Posts in Boat building
17-Year-Old Embarks On Thames Sailing Barge Restoration

Having been gifted a wooden Thames Sailing Barge, sixth form student Ash Faire-Ring will soon leave school to roll his sleeves up and finish GROWLER’s restoration.

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The Art of Making Wooden Surfboards

Making wooden surfboards is the stuff that dreams are made of. Come inside their workshop in Devon through our video and photos to find out how these guys are shaping up and, what tools are right for that job.

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Greg Powlesland - Sailing Marigold

The man who spent seven years rebuilding world-famous classic yacht MARIGOLD, Greg Powlesland, recounts his experience sailing the Camper and Nicholson designed, 80ft (LOA) gaff rigged gentleman's cutter in Cannes – the first time since her launch 23 years ago!

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A Void In the Workshop

Collars, the spar maker, has just completed a significant repair on the rig of the Laurent Giles designed Bermudan cutter ‘CETEWAYO’, in time for this season’s racing. Here, Jeremy Freeland describes the feeling when it finally returns to the boat and the care of the owner.

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Rig checks and maintenance - essential reading for classic yacht sailing and racing

CYTV talks to professional rigger Chuck Demangeat about rig failures on board classic yachts and the things you can do to prevent breaking your rig. 

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Save the Lynher Barge from being broken up

BREAKING NEWS: Historic and rare 1896 barge in imminent danger of being broken up. Watch the Barbara and Dominic Bridgman plea for support in this video....

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Fresh Faced & Wide Eyed – Ben Harris

The first in a series of features showcasing emerging figures in the classic boat world, people who share a passion for classics and lend their professional skills to our community. Watch this film 'Timber to Tide' on Ben Harris, a boat builder based in Gweek, Cornwall.

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A QUIET LEGACY

The story of ‘Mirelle’s designer, her builder - Whisttock's Boatyard, the apprentice who built this beautiful yacht and her life on the River Deben since 1937. She has had three owners from her launch until 2014. Mirelle has been cherrished throughout her life by everyone on the river and her loving owners. One particular interview illustrates a very emotional recent parting of ownership. Luckily her new owner is very deserving and footage shows a last sail on the Deben – a hand over sail – before her new owner James, takes her South.

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Racing with the Competition

Get to know the hottest competition on the med circuit in this film. Classic Yacht TV gives you a race on board the highly competitive 'Chinook'. This is rare opportunity to see how the boat is raced, what the crew's jobs are on the boat and how the perfect their manouvres in racing. In addition we bring you interviews from the team that headed up the restoration in Tunisia...

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Kelpie of Falmouth - The Racing Tender

The schooner 'Mariette' debuts her newly restored racing tender, “Kelpie of Falmouth” in Cornish waters at the 2014 Pendennis Cup. Watch her sailing in this film - an exclusive look at what's she's like before she starts her season racing the med this week.

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