Join us for Wooden Boat Festival's

'Ask an Expert' Winter Series

Six behind-the-scenes interviews and demos followed by Q&As!
January 6–March 17, 2022

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 6 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.

When you buy a ticket for the Ask an Expert Series you’re supporting a bold maritime organization making a difference in the region.

Series Pass $35

  • Access to all 8 live sessions
  • On-demand viewing through April 15, 2022

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Single Session $9.99

  • Access to live session only

March 17 session is free. Ticket still required.
All sales are final.

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Questions?

Please contact us at festival@woodenboat.org or 360.385.3628 x117


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


NIGEL CALDER

Can We Electrify our Boating to Reduce our Carbon Footprint?
Thursday, January 6, 5:00–6:30 PM PST
Join Nigel Calder as he explores the different duty cycles in marine applications and investigates how far we can take electrification with existing and foreseeable technology.
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WOMEN'S BOAT BUILDING PANEL

SHE BUILDS: Wit & Wisdom From Three Port Townsend Woman Boatbuilders
Thursday, January 20, 5:00–6:30 PM PST
Woman boatbuilders Diana Talley, Esther Whitmore, and Julia Maynard share their experiences, inspiration, apprenticeships, mentors, wins, and fails. Moderated by Kaci Cronkhite.
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Photo of Esther Whitmore by Jeremy J Johnson


MIMI GEORGE

Voyaging Revivals of Oceania: How Ancient Navigation and Boat Building is Useful Today
Thursday, February 3, 5:00–6:30 PM PST
A deeper look into ancient navigation and boatbuilding. Cultural anthropologist and sailor Mimi George will be interviewed by Lisa Werner.
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ANDY STEWART & ZACH SIMONSON-BOND

Creating a Vessel Stewardship Plan: Planning Your Boat's Future
Thursday, February 17, 5:00–6:30 PM PST
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.
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DANIEL EVANS & JESSE WIEGEL

Northwest Maritime Center Adventure Races: 2022 Is Not Going to Suck
Thursday, March 3, 5:00–6:30 PM PST
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 Race to Alaska and SEVENTY48 races..
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SUSAN BRITTAIN

LGBTQ+ and Finding My Way in the Maritime Industry—free event
Thursday, March 17, 5:00–6:30 PM PST
Susan Brittain, 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.
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March 17 session is free. Ticket still required.


Questions?

Please contact us at festival@woodenboat.org or 360.385.3628 x117