Advanced Class in Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding
Free Celestial Navigation Class
Above: The 21 ft long ocean-going sloop Eleanor, an example of sound design and construction
This class is for experienced woodworkers who want to broaden their knowledge of classical wooden boat design and traditional boatbuilding. The class focuses on the sound theory and effective practice of building small traditional wooden boats. Weeklmore>>
The Arques School will again be offering a free class in traditional celestial navigation (using the sextant and 249 tables) starting sometime in the spring of 2020. This class will meet for three consecutive evening sessions, usually on a Tuesdays or Wednesdays to learn theory. After that, day trips are made to nearby Rodeo Beach for learning more>>
Classic Small Boats On The Bay
Above: The 18 ft. sharpie Lil Gal, a simple day sailor for protected waters.
Like all of our classes, the Design Class is avocational, intended for serious amateurs who love traditional wooden boats and wish to help preserve the history, design, and construction methods of this craft.
Applicants must first visit the school by apmore>>
All-Day Saturday Class
Our program is avocational, for serious amateurs who love traditional wooden boats and wish to help preserve the history, design, and construction methods of this craft.
Sailing on the Bay will continue with occasional sails usually lasting two or three hours. Please sign up to get on our contact list for upcoming outings. Allmore>>
This is an ongoing class that teaches the fundamentals of proper hand tool usage, traditional woodworking and wooden boatbuilding. Our current project is the building of a curved Chamberlain Skiff (as seen in photos at different stages of construction on this page).
Prospective students should first email the School to schedule a visit to introdmore>>