John Reinbold, a summer resident of Montauk, was the lucky winner of the East End Classic Boat Society’s annual raffle, which took place at the society’s holiday open house on Dec. 7. Mr. Reinbold won the Goeller dinghy that the society’s volunteer members had constructed at the Community Boat Shop.
The society is planning another boat to construct for next year’s raffle, a sailboat modeled after the Cape Cod Oyster Sloop, a popular boat in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It will be called the East End Sharpie.
The society is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to sustaining the skills and traditions of small wood boat building and restoration on the South Fork. It conducts programs on small boat design, building, and restoration at the Community Boat Shop, and offers lessons in navigation, lofting, sailor arts, boat repair, and maintenance.
New members, from beginning to advanced skill level, are welcome. Membership is $35 for an individual and $45 for a family. The boat shop, at 301 Bluff Road, is open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. year-round.