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 his sudden death just before Christmas at the age of 55 was a blow to the sailing barge community.

Read more at the Barge Blog.

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