Southend-on-Sea Sailing Barge Match


Information for participating barges:

Download Entry form.

Please make sure we receive a copy of your insurance document with entry form by the August 18th deadline, and indicate how many meal tickets will be required for the prizegiving.

We are missing a trophy in the form of an aneroid barometer mounted in a ship's wheel. Pleasee check whether you have this in your possession.


Boat will be available for transferring crew and passengers between barges and the pier - Thames Workboats Tel:07973 330442

Races start
10:00 Slow Staysail Class
10:15 Fast Staysail Class
10:30 Bowsprit Class
(Note times and class designations subject to change)

Prize giving 19:30 for 20:00 at the Navy and Military Club, 20 Royal Terrace - Followed by Buffet Supper. Supper tickets £12 please book in advance.

Pier trains after the buffet will run at 22:30 and 23.00, with boat available.

Useful telephone numbers:
Committee:07958 236458, 07971 003414
Southend Pier office (daytime): 01702 212534
Southend Pier night caretaker: 07771 551941

Documents required by articipating b arges:
Entry form
Letter to participating barges
Local Regulations
Barge Match Briefing Document
Sailing Barge Match Rules 2014-16
Major Incident Plan

Additional documents relating the the Match:
Barge Match Risk Assessment
Pier Activities Risk Assessment
Guide for Officer of the Day
Major Incident Log

Useful links
International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
PLA Notices to Mariners
PLA Thames Byelaws
PLA Tide Tables
Met Office Shipping Forecast
World Sailing - The Racing Rules of Sailing

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