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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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May
19

Beale Park Boat Show 3,4 & 5 June

We’ll be exhibiting at Beale Park Boat Show in June 3, 4 & 5. Come and talk to us about our boat-building training courses in the amazing space of Boathouse 4. Our Adirondack Guide boat is shaping up nicely. Find us in The Green area, where we always are!    

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May
18

Tool Chest Restoration

This beautiful, old tool chest was restored with great care by one of our students – complete with a new key to fit the original lock. We love the attention to detail, particularly where they have ensured that each of the screw heads line up.

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May
11

HMS Warrior 1860 guests enjoyed coffee and bacon in the fabulous Midships Cookhouse during their talk and tour of Boathouse 4 last Saturday. What a great way to start the weekend!    

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