Build your own SUP paddle at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels

Participants in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s August 6 & 7 stand-up paddle workshop will learn woodworking while creating their own custom cedar or Paulownia paddle. The weekend workshop takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day in CBMM’s boatshop, with participation limited and early registration suggested.

Participants will work under the direction of CBMM Shipwright and surfing enthusiast Joe Connor as he walks participants through what makes a good paddle. Connor will teach basic paddle construction, including the bent shaft laminating and shaping skills needed to create each participant’s take-home custom piece.

Each participant will be given the on-the-water opportunity to try different paddles on a SUP board at the beginning of the class. The program fee includes participation in the two-day workshop, along with the tools and materials needed for the take-home paddle and is set at $175 for CBMM members and $200 for non-members. To register, contact Allison Speight at [email protected] or 410-745-4941.