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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Congratulations to IBTC Portsmouth student Jack Jones who has secured himself a work placement opportunity with HMS Warrior gaining valuable skills and practical hands-on experience to add to his CV. Based in the heart of the Historic Dockyard, the 40-gun steam-powered armoured frigate was built for the Royal Navy in 1859–61. Launched in 1860, HMS Warrior […]