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A Cargo of Timber to Kent


Ed Gransden asked if we would like to take some wood belonging to Ardwina from Kevin Finch’s yard at Fullbridge to Lower Halstow where it will be used on her. We said yes and asked… Read More


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Our Skippers of the Future Tour:

Our National Heritage Lottery funded ‘Skippers of the Future’ sailing tour is about to begin! Blue Mermaid will be sailing to ten ports, each voyage crewed by young people and vulnerable adults taking part in… Read More

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Skippers of the Future?

We are delighted to announce a very exciting project for Blue Mermaid in 2024. Thanks to the support of the Lottery Heritage Fund we will be taking Blue Mermaid on tour next year to ten… Read More

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An honour

Long time friend and supporter of Sea-Change Sailing Trust, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli, was installed as Lord Mayor Of London last week. Our Executive Officer, Richard Titchener, enjoyed a place on the portico to watch… Read More

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Beer By Barge

This summer Blue Mermaid delivered ten consignments of beer for Maldon’s Mighty Oak Brewery. It is rather daunting to think the last time we did this was with Cambria in 2012! This time it is… Read More

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words…

This picture tells the story of Sea-Change Sailing Trust. It is a snapshot that sums up 16 years of determination in which a charity was born, the first Thames sailing barge since 1930 was built,… Read More

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Six Tacks up Collier’s Reach

Pictured on Blue Mermaid at Heybridge about to go ashore for lifts back to Kent, the crew from Kent Virtual School with leader Steve Orwin and Oli and Hilary from Sea-Change. The boys joined at… Read More