In Festival Boats 2023

SS/V Townshend and SS/V Bear are replicas of yawls carried aboard HMS Discovery during her exploration of Puget Sound in 1792 – 95 by Captain George Vancouver. They live today as thriving members of the Wooden Boat Foundation’s educational fleet. The S/V Townshend participates yearly in the International Pacific Challenge, the Sooke King’s Cup Competition, in the WBF’s Adventures at Sea program and the Foundation’s spring and fall school programs. Bear was launched July 6, 2002, and participates in these programs.