Category Archives: Medway, Swale and the Kent coast

Medway, Swale and the Kent coast

Faversham Nautical Festival fun in the sun…

 

Well, it was everything you’d expect, with boats, music, stalls and people, and what’s more the sun came out! Well done, the folks of Faversham!

Photos from the Purifier Building – a John Welsford Joansa and the apprentices’ replica of the Mayhi

Two very different boats are being built in workshops in the Faversham Creek Trust’s Purifier Building: boatbuilder Alan Thorne working with his son Mark is building a John Welsford Joansa rowing skiff as a pilot for a project for school children, while downstairs apprentices are constructing a replica of the racing yacht Mayhi, which I think is already looking fabulous…

 

Film-maker Simon North’s history of the story of Montreal, a lighter converted to a sailing barge

This is the first of a short series by Simon North. Part 2 is here and part 3 is here.

Check his YouTube account for more sailing barge stuff!