Huff of Arklow restoration
6 July 2012
EISCA representative Eleonor Thornhill and Barbara Bridgman were the receivers of an award for Huff of Arklow's restoration project at Trinity House in London, on 18 June 2012.
The Transport Trust is a charity which supports British heritage restoration projects of historical means of transport related to sea, land or air. Its patron is HRH Prince Michael of Kent and the president is Sir William MacAlpine.
Further to a thorough inspection in June 2011, the Huff of Arklow restoration project was awarded £2,000 towards the costs of materials. The ceremony was hosted by the Transport Trust with HRH Prince Michael presenting the certificates to all the award winners. The many restoration projects and lifetime achievements were displayed on boards around the room. HRH Prince Michael of Kent made a particular mention about Uffa Fox and Huff of Arklow. He fondly remembers sailing with Uffa and, to Eleonor's and Barbara's surprise, HRH later approached them in order to aks various questions about the boat and the project.
You can find out more about the Huff of Arklow Restoration Project on our Shipshape Network News here:
This item was taken from Cremyll Keelboats newsletter Jan-June 2012