Category Archives: Sailing boat

BBA class of September 2015 launch their boats on the 9th June

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A date for your diary: the Boat Building Academy has sent out an invitation to the next student launch on Thursday the 9th June.

This season’s crop of boats include:

  • 11ft 6in Iain Oughtred Guillemot
  • 17ft International Canoe
  • 19ft Replica of a traditional Beer Beach Boat
  • 20ft Paul Gartside daysailer Terror
  • 21ft 6in Gil Smith South-Bay Catboat

If anyone is able to get along and to send me some photos, please do! Email me at gmatkin@gmail.com . Thanks!

Catboats en Ballade

Cruising in a small catboat… One of the keywords is ‘Atkin’, so I’d guess the boat was a design of William Atkin’s – possibly Turnover (17ft in length) or Speculation (18ft), but I’d say Cupid was the most likely. Either way, it’s a delicious piece of film…

Smack racing on the Blackwater, 2010

My thanks to excellent small boat designer and sailor John Welsford for sharing this one!