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Jun
24

‘Vertical Leap’ into Boathouse 4

IBTC Portsmouth were approached to host a volunteering day for  the team at Vertical Leap recently. Here’s what they had to say about their experience: https://www.vertical-leap.uk/news/vertical-leap-volunteers-at-portsmouth-historic-dockyard/ We really enjoyed having you all here – thanks for all your hard work!

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Jun
17

Summer Festival at Boathouse 4

“Summer is just around the corner and so is our festival…..!” Make sure you put these dates in your diary: Fri 5 August, Sat 6 August and Sunday 7 August to come and visit us. We’re FREE to enter (as we always are! – no dockyard ticket required) and will be open every day from 10.00am […]

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Jun
16

47 week Marine Engineering Course with IBTC Portsmouth

Given that a good foundation in traditional boatbuilding is highly beneficial to both traditional and modern boatbuilders, a good foundation in traditional marine engineering should be a highly beneficial foundation for traditional and modern marine engineers. It is important that both disciplines are based on a broad foundation with a wide variety of boats, methods […]

By Franw | Boatbuilding . Careers
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Jun
13

‘Jack Speak’ graffiti wall

We were recently asked by a visiting member of the public to Boathouse 4 https://www.facebook.com/Boathouse4/?fref=ts to photograph & post these images of the graffiti wall just outside Midships Cookhouse https://www.facebook.com/midshipscookhouse/?fref=ts. Here they are:   They’re situated on the wall on the mezzanine floor. But don’t just take our ward for it – we’re free to enter, come and see them […]

By Franw | IBTC Portsmouth
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Jun
11

Hole & Corner feature

We’re delighted to feature in this superb publication http://www.holeandcornermagazine.com/issue-09. Our feature is wonderful: we love the language, the images and this quote below – they all resonate with us: ‘Boats go through stages in life. Sometimes they’re up, sometimes sunk. They’re like people really’  

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Jun
09

Award from Waitrose Southsea

A huge thanks to our local branch of Waitrose for our Community Matters award: This sum will help us to keep traditional boatbuilding skills alive.

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May
30

‘Dolly Varden’ – Dolly The Movie part one

Dolly Varden was built in 1872 and has had a long and distinguished racing career with an ever changing rig as she was used extensively for testing sails and rigging under the ownership of Tom Ratsey of Ratsey and Lapthorne sail makers, who are still operating to this day. She caused quite a stir when she arrived with us […]

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May
20

Young Boat Builders Meet American Ambassador to the UK

Marking an important stage in the build, young people from 3 local schools took part in ceremoniously turning their St Ayles Skiff yesterday in front of the American Ambassador to the UK. Well done to all the young boat-builders from Portsmouth Sail Training Trust and to Oarsome Chance Foundation  for an excellent project. IBTC Portsmouth students and instructors were very […]

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