In CLC classes, talented professional instructors help students assemble their own boats from start to finish. Each class session starts on a Monday morning; by noon Saturday, participants head home with a completed boat ready for finish work.
Students in the Sausalito classes can select one of CLC’s most popular small craft designs. The Northeaster Dory, scheduled for the week of June 9-14, can be fitted for rowing or sailing. It’s a capacious, stable boat with a substantial payload for passengers or gear for camp-cruising and adventuring.
Enthusiast rowers should set aside the week of June 16-21 to build their own Annapolis Wherry. Students can choose between the 17'9" Annapolis Wherry and the 19'10" Annapolis Wherry Tandem. Both Wherries are exceptional rowing trainers, exercise boats, and open-water racers.
These two classes will be held at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center, a 20,000 sq.ft. waterfront boatbuilding facility that houses historically significant sailboats, skilled craftspeople, educational programs and community events. They add to CLC's geographic range, which already includes classes in Annapolis, MD; Brooklin, ME; Cedarville, MI; and Port Townsend, WA.
CLC boatbuilding classes have launched more than a thousand wooden boats and introduced thousands of students to the joys of boatbuilding. CLC has been hosting and teaching build-your-own-
CLC’s precision-cut boat kits are intended for first-time boatbuilders working at home – more than 30,000 completed CLC boats are on the water – but a classroom setting has its advantages. Students work in a well-equipped shop with a professional boatbuilder at their side and enjoy the positive energy (and extra hands) of a group setting. Helpers are encouraged, and classes are a rewarding and memorable parent-child or family experience.
Those unfamiliar with modern wood-epoxy composite boatbuilding can watch examples of these week-long classes condensed into ninety-second timelapse videos at clcboats.com/
Tuition for the week costs $850 and the boat kits range from $1395 to $1529. More information on Chesapeake Light Craft’s Build-Your-Own Boat classes can be found at clcboats.com/
Chesapeake Light Craft Schedule of Classes in Sausalito:
Build Your Own Northeaster Dory, June 9 – 14, 2014
Build Your Own Annapolis Wherry, June 16 – 21, 2014