Blue Mermaid managed to pull off another win at the Blackwater Barge Match on July 17th. After a day of racing in light airs the wind filled in at the end, giving a spectacular finish for the spectators ashore with all the barges close together near to the finishing line. Blue Mermaid finished half a bowsprit ahead and claimed the trophy for first in her class. Well done to all on board!

We take a small number of paying guests on barge match day-sails. The income from these voyages helps us to subsidise our youth voyages. The next match with availability is the Medway Match on Saturday 28th August 2021. If you are interested in sailing on board Blue Mermaid during a barge-match please contact Judy on 07708 656854.