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Congratulations, designer Paul Gartside

In combing “back issues” of my Google Alerts I noticed that our sometime mentor Paul Gartside got married recently. Even better, he met his bride at The WoodenBoat School and he wooed her sailing in their sweet collection of boats. Very cool. Belated congratulations, Paul!

Greg Rossel recognized for his efforts to teach kids the art of wooden boat building

A quick call out to an article in the Morning Sentinel newspaper (of Maine) about boatbuilder / boatbuilding teacher / author Greg Rossel teaching a group of kids how to build wooden boats. I am always a fan of efforts to bring the next generation into the fold of wooden boat builders and afficianados, so [...]

Great Designer – Paul Gartside

I mentioned Paul Gartside in the previous post. He is, by the way, a heck of a good designer. He has a great eye for traditional craft with just the right amount of working boat influence, in my mind.

Check out this one – 5.5 Metre Half-Decked Centerboard Gaff Cutter, Design #93 – sweet [...]

In praise of WoodenBoat

My inaugural blog posting gives a nice shout-out to the only logical choice: WoodenBoat Publications. Of course the core publication, WoodenBoat Magazine, is a gem, always my favorite read. But the really cool thing is the larger organization.

I am fascinated by organizations that have figured out how to create a “wrap-around” customer [...]