Page 2: Chesapeake Light Craft's OkoumeFest at Matapeake State Park, Kent Island, Maryland

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Sun, wind, a bit of seaweed -- and lots of boats to enjoy on the water at Matapeake. There were more than a hundred wooden boats on the beach. (Click on images to enlarge.)

Boats on the Beach at Matapeake

With a lovely sailing breeze, the sailing craft stayed in motion all day.  Here the Outrigger Junior and the Eastport Pram both test their load capacities.

Outrigger Sailboat

Shuttling boats down to the water.

CLC's first non-boat, the Teardrop Camper, was on hand both days.

The Teardrop Camper hosted a crowd all weekend.

Craig G. brought his newly built PocketShip all of the way from Nashville and moored it off the beach.  Great work!

The Southwester Dory in an unusually idle moment.

Expedition Wherry by Jeff W.

Jeff W. brought his class-built and nicely finished Expedition Wherry to show off, too.

Skerry Sailboat Kit

We built a new demo-model Skerry last year, fitting it with two popular options:  a balanced-lug rig and spacered inwales.  It stayed in motion all day.

Sailing Kayak

The CLC SailRig sliced through the fleet all day.

Ultralight Dinghy

John's Ultralight Dinghy was a surprise hit.  We got a huge amount of positive feedback.

Ultralight Dinghy

John built the 6-foot, 40-pound dinghy to serve as a tender for his family.  It had to be light enough for an easy solo lift onto a car. In spite of its diminutive size, it rows amazingly well and carries an impressive payload.

The Chesapeake Triple gets some exercise with three aboard.

Outrigger Junior

The Outrigger Junior was fast (and busy) all day long.

Outrigger Junior

CLC's Outrigger Junior was joined by a newly completed example, built by David P.  Great to have two of them sailing together!

Fun for all ages

Model boat building with the kids was as popular as ever.

Nautiraid Kayaks

Our Nautiraid folding kayaks were also a really popular.  They were hardly ever ashore.

Nautiraid Kayaks

For boats that you can check as luggage, the Nautiraids are really good-looking.  And they handle great, too.

PocketShip Pocket Cruiser

Geoff Kerr skippered PocketShip hull #1 all day, giving rides off the beach.  Geoff built this boat for us in 2008.  Freshly painted this spring and sporting a new suit of sails, the boat is looking especially shiny.

Geoff also built the prototype Peeler Skiff, which was on hand to herd boats and function as a landing platform for PocketShip rides.

Laszlo, well known to CLC Builders Forum readers, is the new owner of Faering Cruiser #1.  It was great having his boat around!  Here, Laszlo heads back to the ramp with fast-moving squalls to windward.



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