Abbey School boats launched

Sunday saw the launch of the launch of the two boats into the Basin. A big crowd of parents, well wishers and visitors to the Nautical Festival made it a great occasion. The boats were christened in the traditional way with fizzy stuff poured on their bows before the young builders embarked on their first voyage, none having ever been in a boat before. They showed that they could learn fast..

Introduction and briefing by Alan Thorne, the project leader

The Boat Builders sitting in their boats for the first time






































































and after the young boatbuilders finished

then Designer Gavin Atkin had a row


and his wife Julie, who gave her name to the boats

and James, who organised the course

and Alan and Malcolm who lead the build


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