Lynher's May Newsletter
The Spirit Adventure - Mayflower 400 Celebrations
As part of the Mayflower 400 celebrations we were invited by Plymouth City Council to introduce Plymouth's children to our Maritime History and to join other beautiful traditional boats sailing together around Plymouth Sound. Four lucky schools were chosen to board Lynher for this Spirit of Adventure day from 4th to 7th May. On our first day we had Montpellier Primary. On this day we had very strong gusty gales and rain so we were unable to leave the Mayflower Marina pontoon. However the children had a fantastic time learning how to use Lynher's crane to hoist "goods" aboard. Pictured above are Plymouth's Marine Academy Primary children who were with us on the last days and look how wonderful the weather was then! They were able to learn how to operate the sails, by sweating and tailing and how to use the anchor winch with us to wind up the anchor. Whilst we sailed around Plymouth Sound they tried out their knot tying skills to the tune of their Sea Shanties.

A big thank you goes to Plymouth City Council who organised and launched the crowdfunder that enabled the schools to set sails. And also to Cattewater Harbour Commissioner who donated a whopping £10,000 check towards this educational venture, alongside with all the other generous donors. The Spirit of Adventure is not over yet, we are looking forward to welcoming young carers during the weekend of 17-18 July, stay tuned for a big surprise!


Lynher's Voyage Of Discovery - Children's Tide Education Workshop

Our Children's Tide Workshops - Lynher's Voyage of Discovery - started on 18th May to more gales and rain. Newton Ferrers Primary attended on our first day but sadly so did the wind and the incessant rain! The wonderfully stoic, beautifully behaved children coped admirably and want to come back for more workshops. We have nearly 20 schools signed up for this incredible and unique project and it is ongoing until mid July.  

The Lynher’s Voyage of Discovery aims at educating primary school children about the power of the tide and how this is generated. With plenty of hands-on STEM activities and a delightful cartoon-style animation, hundreds of school children from the Plymouth waterways communities will benefit from a rich outdoor educational experience at Lynher’s shore base in Cremyll, including a visit to the Lynher barge anchored in Barn Pool, Mt.Edgcumbe.

Lynher started cruising the Rivers again

Lynher's first weekend cruise was blessed by sunshine and glorious blue skies. Our guests joined on Saturday morning and proceeded to learn all about Lynher barge and the River Lynher and Tamar. We spent the weekend anchoring in beautiful coves and discovering the unspoilt lush countryside surrounding the Rivers. Cruising up towards Cotehele we were mesmerised by the rhythm of the river flowing. Herrons would set off as Lynher glided past whilst we enjoyed a delicious breakfast on deck. We moored alongside Crane Quay at the National Trust Cotehele where Lynher immediately became part of the pristine Victorian landscape of the Quay. We explored the most beautiful grounds at Cotehele, bursting with colours from the bluebells to the poppies,  but most of all we enjoyed sharing our passion for the rivers with our new friends, a real privilege for us all. We came back from the River Tamar re-energised and ready for another adventure!

If you would like to learn more about Lynher's cruises or book an experience please contact us t.01752 710052

Virtual Maritime Festival at Cremyll this 4-6 June

This weekend tune in for the virtual maritime heritage festival at Cremyll. We will be capturing content to stream live as well as recording sessions to share on our website and social media channels. There is an exciting programme afoot for the maritime heritage enthusiast, including the launch of Lynher CIC as one of the new Shipshape Hubs for the South West, together with SSS Great Britain - we couldn't be in better company!
Streaming on FB live as lynherofcremyll 
Recorded content on YouTube channel lynherofcremyll
Instagram lynherofcremyll

Friday 4th June
9:30 - 11:00 Welcome & Presentation of Lynher' story - livestream
11:00 - 16:00 Open day exhibition - public welcome, one way system and restricted number of visitors in place
15:30 Rame Peninsula Beach Care presentation - livestream
16:00 Showing the Film 'Under the Surface' Cornwall Climate Stories - livestream
Saturday 5th June
9:30 Welcome to our Lynher's HubLaunch this week! What it means to be a Shipshape Hub - livestream
10:30 Lynher CIC - how & why it was formed - livestream 
11:00-13:00 Pop Art community session with Awenek Studio
11:30 Oar making demonstration - livestream
12:00 Skills training talk
12:30 The Gymnasium
13:00 Sea shanties and folks songs live from our young trio of musicians
13:30 Lynher Mosaic's project and interview with Sally Turner
14:00 Live Interview with Norma Izard OBE, Greatgranddaughter of James Goss
15:00 Lynher's 125th Birthday celebrations - livestream
15:30 Conservation and funding guidance & how to get in touch with your Hub
Sunday 6th June
9:30 - 11:00 Showing video clips of Charlie Force's 10 years restoration of Lynher
11:00-13:00 Pop Art community session with Awenek Studio
11:30 Oar making demonstration - livestream
13:00 Acoustic duo Kit & Nick - livestream
14:00 Black Friday Cornish Folk band - livestream

16:00 Final talk & thank you

Dates for your diary

Come and visit Lynher at Cotehele Quay this summer, enjoy viewing her heritage or book one of our family activities and short river cruises during the period 10th to 27th August.
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