There is a nice piece from Dave Brooks in the Facebook feed today along with some lovely pictures of the Cambria Cup (pictured, reflecting Cambria’s deck). Dave says…
“The Cambria Cup was first won by Sailing Barge Cambria in the 16th June 1928 Medway Barge Sailing Match Coasting Class, when A.B.Finch skippered the barge to first place ahead of Alf Everard 2nd, Remercie 3rd and John Bayly.
On the 26th May 2012 Cambria re-won the cup in the Coasting Class, when Cambria Skipper Ian Ruffles brought her home ahead of Lady of the Lea and Phoenician in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medway Match.
Ian and Cambria retained the cup the following year, 18th May 2013 beating Lady of the Lea, Ardwina and Orinoco.
On the 7th June 2014 Cambria will again try to retain the cup in the Coasting Class why not come along and watch.”
So there’s a date for your diaries!