IBTC Portsmouth

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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Apr
03

Graduate Julian Osborne’s story before and after IBTC Portsmouth

  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 […]

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Apr
03

HRH Princess Royal meets IBTC Portsmouth Students

On the 20th of March 2017, Her Royal Highness Princess Royal has visited IBTC Portsmouth and inspected our students’ work as part of her official visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Boathouse 4. IBTC Portsmouth students had an opportunity to chat to HRH Princess Royal about the progress of their projects and show off the different […]

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Mar
26

Graduate Richard Atherton on his experience with IBTC Portsmouth and beyond

We love hearing from our graduates and following their journeys after the course. Below Richard, who completed his 47 week boat building course in September 2016, is sharing his story and testimonial with us. Read on to learn about what did he do before joining IBTC Portsmouth and how is he using the skills he learned […]

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Jan
27

Long & successful career behind you? Time for something new?

Have you reached a point in life where you feel you have achieved everything you wanted in your current career and you want to try something completely different? Away from a desk, computers and paperwork? Your objective might be an advance pension planning; learning hands on skills that will let you restore, maintain or even […]

By Mark | IBTC Portsmouth
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Jan
27

Do you need a life change?

Do you feel it’s time to change your current job or life situation? Are you searching for a new path?  Something that will let you re-focus and give you rest from all the pressure? Changing your environment and focusing on hands on work which provides results that are tangible and rewarding, could be just what […]

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Jan
27

Straight from school and wondering what to do next?

Have you just finished school and are not sure what to do next? Would you like to feel that you are really good at something? To master a trade that will make you and your family proud? Maybe there is a woodwork related tradition you would like to keep alive? If so, read on, because [...]
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