Faversham Creek Trust carry a rather sad tale in their report on http://favershamcreektrust.com/author/favershamcreektrust/ for September 4th, that of SB Repertor leaving the Creek for good after 40 years of having Faversham as it’s home moorings, pushed out, says owner David Pollock, by two whopping mooring rate increases. Repertor has moored there for 26 years under David’s ownership and for 14 years prior to that, and was a regular there all the time we were rebuilding the Cambria under our polytunnel. We have frequently been moored next to Repertor since. Dave Pollock says, in the Creek Trust Article that his mooring rates were increased by landlord Michael White by 70% since last year and that this had already gone up by 40% since the year before. In the interest of fairness I must say that Michael White has stated that rates have not changed since June of last year but that early payers get a discount and (Repertor) may have got this discount. I’m steering clear of that argument so I’ll let you read the article and you can pick the bones out of that yourself. It is unarguably a shame for the Creek, however that Repertor is moving to London and must be galling for the Creek Trust who featured Repertor turning round in the newly widened and dredged creek only recently and are making such good progress on the Purifier Building and the Sluices and Swing Bridge.
Meanwhile in a much happier mood, Sea Change Sailing Trust have produced a lovely long article on their website detailing the season they have had with Cambria, on http://www.seachangesailingtrust.org.uk/?p=2541 . This covers all the stuff around the Thames Match and then carrying the cargoes of beer and of the cement products. Do read it and tell them how much you have enjoyed it.