We thought this weekend’s Festival at Chesapeake Light Craft sounded pretty cool and was worth sharing with you! Here’s the scoop!
Location: Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis, Maryland
Dates: Friday, May 15, 2015 – Saturday, May 16, 2015
Friday, May 15th: Open House in Annapolis
Saturday, May 16th: Boat Demos on Kent Island
Mark your calendars, wooden boat lovers and builders: Chesapeake Light Craft will present its 17th annual small boat rendezvous on Friday and Saturday, May 15-16, 2015.
“Okoume” is the plantation-grown African hardwood used in tens of thousands of CLC’s build-your-own-boat kits. OkoumeFest features an open house with technical seminars on Friday at the CLC plant in Annapolis, and on Saturday an on-the-water rendezvous at Matapeake State Park on Kent Island.
The Friday seminars are useful and interesting, but the highlight of OkoumeFest always comes on Saturday, when we bring virtually everything in our shop over to the beach at Matapeake for our friends to paddle, row, sail, and generally put through their paces. We also welcome fellow boatbuilders, who bring their beautifully built watercraft to show and compete for best-in-show honors. This is a special chance to try some of the boats, like PocketShip, we can’t usually take on the road with us, and some that are brand-new designs, like the Outrigger Junior. Attendance is free on both days this year, but please register so that we can plan accordingly.