Sam and Vicky Samuels founded The Britannia Sailing Trust in 2014 with a purpose to repair and restore the unique vessel in order for her to sail againl. It is dedicated to advancing Britain’s maritime heritage, raising awareness of the fragility of our oceans and providing experience of traditional sailing and maintenance of a historic vessel through the restoration of the class 1 smack Britannia. Britannia (106 years old) is the last of her kind.
Sam and Vicki have been married for 54 years; but during that time, they have been married to Britannia for 30! She has been a very important part of their lives, having restored her once already and bringing their family up on board whilst sailing far and wide. Now in their seventies they are restoring her once more after years of neglect.
The spirit of this project is “routed in kindness, community, preservation and education.”