Martyn is a huge smack enthusiast and when he’s not working on the barges up the Colne and beyond, he helps the CSPS out whenever he can. As a teenager he has sailed on a few smacks even worked on them dredging in the school holidays! He has also enjoyed a summer on 3- masted topsail schooner.
Chairman of the Committee, Martin has been steering the CSPS for many years ensuring its future for the new generations. A keen sailor on his beautiful gaffer Robelia, named after his three children, Martin works hard to keep the CSPS on track.
Max started sailing at school and has owned boats since the age of 19. He owned a smack yacht named Theme in the 70s and then the smack Mary plus two Brightlingsea one designs amongst various other boats. He has been a CSPS member since its inception and is a very keen supporter of our heritage and looking after smacks and barges.
Andy sails his majestic engineless Thames Barge Edme and is hugely successful on the racing scene. Despite having a huge work list each year on the barge, he kindly spends his spare time on the CSPS committee to ensure it stays on course.
Stephen is a regular sailor with the Brightlingsea Sailing Club sailing his GRP and wooden Solo. He has a keen interest in design and is a regular visitor at the smackdock, he has kindly volunteered lending a hand when ever needed on the smacks. He will be a fantastic asset to our committee.
Paul sails his beautiful engineless Harris smack Maria CK21 around the East Coast picking up prizes wherever he goes. With a keen eye for detail, Paul runs the very successful Colne Smack and Barge Race each year and helps run the CSPS alongside the team. Maria is the only smack which continues the tradition of stowboating throughout the winter months.