Our annual breakfast is one of two key fundraisers for The Center for Wooden Boats. Soon our always busy Summer of camps, classes, sailing, and the very popular free Sunday Public Sail will transition into the quieter months of Fall and Winter. Your attendance and generous donation will provide the necessary funding for our staff to continue to create, plan, organize and implement all the programs and activities that make CWB extraordinary and unique.

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 

Time: 7:15am – 9:00am

Location: On board the “Virginia V”
860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Our Keynote Speaker is Robert H. Perry, Yacht Designer
Mr. Perry’s personal story of how a chance assignment in 8th grade sparked his fascination with sailing. Encouraged by his geometry teacher, who was also an avid sailor, to “join the yacht club,” he stepped into a world that would become his lifelong personal and professional passion.

Perry is a world renowned yacht designer who is based in
Seattle. His designs are some of the most successful cruising yachts and include the Tayana 37 and Valiant 40. He has recently been hired to design the latest yacht for Pacific Seacraft, has designed a unique, long, narrow 62′ double-ended daysailer being built at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, as well as four identical carbon fiber cutters now being built in Anacortes.

Master of Ceremonies: Brandt Faatz, Interim Executive Director, CWB

Giving Now: Rebecca J. Wittman, Retired Varnisher & Author of “Brightwork, The Art of Finishing Wood”

The Details
Check-in is from 7:00-7:15am
Beverages and social time on the stern deck until 7:30am
Family-style breakfast will be served at 7:30am, and the program will begin promptly at 7:45am. The event will end by 9:00am, allowing guests to get on their way to work.
Individual tickets are $100.
Purchase of a full table of 6 seats as a Table Captain is $500.


If you have any interest in, or questions about, being a Table Captain please email Lee Bjorklund at

Money raised at this event supports CWB’s operations, including our bevy of Youth Camps, Workshops and Youth Development and Service Learning Programs. Your support allows us to proudly say: “We Change Lives.”


To see videos from past years, check out our YouTube channel:

Parking is available at the AGC Building for a discounted rate of $5.
You can request the discounted parking coupon when you check-in, on board the “Virginia V.”
A shuttle bus to the MOHAI parking lot, courtesy of Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane, will be available, for your convenience.
AGC address is: 1220 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Street parking is typically available nearby given the early morning hour.
There is limited ADA parking available in the MOHAI parking lot. Please email if you have concerns about access to and mobility on the “Virginia V.”

Click here for more information about parking and directions.

If you have any questions, please contact Event Manager Barrie Moss at

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, October 20th!

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support:

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