Next Saturday evening, December 11th, at 19:30pm LONDON TIME, Steve Goodchild is giving a Zoom presentation about his building of a 'Stornaway' 16 foot cruising dinghy. This is one of the Amateur Yacht Research Society monthly Zoom meetings but AYRS meetings are open to all so do feel free to join us.

Steve is an experienced woodworker, at one time he owned and ran a furniture making factory in Malawi, but this was his first boat building project.

I hope that this meeting will show that the AYRS is not just about experimental boats but is also relevant to the building of practical boats for everday use. Even if a boat building project produces a fairly conventional end result there is plenty of scope for innovation, both in the details and fittings and in the construction methods. I think this will be well demonstrated by Steve’s project.

If you would like a preview to Steve’s presentation, the Stornoway 16 is a design by Selway Fisher and the example built by Steve is featured at this webpage:

Picture below is of Steve's boat under construction.

The link to join this meeting is

The meeting ID is 253 674 0617 and the passcode is simply ayrs but if you open Zoom through the link above I don't think you will need the ID or passcode.