So many people and organizations have had a hand in getting Dawn sailing again. Without this support over the years, Dawn would only be a memory, thankfully she is still in market of making memories .....


Thank you ...

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To Griff Rhys Jones for his continued support as our Patron


Dawn is proud to be a Dunkirk Little Ship

The Dawn Sailing Barge Trust Ltd

Reg.Charity No.1058939

Ltd Co.No. 3240596

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We are pleased to have been awarded £1000 towards replacing standing rigging

Helped to make it possible

by way of funding to

bring her back to Maldon. Dawn is now back in her berth where she was launched in 1897

A grant of £675,080

went a long way towards

bringing Dawn back to life

Their support helped restore

the skipper's cabin. Now we are so pleased to have been awarded £5000 towards the

goal of getting Dawn tiller steered once again.



A grant of £5000 has meant that Dawn is once again tiller steered

The Dawn and the Team



Griff Rhys Jones



Ed Carr

Keith Yuill

Alan Peake



Paul Winter



Glynis Yuill


Company Secetary

Alan Peake



Gerard Swift



Helen Swift

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Ed has been a long time friend of The Dawn and was often seen as crew on race days over 30 years ago. He has a passion for Steam Traction Engines and all things associated to the haytrade of yesterday so The Dawn fits in well.


Keith as a young photographer was often given the job of recording Gordon and The Dawn. He has remained a long term relationship with the Trust and The Dawn.


Alan has looked after the wellbeing of The Dawn by ensuring she was always insured correctly and his experience of these vessels have been invaluable to the Trust during the rebuild and beyond.


Paul has had a lifetime of experience of classic vessels often having to move his father's, Tony Winter, latest project to a yard for work  which was often a long way from where it was collected.


Glynis has a very keen accounting background and is be a hugh benefit to the workings of the Trust.