is a busy month at the Academy, and December 2009 was no
exception. The school's Christmas lunch was very early, on
2nd December, but Christmas would not have been Christmas if we
hadn't shared it with the March 2009 group, who included Lars Herfeldt,
born to play Santa Claus (see right). Seven course boats were
launched on 5th December, followed in the evening by the Boat Building
Academy Christmas party. The 5am start to the day led to the
party being a fairly subdued affair.
The weather forecast for
launch day was grim, but the rain held off and the sun shone long
enough to launch the boats and celebrate the end of the course.
The boats launched were:
here for Class of 2009 student Lars Herfeldt's blog featuring
more launch day photographs and information (in German).
And for more stunning photos of launch day,
for photographs taken by Edward Pearson.