Lynher's February Newsletter

It was the re-launch of Lynher last week after spending time in Voyager's Boatyard hiding out from the winter storms and having her refit. Luckily all the various strong freezing easterly winds and heavy rain had passed and we had a dry morning. The sun even thought to come out for a minute or two but mostly it was overcast. She was looking fantastic with all her new paintwork and her white name stood out against the black beautifully. Quite a stunning sight as you will see from the photographs here. 

The whole launch from beginning to end took nearly an hour and a half - a bit longer than first expected. The rail tracks that Lynher was going to be pulled down and out of the boatshed, needed quick attention to ensure smooth movement. Previous storm debris had buried itself deep in the tracking stopping progress so the tractor was unable to move her at first and she was stuck for a time. However she soon slid gracefully into the water and was off, at great speed, with the tide taking her to her  mooring. All was executed with aplomb with textbook manoeuvring from her Captain and crew. She is now awaiting her masts and spars to be refitted. More photographs soon so watch this space.

The Re-Fit & New Ideas For Lynher

The eagle-eyed amongst you may notice that Lynher now has two propellers! The additional prop is set up for our new electric engine. This is run by a bank of 6v batteries, hidden in housing under our table in the main cabin. Once fully charged this engine is expected to last around 2 hours and therefore we can now motor up the estuaries in complete and tranquil silence. Having both engines and propellers running together also greatly increase Lynher's safe manoeuvrability. We also have the new mod-con of running water into our basins in the galley and heads as this water is fed from above and stored in 3 barrels secured on deck. So we are squeaky clean on many levels!

Our New Blog Page!

We have decided to let you in to know more about us and all the varied, wondrous and exciting days we have running Lynher, including what Tazio (short for Orazio - Horace) is up to when not barking orders on deck! We have just launched a brand new blog page to share our insight on the day to day life of a Tamar barge sailor. To find out more please go to:

Cremyll's Maritime Heritage Lane

We are currently organising, scanning and compiling content for the 2021 Cremyll Maritime Festival. We have such a fantastic, proud and varied maritime heritage and lots to celebrate. Our neighbours in Cremyll, Mashfords Boatyard, built many beautiful sailing and motorised vessels and we can't wait to tell you their story, showcased in storyboard form which will all be set up for viewing in our landbase at the Gymnasium at Cremyll. Subject to Government guidelines it may be a fully virtual tour. More details to follow as we progress and know more. The event is 4th - 6th June.

Essential Seamanship Courses

Don't forget you can book your essential seamanship and navigation courses with us. Perhaps you are considering a present for someone else you know would love this or it is a brand new experience for yourself? Whether you are a complete beginner or wanting to advance your skills further there is a course for you. These course are so much fun and  who knows where it might lead you. Our waterways are so unique and beautiful and our instructors are super friendly and experienced so what better place to learn. To see more details about these and all our other courses do have a look on-line at our website.
Lynher Welcomes A New Team Member
Say hello to Amanda, our new team member. Amanda's official title is Project Administrator and she supports Barbara, our Project Manager with the running of Lynher CIC. She can be found in reception in the Gymnasium organising and arranging courses and editing and promoting all things Lynher. 

If you are interested in booking one of our Seamanship Skills courses or one of our sailing voyages on Lynher then contact Amanda via email for more details:
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