31st May, 1st & 2nd June 2019
31st May, 1st June, 2nd June 2019

A B B A ARE BACK

Oxon, Pangbourne © Kathy MansfieldBeale Park Boat Show 2015

Pangbourne, BerkslBeale Park Boat Show 2014 © Kathy Mansfield

Water Craft’s AMATEUR BOAT BUILDING  AWARDS  have been a feature of June’s Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show for so long now we’ve lost count of the number and variety of home-built boats entered, from kayaks to cruising yachts, skiffs to steam launches. For 2018, every invited entrant … yes, every… will receive product vouchers from ABBA sponsors, Robbins Timber and WEST System International and there will be special prizes in several categories. There are three basic rules for entry: you’ll need to bring your boat to Beale Park on 30 May ( the show runs 1-3 June); boats must be built mainly in wood; and the builders must be genuine amateurs. For full details, see the January/February 2018 Water Craft.