Cambria is a wooden Thames sailing barge, built at Greenhithe, Kent in 1906. She is famed as the last British registered vessel to carry commercial cargo under sail alone (until 1970) and as such forms a unique part of our industrial and maritime heritage.
Following a four-year restoration project, Cambria is again sailing in Thames barge matches and is now preparing for her new career in sail training and educational activities. This will introduce her to new audiences, who will be able to experience a unique environment to engage in classroom activities and learn to sail in large traditional wooden vessels, propelled entirely by environmentally friendly wave and wind power.
Cambria will also be available for sail charters, for groups – including educational visits, and individuals, and will be using three locations in Kent; Faversham, Gravesend, and Ramsgate.
Using Heritage to Help
A unique sailing barge fully restored to provide opportunities for:
- SAIL TRAINING AND SELF DEVELOPMENT
- SCHOOL VISITS AND INSTRUCTION
- CORPORATE AND PRIVATE HIRE AT SEA – OR IN HARBOUR