River Raid, and predecessors in Portugal and Sweden. Like them, the Shipyard School Raid promotes adventure and sportsmanship in small traditional sail and rowing craft.

For further information, see www.shipyardraid.ca or contact Tad Roberts (tadroberts@shaw.ca)
P.O. Box 33
Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0, Canada
+1.250.247.9315


Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival -- July 4-5
Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle, WA

For further information, see www.cwb.org.


New Jersey State Rowing Championships -- July 7
Toms River Yacht Club

For further information, contact njrowrace@comcast.net, see http://www.rowrace.com or call 732-785-0665.


Raid Finland -- August 2-7
Hanko Archipelago

Raid Finland is a yearly, week-long distance adventure race for 14-25 ft, traditional and classic open craft, powered by sail and oar.

For further information, see www.raidfinland.com or contact:

Johan Fransson
+358-40-7183757
Home +358-9-5864305
johan.fransson@pp.inet.fi


Montreal Classic Boat Festival / Festival du Bateau Classique de Montreal -- August 21-23
Montreal, QC, Canada

Adult and youth activities on the quays of the old port.

For further information, download the info sheet, visit www.fbcmontreal.com/, or contact Simon Lebrun at 1.514.932.0880.

Information on Montreal is available in this brochure (2.3 MB PDF).


Wooden Boat Festival -- September 11-13
Port Townsend, WA

Sponsored by the Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation

For further information, visit www.woodenboat.org.

Information on Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula is available at www.EnjoyPT.com


Antique & Classic Boat Society Rendezvous in Muskoka -- Sep 20-26
Gravenhurst, ON, Canada

Chapter Roundtable and Annual General Meeting Thursday, Sep 24.

For more information see www.acbs.org.


Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival -- October 2-4
St. Michaels, MD

St. Michaels is a historic small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and is a popular weekend destination with a number of interesting shops. Many MASCF participants camp at the museum on the grass and under the trees in tents, vans and small trailers (no hook-ups). There is also one motel and several inns and bed & breakfasts in St. Michaels. Numerous other accommodations are about 10 miles away in Easton. The closest major airports are Baltimore-Washington International (70 miles) and Reagan National (85 miles).

The Festival starts with local seafood sampling and music on Friday evening, and includes dinner under the big tent on Saturday evening followed by a speaker, a “jam session” for the musically inclined, and star-gazing (if the sky cooperates). Of course the museum buildings and exhibits are also open for exploring. MASCF is a true family event, with parents reporting that their children insist on returning every year. Participants range from toddlers to seniors. We look forward to seeing you both at MASCF and the TSCA Annual Meeting.

For more information see the CBMM calendar or contact:

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