Last night was a big night for the St Ayles building team and interested Members of RFBYC as we turned over boat # 1

Prior to the turn Steve Ward toasted her with a traditional boatbuilders toast;

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“There are good ships, there are wooden ships, there are ships that go to sea. But the best ships are friendships and that is how it should be.”

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Chris Bowman provided a splash of Scotch over her keel to recognise the Scottish contribution to these wonderful boats.

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She was then turned over and bought back into the shed on a simple dolly that Steve had miraculously knocked up that afternoon.

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The team inspecting the upturned hull that we were delighted to see was pretty clean.