New Crab Winches (and Twitter!)

New crab winch Just a quick note to let you know we have gone a bit rash and spent some cash, replacing the old “crab winches” with new. The old ones, much restored and well used were possibly the original equipment and were from the ‘Seager’ foundry in Faversham, now long since gone out of business and replaced by a housing estate of the same name. These winches, which are mainly used to raise and lower the lee-boards but... Read More

SB Decima

SB Decima; Photograph (and copyright) by Catherine De Bont. Published with permission. Today’s picture is a superb one of Tim Goldsack’s ‘iron pot’ barge SB Decima taken by Catherine De Bont. Tim, Catherine and Decima all have long and deep associations with Faversham and with Cambria. Tim, of course is our Master Shipwright who managed, and personally did much of, the rebuild of the barge. He has also skippered her in racing,... Read More

Swale Match

Today my job as blogger could not be easier as Dave Brooks’s Match Report for the Swale 2012 pings across the email and I can pretty much quote it verbatim. He also supplies a couple of lovely photo’s, one of which I publish here. Thanks for that, Dave.   Swale Match 2012, photo by Dave Brooks. Dave writes “This years Swale Barge Match was the best race of the season so far. We based ourselves on Graveney beach right by the... Read More

Nick Ardley’s Swale

Barge and sailing book author and friend of the Cambria, Nick Ardley is first off the marks this time with his report and some superb pictures of the Swale Match yesterday. I publish here a love photo of Repertor and the newly restored barge Niagara crossing the line, borrowed from Nicks’s lovely website http://www.nickardley.com/ but I’ll leave it to you to nip across there and ‘read all about it’ and look through the excellent... Read More