BBA students build a glued clinker Christmas Wherry

Most of us, probably, have dreamed at some time of living by the sea and waking to the sound of waves on the shore. Thomasin Sage clearly has, and from December to February this year she was a live-in student at the Boat Building Academy on Monmouth Beach at Lyme Regis. Before joining the 38-week boat … Continue reading “BBA students build a glued clinker Christmas Wherry”

BBA students build a Iain Oughtred Guillemot

The Boat Building Academy autumn student launch marking the end of the BBA’s 38-week long course this year took place just two days after much of the south-west of England had been battered by winds and a month’s worth of rain. But still the sun rose, the winds tempered, and the folks gathered to celebrate the … Continue reading “BBA students build a Iain Oughtred Guillemot”

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

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 … Continue reading “BBA class of September 2015 launch their boats on the 9th June”