November 2012

 As the dark, short days of November set in it is a perfect time to get in the last sailings or come inside and learn some new skills. 

Journeyman under full sail

We are happy to announce that the first vessel we built (during the 2008-09 school year) Journeyman has gone to Camp Four Winds of Orcas Island. Camp Four Winds is one of the oldest summer camps in the Pacific Northwest and is known as the “Sailor’s Camp”.

Part of our vision at the Community Boat Project, from the start, has been to continually improve the design of our vessels searching for the best Youth Expedition Craft, meanwhile passing our boats on to other worthy groups. Journeyman now has a perfect new home at Camp Four Winds. She gets used everyday during the summer. Also, they have the facilities and staff to house and maintain the vessel.

Journeyman during her first sea trials


 So with a slight tear in our eye (she was our first boat) but joy in our hearts we say “Goodbye, Journeyman, you are a good ship. May we cross paths on San Juan adventures together in the future.” Never will we forget Jeff Hammond – Master Boatbuilder who stepped up and volunteered his time that first year, with infinite grace and patience for a bunch of dreamers. He opened the door into the fulfilling world of boatbuilding and got us started right.

Our first longdory sails into her new future

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