In Louisville, Kentucky's Butchertown neighborhood sits a very unassuming building that houses remarkable creations. Kimberley Hillerich and Dennis Pidgeon are doing more than merely building boats. They are helping folks learn how to craft a very functional piece of art. Makers of all ages and all skill levels fall in love with Skipping Fish Boat School during the process of learning of traditional boat making and paddling.
Alistair Duffin builds wooden boats in his small workshop in East Belfast. His hand-crafted racing dinghies have won multiple world championships and continue to out-perform the modern plastic competition.
The joint Turkish/US effort is the result of more than two years of effort from the young pair of professional sailors. Hear their plans for building a crew, finding a base, and mounting a challenge to some of the world's best racers in the 2014-5 Volvo Ocean Race.
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Whilst on holiday near the Great Lakes in June I was able to borrow Eric Kessler's RED Epic for a few days. I messed around with the slow motion 300 FPS first thing but I really wanted to shoot a little piece with it so we found the Great Lakes Boat Building Company online. Phoned them up and asked if we could spend two hours with them making a little film...Mike, the owner said of course!
The Buzzards Bay 18 was designed by Nathanael Herreshoff in 1904 as the K Class design for Beverly Yacht Club. No original BB18 exists today. Alec Brainerd, at Artisan Boatworks in Rockport Maine, built the first one since 1904 from the MIT Herreshoff plans. This video tells the story of building, launching and sailing the BB18 "Uncas", one of the sweetest Herreshoff day sailers you'll ever see.