2016 Annual Blackwater Barge Match and Smack Race

2014 Blackwater Barge MatchPudge 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 take part.

Match will start and finish on a line from Osea Island. Start is at around 7:30am

We expect barges will arrive at Maldon Quay after 4:00 pm. The prize-giving takes place in the Queen’s Head, Maldon at 7pm.

View the races from the start, near Marconi Sailing Club, or follow the races at Stone or Bradwell.

Here’s a reminder of the 2014 Blackwater Barge Match, with a YouTube slideshow of photographs:

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