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2017 Thames Sailing Barge Matches

Dates for the 2017 Thames Sailing Barge Matches are as follows:        Medway Match: Sat 3 June Blackwater Match: Sat 17 June Passage Match: Sat 24 June Pin Mill Match: Sat 1 July Thames Match: Sat 15 July … Continue reading

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May & June 2017 Sailing Trips

Spring is here – and summer isn’t far away. Time to book a trip on Centaur or Pudge Choose from a day sail on the Blackwater Estuary, a specialist art tuition sail, a barge match in Kent and Essex, a weekend … 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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Learn How To Sail A Thames Sailing Barge For Free

Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? (Please note the Thames Barge sail training scheme is now closed to new applicants for 2017. We have had a fantastic response this year and look forward to welcoming more new faces aboard the barges this year. We … Continue reading

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AUCTIONEER’S CALL TO SAVE THE MEDWAY BARGE RACING TROPHIES

Fifteen cups dating from 1904 to 1963 in sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries It is already too late to save many of the iconic Medway barges but thanks to a sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries later this month, it will … Continue reading

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Winter working party dates published

Winter Working Party dates Our barges are un-rigged for the winter period maintenance. A working party meets on Maldon Hythe Quay on the following weekends. Working volunteers are welcome to stay aboard the barge if they wish to work on … 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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Swale Smack and Sailing Barge Match 2016

The Trust’s Thames Sailing Barge Centaur will be taking part in the Swale Smack and Sailing Barge Match 2016 on Saturday August 13th. This is probably the largest gathering of traditional sailing craft on the East Coast. For more information visit: Kentish … Continue reading

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Thames Barge Sails: August / September 2016

Why not treat yourself to a Thames Sailing Barge weekend or day sail this summer?   Coming up in the next two months are some really interesting weekend and day sails. Our barges are venturing further afield to Kent and … Continue reading

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