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Mother’s Day SATURDAY Sail at Cama Beach State Park: May 12

May 3, 2012

11th Annual Saturday Sail on Mother’s Day Weekend
FREE!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sometimes it rains, sometimes it shines, but there is one thing you can count on the weekend of Mother’s Day: the Saturday Sail at The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach State Park! This will be the 11th time that classic vessels of all sizes have come together for a day of free rides and fun at Cama Beach State Park.

For those of you who have attended this event in the past, you know that it’s a chance for our marina-less island to host to some of the region’s biggest and best classic and historic boats. Young and old can enjoy a variety of activities, including free rides on visiting vessels, wooden toy boat building with traditional hand tools, nautical-themed card making, or simply enjoying the sight of Cama Beach State Park’s pristine beach and the unfurled canvas of beautiful boats. Other onshore programs will be offered by Washington State Parks and WSU Beach Watchers. It’s a festive and affordable way to treat mom to something special!

Also, CABINS ARE AVAILABLE! Cama Beach Cabins are sold out for most of the rest of the summer, but we’ve reserved a block for this event! To get a booking code and reserve your cabin, please email cama@cwb.org ASAP. Cabins sleep 4 to 6 people for between $65 and $80 a night, and there is a two night minimum.

This year’s visiting vessels include:

Lavengro: Originally built as the Helen in 1926, Lavengro was built on the lines of the Biloxi shrimp and oyster schooners of the early 1900s in Back Bay, Biloxi. She is operated by the Northwest Schooner Society.

Apache: This mysterious and stunning boat will make her second appearance at Cama Beach’s signature spring event.

Admirable: It wouldn’t quite be Mother’s Day without a visit from CWB’s own Bristol Bay Gillnetter, Admirable. At over a hundred years old she is the last known of the sailing gillnetters from Bristol Bay still in operation.

Isswatt: How often do you get to climb aboard a real tug boat? The answer is “once a year!” Once again the friendliest little tug in all of Puget Sound will help make the sail a hoot! Built in 1948 Isswatt was originally a salmon troller but served as the yard tug at the Johnson Yard in Ketchikan Alaska.

Patience: We all need some…A Grand Banks dory built in Olympia years ago, she’ll need an adventurous crew!

Parking at Cama Beach State Park is limited and requires a Discover Pass, so carpooling is recommended. Contact CWB with questions:  cama@cwb.org or 360-387-9361. More info on our website www.cwb.org.

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