Class of 2015-16 Launch

At the end of the final week of classes at The Landing School, students, families, friends and alumni gathered to launch the final boats of the 2015-16 class!

National Toboggan Championships at Camden Snow Bowl

Saturday, February 6th may have not been cold enough to host the full toboggan chute race, but it was a day full of fun at Camden Snow Bowl! 4 teams from The Landing School competed in the races. See the photos below, or head to The Landing School Facebook page to see a video clip from the event.

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The Landing School will have teams at the National Toboggan Race 2016

The Landing School is proud to announce that teams of students will be competing in this years National Toboggan Race!

Teams will compete at Camden Snow Bowl February 6th, 2016 at 10 AM. The weekend will consist of three days of events and activities. Teams and spectators gather from all over the country to celebrate the tradition of wooden toboggan racing. 

From the official website, "The original toboggan chute dates back to 1937, and in 1991 it was officially dedicated as the Jack R. Williams Toboggan Chute and the first U.S. National Toboggan Championships were held, an event created by then-Camden Parks and Recreation Director Ken Bailey. In 2015, the Toboggan Championships celebrated 25 years...the annual “Toboggan Nationals” boasts a field of 425 teams, nearly 1,300 racers and more than 6,000 spectators."

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This years theme at the races is for Mardi Gras and spectators and teams are encouraged to wear costumes. The Town of Camden will host a fireworks show, snowplow parade dancing and more.

The weekend runs Friday, February 5th-Sunday February 7th. The Landing School student teams will be competing Saturday, February 6th at 10 AM. 

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December 2015 Launch

On Friday, December 15th 2015, students, faculty, staff, friends and family gathered at the South Congregational Church in Kennebunkport, Maine to celebrate the finished boats. Students from Composite Boat Building and Wooden Boat Building together launched twelve vessels. 

Students began working on their boats in September and finished these projects just in time for the annual launch. The energy of the day was great and everyone celebrated the beautiful results of just over three months of hard work. 

Scholarship Announcement: Hagerty Education Program at Americas Car Museum

The Landing School is pleased to announce our receipt of scholarship funds for Wooden Boat Building Program students from Hagerty Education Program at Americas Car Museum. Four scholarships will be awarded to incoming students for the 2016/17 academic year. 

Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum (HEP) is an educational grant-making program of LeMay-America’s Car Museum (ACM). HEP is funded by collector vehicle and classic boat enthusiasts to serve youth and young adults on their pathways to careers in automotive/marine restoration & preservation along with the long-term interests of the collector vehicle and classic boat communities. Visit: or for more information.

The Landing School thanks HEP and ACM for their generous support! 

Distinguished Speaker Series: Garth Jensen

Tuesday, October 20

7 PM at The Colony Hotel, Grand Ballroom

As part of the Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design’s Distinguished Speaker series, Garth Jensen, Director for Innovation at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock, will discuss: "Citizen Science, Government Crowdsourcing, and a "Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet" (MMOWGLI)“

The event is open to the public and free to attend.