Lyme Regis to be the new home of Bantry Bay gig Intégrité

Lyme Regis is to be the home of the 38ft Bantry Bay gig that represents Great Britain in the two-yearly Atlantic Challenge. In addition to the Atlantic Challenge, Intégrité will also take part in a new venture, Atlantic Challenge England. The sail and oar-powered boat was built by the late John Kerr, boat builder and founder of … Continue reading “Lyme Regis to be the new home of Bantry Bay gig Intégrité”

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Lyme Regis boat builder Gail McGarva receives Royal award

Here’s something you don’t see every day: a boat builder recognised by Royalty! Lyme Regis boat builder Gail McGarva went to Buckingham Palace this week to collect an award from Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, on Tuesday this week. Gail received a ‘highly commended’ certificate for the Prince Philip Medal, an international award honouring those who have ‘travelled the … Continue reading “Lyme Regis boat builder Gail McGarva receives Royal award”

An extraordinary launch at Lyme for Gail McGarva’s lerret Littlesea

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Launch day for Gail McGarva’s lerret Littlesea. Those Boat Building Academy folks certainly know how to organise a party! Gail McGarva’s lerret named Littlesea was launched at Lyme with all due ceremony on the 31st July, during the town’s Lifeboat Fortnight. Vera, the last seaworthy original lerret built in 1923 and the model for the … Continue reading “An extraordinary launch at Lyme for Gail McGarva’s lerret Littlesea”