Start from Mucking No. 3 buoy, Lower Hope Reach, River Thames to South West Barrow buoy, returning to the finish off Gravesend.
Thames Sailing Barge Match 2015
1st: LADY OF THE LEA
2nd: LADY DAPHNE (corrected time due to time penalty for crossing the start line early)
Champion Staysail Class
1st: NIAGARA (by 2 seconds!)
3rd: EDITH MAY
Champion Bowsprit Class
Master making Fastest Start : Iolo Brooks, ADIEU
Master of the Fastest Barge to the Mark: Richard Titchener, REMINDER
Master of the Fastest Barge over the Course: Iolo Brooks, ADIEU
Master of the First Barge Home: Robert Deards, NIAGARA
Master exhibiting the Best Seamanship during the Match: Geoff Gransden, EDITH MAY
Master exhibiting the Best Seamanship in rounding the Mark: Robert Deards, NIAGARA
Best Performing Mainsheetman: Ray Payne, REMINDER
Most valued Crewmember: Steve Burgess, MARJORIE
For Achievement of a Young Crewmember (under 16): twins Jack and Peter Devonshire, MARJORIE
The course sailed was shortened to Sea Reach No.3 North Buoy as the outer mark
Date of next Thames Barge Match Saturday 25th June 2016
How was it for you?
This year has been a new experience for many of the organising committee, and we would like to learn from this year's match and make as many improvemnts we can for next year's Thames Barge Match.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to send them to Brian Pain at email@example.com.
2013 Thames Match Results
The 2013 Thames Match took place on Saturday 13th
The First Thames Barge Match was inspired by Henry Dodd 1863.