HOWB 032 – Captain Wayne Chimenti, tall ship sailor, wooden boat builder/teacher, maritime guru

by admin on April 26, 2012



This week I interviewed Master Mariner (USCG 1,600 ton all Oceans Auxillary-Sail license), Rigger (master rigger of five Tall Ships) and Sailmaker (owner of Force 10 Sailmaking and Rigging) Wayne Chimenti.  Wayne has over 30 years of sail training on 20 different schooners and square riggers – including a 13 year stint as Captain of the Puget Sound based 1913 schooner Adventuress.

Wayne is actively instructing at, and helped found the Community Boat Building Project (Port Hadlock, WA) in conjunction with the NW School of Wooden Boat Building and the Port Townsend and Chimacum, WA school districts.

Click on the green player button above to listen to the full interview and find out how Wayne made the transition from marine biologist to world sailor, and other fun stuff.

Here’s some pics to enjoy (click to enlarge):

Wayne next to "Dragonheart" long dory - launched April 12, 2012 from the Community Boat Building Center at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.


Dragonheart is one handsome dory and the sails are gorgeous! Congrats to Wayne and the team.


One of Wayne's students in sailmaking and rigging class. Look at the detail on that beauty!


Thanks Wayne for taking the time to be interviewed for my podcast.  And best to you in your community boat building endeavors and other maritime adventures!


UPCOMING FUN EVENTS (tell ’em Wooden Boat Dan sent you!)
April 28-29 – Bellingham Bay Rendezvous – Bellingham, WA

May 4-5th – Center For Wooden Boats – Grand Opening Celebration North Lake Union facility – Seattle, WA

May 19th – Port Townsend Pocket Yachters 1st Annual Palooza – Port Townsend, WA.  Please bring your 10′-23′ boats to show!

May 12-13 – Olympia Wooden Boat Fair – Olympia, WA


I want to build a community of people from all over the world who want to connect, learn, share stories and photos, and have fun with wooden boats.  I would REALLY appreciate you sending me wooden boats pics, stories, or projects you are working on.  You can also write comments on my blog, email me at, or call my feedback hotline at 424 261-2360. Click HERE to subscribe to my email news list for the latest and greatest fun stuff and click on one of the buttons below to subscribe to my show.

Keep the bright side up and the barnacled side down –  Wooden Boat Dan “over and out”!

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