Richard Writes: Over 4 days last weekend a team from Tasmanian film makers Old Ships Company came alongside Cambria and met key people in her history and restoration. Phil Latham, mate 1964 to 68 sailed with us on Friday and Dick Durham was interviewed at home in Leigh, in the house from which he glimpsed Cambria’s riding light as a teenager.
Chair of the Cambria Trust Robert Simper was interviewed on Saturday as was local historian Stephen Nunn, together with Tim Goldsack who undertook the impressive restoration. There was plenty of footage aboard when we were not dodging squalls on the Friday and again on Monday, when Jim Dines provided a following boat to shadow Cambria leaving Hythe Quay with her last charter this year for Sea-Change, including two sail trainers from British Columbia on an ASTO exchange.
It has truly been a few days that spanned the globe. Pictured are the film crew with Phil Latham on the wheel and again in the following boat.