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;

“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.”




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


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


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