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Tickets on sale now for Ask an Expert Winter Series on Zoom

by Wooden Boat Festival 18 Dec 2021 16:55 UTC

Back by popular demand, our Winter Series brings your favorite experts from all over the region to you in a unique and engaging Zoom experience.

In six Zoom sessions, we'll learn from a variety of authorities in the boating world on topics ranging from ancestral voyaging and green boating to vessel stewardship and more! Enjoy these behind-the-scenes interviews and demos with time to ask your burning questions from the comfort of your home.

Get a Series Pass for only $35 or individual sessions for $9.99 each

Our Series Pass gives you access to all of the live sessions of the series, plus on-demand viewing through April 15.

Season schedule

Jan 6 - Nigel Calder
Can we electrify our boating to reduce our carbon footprint?

Join Nigel Calder, world-renowned marine systems expert, as he explores the different duty cycles in marine applications and investigates how far we can take electrification with existing and foreseeable technology.

Jan 20 - Women's Boat Building Panel
She Builds: Wit and wisdom from three Port Townsend woman boatbuilders

Diana Talley, Esther Whitmore, and Julia Maynard share their experiences—inspiration, apprenticeships, mentors, wins, and fails—and answer questions. Moderated by Kaci Cronkhite.

Feb 3 - Mimi George
Voyaging Revivals of Oceania: How ancient navigation and boat building is useful today

A deeper look into ancient navigation and boatbuilding. Cultural anthropologist and sailor Mimi George will be interviewed by Lisa Werner.

Feb 17 - Andy Stewart and Zach Simonson-Bond
Creating a vessel stewardship plan

In this engaging, live presentation, Andy and Zach will detail how to develop a "vessel stewardship plan" in order to manage competing interests of ownership.

Mar 3 - Daniel Evans and Jesse Wiegel
Northwest Maritime Center Adventure Races: 2022 is not going to suck

The Race Boss and Race Marshal for the NWMC Adventure Races will be presenting the races, racers, defining failure, and setting the odds for the 2022 races.

Mar 17 - Susan Brittain
Bonus! Free access for all - LGBTQ+ and finding my way in the maritime industry

Susan Brittian, a transgender woman who has been in the maritime industry for over 40 years, moderates a panel of LGBTQ+ mariners as they share their stories.

Learn more and get your ticket

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