Cruising Plans for 2017. We have decided to postpone our trip to the Netherlands until next year. The restoration work that we want to do before we go, is taking much longer than expected. See blog for more details of this work. In the meantime we will do some cruising on the upper Thames.
Daybreak was the National Historic Ships Flagship for 2014. During a trip up the east coast and back to the Humber and the waterways on which she traded, Daybreak attended a number of events and festivals to promote the cause of historic ships.
Daybreak is a fully rigged Humber keel and we believe she was the last vessel to be built in the UK to carry cargo under sail. The Humber keel is a square rigged sailing barge, the origins of which date back to medieval cargo vessels. Daybreak is owned by Tony and Sally Woodward who bought her in 1979 and have restored her to sail and converted the hold to provide living accomodation. Daybreak sails regularly on the Thames and on the east coast.
National Historic Ship Number: 1834
British Registered Ship No: 163174
Builder: Richard Dunston Ltd. Thorne
Date Built: 1934
Owners: Tony & Sally Woodward