Big thank you to all the movers and shakers behind the Boxing Day gathering at the LBH. So especially to Sue, Jenny, John, Rhoda, Pauline for doing most of the work. It was a shame that the sea was a… Read moreBoxing Day gathering
A reminder that the REDUCED membership fee for 2018 is now due (£25 single – bargain!) Also a little test to see if I can add the membership form to this post, and of course to see if any member… Read moreMembership for 2018
A bit blustery today, so the plan was to launch into the estuary, just in case that becomes a necessity on the Maiden Voyage. As it turned out, even with the trailer repatriated from its secret location it’s not that… Read moreSea Trial III
Well, its built, it floats, the paint and varnish are dry, and she is in her new home on Alnmouth Beach. Time for the Maiden Voyage, so here we go. Click to enlarge.
Yes – finally, the Great Day arrived Four men in a boat, plus one woman Today we placed Pride of Aln in the sea off Alnmouth beach and set off to Holland. After 50 yards, Dave mentioned that he had… Read moreSea Trial I
Saturday February 21st 2015. Pride of Aln comes home. It’s been a long time coming, but here she is, all complete, arriving at the Old LifeBoat house on Alnmouth beach, her new home for at least the next 5 years. … Read moreOff to her new Home!
Mark Lediard produced a great video of the Launch. Here it is
A big day in the life of a boat, when your keel, stem, and stern posts are all bonded into place. Such a big event that it was recorded by the local newspaper sending along a photographer to record events… Read moreThe last joint!
There was quite a gathering for the big day. Press, Friends, other skiffy groups all came along to see what the inside would look like after months of sitting on the moulds and adding planks. And the answer is –… Read moreWhat’s a Skiff Turnover? – Another milestone whooshes by