Subject: News from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

Maritime Systems Program First Steps
Commerce grants $100k to help launch new training

The Washington State Department of Commerce awarded a $100,000 WorkStart grant to help the Boat School take its first steps in building new curriculum to teach maritime systems. This spring the school will build multi-day hands-on intensives in topics such as basic electrical, marine diesel engines, propulsion, and marine plumbing. Read the Port Townsend Leader article HERE

Join us in Celebrating Hands-On Education
3rd Annual Gala & Fundraiser April 22

In less than three weeks the Boat School community will celebrate at its 3rd Annual Gala & Fundraiser on April 22nd. There's only 10 tickets left! Hurry and purchase your tickets HERE. Not quite a party goer but still want to help? Learn how to donate an item, service, or volunteer at the event HERE.

Splash Scheduled for Sea Beast
36' Chamberlain Motor Sailor Launching April 28th

Join us in celebrating the launch of the Sea Beast, a 36' motor sailor designed by local Carl Chamberlain and built by the classes of 2014 through 2016. More than 56 students learned hands-on skills while building the Sea Beast and the result is a testament to craftsmanship taught at the school. The launching will be Friday, April 28th at 12:30 PM at the Boat Haven in Port Townsend, Washington.

GloryBe Risen from the Ashes
Boat School Director Shares Boat Restoration Story

Betsy Davis, our Executive Director at the Boat School, was a boatbuilding student herself when her 1914 double-ender GloryBe caught fire and sank in 2002. As the 15th owner and member of the restoration team, Betsy has truly given GloryBe a second chance at life. To watch the video on the love, history, and hurdles shared by Betsy and GloryBe, courtesy of our friends at Off Center Harbor CLICK HERE

Admissions Open House May 19th
Prospective Students Welcome

Over 36 years, more than 1,500 Boat School students have lofted and built vessels ranging from 8 to 50 feet. Learn more about joining this legacy of problem-solvers by registering for the Boat School's Admissions Open House May 19th. During this event, prospective students can connect with Boat School students, instructors, staff, and alumni, get an in-depth tour of the campus, shops, and facilities, as well as discovering all that the Olympic Peninsula has to offer. Learn more about the Admissions Open House HERE

Enrollment Open
Classes Begin October 2017

If you (or someone you know) has dreamed of starting a new hands-on career, then make sure to apply for one of the three boatbuilding programs we offer. All programs start in October 2017. Don't miss the chance to begin a year of discovery. Learn how to enroll HERE

First Friday at the Boat School
Shop & Campus Tour

We welcome you to join us at 3:30 pm Friday, April 7th, to tour the campus and boat shops of the Port Hadlock Heritage Campus. See firsthand our tradition of craftsmanship and the exciting growth and changes happening at the school. Open to all. No reservation necessary. View details HERE


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