For over ten years now kayak builders have gathered at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT to share what we did last winter. This is an informal gathering of people interested in homemade kayaks and other small boats. If you have a boat or just like homemade boats, this is fun chance to visit with others with similar interests.Meet at the Beach Home Page
Chesapeake Light Craft's annual gathering of boat builders is happening again this year. I'll be bringing down some boats and signing books.
Here is what John Harris of CLC has to say about the event:
The premier open water race for human powered boats, the Blackburn Challenge is not always fun to do, but it is fun to have done. The event starts in the Annisquam River and goes clockwise around Cape Anne, and finishes about 20 miles later under the greasy pole in Gloucester, MA. Some 250 boats typically participate in this event from traditional Banks Dories to 6-man Outrigger Canoes as you would expect to see in Hawaii.
If you need a dead line to finish your boat, there isn't a better reason to get it done than to show it to other builders at the Meet at the Beach. For years kayak builders have been meeting at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT to see each other's work and exchange ideas and techniques.