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Friday, October 20, 2017

Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Support the South Carolina Maritime Museum and have fun doing it! This event will feature unique live and silent auction items, as well as first-class wardroom cuisine and imbibements. You’ll not want to miss this opportunity to meet with and trade sea stories with fellow seafarers. Call 843-520-0111 for tickets or purchase them here: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!


Exhibitor Welcome Reception

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Held under the tent beside the SC Maritime Museum at 729 Front Street. Beer, wine, and snacks will be served to welcome our exhibitors. Exhibitors can check-in and pick up their registration bags at this time. Water exhibitors can begin docking at 3 pm on Friday. To arrange earlier dockage contact Johnny Weaver at 843-907-1878. Land exhibitors can begin set-up at 7 am Saturday.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018 | 11 am – 6 pm  FREE ADMISSION 

It’s the 29th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show!


Main Events

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.

Wooden Boat Challenge | More Info
(Boatbuilding 12 noon- 4 pm | Rowing Race 5 pm ). Teams of two will compete 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.

Knot Tying with Dan “the Knot Man” and the Spirit Knot Tyers
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.

The Ship’s Store: Poster signing and T-shirts
Wooden Boat Show featured artist (to be named in 2017) will be on hand to sign posters. Posters and T-shirts featuring the 2017 original art will be available for sale.

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


Food & Entertainment

Sponsor Hospitality Tent 11 am – 6 pm | More Info
One of the perks of being a 28th Annual Wooden Boat Show sponsor is the hospitality tent with food, refreshments and big screen TV’s.

Beer Garden & Food Court
Cajun Gumbo, Shrimp Creole, Chicken Pilau, Hot Dogs & BBQ Sandwiches.

Georgetown Restaurants & Shopping
Enjoy cuisine from local restaurants. Explore some of Georgetown’s shopping destinations.

(TWO STAGES OF MUSIC  12 noon – 4 pm)

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 V-Tones | More Info
A ukulele hot club jug band vaudeville ragtime neo-retro-postpostmodern beachfront quasi-primitive anachronistic revolutionary anti-inflammatory mass catharsis jazz freakout and philharmonic group therapy session.


Special Events

Pirate Careening Camp
The Charles Towne Few is a living history group that entertains and educates the public about nautical history using period equipment, weapons, and clothing from the 1680s to the 1820S. The Few will explain life during the Golden Age of Piracy and discuss pirate roles during the Revolutionary War, the French and Indian War and pirate history here in the Carolinas. Join them at their Careening Camp beside the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at 531 Front Street.

The Commander’s Tour 2 – 4 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. 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 22, 2017

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 | 11 am – 4 pm  FREE ADMISSION 


Main Events

Wooden Boat Exhibit 11am – 4pm | More Info
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.

Knot Tying with Dan “the Knot Man” and the Spirit Knot Tyers
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.

Opti Pram Regatta  11 am -2 pm
This event is open to sailors 8 to 15 years of age. There is no fee to sail. Races will be held 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 Maritime Museum’s Youth Sailing Program. 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.

Cardboard Boat Regatta | More Info
Preview of Boats 11 am – 2  pm      Regatta 2:30 pm
Regatta participants will stretch the limits of their ingenuity to design boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard. No other construction materials are allowed, with the exception of tape, waterproofing, and cardboard oars to propel the craft. No wood, no metal, no motors—just cardboard and imagination. Boats can range from simple rafts to stunning ships and they must be able to float on the Sampit River.

The Ship’s Store: Poster signing and T-shirts
Wooden Boat Show featured artist (to be named in 2017) will be on hand to sign posters. Posters and T-shirts featuring the 2017 original art will be available for sale.


Food & Entertainment

Beer Garden & Food Court
Cajun Gumbo, Shrimp Creole, Chicken Pilau, Hot Dogs & BBQ Sandwiches.

Georgetown Restaurants & Shopping
Enjoy cuisine from local restaurants. Explore some of Georgetown’s shopping destinations.

(TWO STAGES OF MUSIC  12 noon – 4 pm)

Music by Henry’s Attic  11 – 3 pm | More Info
Henry’s Attic delivers a full set of obscure yet well-known covers and originals to please the broadest of musical palettes. .. ..Our material radiates energy and inspiration that captivates our audiences with slivers of soul-pounding rhythm & blues, country, rock and riveting zydeco endeavors.

Music by Rene Russell  12 – 3 pm | More Info
Russell is a music veteran of 35 years and is known for her energetic solo performances during which she uses percussive slaps to provide the beat for her unique finger picking and pulling techniques on her 12-string guitar. Although she has used bass and viola players in her live performances, in Russell’s 35 years of experience, she has never played in a band or owned a 6-string guitar. Her DIY approach to music has resulted in a style that is incredibly clean sounding, while retaining an edgy, and dynamic live sound.