To register a boat for display | Print & Mail Form
An estimated 140 classic wooden boats will be displayed in the water, along the boardwalk and on Front Street. Vessels ranging in size from kayaks to large yachts will be exhibited in sixteen categories. Visitors will be able to meet and talk to wooden boat craftsmen, manufacturers and owners. Model boats and and other maritime related exhibits will also be on display.
Last year we created “Classic” categories for vessels that are 5o years or older: Classic Row, Classic Canoe, Classic Kayak, Classic Surfboard, Classic Sail, Classic Outboard and Classic Inboard and a category There is now a category for model boats and a category for cradle boats, etc. (includes boat wagons, boat beds and other boat creations).
The registration fee for boat exhibits is $35 for the first boat and $5 for each additional boat. The fee includes one T-shirt and one dinner ticket.
To register for the Boatbuilding Challenge | Print & Mail Form
The boatbuilding competition will 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 5pm 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 ability. The Dynamite Payson National Championship Award will be presented to the winner of the National Boatbuilding Competition. The top three winning teams from last year’s Boatbuilding Challenge in Georgetown and Beaufort NC are eligible to compete for this prestigious award. These teams will also be competing in the Georgetown Challenge.
The registration fee is $100 per team. You will receive a set of boat plans when you register your team. Most teams practice-build before the event.
To register for a Commercial Exhibit | Print & Mail Form
Maritime art, crafts and other commercial or non-commercial exhibits relating to the maritime theme of the show require the submission of photos and pre-approval by the Exhibit jury. The commercial exhibit registration fee is $50 for a 10′ x 10′ space and $25 for a City of Georgetown One Day Business License. Commercial registration does not include a T-shirt or ticket to the awards dinner.
To become a Wooden Boat Show Sponsor | Print & Mail Form
Your support in the past has not only made this show the most shipshape of its class in 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 alike. About one-half of the available exhibit space is being utilized. Adding the proper exhibits will come as the funds become available. That is where we hope your generosity will help to ensure smooth sailing for the Museum.
To purchase tickets to the Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta | Print & Mail Form ( See Part B of Sponsor Form)
This event will be staged at the Maritime Museum, 729 Front Street, on Friday night, October 17, featuring 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.
To purchase tickets to the Awards Dinner
The Awards Dinner will be held Saturday evening. Ticket(s) are included with your boat registration or sponsorship. Additional tickets may be purchased with your registration, or by calling 843-520-0111, or at the SC Maritime Museum. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the night of the Awards Dinner.
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