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Fun on the Docks

The Knot Guy & International Guild of Knot Tyers

Lindsey-Philpott, "The Knot Guy"

Lindsey-Philpott, “The Knot Guy”

Lyndsey Philpott, a forensic knotting expert, is known worldwide at “The Knot Guy.” With a passion for teaching and demonstrating knot tying, the expert in his craft also tells stories of engineering tall ships with nothing but rope and knowledge to keep the rigging stable. Enjoy a day with Lindsey at the Knot Tyer’s booth.

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The IGKT is an association of people with interests in knots and knotting techniques of all kinds. It has over a thousand members worldwide, from all walks of life, including academics, surgeons, sailors, sportsmen and women, scouters, magicians, farmers, miners and accountants. Membership is open to anyone interested in knotting (whether expert or simply hoping to learn from others). The educational non-profit making organization is dedicated to furthering interest in practical, recreational and theoretical aspects of knotting. Its aim is to preserve traditional knotting techniques and promote the development of new techniques for new material and applications.

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Author Walt Hackman

walt hackman721129_61ddfb63cdf14172a2e429b4ac8d0e57Stop by author Walt Hackman’s booth for a fortune cookie where he will be signing copies of his book “No Problem, Mr. Walt – a Memoir of Loss, Building a Boat, Rebuilding a Life and Discovering China”, his poignant memoir about his travels throughout China during the construction of the Mei Wen Ti, the 55-foot, 40-ton, authentic wooden Chinese junk which is on display at the festival.


Walt will also be giving a complimentary presentation at 5:30 PM upstairs in the BYC Model Room about the incredible adventure of building the Mei Wen Ti in a rural shipyard on the outskirts of Shanghai.

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Western Marine Marketing

Western Marine Marketing is one of the premier Manufacturer’s Representative Companies in the marine industry, while we maintain uncompromising principles in every related aspect.  The following six principles guide us and help measure the correctness of our customers.

  • Provide a great environment and treat everyone with respect and dignity.
  • Embrace diversity as an essential component in our business.
  • Apply the highest standards of excellence with respect to our responsibilities to each and every product and manufacturer that we represent.
  • Develop enthusiastic and satisfied customers all of the time.*Contribute in a positive way to our community, industry and the environment.
  • Recognize that profitability is essential to our future success and the success of our clients and customers.
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Challenged Sailors San Diego

The Challenged Sailors San Diego program is dedicated to introduce sailing as a therapeutic and rehabilitative enhancing activity to individuals with disabilities, their loved ones, and professionals in healthcare and rehabilitation. Our vision is to introduce adaptive sailing and other recreational activities as a new life experience to improve health, build self-confidence, develop new skills and abilities, stimulate independence, and foster the competitive spirit of program participants to fulfill the goals and objectives of the charity. Challenged America is designed to be a participant sustaining program.

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Perfect coffee pleasure is no accident: it must be deliberately created, consistently and without compromise, cup after cup, by living our principles.

Along the complex path from bean to cup there are quicker ways of doing things than we do, and there are certainly cheaper ways. But there is no better way. Knowing a single faulty bean can taint a whole batch, we take control of quality down to the very last one – with a deliberate dedication to getting the details right at every step of the way. Visit Nespresso website

 Newport Bay Conservancy

The Newport Bay Conservancy (NBC) is the single organization focused exclusively on the conservation and restoration of Upper Newport Bay – one of the most precious natural resources in Southern California. We organize community-based native habitat restoration and other service activities that involve the public and local businesses in the stewardship of the Bay. Our vision is that we will inspire the communities of our central Orange County watershed to work in harmony to enhance the natural beauty and ecological value of Upper Newport Bay and provide for the continued public enjoyment of this priceless resource. Financial, practical, technical and influential support is critical as we strive to do what is best for the Bay, the watershed, the animals and the people.  Please help us achieve our vision. Visit Newport Bay Conservancy website

 Western Flyer Foundation

The Western Flyer Foundation plans on serving children from across the west coast of North America, including Canada, Mexico and the states of California, Oregon and Washington. Our first goal is to restore the Western Flyer. Aesthetically, she will look the way she did in 1940. While maintaining the historical integrity and “DNA” of the hull, the vessel will also be upgraded to exceed U.S. Coast Guard safety requirements. A state-of-the-art “green” electrical propulsion system will be installed. The vessel will also be equipped with scientific and laboratory equipment, including a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), to be able to view marine life at ocean depths. Following restoration, the vessel will be sailed to ports along the Western coast of the United States and Mexico for educational outreach, working with ports and local maritime historical centers. Schoolchildren will be given an opportunity to be on board the boat, participating in scientific information gathering and analysis.

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