Upcoming and Ongoing Classes

Private Lessons:

I offer private lessons in various techniques that interest you. Please contact me with your questions.

Shop Setup:

I am happy to help you plan and set up your shop. Over the years I have helped many people set up and tune their shops.

Please inquire:

Spaulding Wooden Boat Center

Youth Apprentice Program

I am one of the instructors in this ongoing program at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center in Sausalito. We worked with a group of junior high and high school students in building and learning to sail the 1923 Myron Spaulding design lapstrake catboat, Spaulding 16.

Laminating the frames.

Setting up the stations.

Laying out the plank lines.


Last plank.

Photos by: Craig Southard, Andrea Rey and John McCormack.

For Enrollment Details, see the Spaulding Youth Program Site:


Faculty Biographies

Freda under restoration. A gaff rigged sloop, she is the oldest active sailing yacht on the West Coast.

Wallace I., Gulf Islands, BC,  August 1998

© John P. McCormack 2018