Ellis Bell of Spencer Rigging – Kverndal Apprentice 2020-21

Congratulations to Ellis Bell from Spencer Rigging who has been selected as the first Kverndal apprentice.  The first year of Ellis’s apprenticeship will be funded by the money raised in memory of the late Simon Kverndal, the Shipwrights’ Company’s Prime Warden’s who died in June 2020.   The funding was generously raised and donated by so […]

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Kevin Hunt, MD of Scorpion RIBs, interviewed for National Apprenticeship Week.

For National Apprenticeship Week, Kevin Hunt the Managing Director of Scorpion RIBs in Lymington and member of our Shipwrights Company Apprenticeship Scheme committee has been interviewed by MaritimeUK. A fascinating watch with some wise advice for all young budding marine apprentices out there. Watch on YouTube here.

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New case studies added for National Apprenticeship Week 2021

For National Apprenticeship Week 2021 (8th – 14th February) we have published a selection of case studies from some of our recently funded (2019-20) most talented apprentices. Read their stories on our Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme page here! Read all about other Marine/Maritime related activities for National Apprenticeship Week here.

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Jubilee Sailing Trust Update – January 2021

I hope 2021 finds you and the Company as well as can be expected in the circumstances.  Please find here an update on our activities in 2020 and our future plans for 2021 which I hope will be of interest. Our inability to sail in 2020 has of course caused difficulties in distributing your funding […]

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From Fulham Reach Boat Club

Like for so many organisations and charities, 2020 was an extraordinary year for Fulham Reach Boat Club, one that we could never have predicted.  The year presented us with many challenges and struggles but also showed us our strengths and capabilities, the highlight of which, was being awarded both “Club of the Year” and “Project […]

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Portsmouth Sail Training Trust

Dear all at The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you, so much, for choosing to support the work of Portsmouth Sail Training Trust this year.  Please find attached our 2020 Impact Report here. Thanks to your support, we have still been able to encourage the young people […]

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Merry Christmas from OYT Scotland

I wanted to drop you a note to wish you a very Merry Christmas from the team here at OYT Scotland. The support from The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights has been integral to the sustainability of the Trust, and we are cautiously looking forward to next year in the hope that our boats will take […]

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Christmas Newsletter from National Historic Ships UK

A Message from Director National Historic Ships UK 2020 has been a challenging year with the effects of lockdown and ongoing restrictions having a severe impact on our sector.  I have been enormously impressed by the resilience and adaptability shown by so many of the organisations and individuals caring for our maritime heritage, who have […]

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Annual Update from Roseland Youth Sailing Trust

2020: A YEAR OF RESILIENCE They say that when the going gets tough, the tough get going.  Well, that’s exactly what our supporters have enabled Roseland Youth Sailing Trust to do in this challenging year, providing a much-needed and much-appreciated way for children to bounce back from the pandemic.  When lockdown closed schools in spring […]

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