Gatherings

  • Meet at the Beach 2021

    Join as for this annual casual gathering of kayak builders:

    at Bluff Point State Park Groton, Connecticut.

    nick Thu, 03/25/2021 - 16:36
    Jun 05, 2021
  • Big Little Boat Festival

    Canceled Due to COVID
    Better luck in 2021

    Join me with Chesapeake Light Craft as OkoumeFest morphs into a full-on two-day waterfront celebration of small boat culture that will:

    nick Fri, 01/31/2020 - 11:52
    May 23, 2020
  • 2021 Schoodic Sea Kayak Retreat
    Join Guillemot Kayaks and Sea Sherpa Kayak in Maine.
    nick Mon, 10/21/2019 - 13:49
    Sep 19, 2021
  • 2019 Schoodic Sea Kayak Retreat


    The 2nd Annual Schoodic Retreat 

    This five day event features the East Coast's finest sea kayaking and highlights a chance to try the amazing wooden kayaks by Nick Schade in the conditions they were designed for.  

    Schoodic Point

    We had a great time in 2018 so we are doing it again in 2019.

    nick Sun, 09/01/2019 - 20:08
    Sep 15, 2019
  • Meet at the Beach

    Once again we will be gathering at Bluff Point. For more years than I care to remember wooden kayak enthusiasts have met at the beach at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, Connecticut. We will be gathering again this year. Come see what builders have made over the winter. Test paddle kayaks that you are interested in building. Talk to other people who like wooden kayaks.

    Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:13
    Jun 02, 2018
  • Schoodic Sea Kayaking Retreat

     

    Get away from the crowds into the East Coast's best sea kayaking and try some amazing wooden kayaks.

    Schoodic Point

    Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:13
    Sep 27, 2018
  • Meet at the Beach 2017

    Once again we will be gathering at Bluff Point. For more years than I care to remember wooden kayak enthusiasts have met at the beach at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, Connecticut. We will be gathering again this year. Come see what builders have made over the winter. Test paddle kayaks that you are interested in building. Talk to other people who like wooden kayaks.

    Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:13
    Jun 03, 2017
  • Meet at the Beach 2016

    Once again we will be gathering at Bluff Point. For more years than I care to remember wooden kayak enthusiasts have met at the beach at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, Connecticut. We will be gathering again this year. Come see what builders have made over the winter. Test paddle kayaks that you are interested in building. Talk to other people who like wooden kayaks.

    Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:13
    Jun 04, 2016
  • Meet at the Beach 2015

    home made kayaks on the beach in Groton

    For more years than I care to remember wooden kayak enthusiasts have met at the beach at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, Connecticut. We will be gathering again this year. Come see what builders have made over the winter. Test paddle kayaks that you are interested in building. Talk to other people who like wooden kayaks.

     

    Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:13
    May 30, 2015
  • OkoumeFest 2014 - Chesapeake Light Craft

    Come to Annapolis, see the Chesapeake Light Craft shop, watch boatbuilding demonstrations and then try out boats. Okoumefest is held over two days, Friday is in Annapolis at the CLC shop, where there will be a tour of the facility (you can see there CNC machine cut kits), I will do a demonstration of some sort (usually how you shouldn't fiberglass outside in the sun), and others will demonstrate other techniques to build boats in less than favorable conditions. After the demonstrations there will be food. CLC hosts a BBQ.

    Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:13
    May 16, 2014