Britannia - Second Century, Second Chance

by Vicki Samuels in Winkleigh, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 26th September 2018 we successfully raised £5,311 with 57 supporters in 67 days

"Oldies" in Devon are restoring a large 103 year old sailing boat, passing on traditional skills to all ages in the Community.

by Vicki Samuels in Winkleigh, England, United Kingdom

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Suzanne Waterer 23rd August 2018

Well done to Sam, Vicki and your crew. I have wonderful memories from sailing on Britannia so it was very sad to see how badly she had been neglected. Fingers crossed for the Second Chance appeal.

Silvery Light 17th August 2018

Keep up the good work We know what it takes. PS Going to adopt some of your fund raising ideas to help Silvery Light Project Gerry

Penny Middleton 17th August 2018

Recently had a wonderful experience sailing a Gaff Cutter like Britannia. Tall ships like this are not only beautiful but put you in touch with the power of wind and sea. All the best with the restoration.

Neil Souter 15th August 2018

Hi Sam & Vicki, Great to see you' re going to put Brittania back on the water. Maybe we'll get an opportunity to enjoy a wee g&t before too long xx All the very best Lots of love Soapy

Ross Edgar 7th August 2018

Amazing! The love, energy, skill and dedication required to rescue Britannia for a second time is incredible. Love to Vicki and Sam from Canada!

David Shipton 28th July 2018

Britannia has such a lovely history and this is a wonderful project. My grandad (a merchant sailor at the time when Britannia was “born”) if he were alive today would love this.

David Barclay 28th July 2018

I'm really keen to see Britannia fulfils her new life as a champion to reduce the levels of ocean plastic - this is a fantastic concept for a restored wooden ship once she's back on the waves!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Britannia Key ring

A Britannia Sailing Trust key ring and a thank you!

£15 or more

4 of 30 claimed

Set of 3 original printed cards

These cards are from an original lino print and special editions printed for Britannia Sailing Trust

£20 or more

Britannia Sailing Trust Tee Shirt

Large White or Medium Tee with Britannia Sailing Trust logo

£50 or more

Wooden hand-turned Fid for rope splicing

The wood for these fids comes out of Britannia - some of it may be up to 300 years old. They will be branded with her name for authenticity

£50 or more

8 x 4 Framed Photograph of Britannia

A Selection of beautiful 8 x 4 prints of Britannia sailing.

£65 or more

Branded Door Stop with rope handle

Large pieces of Oak or Larch that are timbers from Britannia will be branded with her name and fashioned into on trend door stops

£65 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Britannia Belaying Pin

A wooden belaying pin fashioned from timber that has come out of Britannia and branded with her name.

£100 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Print from original painting plus name on bulkhead

A limited edition of prints from various original paintings of Britannia, plus name engraved on brass bulkead

£150 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Oak doorstop, name engraved on brass bulkhead

The Oak to make these doorstops was originally from Sandringham and it will be at the very least, 300 years old. The wood will have Britannia branded in it, and the donor's name will be added to a brass bulkhead in the boat as a thank you.

£250 or more

One day boatbuilding skills workshop

You can begin to learn a traditional wooden boatbuilding skill, have your name engraved on Britannia's bulkhead and a small wooden fid

£500 or more

Day sail on Britannia with guest

A Voucher offering a chance to sail on this magnificent boat. Name engraved on the bulkhead, and a wooden fid to take home.

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