Thames Barge Match

22nd August2015

Start from Mucking No. 3 buoy, Lower Hope Reach, River Thames to South East Leigh buoy, returning to the finish off Erith Pier.

Course chart/AIS

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We would like to thank our supporters

We Would Like to Thank the Match Patrons for 2013:

 John & Judith Allan
 The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries
 Boatshed Essex, North Fambridge
 Jane, John, Oliver & Oren Boyle
 Iolo & Mary Brooks, SB Adieu
 Paul & Lucy Breeze
 Mlle Elina Boulanger-Wignall
 Calor Gas, Canvey Terminal
 Julian & Bridget Cass
 Chaffcutter Maritime Books, Ware
 Margaret & Graham Dent
 Simon Devonshire, SB Marjorie
 John Dickens
 Peter and Sally Dodds, SB Mirosa
 Frances Edmondson
 Erith Yacht Club
 F Michael Everard CBE
 Tony & Sandy Farnham
 Faversham Ships Limited, Isle of Wight
 Fishmongers’ Company
 Nick Fulcher & Hilary Davies
 Tim Goldsack, SB Decima
 Paul Goldsmith & Jilly Hemmings
 Greene King Brewing & Brands, Bury St Edmunds
 John Hargreaves
 Hebridean Island Cruises, Skipton
 Duncan Hempstock
 Christine Lawrence
 Freda Lawrence
 Michael & Elisabeth Mainelli, SB Lady Daphne
 Roger Newlyn
 Nockolds Solicitors, Bishop’s Stortford
 Oikos Storage Limited, Canvey Island
 Brian Pain, SB Lady of the Lea
 Martin Phillips, SB Wyvenhoe
 Cedric Platt
 Elaine & David Pollock, SB Repertor
 Michael Priestley
 Rolfe Judd, SB Ardwina
 Heather Rooke
 Rotary Club of Erith
 David Rye
 Peter Sands, SB Niagara
 The Shipowners’ Protection Limited
 The Society for Sailing Barge Research
 Frank Thompson's Estate
 Richard Titchener
 Topsail Charters, Maldon 
 Dr Charles Traill
 Mary Walsh
 Richard Walsh
 The Ware Society
 Rosemary & John Watson
 Dr & Mrs MB Wignall
 Worshipful Company of World Traders
 Christine Swift & Don Hands
 John & Jenny White
 David & Elizabeth Wood
 Yachting Monthly
 Zelley Jewellers, Bishop's Stortford

 What are Patrons?

 Find a Patron application form here
 Patronage is open to all who wish to help ensure the survival of this unique part of our maritime heritage.
 For details contact Match Secretary Brian Pain by email at, or Sue Akhurst:
Postal address: Thames Sailing Barge Match, The Oyster Bay House, Chambers Wharf, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7BT