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Friday, September 8 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Small Boats to Send Kids Across Big Waters

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"Let's face it: there's nothing quite like spending time around the water, especially in small boats. Unfortunately, many kids don't have opportunities to develop a passion for boating and the ocean. That's why at Angus Rowboats, we're working on an exciting new project to help ignite youthful passion for these pursuits.

We're creating 4-foot uncrewed downwind sailboats that can cross oceans. Through these boats, students embark on an exciting voyage that teaches them about geography, ocean currents, and cultural connections. They pack a compartment with gifts and souvenirs to be collected by school kids in a random distant location, creating a modern message in a bottle. The boats are tracked via satellite, allowing students to follow their progress across the ocean. Our project empowers young minds and prepares them for a future that is increasingly reliant on technology and global connections. Colin will discuss the motivation behind this project, the technology involved, and how we hope it will instill a sense of stewardship and passion for the oceans in kids who may not otherwise have access to the water."


Colin Angus

Angus Rowboats
Colin Angus is an adventurer, boat designer and entrepreneur.  He has circumnavigated the planet entirely by human power by bicycle and rowboat, and is a cofounder of Open Ocean Robotics (an autonomous boat company) and Angus Rowboats (a stitch and glue kit company).  He is the... Read More →

Friday September 8, 2023 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Cruising Stage 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA, USA