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21 February 2024

Late in 2023 we were contacted by Finley, a school student in the south east of England. His school encourages students in Year 9 to undertake projects over a long period of time to explore something they have an interest or passion in, in depth.

21 August 2023

Peter Faulkner-built, hide covered Boyne coracle for sale. In very good condition. Buyer collects from Oxford area. £400

For more information please contact Euan Raffel

01 May 2023

Martin Fowler

When Major David Goddard retired from the British Army, he travelled to many parts of the world collecting water craft and founded the Exeter Maritime Museum which opened in 1969 and ran until 1997.

16 April 2023

Carmarthen Coracle Netsmen's Association have been working with local story-teller Andy Edwards to record and capture their 'Stories from the River'.

11 December 2022

During the lockdown, there must have been a few twitchy coraclers when August Bank Holiday Monday came around. So when the annual Ironbridge Coracle Regatta returned last year, there was a sense of things getting back to normal. Like Christmas Day, it's a fixed date in the calendar.

26 October 2022

This year, the Society made donations to our two netsmen's associations - the Teifi Coracle Netsmen Association and Camarthen Coracle & Netsman's Association. The aim of these donations was to provide support against the recently increased net licence fees, which along with recent changes to fishing regulations in Wales are creating deep concern over the future of this important tradition.

28 August 2022

Saturday 13th August 2022 saw Dunbar's annual Sparkling Dunbar Pirate Festival.

To celebrate the event it was decided to attempt a record breaking build when two new Dunbar coracles would be made from scratch, fully fitted out, and launched and sailed all in one day !

Impossible they said, can't be done they said, who thought that one up they said...

23 July 2022

Some photos from this event

12 July 2022

APF 2022 will be taking place at Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire on the 22-24th September this year.

12 July 2022

Spotted in a magazine by member Gary Fruland...