Plume School Experiences Maldon’s Sailing Heritage

The Plume SchoolThe Plume School is Maldon’s only secondary school for students aged 11-18 and has always been at the centre of Maldon’s community. The waterfront there is home to Sea-Change.

We are delighted that two groups from the Plume recently joined us on board SB Reminder for very successful sailing residentials. Read about their time with us in the school newsletter, see all their photos and a video too. We look forward to welcoming them back aboard next time.

A New Home For Sea-Change

SeaChange PennantPlease note that from Monday 13th July 2015 we will have a new address and a new phone number:

Sea-Change Sailing Trust
Downs Road Boatyard

01621 840982

How to find us

A St Joseph’s Voyage

St Josephs 2014This is the story of twelve intrepid adventurers who arrived on a warm Sunday evening in Maldon, Essex to find the Thames Barge ‘Reminder’ sitting on thick mud.

Arriving on the Thames Barge ‘Reminder’ is always an amazing experience for the Year 4 pupils and staff from St Joseph’s College in Ipswich. All thoughts of timetables and deadlines quickly fade, the group are now governed by the wind and the tide.

Under the expert eye of skipper Richard Titchener and his crew, the experience is unique. The children live and serve together to sail the barge on their annual adventures around the rivers and coasts of Essex and Suffolk. There are no set mealtimes or bedtimes, only the gentle rhythm of two watches working together. Read the rest of this entry »

Inclusion Ventures 2015

Inclusion Ventures 2015“During the Whitsun school holidays a group of 9 young people aged 13-18 years of age and from Jaywick accompanied Inclusion Ventures staff on a 4 day sailing trip aboard the ‘Reminder’, an old Victorian barge. All young people in attendance regularly attend Inclusion Ventures youth group sessions.

On Tuesday 26th May, the excitable group made the journey to Maldon quay, where they were greeted by the Sea Change Sailing Trust Team of Richard, Hilary and Dan. Here, they were put into working teams and shown”  Read the rest of this entry >>  (plus photos here)

Seamanship Training On A Smack

Tom maintains the rigThis season 1907 Class 2 Aldous sailing fishing smack Sallie is joining us to provide seamanship training for our returners group, the Youth Sailing Scheme.

These photos show our current Shipshape Network trainee Dan Taylor helping to get her ready for sea at Downs Road Boatyard, Maldon following her insurance survey and coding inspection.

Meanwhile last year’s trainee, Tom Cook (pictured) is undertaking a rigging job at nearby TS Rigging. He regularly attends Cutty Sark too, maintaining her rig.