Famed as the last British ship to sail under trade and described by Robert Simper as the “Cutty Sark of the short seas,” there are many opportunities to charter sailing barge Cambria – as an individual or as a group – and come aboard a piece of maritime history.
Cambria has space to carry 12 passengers in the traditional sailing barge matches that we take part in. This is a great way to see a sailing barge up close as it takes part in an exciting race with other barges. It also provides an opportunity to see the fascinating local landscapes and wildlife.
- Medway Sailing Barge Match – June 3rd 2017 – Click link to register interest
- Thames Sailing Barge Match – July 15th 2017
We have also started experimenting with allowing charter by individuals or small groups, sometimes around race days so that supporters and other members of the public can experience racing as well as overnight stays on board.
Should you be interested in chartering Cambria for any kind of event or voyage please contact us via this website, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
When not out at sea or on Sail Training, Cambria is available as a static resource, moored at a number of harbours and piers around the SE (so far this has included Faversham, Gravesend (Wall and Town Pier pontoon), Gillingham Pier, Wells, Pin Mill and a number of other ports along the Essex Coast) as well as in St Katharine Dock (London). This can be for public meetings, film shows etc. The Premiere for Simon North’s ‘Noble Life’ took place on board in St Kat’s in September 2013 and Cambria being the vessel with the largest hold in the Marina at the time, we played host to a Reception for all boat owners at the St Kat’s River Festival.
If you are interested in booking Cambria for such an event, please contact us.