will be 8 qualifying races, namely the following
barges matches: Medway, Pin Mill, Passage,
Blackwater, Thames, Southend, Swale and
Colne. The results for all matches will count,
i.e. there will be no discards.
The points will be awarded as follows:
1 point for each barge starting a race
and a further 1 point for barges completing
For each class there will be 3 points awarded
for the first barge home, 2 points for
2nd and 1 point for 3rd. Classes will be
honour those defined by the individual Match Committees.
In the Passage and Colne matches, which are sailed
as a single class, barges will be judged according
to the classification below.
The position points will be awarded regardless of
the number of barges sailing in any class i.e. if
only one barge sails in a class it will still be
considered as finishing in first place, but it must
complete the course in order to get the position
There will be points awarded for fastest starts
(first across the start line) as follows:
Where the barges sail in classes there will be
1 point awarded for the fastest start in
each class, with an additional point for
the barge with the fastest start overall. (Note
if more than one barge have the same fastest start
time, 1 point will be awarded to each barge).Where
barges sail in a single class, the will be a single
award of 2 points for the fastest start.
There will be 1 point awarded for first
barge to round the outer mark in each class. Match
Committees to nominate which mark of the course
to be considered the rounding mark, where more
than one exists. The will be no such award on
the Passage Match where no outer mark exists.
will be placed in classes for the Passage and
Colne Matches as follows:
Champion bowsprit barges:
Adieu, Cabby, Edme, Gladys, Marjorie, May, Mirosa,
Thistle, Xylonite, Portlight
Fast Staysail Class:
Ardwina, Decima, Edith May, Greta, Melissa,
Phoenician, Reminder, Repertor, Victor, Wyvenhoe
Slow Staysail/Coasting Class:
Alice, Betula, Cambria, Centaur, Cygnet, Ena,
Ethel Ada, Lady Daphne, Lady of the Lea, Pudge,
if a bowsprit barge sails as a staysail barge.
the points awarded will be as in the Fast Staysail
point to be awarded for Seamanship
(or best rounding of the outer mark) prizes where
Disqualification: a disqualified
barge may retain a poinfor starting, if not disqualified
bafore or at the start, but will lose any subsequent
points gained during the match (these would be
awarded to other barges as appropriate)
Retirement: a retiring barge
may retain all points earned at the time of retirement.
Discards: 1 discard is to be
allowed - barges may discard their worst result
(if taking part in all matches)
Missing results: where official
results do not include all the data necessary
to award all the SBA championship points, the
missing data may be submitted to the SBA Championship
Officer by agreement from the barges concerned.