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The Trust has now published its sailing dates for early 2022 sailing season

All profits on our cruises and charters is used to fund the upkeep of our two sailing barges Centaur and Pudge. We have no paid staff and the Trust is managed and run by volunteers.

2022 sees Pudge celebrating her 100th birthday and we hope that she will be sailing sometime during the year after her restoration is complete.
The programme for the period April to July can be found below and further dates for the remaining part of the year will be added in due course.

Thank you for your support.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss any sailing opportunities/charters for 2022 please email: bookings@bargetrust.org or contact David Gibson on 07840 862685

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Introduction to the Thames Sailing Barge Trust (TSBT)

The TSBT is a registered charity that exists to preserve two Thames barges in sailing condition for the benefit of the public and to pass on the skills required to sail them. Although the TSBT owns the barges they are operated by a wholly owned trading subsidiary TSBT Sailing and Charters Limited. This is a non-profit company and all sailing fees and membership subscriptions are used to maintain and restore the barges and meet their operating expenses.

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August 2022 - Clacton Airshow Cruise
I took a three day trip on Thames Sailing Barge Centaur from Maldon to Clacton to watch the Airshow. This is one of two barges owned and run by the Thames Sailing Barge Trust with enthusiastic volunteers. The friendliness of the Captain, crew and guests made this experience unforgettable.

August 2022 - Children's Days
A fantastically well organised event, everything explained, brilliant Activity Books and well organised activities - very 'hands on'. The boys loved it.

Thank you to all the volunteers for a fantastic time. All very friendly and knowledgeable. Take home resources were fab.

May 2022
I really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere created by the skipper and his crew. A lovely weekend.

September 2021
Overall we had a fantastic time with a really great skipper and his mate

June 2021
The peace spending a whole day on the magnificent Centaur, a memorable experience.

May 2021
The whole experience of sailing on a beautiful estuary in an historic vessel was fantastic.

May 2021
Hands on sailing for our young son at the ropes and to be able to use the wheel made his day

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