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6th Annual Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 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:

Exhibitor Welcome Reception

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Held under the tent beside the SC Maritime Musem 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.  More Info




It’s the 27th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016    11 am – 6 pm  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.

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.

Sponsor Hospitality Tent 11 am – 6 pm | More Info 

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  12 noon – 4 pm

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.

Win This Boat! | More Info

Win a Solo Pirogue, handcrafted by award winning boat builder John Martin.
$10 per ticket. Winner will be chosen on Sunday, October 16 at 4 PM. You do not have to be present to win.

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.

She Goes He Goes | More Info

She Goes He Goes is an acoustic swing jazz dance and party band. They perform traditional jazz and blues focused on the 1920’s and 1930’s.

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. We 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 us at our Careening Camp beside the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at 531 Front Street.

Beer Garden & Food Court –  Cajun Gumbo, Shrimp Creole, Chicken Pileau, Hot Dogs

Georgetown Restaurants & Shopping

The Commander’s Tour 2 – 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 15, 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

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.

Wooden Opti Pram Regatta   10 am – 1 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 10 am – 12:30 pm
Regatta 1:30 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.

Music by Sawgrass 11:30 am – 3:30 pm | 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.

Knot Tying with Dan the Knot Man

Dan Machowski, a member of the Spirit Knot Tyers and former president of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, will demonstrate knot tying for children and adults.

Facepainting, Kite Building, and Puppetry

Under the big tent on Broad Street.

The Ship’s Store:  Posters and T-shirts

Beer Garden & Hot Dogs

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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