Thames Sailing Barge Home Page.
Sailing Barges have a significant following for a variety of reasons.
were the workhorses of the East Coast before motorisation firstly in
ships, but then subsequently on the roads gradually reduced their commercial
A number of these vessels still survive in various roles, some fully active, others used as house barges or are awaiting restoration, while many are rotting away, abandoned in creeks long ago.
These pages are an attempt to utilise modern technology to promote these traditional craft.
Any comments about the pages as they develop are welcome. I'll be pleased to hear about your barging interests, and do let me know if you spot any errors, or have any updated information.
2016 Barge Match Dates:
Medway - 28th May
Blackwater - 11th June
Thames - 25th June
Passage - 9th July
Pin Mill - 16th July
Swale - 13th August
Whitstable - 20th August
Southend - 28th August (Sunday)
Colne - 10th September