Modern ropes such as Dyneema and Technora are many times stronger than steel but they are weakened by up to 70% if they are tied in a knot so they are always best spliced. This class will show you how to make a Dyneema strop or a soft shackle to take away. Entry £12.50 (High load eyes will be charged at cost if you want to incorporate it into your strop). SOLD OUT
Come and learn (or brush up) on a few seagoing knots. You will be given a a small booklet to take away and some pieces of rope practise on. Entry is £12.50. Starts at 18:30 and finished by 20:00. A very useful life skill. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place
Come and learn to splice three strand rope at Arthur Beale. You will be shown how to make your own dog lead or lanyard that you can take away. We charge £12.50 for the evening including materials although the price could change slightly if you choose a more expensive fitting. Starts at 18:30 finished before 20:00 . Great fun! Keep an eye on the website as we will be organising more splicing classes in the New Year.
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Congratulations to Dan and Tim for winning the coveted Concours d'Elegance prize for their beautifull Flying 10. A well deserved award for their efforts. They even made the foundry to cast the keel themselves. They are off today to try to buy some "toys" for their new boatyard in Ullapool. http://www.johnsonandloftus.co.uk/ Arthur Beale supplied the rigging with these useful roll swaged eyes perfect for the Dyneema lashings. If you need any...
Arthur Beale are delighted to be able to confirm that Jane Maufe will be giving an illustrated presentation about her recent experience sailing with David Scott Cowper through the most Northern of the Northwest Passages. Jane Maufe is the four times great niece of Sir John Franklin, who was lost (along with his 129 crew) trying to chart and navigate a route through the Northwest Passage in 1845. Jane and David achieved the first ever transit through the most northerly route and it was the first by a woman. Leaving Northern Ireland in August, it took them just under 20 days to reach Alaska via...
From 12 until 16 April 2017 the Tall Ships will be back in London on the River Thames during the Tall Ships Festival 2017. Greenwich is start port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta to Quebec, Canada.