Just a quick couple of bits of video which might be of interest to you. First an 8 minute sequence which includes an interview with Catherine De Bont in which she describes early life growing up among boats and learning barging skills, plus lots of lovely footage from the decks of Cambria as she sails under the Dartford Bridge and up through Tower Bridge. In the latter, Richard Tichener suffers “boom droop”, Stretch races about all over the gaff and the Pihamas manage to look very cold huddled by the wheelhouse.
It’s Facebook URL is below, and I cannot find a normal ‘You-tube style one, so you may have to be on FB to be able to get at it. It was posted to FB by Simon North – Thank You Simon.
Also on Facebook there’s a nice intro to the new Video for sale through the Edith May website, covering the Medway Match. It’s on
That one has a few quick interviews to start including a classic bit of strategy from Tim Goldsack “We’ll use the same tactic we always use which is to get in front and stay there!” I can see how that would work, Tim! It then has some glorious footage of barges speeding about in a stiff breeze – Edith May herself, of course, but also Decima, Repertor, Lady of the Lea and more. Both worth a look.
My picture today is some of that lovely sign-writing by our friend Mark (Nozz) Boyle.