Richard Writes: Theo and Annie joined us a little jet lagged from the Salts sailing charity in British Columbia, Canada, on an ASTO exchange supported by the James Myatt Trust. They are both volunteers with the impressive SALTS group in British Columbia. It stands for Sailing and Life Training Society and uses two (soon three) fine schooners to work with around 1700 people a year on the beautiful coast of BC. We were very proud James Myatt had chosen Sea-Change to host the exchange as we offered places on our open Youth Sailing Scheme voyage on Cambria this August, with the emphasis on “Swallows and Amazons” type activity with our fleet of dinghies based on the barge. It is also our last trip with Cambria this year and the second week will see us return her to the Cambria Trust.
Before Annie and Theo joined us the weather broke after a long hot summer revealing deck leaks, so the photos start with one of Amelia putting her gaffer tape skills to good use sticking tarpaulins over the berth area to help make their first night a dry one.