London Nautical School Posting As They Go

Two groups from the London Nautical School are sailing with us this week.

Head of Nautical Studies, James Bullar MBE, is videoing their time aboard and posting them to his Twitter feed as the week progresses. He has also filmed below deck on Blue Mermaid,

They are well worth watching and you can view them here.


Wot’s Up Is Back For More

Following a successful sailing residential with us last year, another ten young people plus their carers from Wot’s Up in Ipswich have been sailing with us again this week. In fact they have been sending photos to us directly from the barge, they can be viewed here and here.

Wot’s Up is a club that is all about its members and what they want. It is open to all from 18 and above and if at 70 you want to meet with people and have fun with sports, exercise, and general socialising please contact Wot’s Up here.

Sam In His Element

Here are a few photos of last week’s residential with our returners group the Youth Sailing Scheme.

The sharp eyed will recognise Sam Llewellyn, best selling author, publisher of The Marine Quarterly and Sea-Change Appeal Patron in the rigging putting a turn round the topsail.

Sam’s time aboard resulted in his well crafted full page missive in the summer, August edition of Practical Boat owner and well worth finding.

Also aboard was cook/3rd hand Jack Rickard and note the water bottle containing a secret message too.

Thames Sailing Barge Parade

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The Pool of London is going to be the place to be on Saturday 16th September to view the Thames Sailing Barge Parade.

Starting from West India Dock the fleet will pass through Tower Bridge at midday, raised specially for it, before returning to the Dock during the afternoon.

Sea-Change will be there aboard SB Reminder having sailed from Maldon with a crew of young people aboard, returning home the following week with another.

There will also be lots going on at the Dock on Sunday 17th too. It is adjacent to South Quay DLR station so easy to get to.

See you there.

SB Reminder Awarded Regional Flagship Of The Year Award

National Historic Ships UK announce the winners of their Flagship of the Year Award!

Hannah Cunliffe, Director, said: “I am delighted that we are able to offer these Awards once more and publicise the range of cruising programmes which these vessels are planning for the coming season. Our four 2017 Regional Flagships have all shown their enthusiasm for raising the profile of UK maritime heritage at the events they are attending and we look forward to working closely with them in the months ahead.” Press release

Reminder’s Owners, Topsail Charters commented, ‘We are awarded this partly due to the extensive number of trips undertaken by Sea-Change (as well as taking part in barge races and the total number of days she is underway each year).

East Coast Sea Scouts Aboard Sallie

The planning was meticulously detailed to allow 4 groups of 3 Sea Scouts each to have a sailing experience and an overnight experience on sailing smack Sallie over a week long period during the school Easter holidays. Funding from the East Coast Area, the OGA Youth Fund and Teamac Marine Paints made the whole thing possible – but bad weather could still have played havoc. Happily the weather gods were kind…

Here follows a brief account from Richard Tichener, Executive Officer of Sea-Change Sailing Trust Read more>