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>


Blue Mermaid – Looking A Picture With Her New Hatch Boards & Covers

Trinity House Journal Features Sea-Change

Trinity House Flag

The safety of shipping and the well-being of seafarers have been the prime concerns of Trinity House since being incorporated by Royal Charter in 1514.

The Trinity House Maritime Charity made a generous contribution towards the build of Blue Mermaid and has now featured us on pages 24 and 25 of their house journal Flash. Read it here.

The grant was awarded during a reception aboard SB Lady Daphne in St Katharine Docks, as reported here at the time.

Sea-Change Celebrates 10th Birthday

Sea-Change was formed on 15th March 2007 so this week we are celebrating our tenth anniversary.

In a fortnight we get under way again at the start of a new and fully booked season. Around 200 crew will join us to work residentially under sail.

Meanwhile work continues to fit out Blue Mermaid.

Here’s to the next decade.

National Historic Ships UK Secures Heritage Lottery Fund

Sea-Change has been a partner in the NHS-UK Skills for the Future programme since its inception and we are delighted to share this press release with you:


National Historic Ships UK (NHS-UK) has received initial support for a £424,900 scheme from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) under its Skills for the Future programme, it was announced today.  The grant was applied for to assist in funding a second phase of the Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership project – an initiative that aims to prevent the loss of the traditional skills and techniques involved in conserving, handling and maintaining historic vessels.   Development funding of £15,900 has been awarded to help NHS-UK progress its plans to apply for the full grant at a later date.  Read the rest of this entry »