Subject: News from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

SEA BEAST Splashes!
36' Motorsailor Hits the Water

Amongst a crowd lining the docks, the 36' motor sailor SEA BEAST hit the water for the first time at the Port Townsend Boat Haven. Designed by local marine architect Carl Chamberlain and built by 56 Boat School students over three years under the direction of instructor Ben Kahn, the SEA BEAST is a testament to the craftsmanship taught at the school. View photos of the SEA BEAST launching HERE and read the Peninsula Daily News article HERE.

Celebrating Hands-On Education
Community Raises $100k at Boat School Gala

Thank you to all the guests, table captains, sponsors, donors, volunteers, staff, and vendors who made the Boat School's 3rd Annual Gala & Fundraiser a smashing success. The Boat School community achieved something very special by raising $100,000 to support the School's unique education programs. It was a night filled with fun, laughter, great food and desserts, diverse auctions items, and community spirit. View photos of the event HERE.

Meet Three Graduates in New Video
Riley, Claire, and Seth Share their Boat School Stories

"Make a Living, Craft a Life". Each year, this Boat School motto comes to life. In this video, meet three 2016 graduates who describe how the Boat School prepared them for new careers. Watch the video HERE.

Better Serving Those Who Served
Boat School Hosts Educational Seminar Supporting Veterans

“Military Culture: Better Serving Those Who Served” was the theme of an educational program organized by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. Guest speaker Peter Schmidt, Director of Behavioral Health for the Washington Department of Veteran Affairs, led a conversation about common issues of readjustment from military to civilian life, followed by a panel discussion with veterans returning to higher education. Read the Port Townsend Leader Article 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, and discover all 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, May 5th, 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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