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Spring Is Coming…

By Edward Gransden | February 10, 2019

The Winter months are almost behind us and finally our thoughts are turning to the Spring fit out. [...]

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50th Southend Barge Match

By admin | August 21, 2017

The first Southend barge match in 1964 had 10 barges (one of which was Edith May) and suitably, the same number turned out for the 50th. Edith May headed over in the early hours of Sunday morning looking to make amends for last year’s poor show where she clouted one of the marks and ultimately retired (Southend 2012) [...]

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Rochester Sweeps 2014 – 3rd-5th May

By admin | August 21, 2017

The Edith May returns to Rochester Pier for a weekend of live music, real ale and homemade cake (which undoubtedly make a fantastic mix). She’ll be heading under Rochester Bridge on Friday afternoon, before opening up 10-5 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. [...]

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Edith May Valentine’s in national magazine!

By admin | August 21, 2017

The exclusive Valentine’s night aboard Edith May has been listed as one of the top 10 things to do on Valentine’s day in Coast magazine. The barge is listed in company with flying to Scilly for the day, stargazing on Exmoor and a luxury spa weekend in Cornwall. [...]

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150th Anniversary Thames Match, 13/07/13

By admin | August 20, 2017

A glorious summer day presented challenging conditions for the historic 150th Anniversary Thames Barge Match. The fleet gathered before the start. The fleet gathered before the start. It was approximately 109500 tides ago, in 1863, that Henry Dodd first set up a formal barge race, with the intention of improving the rigs and performance of the humble Thames sailing barge. Those that compete in todays races are a tribute to this man’s vision and innovation. [...]

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41st Swale Barge Match, 3rd August 2013

By admin | August 20, 2017

Following a dire effort a few weeks before at the Thames Match, Edith May headed to the Swale hoping for a much improved performance. Also sailing around to the Swale on Friday was Cambria and Niagara, with Ian Ruffles, skipper of the former, accepting Edith May’s challenge of a race round to Harty Ferry. [...]

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Spring Is Coming…

February 10, 2019

50th Southend Barge Match

August 21, 2017