Erith Yacht Club

The finest sailing water on the tidal Thames

Erith Yacht Club
Anchor Bay,
Erith, Kent, DA8 2AD
Tel. 01322 332943
Secretary (PO Box 231, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 9AZ)
Tel 0208 310 2686

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On May 2nd 2005 some 12 EYC Members made the trip up to Maylandsea for a day out in Thames Sailing Barge Repertor. The party arrived on Monday evening and fed, drank and sang well before spending the night on board. On Tuesday good winds gave us reach down the Blackwater eventually bringing up of Colne Point for lunch then a beat back up the river for supper on board Some additional photographs of the trip are below (Click image for a larger view)

< --- Repertor was lying in Maylandsea Creek

Repertor under sail --- >


< --- Our BargeSkipper !

Sailing down the Blackwater

Sailing down Blackwater


< --- Winding the leeboard up as she tacks

Off Brightlingsea, anchored for Lunch --- >

< -- Barge's dog 'helping' keep ropes neatly coiled

Dutch schooner in Blackwater --- >

< --- Hauling the sail in

Under way in Blackwater --- >