Class of September 2008 Launch Day
The Boat Launch on 11th June was celebrated in blazing sunshine. About a hundred and fifty people gathered to walk the boats down to the sea and watch as the Class of September 2008 launched them one by one into the water. Nine boats were launched in total; five student boats, one instructor designed and built with students composite boat, a stitch and tape dinghy built in the early days of the long course, a boat started by Peter Watson a few years ago and finished by Lars Hersfeldt of the March 2009 class and Will Reed’s boat, now completely finished.
The day marked new beginnings for the students as boat builders. However, although they have finished their course, some of the graduates will be working at the Academy on their next project. More of which later.