IBTC Portsmouth

More Open Afternoon dates added!

Open Days really are the best way to learn all about life as a boatbuilding or joinery student. It’s your chance to meet the instructors and current students and find out all about how the course runs. It’s also the perfect time to examine our fantastic facilities up close and get all your questions answered. […]

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Apr
30

Graduating students set sail into the future!

Friday, 26th April, was a special day for IBTC Portsmouth as the graduating class of 2018/19 were awarded their certificates. The 10 students have spent the past 12 months learning traditional joinery and woodworking skills; building and repairing wooden boats of all sizes in Boathouse 4 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 3 of the students have […]

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Apr
30

Open Day dates for 2019

The best way to find out if studying with the IBTC Portsmouth is for you is to come to one of our regular Open Days. It’s a great opportunity to have a tour round our facilities, meet our Instructors and current students, and discover the benefits of learning joinery and traditional wooden boatbuilding here Portsmouth. […]

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Aug
10

‘Vanishing Sail’ – The Story of a Caribbean Tradition

Tom Cunliffe gave a lovely introduction on Sunday 6 August at Cinema No. 6 based in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. He said “Whether a big island like Britain, or a small one like Carriacou, none of us would have got to where we are today without ships and boats…” The ‘Vanishing Sail’ production team learned that […]

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Aug
08

Open Days at IBTC Portsmouth

We are running regular Open Days at IBTC Portsmouth which provide a good insight into the course as well as offer an opportunity to talk to our current students and tutors. The next Open Day is taking place on Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 2pm-4.30pm. Our Open Day requires registration as there are limited spaces available.  If  you’re […]

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Jul
26

Student Testimonial

“I’ve now completed my 12 weeks joinery course which serves as a prelude to boatbuilding and gives all students an equal grounding in woodworking skills before their experience on the boat shop floor begins. I am impressed by the way the course is designed to allow students to build on each lesson. To say that […]

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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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