So much of WoodenBoat magazine is focused on the development of skills that will help you enjoy your own wooden boat more. Videos can demonstrate these skills in a much clearer manner than print can.


  • The 31st annual Maine Windjammer Association Rendezvous at the WoodenBoat Waterfront.

  • 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. The gathering is a labor of love for WoodenBoat Senior Editor Tom Jackson, who returned from a small boat raid in Sweden wanting to have a similar event here in Maine. They’ve been at it for 11 years now.

  • Hydroplane racing, referred to in this video as “aquaplane” racing, in full effect.

    Northeast Historic Film has converted this film from its reel in their archives to this digital version.

  • A juried contest of films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits.

  • WoodenBoat School’s course, Elements of Sailing, is intended as basic instruction for those new to sailing.

  • At Bacardi Miami Sailing Week boatbuilder George Krewson built a shellback dinghy in just one week.

  • At the WoodenBoat School in June 2015, Nick Schade led a class in Fine Strip-Planked Boat Construction. In a week, he and his students built two of his designs; a Night Heron kayak and a Nymph canoe. We have captured their work with this time-lapse video of that class.

  • Each summer, the WoodenBoat School offers several classes in which students can build their own boat. In a week, students often get their hull built, and take it home to finish the interior as time permits. In June 2015, thirteen students built seven Annapolis Wherries from kits created by Chesapeake Light Craft in Annapolis, Maryland.

  • Anyone who has visited WoodenBoat in the summer knows how much fun it is. Things are a little quieter here in the winter.

  • WoodenBoat School’s “Blacksmithing for Boatbuilders” course gives students the skills needed to make or repair tools and hardware from forged steel. Instructor Doug Wilson has been a blacksmith and metal worker for over 40 years.