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Both young and old will enjoy the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show held on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. This celebration of the maritime heritage of South Carolina’s third oldest city and second largest port features a wooden boat exhibit with more than 140 wooden boats displayed on land and water, a wooden boatbuilding competition, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food, music and more!

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Your support in the past has not only made this show the most shipshape of its class on the Southeast coast but has also allowed the Harbor Historical Association of Georgetown to launch the South Carolina Maritime Museum in the Fall of 2011. Since getting underway, the Museum has been attracting increasing numbers of landlubbers and old salts and has offered an additional historic and worthy reason for people to visit Georgetown.

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Over 140 wooden boats will be displayed in the water and on Front Street. Vessels ranging in size from kayaks to large yachts will be exhibited in 17 categories including row, canoe, kayak, surf/paddle, sail, inboard power, outboard power, owner designed and built, century class, model boats and classic categories for boats 50 years or older. Visitors will be able to meet and talk to wooden boat craftsmen, manufacturers, and owners.

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The Wooden Boat Challenge will be held on Saturday, October 15 and begin at noon under the big tent on Broad Street. Two-man teams will race to build a rowing skiff within a four-hour time limit. At 5 pm the competitors will test their completed skiffs for seaworthiness in a rowing relay across the Sampit River. The teams will be judged on speed of construction, quality of work, and rowing speed. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.

The top three winning teams from the 2015 Boatbuilding Challenge in Georgetown and the 2016 Challenge held in Beaufort, NC are eligible to compete for the prestigious Dynamite Payson National Championship Award.

Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta | More Info ( See Part B of sponsor form)

The Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the SC Maritime Museum. This premier party 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.

For more information call 843-520-0111 or email