Wow, what a weekend it was at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend!
The Wooden Boat Foundation and Northwest Maritime Center, along with the many volunteers, vendors, presenters and participating boat owners, made the 40th annual event an incredible one. And of course, with such gorgeous weather it was easy to have a great time.
When I dropped Yahtzee’s hook in between the ferry terminal and Pourhouse on Friday afternoon, boats were trickling in from ports throughout the Northwest. The sun was shinning bright as I dinghied to shore with friends, and when we got inside the festival grounds at Point Hudson Marina, you could feel the energy around the docks while flags and burgees snapped in the breeze.
Full of music, food, friends and of course, boats, it was immensely fun to walk through the festival all weekend chatting with boat owners, meeting new people and hearing sea stories. This was my third Wooden Boat Fest in a row and each time it seems to get better. A tip of the cap from Three Sheets Northwest to all who were involved in making the event a success.
For those who weren’t able to make it or have never been, here are some images from the weekend:
Also, a big thank you to everyone who joined us for our Three Sheets Northwest happy hour at the Wee Nip bar. Despite a few issues, we were able to cheers a cold brews, meet some enthusiastic readers and share stories with several of our contributors.
Hope to see you all again next year in Port Townsend!