Thames Sailing Barge Match 2009
Thames Sailing Barge Match
2009

Portwey attended the Thames Sailing Barge Match on the 13th June 2009.  Here are some pictures from the day..
For more information Thames Match Website
 


Lady Daphne on the start line


Cabby


Cabby & Adieu


Barges lining up to start


Barges heading out to the Oaze


Portwey's Boiler


Telegraph showing order for Half Ahead


Pressure gauge showing 114psi of pressure in the boiler


Another shot of the barges racing


Barges about to go round the buoy for the return trip


X-pilot followed the race


As did the Princess Pocahontas


The ex Cory's tug Touchstone carried the race committee


Another view of the barges rounding the buoy


Adieu nearing the finish line


Touchstone between two of the barges


Close up of Adieu


End of the race, barges moor up on PLA lighter at Gravesend


Another shot of the barges moored up

These photos by John Austin


Portwey Steaming Along


Portwey with one of the barges


Portwey blowing her famous whistle


Portwey & barge, pass the power station