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”

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Win an eight-week BBA boat building course in the Gail McGarva workshop raffle

There’s always something going off down at the Boat Building Academy, and this time it’s a raffle to raise money for a permanent workshop for Gail McGarva. You could win an 8-week BBA boatbuilding course… The Academy folks are very keen to keep Gail in Lyme – as well as having superb woodworking and teaching skills … Continue reading “Win an eight-week BBA boat building course in the Gail McGarva workshop raffle”

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”