Gary Diddams takes over as Skipper

Gary learned his skills working as Mate for 8 years on the engineless Mirosa. After the death of Jane Benham in 1992, Gary’s father Jim Diddams joined him on Thalatta as Mate. In 1997 Gary set up the ‘Friends of Thalatta’ to help support the work of the Trust. After nine seasons as Skipper of Thalatta, Gary left to skipper the Gladys, but continues to this day to play a vital supporting role in the running of the Trust, not least by taking care of the ‘Friends’ programme.