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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) [...]Read more
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. [...]Read more
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. [...]Read more
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. [...]Read more
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. [...]Read more
Edith May headed to the Colne knowing that only a miracle would see her retain the Championship over Niagara, who was 7 points ahead. However, last year’s shock result (2012 Colne Match) meant that a glimmer of hope remained. Friday’s sail over proved to be one of the most miserable of the year – pouring rain and no wind made it a long slog, with the rain not stopping until the start of the match on Saturday. [...]Read more