Advanced Class in Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding
Learning the Fundamental Skills for Constructing
Traditional Plank-on-Frame Wooden Boats.
Photo on the right: The Arques School's replica of Syd Foster's "Dolphin" built almost entirely from local fir and pepperwood milled by Arques School staff and students.
This class runs from 9am to 3pm every Saturday exceptmore>>
Free Celestial Navigation Class
DECEMBER 27, 2023: DOLPHIN RECEIVES HER FIRST DECK BEAMS AFT OF AMIDSHIPS WHERE THEY ARE FASTENED TO THE CLAMP.
NOVEMBER, 2023, DOLPHIN TURNED RIGHT SIDE UP. NEXT IS THE SHEER STRAKE, CLAMP AND DECK BEAM INSTALLATION TO SUPPORT THE DECK AND CABIN STRUCTURE
This class is for experienced woodworkers who want to broadmore>>
Learn how to use the sextant with a straightforward explanation of the calculations needed for locating one's position at sea.
We will continue shortly be teaching traditional celestial navigation again with the sextant and 249 tables. The midday class will take place at the Arques School followed by sun sights taken with the sextmore>>
Classic Small Boats On The Bay
To get an idea of what happens in the Design Class, take a look at the photos of various boats on the pages of this website. With the exception of Dolphin, all of the boats that you see in our shop were designed over the years in this class.
This is an ongoing class offering in-depth instruction in traditional sailboat and yacmore>>
Yes, we are again sailing on the Bay. We offer occasional free sails along the Sausalito waterfront, 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 befomore>>