Lyme Regis

Boat Building Academy

The Boat Building Academy teaches the widest range of hands-on boat building training in the world, specialising in composite, modern and traditional wooden construction, restoration and repair. Based on Monmouth Beach in Lyme Regis, Dorset, the Academy lies at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Students of the Academy’s flagship 38 week ‘Boat Building, Maintenance and Support’ course, which incorporates the Level 3 City & Guilds qualification, gain practical experience by working on a wide range of construction types. Graduates are now working at traditional and modern boat yards around the world or have successfully set up their own boat building and restoration businesses. More Info

Category: Special Interest

Historic Atlantic Triangle

See the historic plaque and statue marking the achievements of Sir George Somers, an Englishman, who sailed for Virginia in 1609 in the Sea Venture from Lyme Regis, with supplies to relieve the first settlers at Fort James (later Jamestown, Virginia ), who had crossed the Altantic two years earlier. Lyme was then a prominent West Country port. Shipwrecked on Bermuda during a hurricane, Sir George saved all on board, had two new ships built, then continued his mission to relieve the remaining settlers at James Fort, ensuring their survival until further reinforcements arrived from England. Sir George found only 60 of the original 400 settlers still alive. More Info

Category: Heritage