Boathouse 4 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to the International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) Portsmouth and Solent Marine Academy are training a new generation of students in the techniques of traditional boatbuilding, passing on skills vital to the ongoing preservation of Britain’s historic vessels. We intend to learn about the ship building projects that they have in progress and something about the techniques involved in the work. Although most of us have Fibreglass boats I am expecting this more traditional perspective to be fascinating.
We will also learn about the vital role of small boats in the Royal Navy, from the wooden cutters that ferried Lord Nelson to the cockleshell heroes in their canoes and the powerful motorboats that helped to win the Second World War.
The tour will start at 10:30. After the tour there will be the possibility of lunch.
Please register and indicate if you would like lunch.
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