Category Archives: Thames Barge Matches

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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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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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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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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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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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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Thames Sailing Barge Match 2016

This year’s Thames Sailing Barge Match takes place on Saturday 25 June. The first Thames Barge Match took place in 1863, which makes it the world’s second oldest organised sailing race after the America’s Cup, which was first held in 1851. … Continue reading

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Medway Barge Match 2016

Pudge gets a bundle of cups in the 108th Medway Barge Match Skipper Terry O’Sullivan’s report of the match: ‘It turned out a great day for the Skipper, the crew and the Trust. Tony De Winton was skipper, myself Mainsheetman/mentor, Chris Martin … Continue reading

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