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Trinity Sailing joins new Seafood Initiative Posted on

A special guest chef will be cooking up a storm on board Leader as part of a new initiative launching later this year.

The Trinity Sailing Foundation has teamed-up with the Torbay tourist board — and a host of other local businesses — to join a new a new promotional fortnight focusing on Torbay’s rich and diverse seafood industry. Guest chef Ash Hamilton — owner of Brixham restaurant The Curious Kitchen — will be cooking up an exclusive three-course fish feast on board the 1892-built sailing trawler.

For £145, up to 12 guests are invited to spend the night on board between Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, boarding and departing in Brixham. This includes lunch each day, Ash’s Seafood Feast, and a smoked salmon breakfast.

The event coincides with England’s Seafood FEAST — running between Saturday 22nd September and Sunday 7th October  — where businesses across Torbay are inviting people to enjoy some of the best seafood in the world and experiencing the very best the English Riviera has to offer. You can read more about the event here.

You can book your place here, or contact the office via team@trinitysailing.org or by calling 01803 88 33 55.

Choice of seafood, Studio shot

Exciting New Project for Trinity Sailing Posted on

Working with the Trinity Sailing Foundation, National Historic Ships UK is looking for five trainees to take part in a unique programme for those who are passionate about a career working on historic boats.

Skills for the Future: Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership 2

Fixed Term Traineeships for 12 Months, starting October 2018

Bursary Payment: £12,000 per annum

The Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership 2, managed by National Historic Ships UK, is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop the knowledge necessary to preserve traditional skills for maintaining, conserving and operating historic boats. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with eight host organisations — including the Trinity Sailing Foundation — this programme is ideal for someone seeking a career as a professional seaman spending the season aboard a historic boat at sea.

During the year, trainees will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of environments, including other traditional boats, maritime museums, and educational environments.

Applications are open to all, with particular encouragement for young people aged 18-30, women and BAME groups.

No experience is necessary, just good communication skills, a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team. Above all, you must have interest in a long term career in the historic vessel sector. So if this sounds like you visit www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk to find out more, or submit your expression of interest form online

 


 

Museum ship keeping training opportunity

 Skills for the Future: Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership 2

Fixed Term Traineeships for 12 Months, starting October 2018

Bursary Payment: £12,000 per annum

National Historic Ships is also looking for three trainees to take part in a unique programme for those who are passionate about a career working in maritime heritage . The Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership 2, managed by National Historic Ships UK, is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop the knowledge necessary to preserve traditional skills for maintaining, conserving and interpreting historic boats. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with eight host organisations, this programme is ideal for someone seeking a career as a maritime curator, ship-keeper  or conservator. During the year you will have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of environments, including other maritime museums, traditional operating boats and educational environments.

We welcome applications from all and particularly encourage young people aged  18-30 and BAME groups to apply.

No experience is necessary, just good communication skills, a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team. Above all, you must have interest in a long term career in the maritime heritage sector. So if this sounds like you visit www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk to find out more, or submit your expression of interest form online and we will contact you with more details.

Hugh Langworthy

Fundraising Mugs for Sale Posted on

Brixham artist and Trinity Sailing skipper Toni Knights has produced some mugs with his artwork on.

A percentage of the proceeds from each mug sold will be donated to The Trinity Sailing Foundation.

They come in three different colours and are dishwasher safe.

If you would like one, they are £7 each, plus £5 for postage or free collection. To get yours please email team@trinitysailing.org

Toni's mugs

Art Fair to Raise Funds for Trinity Posted on

An art fair, featuring some well-known artists, is being held in Devon next month to help raise money  for the Trinity Sailing Foundation.

The Westcountry Art Fair will take place in Ashcombe over the weekend of June 2 and 3, with a wide-range of interesting artists exhibiting painting, photography and sculpture.

Showcasing their work will be Sue Peake, with landscapes in watercolour; Jenny Pery’s and semi-abstract country scenes in various media; Jonathan Walker’s sporting cartoons; Mark Fielding’s grand visions of Venice and beyond, Antony Mallaby’s fine marquetry and woodwork; Sally Derrick’s wildlife bronzes; Tony Williams’s marine paintings; Shirley Smith’s wood engravings; watercolours by Robin Armstrong, one of the UK’s most respected wildlife artists; Sophie Walbeoffe’s paintings from Africa and the Middle East; Alexandra Jacobs’s wild landscapes; Ama Menec’s bronzes; Edward Netley’s life-size galvanised wire sculptures.

All the pieces on show are for sale and entry is free.

Art Ashcombe’s hosts are also exhibiting: Ranulf Rayner has been painting on aluminium to create his ‘Birds of a Feather’ and ‘Blue Planet’ series; Annette Rayner is well-known for her pastel animal portraits; and there will also be photography by Ralph Rayner. In addition Giles Rayner,  creator of the amazing Arches of Oman water sculpture for the Sultan of Oman at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, will be exhibiting some of his unique garden fountain designs.

A percentage of the sales will be donated to the Foundation.

The Westcountry Art Fair will be held at the Ashcombe Village Hall/ Club, Devon EX7 0QD on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June 2018 from 11am to 6pm. A private viewing will be held on Friday 1 June from 5pm to 8pm.

The event will be signed from Ashcombe Cross on the A380 Exeter to Newton Abbot road. Free parking is available and a licensed bar will be open for refreshments.

West Country Art Fair

Golden Vanity Voyage Supports Local Schoolchildren Posted on

SEVEN young people from Brixham, and the surrounding towns, will be setting sail tomorrow (Saturday, April 27) on an exciting sailing adventure.

The group are heading to sea on Golden Vanity, for a week, to celebrate her 110th birthday. Built in 1908 she is one of the town’s most historic vessels.

The Trinity Sailing Foundation decided to team up with The Golden Vanity Trust to offer seven young people, from the area, the chance to go on a potentially life-changing adventure to celebrate the milestone.

Harry Gottschalk, Trinity’s Marketing & Sales Manager, said: “We work with hundreds of young people from across the UK but we really want to see more people from the town getting involved with the charity, which is why we thought this was such a great idea. I’d like to thank The Golden Vanity Trust for providing the funds for these young people to join us.”

Golden Vanity was built for the marine artist Arthur Briscoe by J Sanders and Co, at Galmpton, on the River Dart, where Trinity’s other two Brixham trawlers — Leader (1892) and Provident (1924) — were also constructed. Her name was taken from a ship in the sea shanty The Golden Vanity, which dated from the seventeenth century.

As a marine artist Briscoe used her to follow the fishing fleets which he sketched and painted, helping to record the last working days of sail. One of the friends who sailed with him was Erskine Childers – who had already written his famous yachting spy novel Riddle of the Sands. Before the First World War they sailed Golden Vanity extensively in the southern North Sea, regularly visiting Holland and Belgium.

Georgina Gosling, who acts as a trustee for both the Trinity Sailing Foundation and the Golden Vanity Trust, said: “At one time everyone who grew up in a harbour town had access to boats but as sailing has become such an expensive sport this is no longer the case. This week is a chance for those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to spend time on a very special boat.”

Trinity Sailing works with a wide range of youth organisations, from schools and colleges to social services and community groups.

Golden Vanity Youngsters

Join Trinity for a fundraising dinner… Posted on

The Trinity Sailing Foundation will be taking over Rockfish for an exclusive event next month.

Mitch Tonks, and his team, have kindly allowed us to use his restaurant, in Brixham, for an evening to support and promote the outstanding charitable work of the Foundation, as well as providing a chance to enjoy a specially-designed seafood menu.

There will be an auction of various desirable items and experiences, and we will have some special guests talking about the work of the Trinity Sailing Foundation briefly before dinner.

The event is taking place on Wednesday, April 18, from 7pm at Rockfish, in the New Fish Quay.

A delicious three course seafood dinner is available for just £22.50, and there are also alternative meals for vegetarians and a gluten free option. For an additional £19.00, you can reserve a bottle of red, or white wine, for your table.

It will be a fantastic occasion so please invite your friends to join us, or pass this invitation on to others if you are sadly unable to join us.

If arriving by car there’s ample parking with a short five minute walk from Oxen Cove Car Park, in Blackball Lane, TQ5 8AY.

The proceeds from the evening will be supporting the Trinity Sailing Foundation, which hopes to introduce an increasing number of disadvantaged young people to life at sea on our fleet of historic Brixham Trawlers.

To book, or find out more, please call 01803 88 33 55 or email team@trinitysailing.org

Rockfish

Meet the Team — Trinity Sailing 2018 (Harry) Posted on

In the final days running up to the 2018 season getting underway we will be introducing the current Trinity Sailing Foundation team. Today we caught up with another member our office staff — Harry Gottschalk…

 

What is your role at Trinity Sailing?

I am Trinity’s Marketing & Sales Manager

How long have your worked for Trinity?

This will be my sixth season working here, it doesn’t seem anywhere near that long though.

What did you do prior to joining the team?

I was a journalist, based in the West Midlands, and one day decided I’d had enough of Birmingham and wanted to escape to the seaside.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love the challenge of making sure that these historic vessels are kept busy throughout the season. Now I have been here a while I have got to know many of our adult clients and it’s great sharing their enthusiasm for the boats. Above all I also enjoy seeing the positive changes in the young people who join us for a week at sea.

Where is your favourite sailing destination?

I did the West Coast of Scotland on Leader, last year, which was just incredible – Fingal’s Cave and Rhum being the highlights. This year I will be sailing to Brittany for the first time, on Provident, and I can’t wait.

When you’re not sailing, what else do you enjoy doing?

I very rarely go sailing, but when I’m not at work I love going to gigs, playing the guitar and exploring Devon.

Harry

Meet the Team — Trinity Sailing 2018 (Jo) Posted on

In the final days running up to the 2018 season getting underway we will be introducing the current Trinity Sailing Foundation team. Today we caught up with another member our sea staff — Jo Coomber…

 

What is your role at Trinity Sailing?

I will be sailing as Mate on Provident.

How long have your worked for Trinity?

This is my first year working here full-time. For the past couple of years I have been working as relief Bosun and Deckhand over the summer, while at uni. Before that, I came on board a couple of times as a sail training trainee.

What did you do prior to joining the team?

I was at university doing a degree in Oceanography.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love being able to sail these awesome boats, and getting to go out to sea with lots of different people.

Where is your favourite sailing destination?

So far, my favourite places have been on the West Coast of Scotland and I loved sailing around Norway, which I did on Leader during the Tall Ships Races.

When you’re not sailing, what else do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy basically anything outdoorsy, alongside reading and taking time to catch-up with friends.

Jo

Meet the Team — Trinity Sailing 2018 (Adam) Posted on

In the final days running up to the 2018 season getting underway we will be introducing the current Trinity Sailing Foundation team. Today we caught up with another member our sea staff — Adam Spargo…

 

What is your role at Trinity Sailing?

I’m the Skipper on Golden Vanity

How long have your worked for Trinity?

Just a few weeks, but settling in nicely.

What did you do prior to joining the team?

I was previously mate on a West Country Trading Ketch and have spent many years oyster dredging in the Fal, under sail, on a 20-footer called Mistress.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Well, sailing for a living obviously. It’s nice to teach people and see them develop and I enjoy visiting new places.

Where is your favourite sailing destination?

Hopefully I haven’t been there yet, ha. I love Southern Ireland and Brittany, great food and great people.

When you’re not sailing, what else do you enjoy doing?

Fishing, home improvement, and going to the pub.

Adam

Meet the Team — Trinity Sailing 2018 (Ida) Posted on

In the final days running up to the 2018 season getting underway we will be introducing the current Trinity Sailing Foundation team. Today we caught up with another member our sea staff — Ida Schelhase Langenskov…

 

What is your role at Trinity Sailing?

I am going to be Bosun on board Provident

How long have your worked for Trinity?

I came down over the winter and started working here officially at the start of February.

What did you do prior to joining the team?

I graduated as ordinary ships assistant from Georg Stage last summer and I then worked on the schooner Maja and did some refit work in Denmark. Prior to all that I worked at The Viking Ship Museum, in Roskilde.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love working aloft, doing rig repair. I also enjoy working on deck, pulling ropes and adjusting sails. I really like navigational work, working with charts and planning.

Where is your favourite sailing destination?

I had a pretty incredible sail from Bermuda to The Azores, I’m looking forward to exploring the West Country on Provident.

When you’re not sailing, what else do you enjoy doing?

I love going to concerts, or staying in and watching movies. I’m usually sailing though, if not for work then for fun.

Ida