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Past Guillemot Kayaks Events

Throughout the year Nick goes out on the road to teach, give demonstrations and let people see and try his boats. Below is list of some of the past classes, demo days, exhibits and shows that you may have missed.

For a listing of future events please visit our Upcoming Events page.

  • Meet at the Beach 2011

    Jun 4 2011 10:00 am
    Jun 4 2011 3:00 pm

    Kayak Builders Gathering

    This annual gathering of kayak builders and people interested in home-built kayaks has been going for over 10 years. People drive from all around the North East to see what people have made over the winter. This is a good chance to see finished boats in person. The other boat builders are often kind enough to allow you to sit in and paddle the boats they built, giving you a chance to test before you build.


    Location: Bluff Point State Park, Groton, CT


  • OkoumeFest at Chesapeake Light Craft

    May 13 2011 12:00 pm
    May 14 2011 4:00 pm

    Every year since 1998 Chesapeake Light Craft has been hosting a gathering of small boat builders. On Friday they have an open house at their shop with demonstrations and a cookout. On Saturday it is on a beach on Chesapeake Bay.

    I'll be bringing some boats down and giving some sort of demonstration this year. Come visit, bring a boat if you've got one, or just test boats you may want to build.


    Location: Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis, MD


  • Kayak Design Presentation for Connyak

    Apr 20 2011 6:30 pm
    Apr 20 2011 9:00 pm


    Kayak Design log


    I'll be making a presentation at the Connyak April meeting. I've been asked to talk about kayak design. The goal is to help people who want to design their own boat as well as give guidance to people who are buying boats and want to have some tools for evaluating designs

  • Maine Boatbuilders Show - Portland, Maine

    Mar 18 2011 3:47 pm
    Mar 20 2011 3:47 pm
    Maine Boatbuilders Show

    This show is the first hint of spring sparking dreams of the upcoming boating season. With an awesome selection of fine boats, this is not your average consumer boat show. I have yet to see any glitter gelcoat or the slightest hint of an over-powered bass boat, these are boats built by craftsmen dedicated to their craft.

  • Build Your Own Kayak Paddle at CVSW

    Feb 23 2011 6:00 pm
    Feb 23 2011 9:30 pm

    wooden kayak paddleIf you have a wooden kayak, you really need a wooden paddle. In this 5 evening class students will build their own laminated wood kayak paddle. The paddle can be feathered or unfeathered. We will glue up the wood, cut the blade pieces, glue them to the shaft and shape the blades.



  • Build a Strip-Planked Kayak and Canoe at CVSW

    Jan 15 2011 9:00 am
    Jan 20 2011 12:00 pm


    A guide to constructing small boats with wood strips and epoxy.


    woodstrip canoe

    NOTE: If you are thinking of signing up for this class, please do so early. I will need at least 3 weeks notice to be sure to have enough material prepared for everyone. - Thanks, Nick


  • Strip-Planking Workshop

    Oct 30 2010 9:00 am
    Oct 30 2010 4:00 pm

    This one day workshop at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in Manchester CT will provide interested boatbuilders a solid overview of the strip-planked method of building small boats.

  • Fine Woodstrip Canoe Construction at the WoodenBoat School

    Sep 5 2010 6:00 pm
    Sep 11 2010 12:00 pm

    I am privileged to take over the reins for this class from Ted Moores who had taught at the WoodenBoat School for 17 years. Ted is a godfather to all those who now build small boats using the strip-planked, fiberglass and epoxy method. He started this class at the WoodenBoat School building two canoes.

  • Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Show in Rockland Maine

    Aug 13 2010 6:42 pm
    Aug 15 2010 6:42 pm

    Maine Boats Homes and HarborIf you love the coast of Maine, you won't want to miss this show, where Tradition Meets Innovation™. Come see Maine's finest artists, architects, boatbuilders, furniture makers, craftsmen, designers, marine gear vendors, and musicians.

  • Build Your Own Stitch and Glue Night Heron at the WoodenBoat School

    Jul 25 2010 6:00 pm
    Jul 31 2010 12:00 pm

    Once again I will be leading students through the building of the Stitch and Glue Night Heron from a pile of plywood pieces through a fully assembled sea kayak at the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, Maine.

    This fast-pace class is suitable for anyone from novice woodworkers who want an introduction to boatbuilding, through experienced boat builders who want to learn about stitch and glue kayak building and fiberglass work.

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