Zoe Barker of Blackwater Triathlon Club presents a cheque for £1794.65 to Hilary Halajko, Chair of Trustees and Richard Titchener, Skipper and Executive Officer of Sea-Change Sailing Trust, which will be used to help local young people sail with Sea-Change in 2018.
In the background is the bow of Blue Mermaid, the Trust’s new Thames sailing barge being rigged and fitted out at Downs Road Boatyard in Maldon.
A legendary classic boat sailor, writer, journalist and interpreter of our sailing heritage in print and on screen, Tom Cunliffe is passionate about vessels like Cambria.
Sail with him aboard the last British commercial sailing cargo ship – restored and owned by the Cambria Trust with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund – on the beautiful Blackwater and Colne estuaries, Hervey Benham’s “Last Stronghold of Sail.”
Be part of Cambria’s story and help Sea-Change with its charitable work.
Sea-Change has been a partner in the National Historic Ships UK skills training programme since its inception and we are delighted to announce that a full National Lottery grant for this skills training project has been secured, enabling it to progress further.
Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, this project will build on a previous project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, developing traditional skills and techniques in young people, focusing on the conservation, handling and maintenance of historic vessels at a time when these skills are in serious decline. Full press release here.
Clients can join a scheme at any point subject to their level of ability. The schemes are under constant development and, for example, will include cargo handling under sail in the lower Thames estuary.
We offer bursaries towards costs that ensure no candidate is precluded from sailing with us on financial grounds and we invite funders to support this most worthwhile scheme More here…