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Northwest Maritime Centre
431 Water Street
WA 98368 Port Townsend
360.385.3628 ext 104
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Northwest Maritime Centre


The Northwest Maritime Center is a campus and gathering place on the waterfront in Port Townsend that provides unique educational programs for school-aged youth, continuing education for adults, as well as hosting a variety of events and classes produced by other organizations.

Upcoming Events: 
08 June 2017
Race to Alaska
Thursday, 8 June, 2017
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? The physical endurance, saltwater know-how and bulldog tenacity to navigate the 750 cold water miles from the Lower 48 to Alaska. We’ll guarantee blisters, mild hypothermia, and the cathartic elation that comes from accomplishing something others would call impossible. And if you cross the line first we’ll hand you a pile of cash. JOIN US FOR THE STARTING GUN We’re going again on June 08th. First Prize: $10,000 (Second place gets a set of steak knives)
07 June
RTAK Pre Race Ruckus
Wednesday, 7 June, 2017
Let loose like you’re about to set sail for Alaska…with people who actually are about to set sail for Alaska. Help us give the racers a night to remember before their long, wet journey while you put faces (and hulls) to those blips on the tracker screen. See some boats on the hard, enjoy great food and drinks, and dance the night away with party-fueling Seattle soul band Down North. Bring your sense of adventure and competitive spirit! Get a free tattoo, test the limits of a drysuit, or do something questionable with hot sauce! No, we’re not going to be more specific. Featuring New Belgium Brewing Beer, Schilling Cider, Sailor Jerry’s Rum, burgers by Arran Stark of Jefferson Healthcare, and additional food by In Season Catering’s Salmon Wagon, Mo-Chilli BBQ, Kurly’s Fry Cart, Dogs-A-Foot, and Fiddlehead Creamery. More food vendors to be announced soon! The Pre-Race Ruckus is all the spirit of Race to Alaska, 10% of the danger.
8 - 10 September
Wooden 41st Boat Festival
Friday, 8 September, 2017 to Sunday, 10 September, 2017
Over 300 boats on land and water, 120 presentations, dozens of exhibitors, live music all day every day, interactive exhibits for kids, and plenty of local food, beer, and wine options to satisfy everyone.
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