As our picture shows, it’s not all getting cold and wet, struggling with ropes in a force 8. Cambria is now back in Faversham and being snugged down ready for the winter. This post is a call to arms for any Volunteers who have time over the various weekends to come and help out including doing this simple cleaning, tidying and stowing, in this case, the bedding into dry black bin liners to keep them from the damp through the cold months. The rigging has all been lowered after the sails were unfurled on a sunny day to let them all dry, so that the working sails could all be ‘unbent’ from the spars. The gear will then be raised again less the sails and will stay up for the winter, the lowering also having given us a chance to check the blocks and fittings which are normally 70+ feet above the decks. Skipper Ian Ruffles has been on hand to manage these operations.
If you would like to volunteer for any of these duties – cleaning, snugging, painting etc please either come on down to Standard Quay in Faversham, or email us on CambriaTrustSecretary@live.co.uk