Boat Building Academy Launch

13 December 2011

The Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis celebrated the end of the 2011 course, with a Launch last week (7 December) at Lyme Regis Harbour

Students of the Boat Building Academy launched the 9 boats they had built as part of their 38 week course.  The last 9 months at the school taught the 18 students a range of construction methods from traditional clinker to cold moulded, strip plank to composite, glued clinker to resin infusion.  The launch of the boats marked the end of their course and the beginning of their new lives as boat builders.

The boats that were launched included:

Mike Tyler – 14” Cat boat designed by instructor Mike Broom

Phil Ambler – 13” Launch designed by A Wolstenholme

Ken Bromage – 17” fishing yawl

Derek Thompson – Strip plank canoe yawl designed by George Holmes

David Campbell – 19”6 Caledonian yawl designed by Ian Oughtred

Olaf Wiig – 14” traditional clinker designed by Paul Gartside

Shane Butcher – Compsite dingy.

Image top left: Intrepid, Olaf & Jackson.  Image right: Tee Mu, Phil Amber

To view the build diaries of the boats, please click here.



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