Boatbuilding

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 […]

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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
04

Generous Gesture from Royal Naval Shipwrights

The Portsmouth branch of the Association of Royal Naval Shipwrights has wound up after many years of comradeship and in doing so, decided to create a permanent legacy of their work. In a generous final gesture before the winding up of the Association, members used their remaining funds to create a trophy, depicting a skilled […]

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May
04
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