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Long weekend sailing adventure on a Thames Barge from Ipswich

Come sailing on an historic Thames Barge and enjoy the hidden delights of Suffolk and Essex. Join Thames Sailing Barge Centaur in Ipswich Dock on Friday 19th of July, for an evening ashore getting to know your new shipmates.  On Saturday, … 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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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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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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Maritime Heritage Open Days 2017

The Thames Sailing Barge Trust is this year joining forces with the Steam Tug Brent Trust and holding two Maritime Heritage Open Days on Hythe Quay, Maldon, Essex. You are invited to visit the vessels on Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May 2017 … Continue reading

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Southend Barge Match

It’s the Southend Barge Match on Sunday 28 August 2016 The start is from the Pier Head at 10am and the barges will make their way down the Thames to Shoeburyness, across to Kent and then down to Leigh on Sea, subject to conditions. … Continue reading

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Spectacular Thames Barge Sailing Opportunity – Tower Bridge

Experience a spectacular sail on the Thames Barge Centaur  along the River Thames for the Tower Bridge Event Next month, the Thames Sailing Barge “Centaur” will be embarking on a very special 6-day voyage to and from Maldon. A procession of … Continue reading

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Harwich Sea Festival & Lifeboat Day 2016

It’s the Harwich Sea Festival & Lifeboat Day on Sunday 31 July. and Pudge will be open to visitors on Ha’penny Pier from 11am. All welcome to come aboard and discover what life was like on a traditional Thames Sailing Barge. Picture is of Pudge … Continue reading

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Open Days at Hermitage Moorings Cancelled

We have been advised that, given recent events, Hermitage Moorings have cancelled their Open Days on 25 and 26 June. Centaur will therefore not be open to the public over the weekend as advised in our latest newsletter.

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2016 Annual Blackwater Barge Match and Smack Race

Pudge and Centaur will be taking part in the 55th Annual Blackwater Barge Match & Smack Race on Saturday 11 June – a racing event for traditional vessels, with barges and smacks coming from all over the East Coast to … Continue reading

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