Westside Park
Westshore Road
Bodega Bay
Map to Fish Fest

Saturday, April 11th
10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday, April 12th
10 AM - 5 PM


> Home

> Art Contest

> Bathtub Races

> Committee Chairs

> Craft Booth Info

> Entertainment

> Golf Challenge

> Local Artists Tent

> Pets on Parade

> Wooden Boat Challenge

> Thanks!


Allocation Application

Allocation Recipients

Non–Profit Booth Application

Purchase Order

Volunteer Info


leaping salmon


Follow Us on FaceBook!

Follow Us on FaceBook

Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival

April 11 & 12, 2015

Wooden Boat Challenge

Wooden Boat Challenge

Does your team have what it takes to build a boat in three hours (with materials provided), race it around a short, marked course (without sinking) and do it faster than any other team? If so, be at:

Westside Park, Saturday, April 11th

CONSTRUCTION between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.
VOTING ends at 1:30 pm.
Race begins at 2:00

Each team gets a complete materials package.
Multiple prizes and trophies will be awarded.
Team Entry fee $240.00. Entry fee non-refundable after April 15.
Business sponsorships encouraged.

100% of fees support local charities


  1. Teams will consist of a maximum of 4 members, pre-registered.
  2. Building time is 3 hours, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
  3. Only the provided materials may be incorporated into the boat, with the exception of decorations - these may not be structural. Sawhorses, tarps and poles may be used but must remain ashore during the race.
  4. The Boat must be built using ONLY non-power tools, with the exception of battery-powered screw guns for driving screws.
  5. Drawings are okay but NO full size patterns.
  6. Team members (minimum one) must power the boat. No motors permitted. Paddles or oars must be made from materials provided.
  7. Racers must wear Personal Flotation Devices. A bailing device must be carried in the boat during the race (provided).

Boat Building Materials (Provided):
2 sheets of 3/8” x 4’ x 8’ plywood
12 pieces of 1” x 2” x 8’ lumber
2 pieces of 2” x 2” x 8’ lumber
2 pounds of 1" or 1 1/4" sheet rock screws.
1 pound of 1” nails
1 roll of duct tape, 3 tubes of caulking
25’ of poly rope, 1 piece of poly sheeting (9’ x 10’)

contact: starrnken@att.net or POB 433, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

click here for an application

click here for a wooden boat challenge flyer

Follow us on FaceBook

Bodega Bay Wooden Boat Challenge from Rich Panter on Vimeo.

Article from Upbeat Times February 2013