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Places on board sailing barge CAMBRIA for Southend Barge Match August 30th. Email: for more information

TOPSAIL CHARTERS Highly Commended as Small Visitor Attraction in the Visit England Awards 2015

THISTLE awarded National Historic Ships' Regional Flagship Winner

Barge Building tools in the Australian National Maritime Museum

Why not join the Tidal Thames Navigators Club run by the PLA. You don't have to own a boat or barge..

2014 Sailing Barge Championship Results

Visiting Maldon, try:
32 The Hythe for B&B or
S.B. Reminder for self-catering accommodation.

2015 Barge Match Dates:
Medway - 23rd May
Passage - 20th June
Pin Mill - 27th June
Blackwater - 25th July
Swale - 8th August
Whitstable August 15th
Thames - 22nd August
Southend - 30th August (Sunday)
Colne - 5th September

New: Westmoreland Trust

Poetry Corner

Please send email with any recommendations you have.

Thames Sailing Barges have a significant following for a variety of reasons. They were the workhorses of the East Coast before motorisation firstly in ships, but then subsequently on the roads gradually reduced their commercial viability.

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.

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