This is the BBA’s invitation to its next launch extravaganza. As usual I can’t tear myself away from my desk of travail – because of the need to earn a living – but I’m sure it will be a great event, as always.
If you do go, please send photos you’d like to share to email@example.com.
‘Please join us for the next Boat Building Academy boat launch at 1200 on Wednesday 3 December. Boats will process from the school on Monmouth Beach to Lyme Regis harbour at 1130.
‘Mayor of Lyme Regis Sally Holman and Director of the Academy Tim Gedge will say a few words before the boats go into the water for the first time.
‘The boats include a traditional clinker Thames skiff, a stitch and glued outboard-powered Broome runabout, a glued clinker Beg Meil design gaff-rigged dinghy, and a glued clinker Fleet trow.
‘We will be delighted if you can join us to celebrate the students’ achievements at the end of the course and to wish them all the best in their new careers.’
Policies designed to control immigration have harmed boatbuilding training in this country, as this article in Classic Boat explains.
The Boat Building Academy at Lyme Regis has written to say that its programme of short courses for 2015 is now online.
BBA staffer Jane Cashin says that new courses included in next year’s programme are Basic woodworking 2, Furniture making and Introduction to GRP.
To book a course or buy a gift voucher, contact Jane and colleagues on tel +44(0)1297 445545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can download an application form from the website and send it to the BBA;s address, which is also on the website.
Also, I wondered if your readers might like to know about the new online epoxy magazine called Epoxycraft? Some of our graduates and current students have recently contributed to its regular section on projects. The site has lots of news and tips about working with epoxy in boat construction, maintenance and repair.