Tuesday Hobby Classes

The Tuesday evening hobby class is now buzzing along and with 17 people building boats this class is now full up and we are placing people on a waiting list. Im very pleased to see a couple of father and son teams in this class and all the students are progressing well with their projects. The Tuesday Morning class is going along nicely and a few places are still available in this class although only for small projects as we are simply running out of space for boats.

Maroro Has Arrived!

Maroro has now arrived at the school and a full conservation report and costing of the project is currently underway. We have been surprised by the amount of support and interest this project has already generated with many interesting stories of her past being uncovered.

Nimble Q8

The original Nimble was designed by Des Townson and built by John Peat in 1954. The unrestricted Q class commission from Peat was Des Townsons first design commission. 
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Silver Fern Project

The restoration of our Silver Fern dinghy is coming along nicely and Mark Robinson is just putting the finishing touches on her this week.
The 12' Silver Fern dinghy was designed by Arch Logan in 1933 as a junior training boat for the Herne Bay Junior yacht club.Many fine young sailors cut their teeth in these boats including amongst these Laurie Davidson. We have another of these fine little yachts awaiting a space so we can help its owner with some repairs and maintenance over the winter months.

Small Project Hobby Class - Thursday evenings

This is a new class for people who would like to take on a small project, perhaps one of our fantastic toolboxes or a pair of oars or maybe you would like to build a half model the choice is yours provided it is a small project from wood.

The course will be run along the same lines as our  other hobby classes and will start at 6.30pm and finish at 9.00pm This course will start on the 29th April so get yourself enrolled quickly as its sure to be popular.