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Jul
19

‘Tio Pepe’ Sails Again

‘Tio Pepe’ is a south coast one design, a SCOD for short.  She is a sleek 26ft cruiser racer from the pen of the renowned yacht designer Charles Nicholson and a boat which was to be at the forefront of the renaissance in yacht building and racing in the Solent following the Second World War. […]

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Jun
29

PRESS RELEASE – IBTC Portsmouth boat launch

The 15 June 2017 was a proud day for IBTC Portsmouth who aim to launch a boat every year. BBC Radio Solent were there to cover the story. Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p056tpv5#play (19mins). Although very tired when she came to IBTC Portsmouth Isabel II offered students at IBTC Portsmouth an excellent opportunity to learn about rebuilding major structural elements in such a […]

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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
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
02

FREE Summer Festival at Boathouse 4 August 5, 6 & 7

It’s all happening at Boathouse 4! The big build up to our Summer Festival this weekend is well underway with the arrival of these HUGE pieces of oak ready for a 9′ trestle saw demo: We’d love it if you could join us, don’t miss out! Please feel free to download this poster for your […]

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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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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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