Casting the Net in Eyemouth proudly presents ‘The Fifie’ this Easter weekend…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe traditional ‘Fifie’ sailing vessel Good Hope, registered originally in Newhaven and over 90 years old

This Easter weekend on Eyemouth Harbour-side you will be able to view and admire the work of a dedicated team of craftsmen, volunteers and young apprentices who have skilfully restored an traditional ‘Fifie’ sailing vessel called Good Hope, registered originally in Newhaven and over 90 years old.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFormer harbour master Johnny Johnston has been leading the team

In a workshop behind the harbour in Eyemouth, former harbour master Johnny Johnston has been leading the team working on the vessel.

According to Johnny, ‘there’s not a straight line on her’ but he proudly maintains that along with the Chinese junk it’s the most efficient sailing vessel ever built.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe mast has been fashioned from the trunk of the Christmas tree gifted to Edinburgh from Norway

The mast has been fashioned from the trunk of the Christmas tree donated by Norway that stood on the Mound in Edinburgh three years ago. Unusually, the mast can be lowered and raised while the boat is still at sea.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Fifie painted and almost complete

Johnny’s next project is to build another Fifie, twice the length, but this time from scratch!

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Casting the Net Venue e4, Eyemouth Harbour (Easter weekend):

Sat 30th to Sun 31st March, 10am – 4pm

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