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Details of the Beale Park Thames Boat Show 2007 are now on-line here:
We’re promised boats ranging from dinghies and dayboats to cruisers and narrowboats, traditional boatbuilding crafts, free river trips and and opportunities to try out a range of boats.
In fact it sounds just like previous Beale Park Boat Shows – and if it is like them, it’ll be an interesting, busy and entertaining day out. The picture tells you what to expect, I’m quite sure!
Just to give you a foretaste, here is a handful of links to exhibitors that might interest readers of www.intheboatshed.net
Henwood & Dean:
International Boatbuilding Training College:
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Tollesbury Sailing Club is no ordinary sailing club. For one thing it has a long history dating back to just after the First World War. For another, it has a membership that owns and maintains some impressive boats, including a range of East Coast smacks. And, finally, it has an enterprising webmaster who, as we’ve seen, has put up some extremely useful material on knot tying, sailing in the area, visiting the club and more.
Tonight, however, I’d like to draw your attention to the club’s photo galleries.
The pictures above come from the Tollesbury Smack & Classic Yacht Race a few months ago in early September. Great shots! There are West Solent One-Designs here, a variety of smacks, and a little modern Drascombe Lugger.
For more images, see:
While you’re there, it’s worth having a look around the site’s other departments, including the refit of the Charlotte Ellen a few years ago, and the page of photos of traditional boats found around the Blackwater.
Here’s a use for a boat you may not have thought of!
This is the Green Man arriving in central London for Twelfth Night. I meant to get some photos of this event yesterday afternoon but failed to do so because the weather in London was so grey and wet, so this one from a previous year will have to suffice. I hope my friend Tim, who was involved in the show and was completely sodden, dried out without catching anything unpleasant.
Anyway, to read about the Twelfth Night celebrations that take place by the Thames each year on January 6th, this is the place to go: