JON WILSON:THE RESTORER'S JOURNEY & WARWICK TOMPKINS: LIFETIME AT SEA

MAY 4

Co-Presented by The JPT & Life on the Water Films

In person Filmmaker Oleg Harencar and Yacht Designer Ron Holland

Jon Wilson on screen via Skype

The evening:

6:00 doors open for pre-event "meet & greet cocktail party"

7:00 Warwick Tompkins -A Lifetime at Sea" 60 min

A mere 2 weeks after Warwick "Commodore' Tompkinses' birth in 1932, he was brought on board Wander Bird, an 85' schooner that would set the course for his life at sea. At age 4 the family set sail on an epic voyage that would take them around Cape Horn and eventually making landfall in the San Francisco Bay. His first nine years were spent sailing aboard Wander Bird until it abruptly came to a halt in 1941. The transition from water to land proved very difficult for the young Commodore. Eventually, he returned to the sea where his love of boats and the ocean was undeniable.

As one of the most accomplished sailors in the world, Tompkins has spent most of his life racing, cruising, designing, rigging and delivering boats - logging over 500,000 ocean miles. With his wealth of experience and knowledge of sailing, few people in the world are more qualified to talk about life on the water than Warwick "Commodore" Tompkins himself.

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8:10  Introduction by Warren Barker - Master Boat Builder from the International Yacht Restoration School .

Special guest speaker, Ron Holland, Yacht Designer . The next project for Life on the Water Films is a feature filmon Ron Holland and will screen a 5 minute preview..

Fun fact: Ron Holland - yacht designer - is a great friend of Commodore Tompkins. They sailed and won races together in their earlier days. Commodore is a huge inspiration and influence of Ron's.

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8:25 Jon Wilson: The Restorer's Journey 40 min

This new documentary produced by Life on the Water is a cinematic portrait of Jon Wilson, the man who founded WoodenBoat Magazine in 1974. Through Wilson's passion for honoring and preserving the art of wooden boats, his magazine has rippled out and connected countless boating enthusiasts worldwide. His story is a triumphant one, about a man whose journey takes him from troubled beginnings to success and finding purpose and meaning in his life.

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9:05  Q+A with Filmmaker Oleg Harencar in person and Jon Wilson(Via Skype)

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