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 will again be teaching traditional celestial navigation (using the sextant and 249 tables) in 2022. Learn how to use the sextant with a straightforward approach to the calculations needed for locating one's position at sea.
It has been difficult to gather a minimum number of 4 serious students for this class which now has to be scheduled fmore>>
Classic Small Boats On The Bay
JOIN THE DESIGN CLASS! IT'S QUITE SATISFYING, ESPECIALLY IF YOU BRING A MEASURE OF PATIENCE AND AN APPRECIATION FOR TRADITIONAL WOODEN BOATS.
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 thmore>>
All-Day Saturday Class
Yes, we are again sailing on the Bay. We offer occasional sails gratis, 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 School boatsmore>>
Of all of our classes, this remains 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 constructmore>>