Tag Archives: Thames

Barge rowing on the Thames

I didn’t know the sport of barge rowing or ‘driving’ even existed until I read about the 2014 Thames Historic Barge Rowing Event on The Liquid Highway. It’s being held on the 28th June and if the YouTube above is … Continue reading

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Centaur wins Heritage Lottery funding

We’re delighted to learn that the Thames Sailing Barge Trust has won a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for restoration work on Centaur – and I gather that the work is to be done at Oare Creek by Tim Goldsack. The spritsail … Continue reading

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Thames Sailing Barge Match, Saturday 13th July – renamed in honour of Mark Boyle

  The annual race is renamed for its 150th anniversary year in honour of Mark Boyle, who revived the event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day in 1995. Mark went on to be the match’s driving force and … Continue reading

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