33rd Annual Wooden Boat Festival

 


Pirate Sue


The 2017 Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre Small Wooden Boat ‘Festival’, celebrating our maritime heritage will be held June 17-18, 2017.

It is a family friendly festival with lots to see and do with demonstration racing, an opportunity to learn knot tying techniques, a rowing competition, the ever popular ‘Fast & Furious’ boat building contest and much more!

Registration

Registration is open to wooden boats up to 40’ in length. Replica boats will also be considered.

To register click here

Registration Fee: $40
Registration includes:

  • 1 ticket to the Salmon BBQ dinner on Saturday evening
  • 1 ticket to the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday morning
  • 1 ticket to participate in the Clam Chowder contest

Vessels up to 30’ will receive complimentary moorage at the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre on Friday and Saturday nights.

*Please register early to secure your spot.

Activity Planner

Friday, June 16

Welcome Reception for registered vessels Saturday,

Saturday, June 17

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Wooden Boats on display for public viewing and voting
  • Brown Bag Dinghy Races
  • Children’s Boatbuilding Station
  • Face painting
  • Entertainment
  • Boat Races
  • Children's Fishing
  • Steam engine and knot tying demonstrations
  • Boat Raffle
  • Clam Chowder Contest
  • Silent Auction and Raffle Baskets in Mezzanine
  • Salmon BBQ Dinner and Presentation of People’s Choice Awards
  • Estuary Boat Tours
  • RC Boat Pond

Sunday, June 18

  • Fast & Furious Boat Building Challenge
  • Wooden Boats on display for public viewing
  • Children’s Boatbuilding Station
  • Face painting
  • Entertainment
  • Boat Raffle
  • Estuary Boat Tours
  • RC Boat Pond

Fast & Furious Boat Building Challenge

The ever-popular Fast & Furious Boatbuilding Challenge is back. Round up your team, start gathering supplies and head to the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre on June 18, 2017. Here are the details:

Who: Teams of 2 to 4 people
What: Build a boat from scratch in 4 hours, then race it off the waters of Kil-pah-las Beach in Cowichan Bay
When: Sunday, June 18, 2017
Where: Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre
Why: What better way to kick-off the summer. It’s fun, it’s crazy, and your family, friends and co-workers will remember ‘that boat you built’ for years to come.

Entry Fee: $50 plus a maximum of $100 in building materials
*The winning team receives 50% of all registration fees.

Rules:

  • Non-powered hand tools ONLY
  • No pre-cut/ shaped panels, transoms, molds or bulkheads
  • No pre-assembly
  • Two team members must be onboard during the water race
  • The water race will have two parts: a rowing/ paddling leg followed by a sailing leg

Schedule:

10:30 am

Registration

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Boat construction and decoration

2:30 pm

Parade to Kil-pah-las Beach

3:00 pm

Water race begins

 

Register Your Team Today - Click Here!

or call 250-746-4955 or email cwbs@clasicboats.org

 

*Keep checking back. As the festival date draws closer, the list of activities may change.