Th Institute of Mechanical Engineers work with MFMC to stage an annual cardboard boat race.
IMECH are one of many sponsors of the Young Shipwrights Workshops
The Cardboard Boat Race is open to non members with all the entry money used to fund schools workshops
Schools workshops are supported by volunteers from a wide range of businesses
Children explore maritime history and the wonders of Bristol's Tides
Many workshops are held at Engine Shed a business hub on the river. Children encounter people places and exhibitions.
"What! You can study making buildings like this? And that is what you do, just one thing as good as that all day everyday!"
10 year old girl in UWE Student Architect Exhibition at Engine Shed
120 Boats decorated and waterproofed with linseed oil resin
Bristol Harbour Festival Race Day
Leading boats - racing neck and neck