Race Week News
Wood/Sails/Dreams, Merchandise & Photos
August 23, 2013
Thank you all for another fantastic Race Week & Opera House Cup!
2013 NRW Merchandise is still on sale and available at the Nantucket Community Sailing office located at 4 Winter Street. Please stop by if you would like some new 2013 NRW gear. Here are a few of the items we still have available:
- NRW Hats
- NRW Sponsor T-shirts
- NRW Burgee T-shirts
- Youth Rashguards
- Women's Pink Technical T-shirts
- OHC Long Sleeved Technical Shirts
- Vineyard Vines NRW Polos (Men's, Women's & Youth)
- Atlantis Gear (Vests, Jackets)
Tonight is the last chance to see John Stanton's film Wood/Sails/Dreams before it heads to the Newport Film Festival. The film will be showing at the Starlight at 5pm. Please call or visit the Starlight for tickets.
The act of building and sailing boats made out of trees and powered by the wind is a small moment of grace in the face of a digitally enhanced world and throwaway culture. But forty years ago the rise of fiberglass boats nearly pushed wooden sailboats, and the trade of building them, to the brink of extinction.
Wood/Sails/Dreams explores the resurgence of the wooden boat culture, the restoration of American maritime history, and the to be lessons learned from the ancient craft of traditional boat building.
Narrated by Wooden Boat Magazine founder and publisher Jon Wilson, the film takes audiences from the rag tag regattas of the 1970s to today's wooden boat world, from Nantucket to Vineyard Haven, Bristol and Newport, RI, to the rocky coast of Maine, in search of the soul of wooden sailboats.
Lastly, please feel free to take a look through the 2013 NRW & OHC photo albums by clicking on the links below.