19-21 June 2020
On this year’s summer solstice weekend, 8 barges are mustering in Stangate Creek, River Medway in readiness for a race across the Thames Estuary to the famous @buttandoyster
pub at Pin Mill, Suffolk.
There are 40 spaces available for the public to take part in this unique 3 day experience, which includes: -Friday night reception drink at @sunpierhouse
Chatham. -Evening river cruise from Sun Pier to Stangate Creek, with @jetstreamtours
-Evening BBQ, provided by @oldhavenbbq
and complimentary drinks -All meals during the race and Sunday breakfast -Authentic @guernseywoollens
jumper, personalised with your barge’s name (RRP £78) -Transfer from @buttandoyster
pub to Ipswich Train Station or Chatham - Sunday lunchtime prize giving ceremony -Two nights accommodation on board ship. -The chance to join the crew in a long distance Thames barge race.
Visit www.tillerandwheel.com for full details and to choose your barge.
for latest news and images from the day.
Barges entered include Edith May, Repertor (@sailingbargerepertor
), Ironsides (@thamesbargeironsides
), Cambria (@cambriatrust
), Dawn (@1897dawn
), Blue Mermaid (@seachangetrust
), Adieu and Marjorie.
Ironsides image by @glassonion68
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