Calendar of Events Archives
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
Captain(N) Victor Suthren
Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0
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
Lighthouse Archaeology Maritime Program (LAMP)
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
81 Lighthouse Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32080
(W) 904-829-0745 x202
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
http://www.fbcmontreal.com/ for more information
9th Maritime Heritage Conference -- 15-19 September
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
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
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!
For more information, see the AWBF web site, or contact Rob McGuire,
Quiet Water Symposium -- Mar 7
For more information see www.quietwatersymposium.org/.
East Lansing, MI
Great Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival -- April 17-19
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 email@example.com.
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.
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!).
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;
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Gardner Small Craft Weekend -- June 6-7
The 2009 event has been announced by Peter Vermilya at the
Seaport. Details are still evolving as of March 4. For further information,
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!
- 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
- 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
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
- 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:
- 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.
- 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 -
- 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.
- 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.
ELF, SILENT MAID, and an H 28.
AFTERNOON: TSCA meeting in the rotundra or in an upstairs
1700: Pot Luck supper and sleep aboar
- June 21: Racing and sailing aboard TSCA boats on the
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,
WoodenBoat Show -- June 26-28
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. For further information, see
or call 800-273-7447.
Charleston Harborfest -- June 26-29
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 (email@example.com)
P.O. Box 33
Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0, Canada
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, see http://www.rowrace.com or call
Raid Finland -- August 2-7
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:
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,
or contact Simon Lebrun at 1.514.932.0880.
Information on Montreal is available in this brochure (2.3 MB
Wooden Boat Festival -- September 11-13
Port Townsend, WA
Sponsored by the Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat
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
For more information see the CBMM calendar