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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!

By Gillw | IBTC Portsmouth
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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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Nov
28

Boathouse 4 Nominated for ‘World Architecture Festival Award’

https://vimeo.com/waltersandcohen/boathouse4
By Franw | IBTC Portsmouth
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Nov
24

Festival of Christmas Gift Workshops

We’ll be running wooden pen holder & model boat gift workshops in Boathouse 4 during Victorian Festival of Christmas this weekend 25-27 November in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. First come first served drop-in sessions. Limited spaces available.

By Franw | IBTC Portsmouth
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Sep
01

St Ayles Skiff Dazzles

This St Ayles skiff is an outreach project involving young people from five local schools and run by Caroline Barrie-Smith our Community Participation & Learning Officer. The young people will take part in coastal rowing experiences with Portsmouth Sail Training Trust (PSTT) and London based charity Oarsome Chance who have helped fund the project. Pop […]

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Aug
25

Boathouse 4 Time Lapse Footage

Who would’ve thought from an empty shell less than a year ago that we’d be fully operational now with over 25 boat projects here for repair and restoration?!?! Amazing. Thanks to our colleague Caroline Barrie-Smith for editing down hours and hours of her incredible time-lapse footage here: http://buff.ly/2bitALp.  

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Aug
16

Armed Steam Cutter 26

What’s been happening outside your window today? This is what arrived at Boathouse 4 this morning: The Steam Cutter 26 from HMS Falmouth.   As a unique survivor of the Battle of Jutland, we’re very happy to see SC26 here in the Historic Dockyard at Portsmouth as she arrives for restoration in Boathouse 4 by IBTC Portsmouth students.   SC26 […]

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Aug
15

Southampton Boat Show 2016

See us at the 2016 Boat Show Fri 16 Sept – Sunday 25 Sept on a DISCOUNTED ticket via our unique code: EPTOGFKF5X & http://buff.ly/2b65ciZ.   Are you looking for a career change, to up-skill yourself or have an adult gap year coming up? Talk to us about our boat-building courses, short courses in joinery and […]

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