Category Archives: Barges and wherries

Barges and wherries and other working boats originally for carrying cargoes

Hathor relaunch and White Moth centenary celebrations on The Broads

The Wherry Yacht Charter folks are celebrating a special year on The Broads during 2015, which will include the relaunch of the wonderful 110 year-old wherry yacht Hathor and the centenary of the fabulous White Moth.

Hathor will be on view at How Hill ahead of her official relaunch celebrations on the 30th May, when four wherries including Hathor will sail together on the River Ant on a round trip from How Hill. Various tickets, viewing and sailing opportunities are available via the Wherry Yacht Charter website.

White Moth’s centenary events in July will include sailings on Ranworth Broad, with three wherries sailing together from Wroxham to Ranworth, viewings at Ranworth staithe, a concert with Patrick Hawes at Ranworth church, and an event with three wherry yachts providing short sails on Malthouse Broad from Ranworth Staithe.

Again, details for these and other events are available via the website.

The Restoration of Centaur

This is a trailer – the premier showing of the complete film The Restoration of Centaur will be at Maldon town hall at 7pm on the 7th March 2015.

Centaur is a Thames sailing barge built in 1895, and now owned and operated by the Thames Sailing Barge Trust.

PS – And dig this too…

 

A Year Afloat with the sailing barge Victor, and other barge news

While we’re on the subject of sailing barges, I noticed this interesting chapter of a history of the Greenwich Peninsula about barges.

And in other news, the sailing barge Decima, recognisable by the logo of sponsors  Tiptree is for sale.

PS… And then there’s Majestic with her Swelling Sails, filmed in 1931.