Pictures from an exhibition – part 1

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The replica James Caird at the Sail, Power & Watersports Show. For more in this project click here

The Sail, Power & Watersports Show is on now at Earl’s Court, and so last night I dropped in to meet a few people and take some photos.

Here’s a small sample of them, including a number of both the new replica of Shackleton’s famous boat the James Caird being built by students at the International Boatbuilding Training College, and a pretty New York-style Whitehall built by ex-IBTC student Adrian Donovan. Come back for some more in a day or two, as I’ll put the rest up shortly.

It was particularly good to meet Gill and Nat Wilson from the college, and hopefully we’ll be able to carry more material from the college itself, and from its ex-students over time. Just to reiterate the point I make when I think anyone in traditional boatbuilding is listening – please send me photos of your projects and a little story, and I will be pleased to publish them complete with contact details. All I ask is some nice clear images (I typically use them at 1280 pixels across) a little information about the history about the boat type or detail of building it, preferably including the odd nugget of information that most readers won’t know, and something human about how the builder or the owner feels about the boat. It’s easy-peasy, there are no strings and it’s free!

Adrian Donovan’s very pretty Whitehall. That seat-back might be a
de trop for some tastes, but I guess it’s an  optional  feature.
Adrian’s at


3 thoughts on “Pictures from an exhibition – part 1”

  1. G'day Gavin, Since our move there are things I can't find, amongst them the disc from Gryfken, the antarctic etc, but I will find them this week!

    The Whitehall looks magnificent. I'd never be gameto tackle one.


  2. Ah yes… The gremlins that take take advantage of us when we move house, and remove things that are of no value to anyone else. I've had the same problem many times 😉

    I look forward to hearing from you when the turn up.


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