View From The Wheel 2018

Skipper and Executive Officer Richard Titchener’s Review of the Year.

2018 was a great year, with us sailing with 227 people. It started with a bareboat agreement with the Cambria Trust, providing the flexibility of the engineless Cambria for up to twenty weeks while we awaited completion of Blue Mermaid and this led to our busiest year yet with lots of fun and hard work… Download the full report here.
By | 2019-01-17T11:57:25+00:00 January 15th, 2019|

Shopping List For Blue Mermaid

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Blue Mermaid is nearly ready for sea trials.

In addition to everything else there is a mass of ancillary equipment that we need to find as listed here.

Can anyone help with some of it please?

By | 2019-01-10T12:11:02+00:00 January 10th, 2019|

Feedback From Canada

During the summer we were joined by Theo and Annie from the SALTS sailing charity in British Columbia, Canada, on an ASTO exchange supported by the James Myatt Trust. To read our own posts about it start here.

We have now receive an excellent illustrated and substantial take on their time with us from Theo entitled Saltmarsh Adventure, which can be downloaded here. Thanks Theo.



By | 2019-01-10T12:12:36+00:00 January 10th, 2019|

Vacancy: Sea-Change Sailing Trust Barge Mate

Since 2007 the Sea-Change Sailing Trust has worked afloat with young people & vulnerable adults using traditional seamanship to engage them in positive activity. We need a Mate to help bring the new Blue Mermaid into service. Built to cargo ship rules, she is fitting out at Maldon. This is an opportunity to join an exciting project & develop our work with a wide variety of clients & with trainees working towards careers afloat.

A capable boatman or woman, you will be able to enthuse others with your enjoyment of heritage & engineless sail, take responsibility for running the deck, have good communication & listening skills, and be committed to the benefits of sail training.

Initially for the 2019 sailing season, this position can enable the right person to progress towards a Bargemaster qualification & a permanent role as part of our succession planning. Full details here.

By | 2018-12-18T09:55:44+00:00 December 18th, 2018|

Access For All

International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an international observance on 3rd December promoted by the United Nations. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities

This year Richard spoke at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects about access for all to historic vessels. He is seen here with Mary Kinoulty of the Mary Rose Trust and Victoria Wallworth of National Historic Ships UK

By | 2018-12-06T16:37:27+00:00 December 6th, 2018|