We are delighted to announce a new series of free talks this year for all visitors to the show wanting to learn about the art & craft of boating either under sail, steam or self-steam – and anything in between. Designed to be lighthearted and informative, the programme of talks is still being finalised but we are pleased to provide some early news about those who are attending to present their ideas…
Speaker: Alec Jordan
Alec started making plywood boat kits in 2003, having made an escape from the constantly changing world of IT. As a frustrated rower, living well away from any rowing club, he saw the possibilities of re-creating the coastal rowing regattas between the Fife coal mining villages. In 2009, other parties got involved, out of which the St Ayles Skiff was designed by Iain Oughtred.
Alec’s vision of regattas around the Kingdom of Fife in community built boats was rapidly superseded as the St Ayles was taken to the hearts of scores of Scottish and Northumbrian coastal communities, elsewhere in the UK, and further afield in Australia, New Zealand, the USA & Canada.
During the past eight years, almost 300 St Ayles kits have been sold; Alec will be telling the audience the story of this internet fuelled rebirth of local boat building and rowing, and its incredible effects in its communities.
Speaker: Tim O’Connor
Tim started canoeing at the age of 11 and sailing at the age of 13 and made his living teaching them for some years. Despite 30 fattening years in the world of business he’s maintained his interest in both.
Those who go boating can develop strong allegiance to their chosen mode of propulsion. Others will broadcast the attractions of petrol, diesel, electric or steam engines. Yet more will extol the virtues of rowing, sculling, pedaling or poling.
Tim is going to make the case for sail. A mode of propulsion used for centuries sail that continues to entertain, inspire, attract and engage. From racing to cruising, oceans to gravel pits Tim will show you how sailing is for you.
Having been described as a ‘serial boatbuilder’ Tim will also try to inspire you to put saw to wood and get involved in the hugely diverse world of amateur boat building.
More news & updates to follow!
Saturday & Sunday
10.00 to 10.30 – Reptiles
10.30 to 11.00 – Cute/ Cuddly
11.00 to 11.30 – Minibeast (including limited Tarantula holding)
12.00 to 12.30 – Reptiles
12.30 to 1.00 – Cute/Cuddly
1.00 to 1.30 – Minibeast( including limited Tarantula holding)
2.00 to 2.30 – Reptiles
2.30 to 3.00 – Cute/Cuddly
3.00– 3.30 – Minibeast (including limited Tarantula holding)
4.00– 4.30 Reptiles
4.30–5.00 Competition judging and Glitter tattoos
- ANIMAL HANDLING WILL BE RESTRICTED TO THE TIMES ABOVE AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WILL BE LIMITED
- WE ASK THAT YOU ONLY ATTEND ONE SESSION TO ENABLE OTHERS TO GET AN OPPORTUNITY
- ONLY ONE PERSON AT A TIME TO TOUCH OR HANDLE AN ANIMAL.
- LISTEN CAREFULLY TO THE CREATURE ARK STAFF.
- AFTER TOUCHING ANY ANIMAL YOU MUST USE THE HAND GEL PROVIDED BEFORE LEAVING THE AREA.
Show sponsors, MS Amlin, formerly Haven Knox-Johnston, have been taking care of boats and their owners for 30 years and now as MS Amlin we have a change of name. That’s prompted us to think about the names people give their boats – so we’re asking everyone for their own stories about how they named their boat – or to just send in photos of the best or funniest names for your chance to win tickets for the Southampton Boat Show 2017.
See more at: http://www.boat-zone.com/names/
Easy to follow plans with a comprehensive builders manual will be on sale together with plans and patterns for others in their range of easy to build boats. Also being exhibited will be the SailnOar Launching trolleys. These are fully galvanised, strong, foldable and adjustable for most boats up to 15 feet, and the pull handle model with forward swivel wheel is suitable for easily managing heavier dinghies single-handedly.
Time for Tea’s vintage tea room will once again be at the Beale Park Boat show serving sandwiches, cakes, tea and drinks. Enjoy on our deckchairs and loungers perfectly situated next to the lake, by the entrance!
Wooden and GRP sail and motor boats up to 26ft (8m) in length.
You can preview items from Friday 2nd June and during morning of 3rd June.
If you want to bid in the auction, then you must register before the event by completing and returning the bidders registration form as here: http://www.timeandtideboats.com/bidder-registration
Registration is £10 in advance and includes your admission to the boat show on Saturday and a special free viewing on Friday, and you will receive a complimentary auction catalogue by email prior to the day.