Am rather chuffed as, after a bit of form filling, Beta III is now registered on the Register of National Historic Ships maintained by National Historic Ships UK. Best of all, I get a rather nice certificate.
The entry can be viewed here: http://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/2762/beta-iii
I thought the photos I submitted were just for their reference and perhaps in hindsight not the best idea to send the dorky one of Gizzi and I posing in front of the boat!
They also send me some great promo material with some more fine examples of rusty hulls!
Have also ordered myself a copy of their handbook.
Very official. Very impressive. Quite a responsibility! N
Wow! Serious stuff!