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Blackwater Match 2019

One of our new trainees, Cressida, kindly sent us this fascinating time-lapse video of the 2019 Blackwater Barge Match, filmed aboard Thames Sailing Barge Centaur. Enjoy!

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Learn to sail a Thames Sailing Barge for free – 2019

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? (Please note the Thames Barge Sailing Training Scheme is now closed to new applicants for 2019. We have had a great response again this year. Shortlisted applicants will be notified before the end of February. … Continue reading

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Come sailing in a Thames Sailing Barge Match

Would you like to come sailing with us in a traditional Thames Barge Match? We have spaces available on our Thames Sailing Barge Match trips – always a highlight of the barging calendar. Prices include accommodation and all meals, including … Continue reading

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Learn to sail a Thames Sailing Barge for free – 2018

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? (Please note the Thames Barge Sailing Training Scheme is now closed to new applicants for 2018. We have had a fantastic response again this year. Shortlisted applicants will be notified before the end of February. … Continue reading

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Britain Afloat: Thames Sailing Barge

Don’t miss the first episode of Britain Afloat on BBC2 at 8:00pm on Saturday 30 September 2017. Its subject is the Thames Sailing Barge. See exciting footage of this year’s Thames Match, read Pudge‘s old logbook in Maldon and meet Jimmy … Continue reading

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Thames Barge Parade Adventure

Last few places available on a 4 day hands-on adventure aboard Thames Sailing Barge Centaur in September – including the Thames Barge Parade Join our crew for this action-packed 4-day trip. You don’t need any previous sailing experience, as our experienced … Continue reading

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Sailing Gift Vouchers for Father’s Day

Are you looking for a special gift for Father’s Day? Why not treat him to a hands-on sailing holiday on a traditional Thames Barge? Gift vouchers available for any amount from £25 No previous sailing experience required Food and accommodation included … Continue reading

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Medway Barge Match 2017 Results

Pudge comes second in the Coasting Class at an eventful 109th Medway Barge Match Report of the Match by Dave Brooks of the Medway Barge Match committee: ‘The day didn’t get off to greatest start as the committee assembled on … Continue reading

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Medway Barge Match 2017

Come and join us aboard Thames Sailing Barge Pudge for the 109th Medway Barge Match The 2017 Barge Match season gets underway on the River Medway on Saturday 3 June with 12 Thames sailing barges registered to enter the Medway Match. In the … Continue reading

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Fambridge River Festival 3-Day Cruise – Only £140!

Join us aboard Centaur for the 2017 Fambridge River Festival – 27th, 28th & 29th May The Thames Sailing Barge Trust are offering a 3-day hands-on sailing trip aboard Thames Sailing Barge Centaur for just £140, including accommodation and all meals. No previous … Continue reading

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