Kaci Cronkhite

Circumnavigator & Former Director - Wooden Boat Festival

Kaci Cronkhite

Kaci Cronkhite A self-diagnosed woman of the wind, Kaci grew up on an Oklahoma cattle ranch, explored the wilderness of Alaska, sailed westabout around the world from 1995-2001, and has led the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival for the last decade. Passionate about double-enders since her first sail, she is steward/owner/captain of the Danish spidsgatter, PAX, which is moored in Port Townsend. Passionate also about writing since she first picked up a stylus, she is working on two books while continuing as an advisor to wooden boat events and endeavors worldwide.

Videos

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A Good Boat, Up Close – The Spidsgatter PAX: OCH Guide Kaci Cronkhite is a legend in the Northwest wooden boat scene.  A circumnavigator and long time director of t...

 

Guide Posts

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Wooden Boats from Tasmania, Part 3: Day Tripping North, then West: Now that it’s clear how heroic the mariners with wooden boats can be in modern Tasmania, and how wild the weather can...
Wooden Boats from Tasmania, Part 2: Rescuing the 8-Meter Sailboat VARG: Mother Nature. Of course she’d take charge of my best laid plan for these OCH posts. As boaters, I know you’ll under...
Wooden Boats from Tasmania, Part 1: G'day, mate. On the opposite side of the Pacific from Port Townsend and at the opposite side of the globe from Maine is...
Good Reads: Recommendations by Kaci Cronkhite: OffCenterHarbor.com asked our guides to share their favorite books that should be in every boater’s library… MOVING...
Three Tricks of the Trade That I Think Others Should Know About, by Kaci Cronkhite: Managing a large event is a lot like sailing across an ocean. Both require the balancing of big bodacious dreams, piles...
Learning from Experience; My Biggest Disaster and What it Taught Me.: Tossing Out the Best Laid Plans On my first and only single-handed sail from Thailand to Malaysia, I never expected to r...
Herstory Matters: the Spidsgatter Pax: Every wooden boat has a story... The main character is usually the designer or her most famous owner. From there the sto...
The Who’s Who that Inspired Me to Boats: Was it nature, or nurture? In my case, I suspect, both. From Nature: Growing up in Oklahoma, I knew my ancestors and som...
The Three Boats I Lust After (and Why): I’m lucky. Boat lust led to some amazing adventures with nothing to hide from my mother. Naive to boats just two short...