Author: Gillw

Apr
03

Graduate Julian Osborne’s story before and after IBTC Portsmouth

  What did you do before joining the course?  Before joining the course I worked for a number of years in the region of Chichester Harbour for different boat yards. I started at Haines Boatyard in Itchenor, working as part of their team helping to maintain the Solent Sunbeam and XOD keelboat fleets raced by […]

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Apr
03

HRH Princess Royal meets IBTC Portsmouth Students

On the 20th of March 2017, Her Royal Highness Princess Royal has visited IBTC Portsmouth and inspected our students’ work as part of her official visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Boathouse 4. IBTC Portsmouth students had an opportunity to chat to HRH Princess Royal about the progress of their projects and show off the different […]

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Mar
26

Graduate Richard Atherton on his experience with IBTC Portsmouth and beyond

We love hearing from our graduates and following their journeys after the course. Below Richard, who completed his 1 year boat building course in September 2016, is sharing his story and testimonial with us. Read on to learn about what did he do before joining IBTC Portsmouth and how is he using the skills he learned […]

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Jan
09

Thank you for an amazing 2016

We have gathered some highlights and prepared a video summary of our 2016. Thank you to all of our students, staff, volunteers, supporters and partners for an amazing year. Let us know in the comments below if you  find yourself in the video!

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Dec
05

Graduate Roger Gambon on his experience at IBTC Portsmouth

What inspired me to train at IBTC Portsmouth? It is difficult to say…. It goes back to my childhood. Whenever I saw a boat sail through the water powered just by the wind and tide, it felt good and created this flow of positive energy in me. It was perhaps linked to a wish to go […]

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May
04
Apr
14

BH4’s amazing wooden boat collection

It is hard to believe that we have been open just 5 months, here in Boathouse 4.   Our first weeks were well occupied, populating the cathedral like space with some famous and some more humble projects.  As each boat was craned into place so the picture of a true working yard began to develop and now we […]

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Mar
29

Tuesday 29th March Open

Despite storm Katie’s efforts we are open today. Main entrance open, boat out all ready to go, come and see us.

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