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15th Norm Blanchard W.O.O.D. Regatta

  • The Center for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley Street Seattle, WA 98109 (map)

Join in the fun at The Center for Wooden Boats’ 15th Norm Blanchard W.O.O.D. (Wooden Open & One Design) Regatta, honoring the best-known name in wooden boatbuilding and yachting in the Pacific Northwest. Norman C. Blanchard’s Blanchard Boat Company turned out more than 2,000 boats in 60+ years during the past century. Quality, performance and longevity are the hallmarks of Norm Blanchard.

The Norm Blanchard W.O.O.D. Regatta is open to ALL wooden boats - from El Toros to large racer cruisers. We also welcome the non-wood versions of traditional wood one-designs (e.g., Lightnings) .

You may register for the regatta by bringing your own boat ($5/$15 per foot), renting one from CWB, or as a crew member ($7 non-members/ $5 members) … we’ll find you a boat!

 Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 19

  • 1:00pm-8:00pm: Boat Arrival and Registration

Saturday, April 20

  • 8:30am-10:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

  • 10:00am: Skippers Meeting

  • 9:30am-11:00am: Make your own bag lunch (suggested donation)

  • 12:00pm: Races begin

  • 5:00pm: Last Start of the day

  • Immediately after racing: Dockside Happy Hour

  • ~45 minutes after racing ends: BBQ Dinner

Sunday, April 21

  • 8:30am-10:30am: Continental Breakfast

  • 10:00am: Skippers meeting

  • 9:30am-11:00am: make your own bag lunch (suggested donation)

  • 12:00pm: Races begin

  • 4:00pm: Last Start of the day

  • ~45 minutes after racing ends:  Awards Ceremony & Celebration

Once your registration form is received, it will be reviewed by the race committee. You will receive confirmation if you are accepted, along with instructions for payment.

Artist: Shelby Allman

Artist: Shelby Allman

Earlier Event: April 20
15th Norm Blanchard W.O.O.D. Regatta
Later Event: April 25
Membership Meeting