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Southend Barge Match 2024

8 June @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm


An annual Thames Sailing Barge Match organised in association with Thorpe Bay Yacht Club.

Our recently changed format will allow the barges to sail within the Southend Foreshore area whilst the tide is in, emulating, the events that took place as part of the Southend Regattas over 100 years ago.

The start and finish lines will be off Thorpe Bay Yacht Club, where barges will be able to anchor before and after the race, and sit on the foreshore when the tide goes out.

The Match will start some time from 1200 onwards, depending on tide and weather conditions on the day.

There will be many vantage points along the seafront, and Southend Pier, as the Match progresses.


8 June
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Thorpe Bay Yacht Club
23 Southern Drive
South Woodham Ferrers, cm3 5ny South Woodham Ferrers
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