Dunkirk hero ship Ena pictured decaying at Hoo

Staff Writer News, Sailing Barges 1 Comment

WHILE the new Dunkirk movie rides high at the box office, one of the ships from Operation Dynamo is lying rotting in Kent. 111 year old Sailing Barge Ena is currently decaying in a barge graveyard in the River Medway at Hoo. The historic vessel was sailed out to Dunkirk on 31st May 1940 to help with the evacuation but …

Photos: Thames Sailing Barge Match 2016

Rob Powell Sailing Barges 1 Comment

THE THAMES Sailing Barge Match took place on June 25th for the 85th time, with eight of the historic and distinctive vessels taking part. The event, which first took place in 1863, is reckoned to be the second oldest sailing contest in the world after the America‚Äôs Cup. Racing takes place from Mucking No. 3 buoy in Lower Hope Reach …