In the Can

New Newsletter image; design by Elizabeth Cottuli-Care For my sins I have now inherited the task of creating the Cambria Newsletter a couple of times a year. Nancy Brambleby assisted by Boss of Volunteers, Basil, has been making this happen for all the years it has been in existence so far and thought it was time for some new, fresh input and blood and, as Basil phrased it, “bringing it into the current century”. As they think I have enough... Read More

Gear Down; into action!

Cambria’s gear is now down for maintenance and rigging. A busy weekend for the Volunteer team. They have wound the gear down for maintenance, painting and ‘bending on’ the sails (fixing them to the spars). Dave Brooks on Facebook tells me, “Here are some pictures of Cambria yesterday morning and yesterday afternoon. Gear is down ready for painting the mast and sprit and then for the epic fun that is re-rigging. Lots of very... Read More

Facebook update from DB

Main Mast Winch drawings from Basil Brambleby. First a couple of drawings of those main mast winch drums showing how they will be installed. On either side of the mast you can either winch direct from the upper drum for lighter hauling, or you can use the geared down ‘mechanical advantage’ version for heavier hauling. Thanks for those, Boss of Volunteers, Basil. Next a nice progress report on our winter re-fit from Dave Brooks via the... Read More

A Celebration of Life

CDB Order of Service, Picture of leaflet by Matt Care Thank you very much, Boss of Volunteers, Basil who posts me a copy of the ‘Order of Service’ for the recent Celebration of Life for Catherine De Bont. This contains some lovely pictures of Catherine and looks like it was a fine and dignified, appropriate service. It featured my favourite hymn, “Eternal Father, strong to save”. I am a Hastings lad, and we grew up knowing... Read More

Up the Creek

As promised, a report from Boss of Volunteers, Basil on our involvement in the Faversham Nautical Festival last weekend.   Faversham Nautical Festival, Pic by Dave Brooks. Cambria Stand is green tent above bowsprit. Says Basil, “This weekend just gone, we were at the Faversham Basin Festival of Sail, where Faversham Creek Trust were the main fundraisers –  There were a couple of visitors to Cambria corner who were remembering (Mr... Read More

Lectures in Gravesend

Ha. The website has just received a nice comment about a recent post which gives details of where you can go to “your best Sexy Lingerie private Online Store”. Should I approve it? Um… That’ll be a ‘No’ then. In “Cambria Watch”, Hilary says “Cambria Left Maldon 6.30 am bound Brightlinsea, nice sunny sail though wet now. Cambria now on Brightlingsea Hard and first beer delivery 1.00pm tomorrow (That’s... Read More