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.


  • 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.

  • The modern-day French frigate HERMIONE is a reconstruction of the ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to America in 1780 with news for General Washington that France was sending a fleet and troops to support the American war against the British.

  • In the summer of 2006, six boats gathered on Eggemoggin Reach for the first Small Reach Regatta. In 2015, 45 boats rowed and sailed the waters of Blue Hill Bay in the tenth Small Reach Regatta, enjoying three wonderful days on the water. The event has become the highlight of the summer for these people with camping, music, great food, and catching up with friends.

  • Steve White and Frank Hull, both of Brooklin Boat Yard, started the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta in 1985, imagining the race itself to be just one part of an opportunity for the owners and crews of these gorgeous wooden yachts to get together.