Sailing Barge Association

Thames Sailing Barge Matches.

COLNE BARGE MATCH

14th Sept 2002

COURSE LISTS
Courses will be designated by a board on Bateman's Tower.

CLASS ONE
SMACKS

Course distance: 21 miles and 1 cable
Course record: 3 hours 30 minutes 52 seconds
Course record holder: "A.D.C." owned by R.E. Harman Set in 1978


Course 'A' -BATEMAN'S TOWER -BAR BUOY (P) -CLACTON PIER MARK (S) - WALLET SPITWAY (S) -BAR BUOY (S) -BATEMAN'S TOWER.
Course 'B' -BATEMAN'S TOWER -BAR BUOY (P) - WALLET SPITWAY (S) -BAR BUOY (S) -BATEMAN'S TOWER.
Course 'C' -BATEMAN'S TOWER -BAR BUOY (P) -KNOLL (S) - BENCH HEAD (S) -BATEMAN'S TOWER.
Course 'D' -BATEMAN'S TOWER -BENCH HEAD (P) -KNOLL (P) - BAR BUOY (P) -BATEMAN'S TOWER.
Course 'E' -BATEMAN'S TOWER -N.W. KNOLL (S) -WEST MERSEA NO.2 (S) - BENCH HEAD (P) -BATEMAN'S TOWER.


CLASS TWO
BARGES

Course distance: 21 miles and 1 cable
Course record: 3 hours 00 minutes 31 seconds
Course record holder: "Ironsides" owned by Alan Reekie Set in 1978
Course '1' .BATEMAN'S TOWER -BAR BUOY (P) -CLACTON PIER MARK (S) . WALLET SPITWAY (S) -BAR BUOY (S) -BATEMAN'S TOWER.
Course '2' -BATEMAN'S TOWER -BAR BUOY (P) - WALLET SPITWAY (S) -BAR BUOY (S) -BATEMAN'S TOWER.
Course '3' -BATEMAN'S TOWER -BAR BUOY (P) -KNOLL (S) - BENCH HEAD (S) -COLNE FISHERY BUOY (P) -BATEMAN'S TOWER.
Course '4' -BATEMAN'S TOWER -N.W. KNOLL (S) -WEST MERSEA NO.2 (S) - BENCH HEAD (P) -BATEMAN'S TOWER.

AFTER THE RACE
Skippers of smacks and barges are reminded that after crossing the line at the finish they should anchor well above the line and out of the fairway, preferably in Pyefleet.
Vessels obstructing the finishing line may find themselves liable to disqualification.
The Colne Yacht Club have again given us permission to use their jetty for landing and picking up. Please do not obstruct the seaward side of their hammerhead.
Please be careful not to obstruct C.Y.C. members dinghies when you moor up.

Thames Sailing Barge Association