Virtual Wooden Boat Festival to Engage Boat Lovers in Stories, Boats, Presentations and More

Mark your calendars, tell your friends, buy your tickets! The first-ever Virtual Wooden Boat Festival put on by Wooden Boat Foundation (WBF) and the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) is September 12, 2020.

The WBF and NWMC have created a fully packed online experience just like the in-person festival has been for four decades.  They’ve harnessed the medium of the internet to pull together a collection of boats and experts that could never join us in Port Townsend, plus many of your Festival favorites.

You’ll find all the spirit, beauty and connection of a typical Wooden Boat Festival! Highlights include:

  • Showcase videos created just for this event! Live Q&A after each.

  • Engage with presenters and shipwrights – “Ask a shipwright”

  • Discover how one young woman who grew up in Port Townsend around wooden boats became one of the world’s top athletes on the water.

  • Boats from around the world

  • Small boat adventure stories

  • She Tells Sea Tales

  • Tours of tall ships

  • Behind the scenes with forgeries and professional boat shops

  • Connect with boat owners and presenters in private Zoom chat rooms

  • See what people built during the pandemic in the “COVID Builds” section

  • Discover an all-female boat building crew building ocean rowing boats

How it Works

Buying tickets and accessing the Festival is easy. Just click “Get Your Tickets” and complete your purchase. You’ll receive an email on the morning of September 12 with a link to log in and access the content. That’s it! Easy peasy.

You’ll just need a smartphone, tablet, or computer, and internet access for streaming. If you’d like to take part in the “Chat with the Experts” Zoom rooms, you’ll need to install Zoom on your device as well.

All the details are at the just-launched Virtual Wooden Boat Festival website.