In Festival Boats 2017

Virginia was the first large sailing vessel built by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 1981. The original inspiration for this small sloop came from Alvin Mason’s 24′ OSTKUST, however, she was extended to 26′ on the loft floor, received a new transom, and rigged as a traditional gaff cutter by Bob Prothero and the instructors and students building her. She is constructed of fir planks over white oak frames with spruce spars. A hometown boat, Virginia was built and launched in Port Townsend and has always been owned and tended by dedicated Boat School alumni.