Southend-on-Sea Sailing Barge Match
The 53rd Southend Barge Match took place on Sunday 28th
Many thanks to all barges and crews that took part, and to those who
helped make the Match a great success.
Class A: Bowsprit class:
Class B: Fast staysail class:
Class C: Slow staysail class:
1st Lady of the Lea
Fastest Start - Xylonite - 18 seconds
Fastest barge to the outer mark - Niagara
Seamanship award - Xylonite
Many thanks to the Mayor Cllr. Judith McMahon for assisting at the start
of the race and for present th e prizes in the evening at the Naval
And Military Club.
It was great to see Defiance taking part in her first race, and look
forward to seeing her race again at the Southend Barge Match.
Light hearted review
from the prizegiving by DIck Durham
Barge Exhibition 2016
Programme advertisers 2016
52nd Southend Barge Match took place on Sunday August 30th 2015.
Light hearted review from
the prizegiving by DIck Durham
1st NIAGARA - skipper Peter Sands
2nd REMINDER - skipper Richard Titchener
3rd MELISSA - skipper Jonathan Webb
1st ADIEU - skipper Iolo Brooks
2nd MARJORIE - skipper Simon Devonshire
3rd CAMBRIA - skipper Ian Ruffles
Southend Barge Match Committee Chairman
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