Wooden Boat Festival, Portland, Oregon

Salt Water Bay Skiff
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Now in its fifth year, the Portland Wooden Boat Festival celebrates the final day of a Family Boat Build weekend, sponsored by RiversWest Small Craft Center and the Willamette Sailing Club. The event, which takes place on the banks of the Willamette River, will celebrate a dozen families and teams, each building a Salt Water Bay skiff, with mentoring from expert wooden boat builders. Saturday morning the teams receive their kits of supplies and commence building. Sunday afternoon they will launch their finished boats.

On Sunday the festival includes a display of wooden boats from local boat builders and owners. Space is available on the grounds for canoes, kayaks and boats on trailers, as well as dock space for larger vessels. There is no charge to display a boat, but you must be registered before the event. To enter your boat, send email to johnwhitehouse1@msn.com, using the subject line WBF 2015 Boat Registration.

In addition to the boat displays, the Wooden Boat Festival offers free sailboat rides and the use of paddleboards and other small craft, plus live music, food, toy boat building for youngsters, and a beer garden.

Entry is free; guests are asked to park in metered spaces next door at Willamette Park.

11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Willamette Sailing Club, 6336 S.W. Beaver Ave, Portland, OR 97239.

To register your boat for display email johnwhitehouse1@msn.com, using the subject line WBF 2015 Boat Registration

To take part in the Family Boat Build, email: office@willamettesailingclub.com
See also www.willamettesailingclub.com/wooden-boat-festival/