Cobles explained, by an old TV programme


A free online course in wooden boat construction via Classic Boat

For anyone who wishes to increase their knowledge of wooden boat construction, this completely free of charge on-line course in the shipwright’s traditional trade will raise their awareness. There are no prerequisites to participate since the lessons are only intended as preparation to the professional title of shipwright. Lessons will be held on-line, twice a week from 5pm to 7pm, for a total of 21 ½ hours of lessons. The course is promoted by the Monfalcone Municipality in partnership with the Framesport Interreg Italia-Croazia project and in collaboration with the Polo Tecnologico Alto Adriatico of Pordenone and the Cantiere Alto Adriatico Custom of Monfalcone. Deadline for registration is November 2nd, 2022.

Faversham Skiffie Festival, 27th-29th August

This looks like big August Bank Holiday fun in Faversham coming up: the town’s coastal rowing community are staging three days of skiffie rowing racing, including practices, heats and finals. I understand nine teams have currently entered… Contact if you’d like to enter a team.