The Humber Keel & Sloop Preservation Society is a registered charity No 503747.


Our 2018 Sailing dates are now available, Please see our Sailing Dates page.

 The society archive comprising of photographs, documents and artefacts has now been entrusted to the Hull History Centre and will be made available as an educational and study resource for all and sundry who requires information concerning the sloops and keels influence on our regions growth from the Saxon period through to the industrial revolution and into the 1970’s..

Archive Hand Over.

Thank you for the continued support to all our members and friends. Your input is a valuable tool to ensure the progress of the society and ensure the future of our vessels. If any member, or perspective member feels that they could help with the society in terms of its publicity, promotional events, fund raising or can help with maintenance and crewing of our vessels please use the contact facility to get in touch with our chairman.

Our two vessels are of a type that was once a familiar sight in the docks of Hull and on the river’s Humber, Trent and Ouse. It is with these type of sailing barge that produce and raw materials was transported throughout our region from the 12th century.  It is the Societies aim to preserve them in as near to original working condition as possible while being able to demonstrate their sailing ability out on the river with up to 12 passenger to enjoy the experience.


Two Keels on the Humber – COMRADE and DAYBREAK sailing together in September 2014



COMRADE and AMY HOWSON are now based in the marina at Hull where all of our seasons usual sailings will start and finish.

Volunteers are welcome to help prepare and maintain Amy Howson and Comrade during their sailing season. call Kieth on 01482 782917 for details.