My globe trotting photographing brother Matthew Atkin usually sends collections of photos from exotic locations, but late last week he was staying in the old port of Faversham, and took a series of early morning photos that included competitors gathering for the weekend’s Swale Match.
I think he was particularly struck by the sight of sailing barge Repertor emerging from Faversham swathed in mist…
For more from this year’s Swale Match, see an earlier post.
The results for the match for barges only are here, but I haven’t found the results for other classes including smacks yet. However, I can tell you that Vic Maynard’s Emma and crew were first over the line among the smacks, and that they came third among the smacks on corrected time. For more about Emma, click here.
Here’s my mobile phone snap of grinning Vic with his cups, with crew member Arfur in the background.