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We reported in April that sb Reminder had been named by National Historic Ships as its Regional Flagship of the Year 2017 for East Anglia.
Now Reminder has been presented with her broad pennant by National Historic Ships at Maldon.
We are delighted that sb Reminder has been named by National Historic Ships as its Regional Flagship of the Year 2017 for East Anglia. Reminder can usually be seen at Maldon Hythe Quay. She carries out an extensive programme each year, and again this year is acting as “home” for the Sea-Change Sailing Trust’s charters with young people.
The press release from National Historic Ships is given below.
Your Editor is particularly pleased to see that the Regional Flagship for the South West is Our Daddy – not a sailing barge but a Looe fishing boat, claiming to be the last of her type built. I had the pleasure of seeing her at her home base of Brixham not long after she changed hands and of talking to her new owners. She is a beautiful vessel being very well looked after.
National Historic Ships UK announces FLAGSHIP OF THE YEAR AWARD
Following eight successful years of very different kinds of vessels from around the UK winning this award, National Historic Ships UK has again extended the scheme for 2017.
This year, National Historic Ships UK decided the applications more strongly represented Regional rather than National event programmes and it was decided to award four Regional Flagships to recognise the commitment that many vessels give to their home cruising grounds. In announcing this further extension of the scheme Hannah Cunliffe, Director of National Historic Ships UK, said: “I am delighted that we are able to offer these Awards once more and publicise the range of cruising programmes which these vessels are planning for the coming season. Our four 2017 Regional Flagships have all shown their enthusiasm for raising the profile of UK maritime heritage at the events they are attending and we look forward to working closely with them in the months ahead.”
The Award criteria requires vessel owners to come forward with seasonal programmes to engage the public through festivals, demonstrations, on-board cruises, quayside visits, educational programmes, participation in races and similar activities. Flagships are expected to promote actively the role of National Historic Ships UK by distributing associated PR material and flying the flag as our ambassadors. The four Regional Flagships will each receive a grant of £250 to be spent on the vessel, along with a special Regional Flagship Broad Pennant denoting the year in which the award was made.
The 2017 Regional Flagship Awards have been given to: Caronia (Regional Flagship of the Year 2017 for the Solent) – for her commitment to education and engagement with maritime heritage involving an intensive series of visits from her current home port in Chichester to her historic home port of St Ives, via Yarmouth, Falmouth, Penzance, Plymouth and Dartmouth.
Daniel Adamson (Regional Flagship of the Year 2017 for the North-West) – for her commitment to education and engagement with the North-West’s maritime heritage involving an intensive series of visits extending to Ellesmere Port, Liverpool, and Lymm. http://www.thedanny.co.uk/
Our Daddy (Regional Flagship of the Year 2017 for the South West) – for her commitment to education and engagement with the South West’s maritime heritage involving an intensive series of visits extending to Brixham, Looe, Falmouth, Dartmouth and the Isles of Scilly.
Reminder (Regional Flagship of the Year 2017 for East Anglia) – for her commitment to education and engagement with East Anglia’s maritime heritage involving an intensive series of visits extending to Maldon, the Medway, and London. http://www.top-sail.co.uk/
Each Flagship will be presented with its broad pennant by a member of the NHS-UK team.
We visited The Barge Tearooms at Maldon on Sunday as part of our family Christmas.
We hadn’t realized a charity rowing race would be taking place on the river in aid of RNLI, which meant there were large crowds both on Hythe Quay and all along the Promenade. It was a pretty miserable windy, wet day, and we were glad to get on board sb Hydrogen and into the tearooms. There were six of us; four scurried below into the warm, but two hardy souls stayed on deck. The cream tea was excellent, and so, apparently, was the cake. They even provide blankets and umbrellas for those who stay outside! Well worth a visit.
Because of the repairs which are taking place to the Quay there were only the three Topsail Charters barges present: sb Hydrogen, sb Thistle and sb Reminder. At Cooks Yard, sb George Smeed is now looking very smart;
still without leeboards, but two freshly painted specimens were lying nearby in the yard so could be destined for her. And sb Dawn was also there, wrapped up in her winter cover.
While we were there sb Kitty came back from a sausage-and-mash cruise and passed us on her way to Fullbridge where she is based at present.