Tag Archives: Faversham

Alan Thorne launches a John Welsford Joansa rowing skiff

Our meticulous friend Alan Thorne who works in the Faversham Creek Trust’s Purifier Building has built this lovely example of John Welsford’s Joansa rowing skiff and he’ll build one for you for a reasonable price! It’s such a good looking boat I’m rather hoping it will catch on…

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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…