Sailing barges race in 2015 Thames Match

Rob PowellSailing Barges

TRADITIONAL sailing barges took to the river on Saturday morning (22nd) for the Thames Sailing Barge Match 2015. Ten barges took part in the event on a beautiful sunny day on the river, delighting onlookers on shore and on spectator boats. The event traces its history back to 1863 and saw the iconic barges race from Mucking down to Southend …