Racing with Copepods, An Evening with Filmmaker Barbara McVeigh

The magic of a wooden boat — that’s the back story of Racing with Copepods. Film Producer Barbara McVeigh screens her short ocean documentary, filmed right here on San Francisco Bay, featuring Dr. Sylvia Earle and narrated by Kimball Livingston.

Dr. Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, will join the post film conservation to share information about The Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES) and why it’s imperative to address ocean issues today.

Magic Bear will be at the docks to inspire all!


Builder Name: 
Frank Kahr
Designer Name: 
John Lockwood, Pygmy Boats
Home Port: 
Chatham, MA

Workstar 17

Rob Humphries Yacht Design/Working Boats UK Ltd
Skill Level to Build: 

The Workstar 17, as Explorer, Fisherman and Rescue models.

Designed using the Prefix System™ by Rob Humphries and Working Boats UK Ltd (the predecessor of Pacific Workboats cc), the Workstar 17 is built from a kit of profiled 1/2″ (12mm...

Weekend at the BoatShop Featuring The Old Yellers

With excellent original songwriting, old school country charm, rock and roll roots and well crafted ballads, their edgy style, transcendent harmonies and rollicking roadhouse twang and holler has compelled fans from Portland, Oregon to Dublin, Ireland to raise their glasses in triumph, open their hearts in connection and laugh out loud in joyous revelry. Groove with The Old Yellers at the BoatShop as they play Americana music fusing Appalachian folk and traditional outlaw country. 

Weekend at the BoatShop Featuring Daniel Evans

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 powered race, and currently the largest cash prize for a race of its kind. 

Tales at the BoatShop

What would it have been like if you worked on your Dad’s fishing boat 100 years ago? Where would you fish? How long would you be gone? What would you eat? Where would you sleep? What would you do when you weren’t fishing? What would the boat be like? Families with children ages five and older will enjoy a maritime-themed multimedia event about early commercial fishing and the Gig Harbor families
who pioneered the industry. Bring your questions!
1 PM
Sunday, May 20th
Children ages 5 and up
No charge!