Spaulding Wooden Boat Center’s

Youth Boatbuilding Program

Spaulding Wooden Boat Center

2010-11 Youth Apprentice Program

I volunteered in this ongoing program at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center in Sausalito. Last term we worked with a group of high school students in building and learning to sail the 1923 Myron Spaulding design lapstrake catboat, Spaulding 16. Myron’s design was drawn as a buildable boat by Tom Wylie and Doug Frolich. This is an ongoing program in its fourth year. We built on our first Spaulding 16, but our third boat. The first two boats were Norwegian Prams designed by Simon Watts.

Laminating the frames.

Setting up the stations.

Inka laying out the plank lines.


Last plank.

Photos by: Andrea Rey (Associate Director of the Spaulding Center), Craig Southard (Youth Program Director) and John McCormack.

For Enrollment Details, see the Spaulding Youth Program Site:

The Traditional Small Craft Association:

TSCA Homepage

Ash Breeze,The Quarterly Journal of the Traditional Small Craft Association:

The Article: “ Spaulding Wooden Boat Center’s Youth Boatbuilding and Sailing Program”

Used with permission.

                        Angel wearing Myron Spaulding’s hat.

                               Myron founded Spaulding in 1951.

© John P. McCormack 2018