Tag Archives: Thames Estuary

Business plan for boat moorings and maintenance at Faversham Creek would be in surplus after four years

A business plan examining the financial feasibility of developing repair and maintenance of traditional vessels in Faversham Creek has concluded that a net present value of £560k could be achieved over 15 years after including all costs. The project would … Continue reading

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1940s and 50s barge crewman and skipper Jimmy Lawrence tells his story

Jimmy Lawrence has fabulous recall of his days sailing on barges in the 1940s and 50s, and has an entertaining way of telling stories about those times. So when we heard that he was going to be talking on Southend … Continue reading

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A Finesse rally on the Medway

Well, this looks like it was fun. Author and weblogger Nick Ardley and a bunch of other Finesse yacht folks around the Thames Estuary have held their first rally – it seems to have been a varied affair, with some weather, … Continue reading

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