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Izivunguvungu Sailing School is building the first BlueEyes-20 as a project to train young South Africans in the skills and disciplines of building a boat from scratch.

Many thanks to Mike Mollatt for supplying the photos.

Izivunguvungu boys mark out the first frame And here it is - station 5, the midship frame Several of the frames Mike and Mark - most frames erected
The apron is assembled The strip planking nears completion The strip planking nears completion Care with the epoxy resin!
Nearly time for the topsides Nearly time for the topsides Nearly time for the topsides Topsides are on, now the glassing of the bottom proceeds
The hull exterior is nearly completed The hull exterior is nearly completed The hull exterior is rubbed down for final painting The hull is taken out of the shed
Some of the builders! The hull is returned to the shed Preparing the steel plates for centreboard lamination The boys receive acknowledgment of their work: Rear Admiral Koos Louw presented the prizes, assisted by Ms. Vanessa Davidson, the Skills Development Facilitator  at the CTBi.
The hull is exhibited at the Cape Town International Boat Show, September 2011
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