Advanced Class in Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding
Free Celestial Navigation Class
August 4, 2020:
For the last fifty years or more, Dolphin has had an iron bulb keel bolted to her underside as seen in the photo below. On the inside of the hull, a clumsily installed two by ten inch plank covered the original oak keel to help support the strain of the iron keel. Roy Cano (as a young man at the left of the old photo bmore>>
The Arques School will again be offering a free class in traditional celestial navigation (using the sextant and 249 tables) starting sometime in the fall of 2020. This class will meet for several consecutive daytime sessions for instruction in the use of the sextant and a straightforward approach to the calculations needed to find one's positionmore>>
Classic Small Boats On The Bay
INTERPRETING DOLPHIN'S LINES:
The above image within the curved batten held by 'ducks' is a two-dimensional representation of DOLPHIN'S displacement (how much water the vessel displaces when it sits on its load waterline). Known as the 'curve of areas' this is a graph of the combined stations' immersed areas. (Please examine DOLPHIN'S statmore>>
All-Day Saturday Class
Sailing on the Bay will return once covid-19 is no longer a worry. We offer occasional sails usually lasting two or three hours. Please sign up to get on our contact list for upcoming outings.
Requirements: All participants must have some sailing experience, and must have read and signed the liability release forms before goimore>>
Of all of our avocational classes, this is the most popular. From 9am to 4pm every Saturday except holidays, we offer training in the proper use of hand tools necessary for traditional woodworking and wooden boatbuilding.
Our current project is the building of a curved Chamberlain Skiff (as seen in photos at different stages of constructionmore>>