The Restore an Old Sailboat contest enjoyed a hiatus in 2018 and this year it's back! We've resurrected this popular contest for 2019 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, as in 2018, 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 recenly 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:

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Restore sailboat 2017

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 14, 2019.

Entries can be submitted via email to -

Prizes to be announced. 

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