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National  Boatbuilding Challenge at Hudson River Maritime Museum

Seeking Teams  to Participate in this Maritime Event

The Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, New York is pleased to present Brightwork: A Makers’ Festival featuring the National Boat Building Challenge on Saturday, June 23 and 24, 2018. This year the museum is expanding the event to two days and will feature classes, demos, and local vendors in addition to live music and an expanded the field of competitors for the boatbuilding challenge.  All teams and sponsors are welcome to attend the practice build, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM to observe a former challenge winner build the Carolina Bateau from start to finish, with plenty of time for questions. Please RSVP to this event below.

Sign up here:   http://www.hrmm.org/boatbuilding-challenge-team-registration.html

In 2017, the Hudson River Maritime Museum hosted its first annual National Boatbuilding Challenge, where teams of two compete to build a boat from scratch in just four hours, and then compete in a rowing race on the Rondout with cash prizes for the team with the best score in all three categories: speed, quality, and rowing race. HRMM's event is a qualifying challenge, one of just a few competitions around the country. Held only on Saturday, June 23, 2018, this thrilling competition draws national and local competitors alike and the 4:00 PM rowing race is the highlight of Saturday's events. 

The National Boat Building Challenge debuted last year to great success and will be held on Satuday, June 23 only. Two-person teams build a 12-foot Carolina Bateau rowing skiff in under four hours which will be raced in a rowing competition on the Rondout Creek. Boatbuilding speed, accuracy, and seaworthiness are requirements for winning and competitors will be judged on these categories. First, second and third place winners will receive cash prices!

Teams are strongly encouraged to participate in a practice build on Saturday, June 2. Winners of previous challenges will demonstrate all the tips and tricks to complete the build in the four hours while maximizing points. Participants families are invited as well. The entry fee to participate is $200.00. To sign up, please visit www/hrmm.org/brightwork.html

RULES AND SCORING: 

CHALLENGE RULES:

1.      Each team will consist of no more than two boat builders. (Youth teams may have adult supervision, but that adult may only advise and may not engage in active construction.)

2.      Each team will be assigned a space approximately 12’x15’. All tools, tables, and necessary building materials shall be confined to this space.

3.      Each team will provide their own tools, both hand and power. 20amp service will be supplied to each team. All tools must be in good repair with guards and safeties in working order. Be sure to bring #2 square head drill bits as well as #2 phillips head drill bits.

4.      Any power tool is allowed EXCEPT table saws and pneumatic tools.

5.      Each team must bring their own sawhorses and worktable(s). NO jigs, precut patterns of any sort, or automatic assembly mechanism may be used.

6.      Only manual caulking guns may be used to dispense adhesive and caulking material. Teams must bring their own caulk guns.

7.      All plans and building materials will be supplied by the National Boatbuilding Challenge Committee.

8.      Oars must be HAND-MADE by the team (not purchased), but should be made ahead of time. One set of 2-inch diameter oak oar locks and oar sockets will be supplied and are to be installed AFTER the team has blown the whistle to signal completion of the boat.

9.      Transom blank will be provided at the competition.

10.  Two station molds are needed and should be built before the competition. (See: plans, p. 2)

11.  Boat plans are available to teams as soon as their registration fee is received.

12.  A team is permitted to be coached verbally, but the coach cannot physically assist the team in any way.

13.  PFDs (life jackets) must be provided by the building team.

14.  The fee to reserve a workspace for the competition and receive boat plans is $200, made payable to the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

  CHALLENGE SCORING:

Each team will be awarded points for their standing against other teams and the LOWEST score wins. Each team’s individual score is based on the following:

·         1/3 – Speed of build

·         1/3 – Quality of workmanship

·         1/3 – 2-man relay rowing race

Speed of Build – Each team will have a four hour time limit to build the boat. Points will be awarded for simple elapsed time. First place will receive ¾ of a point (the fractional score prevents ties), second place will receive 2 points, third place will receive 3 points, fourth place will receive 4 points, etc.

Quality of Workmanship – Each team’s boat will be evaluated by our judges, taking into account adherence to the plans, the general appearance of the boat, and the overall quality of workmanship. The judge’s evaluations will be compiled and the scoring points will be given as above.

Relay Rowing Race – The race will be a relay on an even course with each team member rowing one leg each. The course will be short with simple straight lines and one turn (the rower’s head must break the plane of the turn-around line before switching). When the boat touches the dock will be used to determine the completion time for each team. Scoring points will be assigned as above.

A team’s total score is the sum of each of the three scores. Lowest score wins!

 

Cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

·         First place overall - $500

·         Second place overall - $300

·         Third place overall - $200

Additional, non-monetary prizes for best team in each category will also be awarded.

About the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Located along the historic Rondout Creek in downtown Kingston, N.Y., the Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries. HRMM opened the Riverport Wooden Boat School in 2016 and the Riverport Sailing School in 2017.

 

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In 2017, the Hudson River Maritime Museum hosted its first annual National Boatbuilding Challenge, where teams of two compete to build a boat from scratch in just four hours, and then compete in a rowing race on the Rondout with cash prizes for the team with the best score in all three categories: speed, quality, and rowing race. HRMM's event is a qualifying challenge, one of just a few competitions around the country. Held only on Saturday, June 23, 2018, this thrilling competition draws national and local competitors alike and the 4:00 PM rowing race is the highlight of Saturday's events. 
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IT'S ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL RONDOUT WATERFRONT
Kingston's Rondout Waterfront District is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved in the Hudson Valley. The Hudson River Maritime Museum is located right on Rondout Creek, a historic deep water industrial port and terminus of the Delaware & Hudson Canal. Within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants housed in beautiful historic buildings and featuring a creekside brick promenade over a mile long, the Hudson River Maritime Museum is centrally located on the Rondout and the perfect place to spend the weekend. Discover the Hudson Valley's best-kept secret. 

MAKING IS IN OUR BLOOD
The Rondout Waterfront has a long history of boatbuilding and when the Hudson River Maritime Museum was founded in 1980, it had a boatbuilding shop within the museum. In 2016, HRMM revived boatbuilding on the Rondout with the Riverport Wooden Boat School. Since then we have taught woodworking, wooden boatbuilding, art, maritime crafts, nautical skills, and more. Brightwork is an extension of our mission of preserving maritime heritage and our love of the art of craft.
 

 

Call for Maker Proposals

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We are looking for craftspeople, artisans, and artists to vend, demonstrate, and make at Brightwork! This juried event will include maker-led classes and workshops as well as traditional vending opportunities throughout the weekend. 
 

 

National Boatbuilding Challenge - Saturday, June 23, 2018

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See the Challenge!
HRMM is seeking two-person teams from around the country to participate in this national qualifying event. Each team has four hours to build a single boat from scratch. Boats are then judged on speed of completion, quality of build, and a timed relay rowing race on Rondout Creek. Cash prizes are awarded for the top three teams.

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HRMM is seeking two-person teams from around the country to participate in this national qualifying event. Each team has four hours to build a single boat from scratch. Boats are then judged on speed of completion, quality of build, and a timed relay rowing race on Rondout Creek. Cash prizes are awarded for the top three teams.

http://www.hrmm.org/boatbuilding-challenge-team-registration.html

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Jeez----

You don't need to add a new thread every time you want to share info about one particular organization. It seems spammy....

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