Boat building course on Worthing beach teaches traditional restoration skills
A four-day long boat building course is due to take over Worthing beach near Coast Café, with participants learning how to restore an old wooden fishing boat to make it seaworthy for the next generation.
The course is part of Worthing’s The Last Fisherman Standing, a two-year Heritage Lottery funded project run by local social enterprise We Are FoodPioneers CIC which seeks to protect and celebrate Worthing’s rich fishing heritage.
Sussex based traditional boat builder Ryan Kearley has been preparing the boat in his workshop near Barcombe, East Sussex and will ship the vessel to Worthing early next month, in time for the course which will take place between the 6th and the 9th of October.
For the duration of the course the boat will be placed on Worthing beach near Coast Café, and locals as well as visitors to the town are welcome to come along to find out more about the Last Fisherman Standing project, as well as ask any questions about traditional boat building methods and boat restoration skills.
For more info, visit: www.lastfishermanstanding.org.uk/events