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Annapolis Family Boatbuilding

Building Bridges Across Community

The Annapolis Family BoatBuilding provides an opportunity to bring together groups that normally would not associate. The building process brings together people with enormous variations in skill level and economic and social backgrounds. For adults, it provides rewards of working with young people and for youth an opportunity to complete a project from start to finish and an introduction to sailing. The event involves families and kids working together building a wooden boat and an opportunity for an introduction to sailing that will provide the job skills, life skills, and self-esteem many of these kids never had before. The program is not a handout, but a hand up towards ownership of kids learning the meaning ownership, working together with others, and completing a project to use.

The theme behind the event is that ordinary people --- families can, with the proper instruction, build their own boat in a matter of days. No prior woodworking or boat building expertise is required.

The event involves families and kids working together building a wooden boat and an opportunity for an introduction to sailing that will provide the job skills, life skills, and self-esteem many of these kids never had before. Every family pays towards the cost of the boat with scholarship support those who can. Never before has a need been as great as now in the Annapolis community for a program such as this to reach out to kids and families.

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Board Members:

Mr. Scott Allan, Annapolis Yacht Club; Ms. Judy Templeton, W&P Nautical; Mr. Don Backe, CRAB; Dr. William Woodward, Seafarers Yacht Club; Mr. Michael Kaufman, Kaufman Design; Mr. Bill Donahue, Annapolis Classic Watercraft; Mr. Jay Baldwin, Annapolis Conservancy Board; Dr. Joseph Cater, III, Chair

Annapolis Family Boatbuilding
An Optimist Pram Ready to Sail!

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Annapolis Family BoatBuilding
A Non-Profit Organization
P.O. Box 3094 || Annapolis, MD 21403
Tel: 410-626-1413
Email: AnnapolisFamilyBoat@comcast.net