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About the Anchor & Sail Project

Anchor & Sail is a traditional boatbuilding project, initiated by The Galgael Trust (Govan) and the Clyde Maritime Trust (Riverside). It is sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and with match funding the project costs, in total, approximately £450,000.

The Project will run for three years from June 2014. It will recruit 8 apprentices across the two workshops at Galgael and the Tall Ship (Clyde Maritime Trust). Volunteers are also recruited, who may be unemployed, or on social benefit, and wish to learn more about the heritage and skills required in traditional boatbuilding.

At The Tall Ship the first boat to be worked upon is ‘Starcrest’ a 1922, 40 ft, carvel built motor launch. She is in poor condition, and requires a lot of work. Once completed, and if a Maritime Coastguard Agency certification is awarded, it is hoped to use her on the river for school groups to learn about the River Clyde’s world renowned shipbuilding.

Also, at The Tall Ship two boats will be built- a Lifeboat and a Captain’s Gig. They will complete Glenlee’s (1896) compliment of four boats that is- two Lifeboats, a Pinnace and a Captain’s Gig.

There will be 3 open days at The Tall Ship. If you are interested in coming along to The Tall Ship’ workshop, they are on Saturdays: 4th April; 19th September (Doors Open); and 17th October, all from 11am to 3.30pm.