Sailing Barge Matches.
BLACKWATER BARGE MATCH
9 th July 2010
Blackwater Sailing Barge Match Association
Details of vantage points,
following boats, etc.
e.g. The start of
this race is off Osea Island.
Barges need to leave Maldon Hythe around High water
i.e. very early (05.00 to 06.30 BST), in order to motor
down river whilst there is water at the Quay side.
They then have time for breakfast before the start of
There are various places along the riverside from which
the progress of the barges can be seen e.g. Stansgate
(Start), sea wall Near Marconi Yacht Club,Stone, St.
Lawrence Bay, Bradwell.
BSMBA members can charter places in a following boat,
and there is usually a sailing barge chartered by Topsail
Charters which follows the race with members of
the public on board.