The Wooden Boat Society
of the San Juan Islands

 is a nonprofit dedicated to doing cool stuff on, in and around wooden boats
in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.


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2016 Events

Martha’s Offshore Adventure

May:                 Yellow Island Wooden Boat Race

Martha’s Offshore Adventure: Feb 25

Join Robert d’Arcy, captain of the schooner Martha, as he shares the highlights of a year of offshore sailing and racing.


In 2014–2015 Robert and his crew sailed Martha from Port Townsend to California and Mexico, and then participated in the 48th Transpac race from California to Hawaii.



Thursday, February 25 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
at Odd Fellows Hall in Eastsound

Free Admission — Donations Welcome


Martha was built in 1907 and is Washington state's oldest working sailboat. She serves as a sail training vessel. In 2015 she was the oldest boat to have ever sailed in the Transpac.


Join us for what promises to be a memorable event and help celebrate a wonderful wooden boat.

Yellow Island Wooden Boat Race

(Saturday May 21)

Questions? Contact Ward Fay (wardfay @, or 360-376-5581)

Join  the Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands for the fourth annual Yellow Island Wooden Boat Race, to be held Saturday, May 21, 2016, with a start in Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. 

All wooden sailboats are welcome (boats built of other materials are also welcome but will receive no prizes). The marks of the course will consist of various islands and rocks in the area, as well as a race buoy located near the marina.

Discounted moorage for Friday and Saturday nights is available. Call the Deer Harbor Marina, 360-376-3037  to reserve a slip (good anchorage is also available).

We'll have more details closer to race day - check back.

Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous
(Details to be announced)



The Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands promotes the restoration, use and enjoyment of wooden boats. The Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands was formed in 2002 to perpetuate the craftsmanship, artistry and knowledge of the maritime traditions through education, public display, restoration and construction, and entertainment. The society has a strong commitment to the care and feeding of wooden boats, their owners and those who appreciate them.