News/Press

Lyme Online – 25th Anniversary Open Day – May 2022

Lyme Online – 25th Anniversary Open Day – May 2022

The local Lyme Regis newspaper Lyme Online popped down to see us on the morning of our Open Day.

Wooden Boat Magazine- Graduate Alasdair Grant/Isle Ewe Boats – May 2022

Wooden Boat Magazine- Graduate Alasdair Grant/Isle Ewe Boats – May 2022

BBA grad Alasdair Grant (Class of September 2009) features in the current issue of Wooden Boat magazine in the ‘Around the yards’ section. Isle Ewe Boats is a boatyard run by Alasdair on the Isle of Ewe, just off the Read More…

Water Craft – Jonathan Sheldon ‘ElizaS’ Gartside Design – May 2022

Water Craft – Jonathan Sheldon ‘ElizaS’ Gartside Design – May 2022

BBA grad Jonathan Sheldon (Class of February 2019) has a piece in the current issue of Water Craft magazine about ‘ElizaS’ – the 10′ Paul Gartside dinghy built by Jonathan during lockdown. This is the second Gartside design Jonathan has Read More…

Classic Boat – Class of May 21 Launch Day – May 2022

Classic Boat – Class of May 21 Launch Day – May 2022

Read all about the Class of May ’21 launch day in the May issue of Classic Boat magazine!

New Signage at the Boat Building Academy – March 2022

New Signage at the Boat Building Academy – March 2022

On Friday, the team at Creative Solutions installed our new signage on the East wall. We think it looks great!

Boat Building Academy Sponsors Atlantic Rogue – December 2021

Boat Building Academy Sponsors Atlantic Rogue – December 2021

The Boat Building Academy is proud to sponsor the women of Atlantic Rogue in their bid to cross the Atlantic. Rogue will be taking on ‘The World’s Toughest Row’: rowing two hours on and two hours off for up to Read More…

Coleman Marine Insurance/Dorset Biz – Interview with Director Will Reed – November 2021

Coleman Marine Insurance/Dorset Biz – Interview with Director Will Reed – November 2021

A few weeks ago we were visited by Kate Shaw of Coleman Marine Insurance who sat down with Director Will Reed to talk about life at the Academy, our flagship 40 week Boat Building course, and the importance of professional Read More…

Tom Cunliffe visits the BBA – July 2021

Tom Cunliffe visits the BBA – July 2021

A few weeks ago we were visited by renowned author and yachtsman, Tom Cunliffe, for a day of filming. We are very excited to share the finished video with you today. Tom made the most of his time here, touring Read More…

Principal Will Reed – Lyme Bay Radio – June 2021

Principal Will Reed – Lyme Bay Radio – June 2021

BBA Principal Will Reed will be interviewed live on Lyme Bay Radio for an episode of the Bay Lives programme.   Will will be talking about his life and selecting eight key tracks important to him.   Tune in 10AM Read More…

Commander Tim Gedge Retires – March 2021

Commander Tim Gedge Retires – March 2021

Almost 25 years after setting up the Boat Building Academy, yesterday Commander Tim Gedge retired from his position as director and trustee. Principal Will Reed presented Tim with a painting of the building by artist Alasdair Lindsay. To mark his Read More…

Tutor Matthew Law on Sunday Brunch – March 2021

Tutor Matthew Law on Sunday Brunch – March 2021

Boat Building tutor Matthew Law appeared on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch programme via video link to talk about the then-upcoming Oxford Cambridge Boat Race. Matthew also talked about the process of oar and paddle making, including a brief demonstration of Read More…

Alasdair Grant/Isle Ewe Boats – Classic Boat Awards 2021

Alasdair Grant/Isle Ewe Boats – Classic Boat Awards 2021

Congratulations to BBA graduate Alasdair Grant (Isle Ewe Boats), whose latest new build, ‘Thor’, has been nominated in this year’s Classic Boat Awards (New Powered Vessel).