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I’ve heard rumors that the 2014 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival is going to be an absolute once in a lifetime event.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve been to 10 shows or this is going to be your first, you don’t want to miss out this year  and if you do you will forever regret it.  Drop everything, clear your schedule and please do come say hi, we will be looking for you.

falmouth cutter 22

“A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. Live passionately, even if it kills you, because something is going to kill you anyway.”

— Webb Chiles, Sailor

Falmouth Cutter 22

“Never in my life before have I experienced such beauty, and fear at the same time”

— llen MacArthur, Sailor

sailing to port townsend

“I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.”

— Alaine Gerbault, Sailor

sailing

“When a man comes to like a sea life, he is not fit to live on land.”

— Dr. Samuel Johnson, Writer

lyle hess

“Yea foolish mortals, Noah’s flood is not yet subsided; two thirds of the fair world it yet covers.”  ~Herman Melville

living the dream

I hate storms, but calms undermine my spirits.  ~Bernard Moitessier

sailing

The cure for anything is saltwater – sweat, tears, or the sea.
–  Isak Dinesen

carol Hasse

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.
– Old Norwegian Adage

lyle hess

I just thank God I don’t live in a trailer.
– Jimmy Buffet , Son of a son of a sailor

port townsend wooden boat show

To young men contemplating a voyage I would say go.  ~Joshua Slocum

lyle hess

 “The cabin of a small yacht is truly a wonderful thing; not only will it shelter you from a tempest, but from the other troubles in life, it is a safe retreat.”

— Francis Herreshoff, Boat Designer