Just to let you know that the latest version of our newsletter is ‘out’. This is May 2013 and contains some nice updates on what we’ve been at in winter work and the painting by my Oppo Richard Weekes PLUS a good article by Dave Brooks who was following the Medway Match from the Committee Boat (Medway Surveyor). I should possibly also bit this blog’s farewell to Capt. Roy Stanbrook who I got to know quite well when we moored at Gravesend, as his work had him at the PLA offices nearby. He has now stood down as a Trustee of the Cambria Trust as he has upped sticks and is now Harbour Master at Gibraltar. We’ll miss you and your superb sense of humour. Thank you very much for all your support of the barge during restoration and subsequently.
Thank you, also Dave B for this picture of the latest batch of Rotary Club sail trainees here moored at Gillingham Pier receiving their briefing from Skipper Richard Tichener and one of the Rotary Club officials prior to leaving the Pier under sail alone. Dave has more pictures of this, which I will post soon – the trainees love it because they are straight way into getting physical with the barge, in this case keeping our head as close to the pier as possible by winching a line to a bollard, while we drop sternward clear of the Pier.