Blackwater Barge Race
Follow the racing barges for a great spectator day. Bring your cameras !
Includes Breakfast, Morning Coffee, two course Lunch, Tea and Cake.
- Start date: 08/06/2019 4:15 am
- Duration: 11 Hours
- Sailing from: Maldon
The barge races are for the crews, the highlight of the sailing season and provide the sight of up to a dozen barges sailing together in friendly but serious competition. The start is always very exciting with these large vessels being manoeuvred in close quarters trying to gain the best position. A camera is vital! Join one of our barges as it follows the racing fleet – a mixture of motoring to keep up with fast racing barges and to get the best photo positions, and setting some sail where practical.
The race course is determined on the day by the committee, but typically the outer mark may be:-
Blackwater Race – mouth of the Blackwater near Bradwell; Pin Mill Race – Harwich Harbour or Walton Pier; Thames Race – from Gravesend down river towards Southend; Colne Race – Clacton Pier.
Buntings Sausages in Roll with tea and coffee
Mid morning Coffee or Tea & Biscuits
Lunch: Rosemary Chicken
(v) Butternut Squash with Cheesy Leeks (by pre-order only)
Hot new Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables
Chocolate Brownie with Forest Fruits & Cream
Coffee or tea
Afternoon tea or Coffee with Homemade Cake.
Boarding details are sent by e-mail 4 weeks before a trip or when booking (check your junk folder). Be ready to board the barge 1/2 hour before sailing. Search for car parks near Maldon CM9 5HN, Ipswich IP4 1FH, Brightlingsea CO7 ODY, Harwich CO12 3HH