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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta | Purchase Tickets

 
This event will feature unique live and silent auction items, as well as first-class wardroom cuisine and imbibements. Tickets are $85 per person. You’ll not want to miss this opportunity to meet with and trade sea stories with fellow seafarers. Proceeds will benefit the Museum. Call 843-520-0111 for tickets.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016    11 am – 6 pm

27th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – Free Admission

Wooden Boat Exhibit | More Info

Over 140 classic wooden boats ranging in size from kayaks to yachts will be displayed in the water and on Front street. Visitors will be able to meet and talk to wooden boat craftsmen, manufacturers, and owners. Maritime art, crafts, models and educational exhibits will also be on display.

 


Boatbuilding Competition 12 – 4 pm, Rowing Race at 5 pm | More Info  

A special attraction will be the Wooden Boat Challenge when teams of two race to build a rowing skiff within a 4-hour time limit and then test their boats for seaworthiness in a rowing relay on the Sampit River.The teams will be judged on construction speed, quality of work, and rowing speed. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners.

 


Sponsor Hospitality Tent | More Info 11 am – 6 pm

One of the perks of being a 27th annual Wooden Boat Show sponsor is the hospitality tent with food, refreshments and big screen TV’s.


The Ship’s Store:  Poster signing and T-shirts

Wooden Boat Show featured artist Judy Maring will be on hand to sign 2016 posters.  Posters and T-shirts featuring Maring’s painting of the steamboat Governor Safford will be available for sale.


Kid’s Activities: Model Boatbuilding and Knot tying

Children can try their hand at building a boat model and then test sail it in a pond on Front Street. Dan “the Knot Man” will demonstrate knot tying for children and adults. Visitors will have an opportunity to test their knot tying skills in the “Six Knot Challenge.” Dan is a member of the Spirit Knot Tyers and former president of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.

Gig Rows with the New Charleston Mosquito Fleet

Take a turn at the oars with the New Charleston Mosquito Fleet. Gig rows begin at 12 noon and will continue until 4 pm from the floating docks at Francis Marion Park. Each row takes about 45 minutes. The New Charleston Mosquito Fleet was founded in 1995 in Charleston SC to get inner city middle school children involved in boatbuilding and boating.


Boat Raffle 

$10 Donation per ticket. A winner will be chosen on Sunday, October 16 at 4 PM. You do not have to be present to win.


Two Stages of Music

Sawgrass | More Info

This homegrown string band plays “hillbilly music” with a mix of Bluegrass and acoustic tunes that will keep your feet a steppin’. These veteran Myrtle Beach musicians specialize in pickin’ and grinnin’ with vocal harmonies that are the stuff of dreams.

 

The Blue Plantation Band | More Info

Blue Plantation is an accomplished acoustic string band with a diverse variety of authentic musical styles including Bluegrass, Irish, Folk, Country, Swing, and Jazz.  They have performed at the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show for many years and they always get the crowd moving.


The Commander’s Tour 10 am  -5 pm

The Kaminski House Museum will offer a mini-tour of the home of the U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Harold Kaminski and his wife, Julia on Saturday, October 17, 2 to 5 p.m.  You can experience the “Commander’s Den,” filled with antique model ships, naval art, memorabilia, and much more.  Admission for the tour is $5.00. The Kaminski House is located at 1003 Front Street, Georgetown, South Carolina. For more information visit kaminskimuseum.org or call 843-546-7706.


Awards Ceremony   7 pm

An awards banquet will be held for boat exhibitors, boatbuilding competitors, sponsors, and guests. Prizes will be presented to the winners in each of the exhibit categories, to the “People’s Choice Award” winning exhibitor, and to the winning boat building competitors.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016   11 am – 4 pm

Sunday at the Show

Wooden Boat Exhibit  11 am – 4 pm  Classic wooden boats ranging in size from kayaks to yachts will be displayed in the water and on Front street. Visitors will be able to meet and talk to wooden boat craftsmen, manufacturers, and owners. Maritime art, crafts, models and educational exhibits will also be on display.


The V-Tones of Charleston | More Info

The spirit of Vaudeville lives and breathes in this skillful jug band. The V-tones will put a smile on your face with their versions of early Jazz, Old Country, and Ragtime tunes.


Kid’s Activities: Model Boat Building and Knot Tying

Children can try their hand at building a boat model and then test sail it in a pond on Front Street.

Dan “the Knot Man” will demonstrate knot tying for children and adults. Visitors will have an opportunity to test their knot tying skills in the “Six Knot Challenge.” Dan is a member of the Spirit Knot Tyers and former president of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.


Wooden Opti Pram Regatta  1 pm – 4 pm

This event is open to sailors 8 to 15 years of age. There is no fee to sail. Races will be held on the hour from 11 am until 4 pm from the docks at Francis Marion Park. Sailors will need to arrive at check-in 15 minutes prior to their race with a USCG approved life jacket and dressed for the weather. Group photos will be taken prior to each heat and then sailors will be escorted down to the docks and our volunteer will review the course with them. The Regatta is organized by the SC Youth Sailing Program and the Winyah Bay Sailing Club.

REGISTER NOW: Click here to go to a Google Docs Registration Form. Just open the doc, put your name in a time slot, then exit the doc. You can get back into the dock at any time to check your time or change your time.


Bloody Marys, Soups, Sandwiches and Sweets at the SC Maritime Museum  11 am – 3 pm

Have lunch at the SCMM! Bloody Marys, soups, sandwiches and pastries will be offered along with a fabulous view from the back deck of the museum.


 


Gig rows with the New Charleston Mosquito Fleet


Other Children’s/Family Activities – TBA


The Ship’s Store:  Posters and T-shirts


Beer Garden in Francis Marion Park


Georgetown Restaurants & Shopping


 


For More Info Contact:Georgetown Wooden Boat Show PO Box 2228 Georgetown, SC 29442 Email: boats@woodenboatshow.com

 

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