Volunteers and more Volunteers

Poly-tunnel hoops are up There has been a nice sequence of pictures posted on the Facebook group by Dave Brooks describing the superb efforts some of the volunteers in erecting our poly-tunnel for protection this winter. The gang were listed as ” Skipper Ian Ruffles with Reggie Andrews, Mick Nolan, Basil Brambleby, Bruce Richardson, and his dad”. The hoops went up on 16th November and there were even some pictures of 3rd Hand (Reggie)... Read More

Richard Weekes: Volunteer of the Year

Good luck today to the ‘crew’ on board Cambria for the last weekend of the St Kat’s Classic Boat Festival. If the weather here is anything to go by (blue skies, bright sunshine) then they may have a very busy time on their hands and could top the thousand visitors mark. That’ll be all staffed by unpaid volunteers which brings me neatly round to today’s subject, this year’s Volunteer of the Year, Richard Weekes. Richard... Read More

Latest Newsletter is Out

Rotary Club Charter Briefing Just to let you know that the latest version of our newsletter is ‘out’. This is May 2013 and contains some nice updates on what we’ve been at in winter work and the painting by my Oppo Richard Weekes PLUS a good article by Dave Brooks who was following the Medway Match from the Committee Boat (Medway Surveyor). I should possibly also bit this blog’s farewell to Capt. Roy Stanbrook who I got to... Read More

Re Rigging

I am happy to report that the winter refit is now nearing completion and we are in the re-rigging phase. Dave Brooks sent the following report via e-mail. Re-rigging Cambria in March 2013. With Ian, Reggie & Mark. Photo by Dave Brooks “By now Cambria should be back at Standard Quay Faversham. It has been a frustrating period of time at Oare with the weather against us all the way. However Richard Weekes has done an amazing job and got... Read More

Work in the Dry Dock

Richard Weekes paints a leeboard in drydock Dave Brooks reports that, “Due to Cambria arriving at Oare one day later than planned she still awaits jet-washing and anti-fouling. Hence only limited work was possible on the hull this weekend. None the less, Boss of Volunteers, Basil and ‘My Oppo’ Richard Weekes donned wellies and have managed to get the tar scraped and undercoat on where necessary. Also completed this weekend was the... Read More