Bristol Harbour Festival 2016

Added 2nd August 2016

Young Shipwrights, Children's Model Boat Race and IMECHE Members Cardboard Boat Race

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

The winning boat was Dawn-Trader (Wheatfield Primary School)
They win the 100 prize


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