Silva Bay Shipyard School Boat Launch 2011

BoatLaunch-4The 13th Annual Silva Bay Shipyard School Launch Festival – April 15-17th 2011

There was a lot of energy at the school prior to and during the launch, and it was a fun event! WWBA participating boats were offered a preferential rate at Silva Bay Marina, and there was room for other boats to anchor out. The participants received fresh biscuits and bread delivered to their boats each morning.

Friday April 15th

  • Guest boat arrival and informal meet and greet at the Silva Bay Pub
  • Graduation Ceremony and Dinner

Some photos taken at the festival:
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Saturday April 16th:

  • Speakers:

9:30 am Rob Abernethy – Restoration of a 6 Meter

11:00 am Arnt Arntzen – The Story of Oden

12:30 am Fred Withey – The History of Withey Shipyard at Silva Bay

Boat Launch: 2:00 pm

  • Three beautifully crafted wooden vessels, built by the students, were carried to the water, formally launched, the sails were tested and then the students celebrated.

Silent Auction: Last Bid 3:00 pm

There were lots of choice items that went for a song…

Children’s Festival – All day

  • Boat Building
  • Face Painting
  • Pirate Treasure Hunt
  • Radio Controlled Sail Boat Race – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Children’s Boat Launch – including a Viking Ship
  • Water Activities – Kayaking and Sailing

Launch party and Live Music at the Silva Bay Pub

  • Excellent food and great service.

Sunday April 17th:

  • Pancake Breakfast 9:00 – 11:00 am
  • Family Rowing and Sailing Races 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Raffle Draw 2:00 pm
  • Afternoon guest boat sail-by.