Plans for 2016
Daybreak will be cruising mainly on the upper Thames this year, but might be crossing to the Netherlands in the Autumn, if we can complete the planned works in time.
Plans for 2015
Daybreak will be going into dry-dock at Stanilands in Thorne at the end of March. After drydock we hope to fit in a trip to Leeds in April before we start looking for good weather in May for our return trip to the Thames. This will be a passage, with hopefully short stopovers in Lowestoft and the Blackwater.
Winter Cruising Plans
Daybreak will be moored in Goole for most of the winter, but may venture out along the local canals during the winter months. We will shortly be removing the sails and most of the rigging for the winter. Also over the winter we will be making plans for next year.
The Grain Run
We are recreating ‘Daybreak’s original trading voyage from Hull to Doncaster, carrying a token cargo of half a ton of wheat. As much of the trip as possible will be completed under sail or being towed, as they would have done before an engine was installed in 1939. However we will be taking considerably longer over the trip, because we will be stopping at places along the way to give people chance to see ‘Daybreak’ and learn about her. Provisional dates, all in October, are given below.
Friday 3rd – Load grain at Beverley
Saturday 4th – Beverley to Hull
Sunday 5th – Hull to Keadby
Sat/Sun 11/12th October – Open Days at Keadby (just above the lock)
Sat/Sun 18/19th October – Open Days at Thorne
Sat/Sun 25/26th October – Open Days in Doncaster
After this Daybreak will be going a bit further down the SSYN and then heading up to Goole.
Daybreak Voyage Plan for 2014
30th June Set off from Staines to Queenborough
4th July Passage to River Crouch
5th -10th July Exploring River Crouch and Roach
11th July Passage to Blackwater
13th – 20th July Moored in Heybridge Basin
20th July Trip down Blackwater to Pyefleet Creek
26th July Passage to River Stour and Harwich Festival.
27th July Harwich Sea Festival
28th July Passage to Wrabness via Mistley
3rd August Passage Pin Mill on the Orwell
11th-17th August Maritime Ipswich
20th August Passage from Pin Mill to Deben
23rd August to 27th August Moored at Tide Mill Quay in Woodbridge
28th August Passage to Lowestoft and Oulton Broad
2nd September Passage to Breydon Water
3rd September Meeting with Norfolk Wherry Albion and sailing in company
4th September Public Open Day with Daybreak and Albion
6/7th September Yarmouth Maritime Festival
9th-10th September Passage to Humber
13th-14th Sept Folk Festival in Hull
27th September Beverley Beck for Amy Howson’s 100th event
October – Reconstruction of trading voyage under sail from Hull to Doncaster (Date to be confirmed)
November – Aire and Calder Canal to Leeds?