Pin Mill Sailing Club Thames Barge Match

The 56th Thames Barge Match, hosted by the Pin Mill Sailing Club will be held on Saturday 1st July 2017.


 High Water is at 06:08 BST, and the start for the Bowsprit Class (A) is at 08:00, the Fast Staysail Class (B) is at 08:15 the Slow Staysail Class (C) is at 08:30 and the half barge class D is at 08:45.

The match starts at Buttermans bay, just down river from Pin Mill.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best place to watch the Match ?

The very best spot is during the start (see start times). This is the one time when we can guarantee that you will see all the entered Barges over a half hour period.

Other good viewing points are Shotley Point (near Marina), Felixtowe Dock Viewing point and of course Pin Mill itself for the finish (see below), or from a bowsprit...

On the bow