The 57th Thames Barge Match, hosted by the Pin Mill Sailing Club will be held on Saturday 23rd June 2018


 High Water is at 08:41 BST, and the start for the Bowsprit Class (A) is at TBA:00, the Fast Staysail Class (B) is at TBA:15 the Slow Staysail Class (C) is at TBA:30 and the half barge class D is at TBA:45.

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



Committee details:

Pin Mill Sailing Club Barge Match Committee 2017

Julian Ackland (Secretary) e.mail barge_secretary
Romy Blackburn (Chairman / Commodore) e.mail commodore

Cyril Varley OOD 
Peter Cockayne
Ian Saunders 
Jim Clarke 
James Ackland (Timekeeper)
Pat Dunnett (Catering and reception) 
Cathrine Abbott (Bar Sec)
Mark Poppleton (Vice Commodore)
David Abbott (Rear Commodore)

To contact the committee, use one of the e.mail prefixes above


Latest news

Adnams have advised that from March their prices on beer will increase by 3%.

The General Committee have decided, on the recommendation of the Bar Secretary, that this March price increase should absorbed and you will continue to enjoy your pint at the current rate.

We are still looking for people who would volunteer to help behind the bar during busy times. Please contact Catherine, your Bar Secretary, for more detail.

The club is pleased to announce that we now have some wonderful PMSC mugs for sale, at the excellent price of just £6.00 each.


They are available for purchase from the clubhouse, so just pop in during opening hours.


Re-arranged date for talk postponed on 3rd March


As part of our drive to improve communications in the Club, we have added a new online Forum for members.

Screening starts at 20:00

The film traces the entire length of the Deben, from the secret and disputed upper reaches near Debento the boatyards and bustle of Woodbridge down to the sea at Bawdsey and Felixstowe Ferry.

I will be conducting a gentle ramble of no more than 3 miles along local paths and bridleways on Bank Holiday May 7th. Meet me at the Club by 1000. You can let me know you are planning to come, or just turn up.
After the walk a snack lunch of bacon rolls (or meat free equivalent) and cake will be available at the Club. Dogs will be most welcome on the walk. I can be contacted on the Club’s Librarian address for further information.
Val Stone

Meet Flag Officers, Committee and club members and hear about the work of the Border Force along the coast of East Anglia, and how we can all help with their work.

Forthcoming events

27 Apr 2018
21:00 -
Prize draw
28 Apr 2018
20:00 -
Talk on Shotley Pier by Sally Chicken
04 May 2018
21:00 -
Prize draw
05 May 2018
20:00 -
Film night: Life on the Deben
07 May 2018
10:00 -
Bank Holiday Monday – Morning ramble
11 May 2018
21:00 -
Prize draw
12 May 2018
20:00 -
New Members Evening with Border Force talk
18 May 2018
21:00 -
Prize draw

Tide times - Harwich

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