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Sea Change and Blue Mermaid – IMT Spring Talks

2nd March 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Sea Change and Blue Mermaid – Richard Titchener

Sea Change Sailing Trust was set up by Richard and his partner Hilary in 2007. It continues to develop its sail training work with young people. The New Barge Appeal saw the completion of Blue Mermaid in 2019, a replica of the last barges built in the 1930s. Richard’s talk will cover the Trust and the new barge and will offer some thoughts on the future of our maritime heritage.

Richard became hooked on sailing barges as a boy growing up in Brightlingsea, when there were still retired fishermen proudly wearing jerseys emblazoned with the names of the big pre-war class yachts. He became a sailing barge mate in his late thirties with Xylonite and is now noted as a very skilful skipper.

All talks start at 7:30pm with entry from 7pm at the University of Suffolk Waterfront Building.

Car parking is available in the nearby Duke St car park or at IBC pay car parks at St Peters Wharf or Fore St Baths.

The cost for attending a talk is £3.50 for members and £4.50 for guests; included are free tea, coffee and biscuits after the talk.

We no longer require pre-booking of tickets for our talks and take both card and cash payments.


2nd March 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ipswich Maritime Trust


University of Suffolk Waterfront Building
University of Suffolk, Waterfront Building, 19 Neptune Quay
Ipswich, Suffolk IP4 1QJ
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