This week we continue with the 2nd part of the Royal Ocean Racing Club presentation. This part of the talk focuses more on Leo's own story before he began working on Tally Ho – from spending his late teens travelling abroad and busking on the street, to his first sailing and boatbuilding experiences, and his journey in a 1947 Folkboat from Cornwall across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.
Amonst other things here, Leo talks about his time learning bopatbuilding in Bristol. Rightly (IMHO), he draws attention to the benefits of learning boatbuilding in a real yard, rather than at college. There's definitely room for both, but we overlook this kind of apprenticeship at our peril.
A reminder as ever that this site follows Leo. Please visit his website to support him and the Tally Ho restoration.