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Sailing Barge links

  • DBA SBIG - Sailing Barge Interest Group - informal group mostly privately owned sailing barges
  • Humber Keels and Sloops - The Humber was among the last strongholds of working sail in Britain. Even when coastal and deep sea shipping was almost entirely dominated by powered vessels, the Humber was the home of two distinctive sailing craft of ancient lineage: the Humber Keel and the Humber Sloop.
  • Leonarda - Leonarda is a dutch sailing barge of a type known as a kliperark. She is 21 metres long and and capable of carrying about 40 tonnes.
  • Mid-Thames Model Boat Club - We hope these pages will show the varied activities that the club hosts at our home water - the Beale Park, Pangbourne (near Reading, UK) - and takes part in elsewhere.
  • Nottage Maritime Institute - Maritime Museum and Rya shorebased training estlishment in Wivenhoe near Colchester Essex
  • Thames Barge Sailing Club - The Thames Sailing Barge was the main form of cargo transport on the East Coast for over two hundred years until driven out of business by rail and road competition. The Thames Barge Sailing Club own two of these traditional old sailing craft. The Club was formed in 1948 as a non profit making members club and aims to maintain their two barges in sailing condition and preserve the skills and traditions involved in sailing these wonderful old vessels.
  • Thames Sailing Barge Paintings - Thames barges in art,history, surviving barges and barge wrecks. Packed with information and the site is still growing.
  • the Association of Model Barge Owners - This site will develop with pages on FAQ's, Construction Corner, sailing venues, exhibition venues etc.
  • The Thames Barge web site - They were the workhorses of the East Coast before motorisation firstly in ships, but then subsequently on the roads gradually reduced their commercial viability. A number of these vessels still survive in various roles, some fully active, others used as house barges or are awaiting restoration, while many are rotting away, abandoned in creeks long ago. These pages are a personal attempt to utilise modern technology to promote these traditional craft.

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This document was last modified on 2011-02-27 23:21:06.
Bruno Postle