i started my boatbuilding journey in september 2019 when i started a city and guilds level 2 course in boatbuilding at falmouth marine school. that course provided a great foundation of joinery and fiberglassing techniques as well as knowledge of the industry and some of the more theoretical parts of boatbuilding. during that year, falmouth marine school started their 100 year anniversary project of the Epic Energy 2 gig rowing boat, and i was lucky enough to help with that project. i graduated that course in june 2020 at a merit level.
the next year, september 2020, i decided to continue my journey by enrolling in the city and guilds level 3 boatbuilding course at falmouth marine school. this course was much more difficult and built on my level 2 knowledge as well as going in depth on a lot of topics including health and safety, working in the industry and many more. i also got to continue to work on the epic energy 2 project as well as some other projects including a rotten 15ft falmouth working boat. i graduated the level 3 course in june 2021 at a merit level
during the level 3 course, i bought my own boat, called "catherine". she is a hurley silhouette mark four sailing boat built in plymouth in 1973. i will be posting about personal projects on catherine on my blog very soon.