Monday, 7 May 2012

The Boat Project

A 30ft yacht called 'Collective Spirit' was launched today at Emsworth in Hampshire. In July it will sail along the south coast, as part of the Olympic celebrations, arriving in Weymouth, Dorset in time for the Games in August.
What is special about the craft is that it has been built as part of 'The Boat Project', the idea of two artists Gary Winters and Gregg Whelan. They have collected wooden articles, donated by members of the public, to include in the hull. People could give anything they liked, as long as there was a story behind it.  Items used in the boat's construction include a fragment of the Tudor ship the Mary Rose and a piece of a Jimi Hendrix guitar. Read more on the BBC website.

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