On Sunday 25 March the Boleh workshop at Eastney Beam Engine House, Portsmouth was buzzing with activity as local families and other visitors made the most of the opportunity to see Boleh and find out more about our plans for her restoration.

As well as learning from the new sails (information panels), boards and banners, visitors were able to take a guided tour round Boleh and talk to trustees. Children enjoyed building a boat at the Paragon water tank and upstairs everyone could try their hand at nautical knots.

We took the opportunity to collect feedback from people and test out their views on our plans. It was most encouraging to see their responses and messages of support. “What an excellent project and so good for our young people. It’s just what they need.”