Advanced Class in Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding
Free Celestial Navigation Class
This is class is for experienced woodworkers who want to broaden their knowledge of classical wooden boat design, lofting, and traditional plank-on-frame boatbuilding with an emphasis on hand-tools. This is an ongoing class, Mondays and Thursdays from 9am to noon. We are now working on our latest historical project, the 1924 sloop Dolphinmore>>
We are currently teaching traditional celestial navigation (using the sextant and 249 tables). The class started on November 5. Students (masks on) have been meeting at Rodeo Beach to take sun sights over the next few weeks. Students then process their sights at the School as show in the above two images. This class is now closed, but more>>
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 is restricted because of covid-19. We offer occasional sails usually for an hour or two. 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 going out on Arques Schomore>>
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>>