Moving forward…

Thank you to all who came to our Open Day on Sunday – 40 or so altogether – boatbuilders, yachting press, friends, sailing club members and new rowers. Bob Panrucke who is hoping to build a St Ayles skiff (or two) in Kings Lynn came to swap notes.

Lots of encouraging comments and enthusiastic support – not to mention Lena’s luscious array of cakes and scones. Many thanks.

As of this evening (Tues), thanks to Adrian T and Alan, we have just one more plank to hang. Adrian H and I will have a go at that in the morning. Larch has been cut for seats and supports, oak for kabes and pine for the bottom boards are on their way. The first oars are taking lovely shape.

My self-imposed target of 31 May for completion has sparked thoughts of a launch on 8 June on the evening tide. Parade along the quay with band playing…celebrity launch and a glass or two to celebrate. I’d better be up early tomorrow to get on then!

The picture shows the boat as she was at the weekend: