Thames Sailing Barge Match

Next Match – Saturday, 14 August 2021


Yes, sadly, due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Committee has had to cancel the Match scheduled for Saturday, 11 July 2020.

Originating in 1863 through the initiative of Henry Dodd (1801-1881) Victorian London’s “Golden Dustman”, it is now the longest running, regularly organised, national racing event for traditional sail in the world. Based on Gravesend, Kent, it takes place annually on the lower River Thames, in association with the Port of London Authority.

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