Every year, the barges compete in a series of races, with the barge securing the most points being declared Champion Barge for that year.

**THERE ARE THREE CLASSES – COASTING, STAYSAIL AND BOWSPRIT.
**(NOTE – The class definitions may vary in the different matches)

Races are held on the Medway, Blackwater, Thames, Colne, Swale, Orwell, and a Passage Rally from the Medway to the Orwell. There is also an unofficial match at Whitstable every year.

2021 Barge Match Dates:

Pin Mill – July 3rd

Blackwater – July 17th

Swale – July 31st

Thames – August 14th

Medway – (May 22nd) – moved to August 28th

Colne – 11th September

**2021 Championship Table:**

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2021 Sailing Barge Championship | Pin Mill | Blackwater | Swale | Thames | Medway | Colne | Total points | Total points -1 discard | Position overall | Position in class |
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ADIEU | 2 | 1 | 3 | 3 | 12 | 4 (Bowsprit) | ||||

BLACKTHORN | 2 | 2 | 2 | 14 | 5 (Slow Staysail/Coasting) | |||||

BLUE MERMAID | 6 | 5 | 5 | 6 | 5 | 6 | 33 | 28 | 2 | 1 (Bowsprit) |

CAMBRIA | 2 | 3 | 6 | 7 | 5 | 5 | 28 | 26 | 3 | 1 (Slow Staysail/Coasting) |

CENTAUR | 1 | 3 | 3 | 7 | 7 | 10 | 3 (Slow Staysail/Coasting) | |||

EDITH MAY | 4 | 2 | 7 | 5 | 3 | 21 | 21 | 6 | 3 (Fast Staysail) | |

MARJORIE | 3 | 4 | 4 | 7 | 5 | 23 | 23 | 5 | 2 (Bowsprit) | |

MIROSA | 7 | 6 | 13 | 13 | 7 | 3 (Bowsprit) | ||||

NIAGARA | 6 | 6 | 5 | 6 | 8 | 5 | 36 | 31 | 1 | 1 (Fast Staysail) |

ORINOCO | 6 | 6 | 12 | 12 | 8 | 2 (Slow Staysail/Coasting) | ||||

REMINDER | 2 | 3 | 3 | 8 | 8 | 9 | 4 (Fast Staysail) | |||

REPERTOR | 4 | 5 | 6 | 6 | 4 | 4 | 29 | 25 | 4 | 2 (Fast Staysail) |

THALATTA | 4 | 4 | 4 | 11 | 4 (Slow Staysail/Coasting) | |||||

**Barge Match Results 2021:**

COLNE 11th September

1st MARJORIE

2nd BLUE MERMAID, also 1st across start line.

3rd NIAGARA

4th REPERTOR

5th REMINDER

6th CAMBRIA

7th THALATTA

8th CENTAUR

Points awarded:

**MARJORIE** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for 1st in class **Total 5 points**

**BLUE** **MERMAID** 1 point for starting, 2 points for 1st across start line, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for second in class **Total 6 points**

**NIAGARA** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for 1st in class **Total 5 points**

**REPERTOR** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for 2nd in class **Total 4 points
REMINDER** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for 3rd in class

**Total 3 points**

**CAMBRIA**1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for 1st in class

**Total 5 points**

**THALATTA**1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for 2nd in class

**Total 4 points**

**CENTAUR**1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for 3rd in class

**Total 3 points**

MEDWAY 28th August

Coasting Class

1st CAMBRIA

2nd ORINOCO

3rd CENTAUR

Restricted Staysail Class

1st NIAGARA

2nd REPERTOR

3rd EDITH MAY

Bowsprit Class

1st BLUE MERMAID

2nd MARJORIE

**Other Awards:**

Seamanship – **Simon Devonshire, MARJORIE**

Points Awarded:

**CAMBRIA **1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for 1st in class, **TOTAL 5 points**

**ORINOCO **1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, 2 points for 2nd in class, **TOTAL 6 points**

**CENTAUR** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for 3rd in class, **TOTAL 3 points**

**NIAGARA** 1 point for starting, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for fastest start overall, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for 1st place in class, **Total 8 points
REPERTOR **1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for 2nd place in class,

**Total 4 points**

**EDITH MAY**1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for 3rd in class,

**TOTAL 3 points**

**BLUE MERMAID** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for 1st place in class, **Total 5 points**

**MARJORIE** ** **1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, 2 points for 2nd in class, 1 point for Seamanship **TOTAL 7 points**

THAMES 14th August

Coasting Class

1st CAMBRIA

Champion Staysail Class

1st NIAGARA

2nd REPERTOR

Champion Bowsprit Class

1st BLUE MERMAID

2nd MARJORIE

3rd EDITH MAY

(ADIEU retired)

**Other Awards:
**Master making fastest Start overall

**David Pollock, REPERTOR 5 secs**

Master of the fastest barge to the outer mark (Sea Reach No 2)

**Peter Sands, NIAGARA**

Master of the fastest barge over the course

**Richard Titchener, BLUE MERMAID**

Master of the first barge home

**Peter Sands NIAGARA**

Master exhibiting the best seamanship during the match

**Geoff Gransden EDITH MAY**

Master exhibiting the best seamanship rounding the outer mark

**Ian Ruffles, CAMBRIA**

**Points awarded:
CAMBRIA **1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, 3 points for 1st in class,

**TOTAL 7 points**

**NIAGARA** 1 point for starting, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for 1st place in class, **Total 6 points
REPERTOR** 1 point for starting, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for fastest start overall, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for 2nd place in class,

**Total 6 points**

**ADIEU **1 point for starting (Retired)** Total 1 point
BLUE MERMAID** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, 3 points for 1st place in class,

**Total 6 points**

MARJORIE1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for 2nd place in class,

MARJORIE

**Total 4 points**

EDITH MAY1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for 3rd in class, 1 point for Seamanship,

EDITH MAY

**Total 5 points**

**SWALE 31st July**

**Class 3 Bowsprit barges**

1st** BLUE MERMAID**

2nd** EDITH MAY**

**Class 4 Staysail Barges**

1st **REPERTOR**

2nd **NIAGARA**

**Class 5 Restricted Staysail barges**

1st** CAMBRIA**

2nd** ORINOCO**

**Other Awards
**First over start line/Fastest Start Guy Sharp Cup

**EDITH MAY**

Seamanship Charles Frake Cup

**CAMBRIA**

Last Barge Home Don Grover Memorial Trophy

**ORINOCO**

**Points Awarded:
BLUE MERMAID **1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for 1st in class –

**TOTA**

**L 5 points**

**EDITH MAY**1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for fastest start overall, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, 2 points for 2nd in class –

**TOTAL**

**7 points**

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**REPERTOR **1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for fastest start in class, 3 points for 1st in class – **TOTAL 6 points**

**NIAGARA** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, 2 points for 2nd in class **TOTAL 5 points**

**CAMBRIA** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for 1st in class, 1 point for seamanship **TOTAL 6 points**

**ORINOCO** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, 2 points for 2nd in class **TOTAL 6 points**

**BLACKWATER 18th July**

**Class 1**

1st **NIAGARA**

2nd **REPERTOR**

3rd **REMINDER**

**Class 2**

1st **BLUE MERMAID**

2nd **MARJORIE**

3rd **MIROSA**

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**Other Awards:
**Pennant for the Fastest Barge in Class 1

**– NIAGARA – Noddy Cardy**

Pennant for the Fastest Barge in Class 2

**– MIROSA – Peter Dodds**

Paddy Mulville Trophy for Best Rounding of the Outer mark

**– CAMBRIA – Ian Ruffles**

Bob Wells Trophy for Fastest Start in Class

**1 – REPERTOR 1 min 10s**

Dick Cresswell Trophy for Fastest Start in Class 2

**– MIROSA – Peter Dodds 38s**

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**Points awarded:**

**NIAGARA** 1 point for starting, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for 1st place in class. **Total 6 points**

**REPERTOR **1 point for starting, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for 2nd place in class. **Total 5 points**

**REMINDER** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for 3rd place in class. **Total 3 points**

**CENTAUR** 1 point for starting (Retired). **Total 1 point**

**BLUE MERMAID** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for 1st place in class. **Total 5 points**

**MARJORIE** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for 2nd place in class.** Total 4 points**

**MIROSA** 1 point for starting, 1 point for fastest start in class, and 1 point for fastest start overall, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for 3rd place in class. **Total 6 points**

**ADIEU** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing. **Total 2 points**

**EDITH MAY** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing. **Total 2 points**

**CAMBRIA** 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for the best rounding of outer mark. **Total 3 points.**

**PIN MILL 3rd July**

**Class A**

1st **BLUE MERMAID**

2nd** MIROSA**

3rd **MARJORIE**

Fastest Start **MIROSA**

First To Outer Mark **BLUE MERMAID**

**Class B**

1st **NIAGARA**

2nd **EDITH MAY**

3rd **REPERTOR**

Fastest Start **REPERTOR**

First To Outer Mark **NIAGARA
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**Other awards:**

Bill Hatley Trophy – Last boat on the course –

**CAMBRIA**

Harold Smy Seamanship Rounding of Guard –

**MIROSA**

Mick Lungley Trophy – OOD Discretion –

**BLACKTHORN**

Derek “Spearo” Ling Trophy – Fastest Start overall –

**MIROSA**

**Points awarded:
**

**BLUE MERMAID**1 point for starting, 1 point for first to outer mark in class, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first in class. Total

**6 points**

**MIROSA**1 point for starting, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for fastest start overall, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for 2nd in class., 1 point for seamanship. Total

**7 points**

**MARJORIE**1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for 3rd in class. Total

**3 points**

**CAMBRIA**1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing. Total

**2 points**

**NIAGARA**1 point for starting, 1 point for first to outer mark in class, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for 1st in class. Total

**6 points.**

**EDITH MAY**1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for 2nd in class. Total

**4 points**

**REPERTOR**1 point for starting, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for 3rd in class. Total

**4 points**

**REMINDER**1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing. Total

**2 points**

**BLACKTHORN**1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing. Total

**2 points**

**The points are awarded as follows:**

1 point for each barge starting a race and a further 1 point for barges completing the course.

For each class there will be 3 points awarded for the first barge home, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd. Classes will follow those defined by the individual Match Committees. In the Passage and Colne matches, which are sailed as a single class, barges will be judged according to the classification below.

The position points will be awarded regardless of the number of barges sailing in any class i.e. if only one barge sails in a class it will still be considered as finishing in first place, but it must complete the course in order to get the position points.

There will be points awarded for fastest starts (first across the start line) as follows:

Where the barges sail in classes there will be 1 point awarded for the fastest start in each class, with an additional 1 point for the barge with the fastest start overall. (Note if more than one barge have the same fastest start time, 1 point will be awarded to each barge).Where barges sail in a single class, the will be a single award of 2 points for the fastest start.

There will be 1 point awarded for first barge to round the outer mark in each class. Match Committees to nominate which mark of the course to be considered the rounding mark, where more than one exists. The will be no such award on the Passage Match where no outer mark exists, nor the Colne Match where outermark timings are not recorded.

Barges will be placed in classes for the Passage and Colne Matches as follows:

**Champion bowsprit barges**: Adieu, Blue Mermaid, Cabby, Edme, Gladys, Marjorie, May, Mirosa, Thistle, Xylonite, Portlight

**Fast Staysail Class**: Ardwina, Decima, Edith May, Greta, Melissa, Niagara, Phoenician, Reminder, Repertor, Victor, Wyvenhoe

**Slow Staysail/Coasting Class**: Alice, Betula, Blackthorn, Cambria, Centaur, Cygnet, Dinah, Ena, Ethel Ada, Lady Daphne, Lady of the Lea, Orinoco, Pudge, Thalatta, Will

Note, if a barge sails in different classes. the points awarded will be according to the class they are entered in each race.

NEW for 2015:a single discard will still be applied, but there will be a Champion barge in each class.

1 point to be awarded for Seamanship (or best rounding of the outer mark) prizes where awarded.

Disqualification: a disqualified barge may retain a point for starting, if not disqualified before or at the start, but will lose any subsequent points gained during the match (these may be awarded to other barges where appropriate)

Retirement: a retiring barge may retain all points earned at the time of retirement.

Discards: 1 discard is to be allowed – barges may discard their worst result (if taking part in all matches)

Missing results: where official results do not include all the data necessary to award all the SBA championship points, the missing data may be submitted to the SBA Championship Officer by agreement from the barges concerned.