Do you know your futtock from your frame? What about your adze from your awl? If you are fascinated by the craftsmanship of wooden vessels but baffled by the terminology and number of parts then come to this course and NAS Senior Tutor, and former shipbuilder Ian Cundy, will explain it clearly.
 
On this two day course you will learn about the different materials used in constructing wooden vessels, the methods and tools used in construction and what all the different pieces are called. Through a mixture of presentations and practicals, you'll get an understanding of how wooden vessels go together, so that when you see them in various states of repair on the beach or underwater, you'll be able to understand what you're looking at.
 
We will be using Britain's oldest wooden warship still afloat, HMS Trincomalee, as a case study for learning about wooden vessel construction and we'll have a guided tour of this historic vessel on the 202nd anniversary of her launch on Saturday 12 October.