It was good to see our friend Peter Phillips pop up on the Facebook pages with some lovely photos of the Sailing Barge Thalatta now restored and out sailing again. I hope Peter doesn’t mind me sharing this one with you. Google Thalatta and all roads lead to parent organisation, the East Coast Sail Trust as on…
The ECST has it that “Thalatta celebrated her 100th birthday in 2006 and has an exemplary safety record built up by the late John Kemp and Jane Benham MBE who were amongst the originators of the Trust, and continued by the present body of six Directors who are also Trustees. The Trustees are supported by a Technical Adviser, a Booking Secretary, a Lottery Fund coordinator, a crew of three responsible for safe operation of the barge, and an Accountant.
Thalatta has undergone a major 5-year refurbishment and resumes her work in
2012 in first class condition.
All staff, whether working in a voluntary or paid capacity, are committed to maintaining the high reputation of the Trust for the benefit of young people from all sectors of the community. “
Meanwhile, back at Cambria, Dave B issues the following call to arms to the volunteers this weekend. “Cambria is now out of dry dock. We have a lot of cleaning up to do as the lighter was full of mud and you couldn’t avoid bringing it aboard. We had hoped to have another weekend in the dock but Repertor is due down from London and is going in today. Hopefully we can get a little more paint on the sides and wale. Also a general tidy up below is in order before her first charter in April. The mizzen also needs sorting out. All volunteers will be welcome”