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Aug
10

‘Vanishing Sail’ – The Story of a Caribbean Tradition

Tom Cunliffe gave a lovely introduction on Sunday 6 August at Cinema No. 6 based in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. He said “Whether a big island like Britain, or a small one like Carriacou, none of us would have got to where we are today without ships and boats…” The ‘Vanishing Sail’ production team learned that […]

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Aug
08

Open Days at IBTC Portsmouth

We are running regular Open Days at IBTC Portsmouth which provide a good insight into the course as well as offer an opportunity to talk to our current students and tutors. The next Open Day is taking place on Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 2pm-4.30pm. Our Open Day requires registration as there are limited spaces available.  If  you’re […]

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Jul
26

Student Testimonial

“I’ve now completed my 12 weeks joinery course which serves as a prelude to boatbuilding and gives all students an equal grounding in woodworking skills before their experience on the boat shop floor begins. I am impressed by the way the course is designed to allow students to build on each lesson. To say that […]

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Jul
19

‘Tio Pepe’ Sails Again

‘Tio Pepe’ is a south coast one design, a SCOD for short.  She is a sleek 26ft cruiser racer from the pen of the renowned yacht designer Charles Nicholson and a boat which was to be at the forefront of the renaissance in yacht building and racing in the Solent following the Second World War. […]

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Jun
29

PRESS RELEASE – IBTC Portsmouth boat launch

The 15 June 2017 was a proud day for IBTC Portsmouth who aim to launch a boat every year. BBC Radio Solent were there to cover the story. Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p056tpv5#play (19mins). Although very tired when she came to IBTC Portsmouth Isabel II offered students at IBTC Portsmouth an excellent opportunity to learn about rebuilding major structural elements in such a […]

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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 47 week 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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