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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 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.

  • Build Your Own S&G Night Heron @ WoodenBoat

    Jul 5 2009 8:00 am
    Jul 11 2009 12:00 pm

    Once again I will be teaching the Building Your One Night Heron Sea Kayak class at 6-day class you will go home with your own Stitch and Glue Night Heron, fully assembled and ready for sanding and varnishing. This is a fast paced learning experience where I lead you through all the steps to build your own boat.

  • WoodenBoat Show - Mystic, CT

    Jun 26 2009 9:00 am
    Jun 28 2009 5:00 pm

    I will be bringing my latest boats to the WoodenBoat Show again this year. Once again, it will be held at the fascinating Mystic Seaport Museum. There is always a lot to see at the show. Chesapeake Light Craft will be there with a full selection of their kits to try.

  • Meet at the Beach - Groton, CT

    Jun 6 2009 10:00 am
    Jun 6 2009 3:00 pm

    If you need a dead line to finish your boat, there isn't a better reason to get it done than to show it to other builders at the Meet at the Beach. For years kayak builders have been meeting at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT to see each other's work and exchange ideas and techniques.

  • OkoumeFest

    May 8 2009 12:00 pm
    May 9 2009 6:00 am

    Chesapeake Light Craft's annual gathering of boat builders is happening again this year. I'll be bringing down some boats and signing books.

    Here is what John Harris of CLC has to say about the event:

  • Strip Built Boats Workshop @ CVSW

    May 2 2009 9:00 am
    May 2 2009 5:00 pm

    The process of strip building canoes and kayaks is generally considered to be the best for small light-weight craft. It is also undoubtedly the nicest looking construction method for this sized boat. In this one day demonstration of the strip-building technique for making a kayak or other small boat, professional kayak builder and designer, Nick Schade, will outline the steps to build your own boat. Topics shown will include basic stripping and staple-free construction, fairing the hull and fiber-glassing. Participants will be free to ask questions.

  • Maine Boat Builders Show

    Mar 20 2009 10:00 am
    Mar 22 2009 4:00 pm

    This is a great show held in an old locomotive repair shop in Portland, Maine. I'll bring a small selection of boats to this show.

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