Building ‘Tern’




Learn the skills needed to build ‘Tern’, the boat pictured above. We’re miling locally cut coast fir in a sustainable manner, using a traditional approach to wooden boat building.  We start with a field trip to see the fir trees we’re milling, and spend some time on the Russian River trying out a finished boat.  The rest of the classes are held at the Arques School in Sausalito on a weekly basis.   Schedule organized to suit instructor and participants.


Tern was recently designed by Bob Darr of the Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding. It’s perfect for rowing and paddling on rivers, lakes, and protected waters like Richardson Bay. 

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