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Join in the fun at The Center for Wooden Boats’ 17th 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, Thunderbirds, San Juans, El Toros) .

Separate prizes will be awarded for small boats, large boats, and classic plastic boats.

Race Day Schedule, Saturday September 24, 2022

9:00 AM: Arrival, Boat and Team Assignments, Pre-Rigging

9:30 AM: Skipper’s Meeting at the CWB Docks

11:00 AM: First Start

4:00 PM: Last start

4:30-6:00 PM (Approximate): Barbecue and Awards – ALL ARE WELCOME!

You can…

Register Your Own Boat

Come one, come all! Bring your boat and your fleet and race with us! Limited overnight moorage is available for participating boats, so register early. Cost to register your own boat is $30 and includes two BBQ tickets!

Race as Skipper or Crew on a CWB Boat (Large or Small)

Don’t own a boat or interested in participating as skipper or crew on a boat from our fleet? Bring your own team or we’ll build one with you on one of our boats for the regatta! Both skippers and crew must have a current sail checkout card with CWB. If you don’t have one, but have sailing experience, schedule an appointment with our livery staff before the regatta ASAP! Cost to join as skipper or crew on a Large CWB Boat is nominal at $50 per person. Skipper or crew a Small CWB Boat for only $25. Both Large and Small Boat registrations include a BBQ dinner ticket! (Vegetarian options will be available.)

Join as a Spectator and for the Barbecue and Awards

Individual BBQ tickets are $10 via the registration form.