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Restore an Old Sailboat

February 13, 2020 by amber
Summer Sailstice 2020

Entries accepted between and .

The Restore an Old Sailboat contest is back! We've resurrected this popular contest for 2020 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.

Take a look at some of the 2017 entries:

She now looks gorgeous.
She's looking just fine now and ready for Summer Sailstice. 


Restore an old boat
This boat needed some work - click the image to learn more. 

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. 

Closing Date: Midnight (PT) on Sunday July 12, 2020.

Entries can be submitted via email to -

Prizes to be announced.