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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.

  • Build Your Own Ganymede Class at IYRS

    Jul 11 2010 6:06 pm
    Jul 17 2010 6:06 pm

    Ganymede Kayak"Ganymede" is a brand new design by Nick Schade: An easy-to-handle recreational kayak, fun to paddle and fast and easy to build.

  • WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport

    Jun 25 2010 6:24 pm
    Jun 27 2010 6:24 pm

    WoodenBoat Show LogoThe Annual WoodenBoat Show is a tremendous celebration of boats new and old, large and small. Throughout the Seaport, the energy was palpable from discovering a needed tool, learning a new skill, to pure, jaw-dropping admiration for the incredible craftsmanship found at every turn. Summer begins at the WoodenBoat Show!

  • New England Intermediate Rough Water Symposium

    Jun 11 2010 12:00 pm
    Jun 13 2010 4:00 pm

    A hand made wooden kayak is not truly finished until you have put your first scratch in it. The New England Rough Water Symposium is a chance to see to it that your boat is well and fully complete along with few scratches to prove it. While "rough water" may sound scary, this is a good event for a wide range of paddlers from the novice through experienced paddlers. It will give you a chance to learn from top paddler how to use your boat to full effect.

  • 2010 Meet at the Beach

    Jun 5 2010 9:00 am
    Jun 5 2010 3:00 pm

    Kayaks on the BeachFor over ten years now kayak builders have gathered at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT to share what we did last winter. This is an informal gathering of people interested in homemade kayaks and other small boats. If you have a boat or just like homemade boats, this is fun chance to visit with others with similar interests. Meet at the Beach Home Page

  • Chesapeake Light Craft OkoumeFest

    May 14 2010 12:00 pm
    May 15 2010 3:00 pm

    Once again I will be attending OkoumeFest hosted by Chesapeake Light Craft in Annapolis, MD. This is a great event to try different boats and talk to other builders. I plan to bring down my Petrel, Ganymede, Nymph and Expedition Single.


  • Maine Boatbuilders Show in Portland Maine

    Mar 19 2010 6:32 pm
    Mar 21 2010 6:32 pm

    Maine Boatbuilders ShowA gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom boat builders on the East Coast. Also exhibiting numerous manufacturers of boating equipment. Sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and rowing boats with the builders there to discuss and sell their work.

  • Build a High Performance Sea Kayak at CVSW

    Jan 16 2010 9:00 am
    Jan 21 2010 12:00 pm

    Sea kayaking is the sport of taking a small boat out on to the big ocean. You could buy an ordinary plastic kayak, or you could build your own which will be lighter, faster, better looking and more fun than any you can buy. This fast-paced class will take students through the major phases of building a “Night Heron” sea kayak. Using the “Stitch-and-glue” construction method, each student will go home with his or her own kayak. Some finish work will be required when they get home. Students will learn some basic woodworking skill as well as how to work with fiberglass and epoxy.

  • Build Your Own Ganymede Kayak @ IYRS

    Aug 17 2009 9:00 am
    Aug 22 2009 5:00 pm

    New Class

    "Ganymede" is a new design intended to be a small, easy to handle recreational kayak, that is fun to paddle and easy to build. I will be teaching this class at IYRS in Newport, RI.

  • Maine Boats Homes and Harbors - Rockland, ME

    Aug 7 2009 9:00 am
    Aug 9 2009 5:00 am

    Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Magazine puts on a great show on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine. The Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show has everything from luxury yachts to fine furniture and jewelry. Some in the middle of that spectrum are wooden kayaks, and that is where you will find me. I'll bring some of my best kayaks and other small boats for you to see.

  • Blackburn Challenge - Gloucester, MA

    Jul 18 2009 6:00 am
    Jul 18 2009 3:00 pm

    The premier open water race for human powered boats, the Blackburn Challenge is not always fun to do, but it is fun to have done. The event starts in the Annisquam River and goes clockwise around Cape Anne, and finishes about 20 miles later under the greasy pole in Gloucester, MA. Some 250 boats typically participate in this event from traditional Banks Dories to 6-man Outrigger Canoes as you would expect to see in Hawaii.

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