One-of-a-kind boat takes to the water

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More than 1,000 people saw the launch of an Olympic boat built from 1,200 pieces of wood, including bits from the ship Mary Rose and Jimi Hendrix's guitar.

The 30-foot yacht, named Collective Spirit, will sail along the south coast of England from July in the run-up to the London Olympics.

The artists who came up with the idea, Gary Winters and Gregg Whelan, visited 20 locations across the region seeking wooden donations to be used in the building of the craft. The only criteria was that the items were made from wood and had a story behind them.

"People have also been desperate to have a go on the tiller because that's where the Jimi Hendrix bit is," said Tracy Jones, project spokeswoman.

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