Upcoming Events:

Coastal Navigation Workshop

 

WHEN: Saturday, November 16

The workshop starts at 9AM and runs until noon; after a lunch break, the class will resume from 1-4PM.

Want to learn to make sense of the colors, symbols and numbers on nautical charts? This one-day introduction to Coastal Navigation will give you hands-on experience in understanding the symbols on the charts, learning about aids to navigation, plotting courses with a variety of plotting tools, using lines of position to find a fix, and taking and finding your latitude and longitude to give or find a position. You will measure distances and use speed, time and distance calculations for a good dead reckoning. There will be navigation excerises for practice.

Although there will be some navigational tools provided you are welcome to bring your own. If you have charts of your area, bring them along.

Member fee: $195

Nonmember fee: $215

Instructor:

Jane Ahlfeld is a 30 year veteran teacher of sailing, seamanship and navigation at the WoodenBoat School in Maine. She teaches navigation on small boats and on the Schooner Mary Day out of Camden, Maine. Jane has done a series of navigational videos for Off Center Harbor. With a background in elementary education she has the patience and understanding in how to introduce concepts in manageable bits.

Build Your Own Dory Window Box

 

WHEN: Wednesday, December 11 and Thursday, December 12 from 6-9PM,

and Saturday, December 14 from 8-NOON

Learn to build a beautiful Dory Window Box with Master craftsman and woodworker Alan Cormier in this three-day workshop. Inspired by our boats, the Dory Window Box is made of pine and mahogany, with copper and bronze fastenings. The overall length is 43”. Participants will learn a variety of woodworking and assembly skills, including how to cut a bevel on a curved surface using a band saw, how to properly utilize copper clinch nails, and how to design and use jigs for cutting bevels in hardwoods.

The class is offered early in December to accommodate those who wish to create a truly unique, handmade gift for the holidays.

Members: $275

Nonmembers: $300

Materials fee included in registration fee.

INSTRUCTOR: Alan Cormier is a retired PHD chemist and has been building furniture as a hobby for 40 years. He oversees the woodworking program at LBS and serves on the Board of Directors.

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