Thames Match 2015

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Thames Sailing Barge Match 2015

22nd August2015

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

Thames Match Report 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: CAMBRIA

4th: 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.

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