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Legends Collide at Wooden Boat Festival

The Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington, will kick off with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear three sailing legends.

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If you’re planning a trip up to Port Townsend for the 38th annual Wooden Boat Festival at the Northwest Maritime Center, September 5-7, be sure to get there a day early for an extraordinary special event you won’t want to miss. Cruising legends Lin and Larry Pardey have teamed up with shipwreck survivor Steve Callahan, author of Adrift, for a full day of classes on September 4.

Lin and Larry Pardey will discuss storm tactics and share some of the adventures that made them who they are today.

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The morning session starts with Callahan’s presentation ‘Aquatic Caveman’ and ends with the Pardeys’ ‘Storm Tactics’. In the afternoon session, the intrepid trio will share ‘The Adventures That Shaped Our Lives’, as well as hold a Q&A session afterward. This is a unique opportunity to see your sailing heroes in the flesh and hear their stories firsthand — as well as ask the questions you’ve always wanted answers to!

Steve Callahan survived 76 days in a liferaft and, most recently, was the technical advisor for the film Life of Pi, which will be screened at the festival.

Steve Callahan
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The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and costs $95 for the whole day, $50 for the morning session, and $60 for the afternoon session. For more info, click here.

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