Thames Barge Match

22nd August2015

Start from Mucking No. 3 buoy, Lower Hope Reach, River Thames to South West Barrow buoy, returning to the finish off Gravesend.


Course chart/AIS

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Thames Sailing Barge Match 2015

RESULTS:

Coasting Class:
1st: LADY OF THE LEA
2nd: LADY DAPHNE(corrected time due to time penalty for crossing the start line early)
3rd: CENTAUR

Champion Staysail Class
1st: NIAGARA (by 2 seconds!)
2nd: REMINDER
3rd: EDITH MAY
4th: REPERTOR

Champion Bowsprit Class

1st: ADIEU
2nd: MARJORIE

Additional awards:
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 brian.pain@yahoo.co.uk.

2013 Thames Match Results

The 2013 Thames Match took place on Saturday 13th July.

Match Results and Report

Match History

Picture of Henry Dodd

The First Thames Barge Match was inspired by Henry Dodd 1863.

Find more of the history here