Why we do it
Our goal is to continue to restore and maintain “Lynher” to a commercial licensed standard in order to offer day sailing activities and voyages along the Plymouth waterways. Any surplus from the commercial operation is re-invested into the provision of educational activities for the riverside communities.
In line with the philosophy of the extraordinary Charlie Force (see article below), the present owners of the barge see themselves as merely guardians of this symbol of river heritage.
Dominic and Barbara both hold a considerable experience as sail training operators on historic ships. In the past 25 years they have worked for various sail training charities and successfully managed a number of projects such as Moosk 1906, Cremyll Keelboats and Huff of Arklow.
They have now started the Lynher River Barge community interest company with the help of fellow directors Rob Webster and Carol Milne who share together the passion to develop a new educational model on traditional boats for the communities of the Plymouth waterways