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2022 Restore an Old Sailboat Contest

May 20, 2022 by Nicki Bennett
Summer Sailstice 2022
Contest Type

Entries accepted between May 23, 2022 and June 27, 2022.

2022 Restore an Old Sailboat Contest

The Restore an Old Sailboat contest is back! We've resurrected this popular contest for 2022 and can't wait to see your projects and the results of your hard work.

In previous years the contest was limited to old 'wooden' boats, but this year, we've opened up the category to include a wider range of old sailboats - 'plastic classics', the 'Greatest Hits' of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, send us a photo of any 'vintage' sailing boat or sailing tender that you're bringing back to life or have recently restored to its former glory. 

Hundreds of old sailboats are lying in wait, or are already undergoing loving restorations. It doesn't need to be a designer or showcase vessel, we're just looking for sad old boats that through loving attention, have found a new life on the water.

Marc Meyer

Whatever it is, we want to see it! So if you've been working hard sanding, grinding, painting, gluing, rebuilding, polishing, or even stitching up canvas send us some pics and a description of what you’ve done. And if you haven't started, but intend to... throw off the tarps, find your sandpaper and get out those brushes and cleaning tools. 

Opening Date: May 23rd, 2022

Closing Date: Midnight (PT) on June 27th, 2022.

Prize: TBA

  • All contest submissions must be made on this page. 
  • Please submit a before and after photo, along with a thorough description of your restoration. 
  • Video of the restoration is also recommended. We want to see the progress of your project!

Read about last year's entries and winners here.

If you have any issues submitting for this project, please email us: