Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

ABOUT THE SHOW 


Sat. Oct. 16, 2010

11 AM – 6 PM
Free Admission
This year’s show will feature wooden boat exhibits, a boatbuilding competition, kid’s model boatbuilding, boat raffles, maritime arts & crafts, food and music. These events will take place on the waterfront and in Historic Downtown Georgetown. Money raised through sales and donations will help fund the development of the Harbor Historical Association’s maritime museum.

Featuring One of the Nation’s Premier Wooden Boat Exhibits 

An estimated 100 classic wooden boats will be displayed in the water, along the boardwalk and on Front street. Vessels ranging in size from kayaks to yachts, will be exhibited in eleven categories: row, canoe, kayak, surfboard, sail, inboard power, outboard power, classic sail -built prior to 1960, classic power -built prior to 1960, owner designed and built, and century class-100 years or older. Visitors will be able to meet and talk to wooden boat craftsmen,manufacturers and owners. Maritime arts, crafts and models will also be on display.

Boatbuilding Competition 

The Wooden Boat Challenge 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 5 pm the competitors will test their completed skiffs for seaworthiness in a rowing relay across the Sampit River. The teams will be judged on construction speed, quality of work and rowing ability. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. The three top scoring teams will be eligible to compete in the 2011 National BoatBuilding Championship.

Awards Ceremony 

At 7 pm an awards banquet will be held for boat exhibitors, boatbuilding competitors, sponsors, and guests. Prizes will be presented to the winners in each of the eleven exhibit categories, to the “People’s Choice Award” winning exhibitor, and to the winning boatbuilding competitors.

UPDATE – CLICK HERE for some photos from the 2010 Wooden Boat Show

For More Info Contact:
 

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show
PO Box 2228
Georgetown, SC 29442

1-877-285-3888
1-843-545-0015

Photos from last year: Click HERE

TIP: Click HERE if you need a place to stay at Litchfield by the Sea

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