Thames Traditional Boat Festival – 18th – 19th July 2015

Thames Traditional Boat Festival 18th – 19th July 2015


The Academy exhibited at the Thames Traditional Boat Festival on the 18th and 19th July 2015 and displayed ‘Rosina May’ the Thames skiff built by Lawrence Shillingford and the Class of March 2014, which featured in the May 2015 issue of WoodenBoat’s Small Boats Monthly.

‘Gloriana’ the famous Royal rowbarge, built for the Queen’s Jubilee in 2012, was a ‘must see’ attraction at the 2015 festival. At 92ft, she is the longest Royal rowbarge ever built and is manned by eighteen oarsmen.

Around 200 traditionally built craft, showcasing the finest examples of British boat building skills along with examples from Europe and America, were on show at Fawley Meadows, Henley-on-Thames.  They included slipper stern launches, gentlemen’s day launches, steam launches, river steamers, sailing craft, vintage speedboats, skiffs, rowing boats, punts, un-powered and electric canoes and vintage sea-going cruisers.

Further details about the festival can be found on the Traditional Boat Festival website.