Boat Building

We are currently developing, in conjunction with Buckie Community High School and Moray College UHI, an SQA accredited wood working course designed to help stimulate interest in preserving fast disappearing traditional boat building skills.

Part of the development we currently run a pilot class on Thursday mornings with the attendance of 4 students from the Buckie Community High School. The kids are building our third rowing skiff which is nearly completed.

The boatbuilding project is being led by Portknockie based professional boat builder Bert Reid. We are delighted to have the help of enthusiastic experienced and trained boat building volunteers; Willie Henderson (Cullen), John Wilson (Buckpool) and John Smith (Buckie) who initially trained in the former shipyards in Buckie.  We are fortunate to have this cross community support. It is heartening that we already have several young Buckie High School volunteers, who never miss a boat building session.

As part of our usual class on Tuesdays and Saturdays we completed our very first CSS Mirror dinghy which will be used to provide the very exciting dinghy sailing tuition.

Boat buidling sessions take place at 9.30am and 6.30pm on Tuesdays, and 9.30am on Saturdays.

Our boat builders also accept works based on commission, so please get in touch if you have a boat in need of repair.

 

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