London Boat Show opens 9 January

The newly formed British National Yachting Archive will be launched at the London Boat Show which opens on Friday.

The archive organisers – registered as a charity – are concerned about the loss of historically significant information. To that end they hope to:

*To promote the preservation of sailing’s heritage
*To establish a knowledge base of yachting heritage and provide public access
*To facilitate the presentation and display of yachting heritage at appropriate museums and other organisations
*To provide grants, bursaries and scholarships for those who would advance knowledge and understanding of yachting heritage

Members are being actively sought as their fees will finance the work of the archive and jointly fund grant-aided projects which will include collecting oral histories from designers, builders and owners of yachts.

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