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    Default Virtual Wooden Boat Festival

    I hope this is not a repost.

    Looks interesting.

    https://virtualwbf.org/

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    Default Re: Virtual Wooden Boat Festival

    It does indeed, one has been suggested on the forum before, long before Covid. Maybe 2-3 years ago. I don't think it went anywhere.

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    Default Re: Virtual Wooden Boat Festival

    Isn't it good, virtual wood.
    When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave.

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    Default Re: Virtual Wooden Boat Festival

    Yep - this is the "replacement" for the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Default Re: Virtual Wooden Boat Festival

    Here's the program: https://virtualwbf.org/program

    I think that they have done a wonderful job under the circumstances

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    Well I'll give it a try, No parking fees and the beer won't be overpriced.

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    R2AK movie is streaming on Saturday night. There's also a Q&A. I bought a ticket to support the festival, and because the movie looks really good. I'll see if Chuck's on 85th can fill a growler with some beer from the Port Townsend Brewery.
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    Cheers! I'll be there, virtually, and raise a glass to all!

    Sure am missing the real thing, though! ...IE, to begin it all, I just love Daniel on the VHF, shepherding us all into the harbour... oh well, looking forward to all the movies.

    See you next year, all going well,
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    I think that recording and streaming all the talks is brilliant. I hope they do it in future years. For a long time, there have been a lot of talks that I've wanted to see but managed to miss due to sailing, beer, and laziness. Treating the festival a bit like an online conference that you can go back and see the talks is intriguing to me.
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    Good point Tim,
    All I've ever done at the festival is walk around,visit, drink beer, and take my boat out a few times...for 20 of 40 something years.
    Never been to a talk, never built an instant boat ( that would not even be fair),never got a signed copy of Pardeys books....
    ...that chit is more important to me anyway....hehheh...
    So, yea...no doubt missed a lot.

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    never built an instant boat ( that would not even be fair)
    Yeah, no. I think you would be disqualified as a ringer! No pros allowed in the amateur leagues.
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    Default Re: Virtual Wooden Boat Festival

    Probably for the best that it's virtual. Check out the Port Townsend webcams to see the smoke that's descended due to the West Coast wildfires.
    “Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs."

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    I watched a lot of Day 1. It's basically a film festival, along with a number of Zoom panel talks. We watched the R2AK movie. I really enjoyed it. All the content is available through October 19.
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    I've only watched the "Hitch-Hiker's Guide to Wooden Boats" short film so far--quite enjoyed it.

    I appreciated the authenticity and lack of uber-slick production values--quite appropriate given the subject matter (a short ultra-cheap boat-centric adventure undertaken for its own sake (no racing, no competition, no following someone else's rules--very much the style of boating I aspire to).

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    I really liked the Hitchhikers Guide too.

    She Tells Sea Tales ... also worth a watch. Really great short stories.
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    Caught the Draken film and Q&A afterwords. Was interested to hear that they would like to bring Draken to the west coast of North America and enter it in the R2AK. I'd sign up as an oarsman/viking pillager.
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    Default Re: Virtual Wooden Boat Festival

    I quite enjoyed the Small Wooden Boat Design panel with Harris, Storer, Welsford, and Chase. One topic in agreement was they all have seen a big uptick in plans sold and boats being built during the current pandemic. So I suppose the next crisis we will all face are traffic jams on our waterways! Not a bad problem to have to face, actually.

    The R2AK movie is well worth watching even though it is lacking subtitles for we who have compromised hearing. If they add that feature, I'll watch it again.

    Still a lot to view. I'm glad that most of the content will be available into October.

    Jeff

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    I thoroughly enjoyed the R2AK film. An impressive effort to tell the complex story of a complex event. I also tend to miss the talks because I'm chatting, drinking, or sailing. So being able to parse through them at will over the next month is well worth the cost of admission.

    All in all, it seems it was a major success for NWMC.
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    Well I miss the Beer Garten and all of our friends and their boats!
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