Good Wood Boat Company

Traditional wooden boats

Lord Birkett Memorial Race Ullswater

Good Wood Boat Co were delighted to take part in the Lord Birkett Memorial Race Ullswater, a prestigious two-day long distance race in which boats sail the full length of the lake and back.  The event was first raced in 1963 in honour of Lord Norman Birkett who died two days after making a successful speech in the House of Lords, which prevented Ullswater from becoming a reservoir.  2012 saw the 50th race, which attracted 219 entries.  The photo shows Good Woods National Redwing being put through her paces prior to the event.  On boths days, the winds were light and variable and from the North.  200+ boats on the start line across the width of the lake made a magnificent sight.  We were pleased with a creditable 48th place and thoroughly enjoyed an excellent and well organised event.  Thank you Ullswater Yacht Club.

Boat Transport

The picture shows Good Boat Company loading a National 18 for transport to our workshop in Cumbria.  The boat, built in 1947, was surveyed by us and subsequently placed in storage.