Join us for Wooden Boat Festival's

'Ask an Expert' Winter Series

Eight behind-the-scenes interviews and demos followed by Q&As!
January–April 2021

When it’s cold and COVID outside join us online for this unique Zoom experience with many of your favorite experts across the country and all over the world! In 8 Zoom sessions, we'll visit with friends on the east and west coasts, pop down to Mexico and Costa Rica, and over to New Zealand. Enjoy these engaging, behind-the-scenes interviews and demos with time to ask your burning questions from the comfort of your home.

Series Pass: $30

  • Access to all 8 live sessions
  • On-demand viewing through April 15, 2021

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Single Session: $5.99/each

  • Access to live session only

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Gift a Series Pass or individual session ticket to a special boat lover in your life. Click the "Get Your Ticket" button, select the ticket type you'd like to give, then input the recipient's email address and information in the checkout form. Be sure to purchase their ticket separately from your own.

Questions?

Please contact us at festival@woodenboat.org or 360.385.3628 x100


Lin Pardey

Up Close & Personal with Lin
Wednesday, January 6, 6:00–7:30 PM
Join Lin Pardey back at home in New Zealand covering the America's Cup, Larry's memorial, and planning her next sailing trip.
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Douglas Brooks

Building a Boat the Japanese Way
Wednesday, January 20, 6:00–7:30 PM
A deeper look into the inside world of Japanese boatbuilding and the apprentice system: learning silently, no written plans, secrets, and the differences between Eastern and Western techniques. Douglas will be interviewed by Japanese boatbuilding apprentice Nina Noah.
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Behan and Jamie Gifford

Pandemic Cruising in Mexico
Wednesday, February 3, 6:00–7:30 PM
Free to move about! Currently in Mexico, Behan and Jamie share knowledge for cruising during the pandemic.
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Chris Chase & Susan Shillinglaw

Behind the Scenes of the Western Flyer Project
Wednesday, February 17, 6:00–7:30 PM
Behind the scenes of the Western Flyer: the charming backstory about the bandsaw that built the boat twice, partnering with surfboard builders, and more.
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Chris Chase & Susan Shillinglaw

Behind the Scenes of the Western Flyer Project
Wednesday, February 17, 5:45–7:45 PM
Behind the scenes of the Western Flyer: the charming backstory about the bandsaw that built the boat twice, partnering with surfboard builders, and more.
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Andy Stewart & Paul Bieker

Designing a Performance Daysailer
Wednesday, March 3, 6:00–7:30 PM
From concept to sailing in one year—Paul Bieker of Bieker Boats and Andy Stewart of Emerald Marine take you through the process.
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Andy Stewart & Paul Bieker

Designing a Performance Daysailer
Wednesday, March 3, 5:45–7:45 PM
From concept to sailing in one year—Paul Bieker of Bieker Boats and Andy Stewart of Emerald Marine take you through the process.
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Ernie Baird & Diana Talley

Estimation and Precision in Boatbuilding
Wednesday, March 17, 6:00–7:30 PM
When to go fast and when to go slow. Ernie and Diana share their boatbuilding wisdom and experience: when you can estimate and when precision is imperative and non-negotiable.
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Ernie Baird & Diana Talley

Estimation and Precision in Boatbuilding
Wednesday, March 17, 5:45–7:45 PM
When to go fast and when to go slow. Ernie and Diana share their boatbuilding wisdom and experience: when you can estimate and when precision is imperative and non-negotiable.
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John Welsford

Turning a Dream Into Reality
Wednesday, March 31, 6:00–7:30 PM
All about boat design—from working up a design brief to translating that into plans to produce a craft that will fit the clients needs and resources.
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Danielle Doggett

Ceiba: Building a Cargo Ship in the Jungles of Costa Rica
Wednesday, April 7, 6:00–7:30 PM
The amazing story of building Ceiba: carbon-neutral shipping, sustainability, and making the world a better place.
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Questions?

Please contact us at festival@woodenboat.org or 360.385.3628 x100