Thames Sailing Barge Match 2013
Thames Sailing Barge Match
2013

Portwey attended the Thames Sailing Barge Match in 2013.  Here are some pictures from the day.
For more information Thames Match Website
 


Heading downstream towards the Thames Barrier


Our skipper " Tommy " negotiates the barrier


The skipper's view


Taking a rest in the engine room ?


They were not really asleep !


The scary stoker !


Tending one of the fires


Sunset on the evening before the Barge Match


Early morning on the day of the Barge Match.


At anchor waiting for the wind.


" CAMBRIA "


" KITTY " with a full complement


" REMINDER "


No danger of being rammed in these conditions !


" XYLONITE "


Still no wind


" THISTLE "


A faint breeze at last


Making headway in the light breeze


The tug " TOUCHSTONE " among the barges


" TOUCHSTONE "


A young guest at the helm


Chatting with guests


Time to bid farewell to our guests