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.

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Thames Sailing Barge Match 2015

We are delighted that the Thames Sailing Barge Match will be raced again this year.

After Captain Mark Boyle's untimely death in late 2012, Richard Walsh undertook to organise the 150th Anniversary Mark Boyle Memorial Thames Sailing Barge Match in 2013. This match was a great success and we are all very grateful to Richard for this. Brian Pain has taken over as Honorary Secretary, so that the Thames Barge Match can continue.

This year's Match will be held on Saturday 22nd August 2015 and will be sailed from the Lower Hope to the South West Barrow, returning to finish at Gravesend.

The starting times will be 07:30 for the Coasting Class, 07:45 for the Champion Staysail Class and 08:00 for the Champion Bowsprit Class.

There will be a skippers' briefing on the evening of Friday 21st August.

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