Sailing Holidays and Short Breaks On Board Traditional Thames Sailing Barges
One Day Blackwater Cruise (Pudge)Full12 Hours 30/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 Maldon to Maldon
Join us on our Thames sailing barge Pudge for her first sail of the year, following Pudge’s extensive restoration. Boarding will be at 07:30 at Maldon Hythe Quay. We will enjoy a full day of sailing in the river Blackwater before returning to the quay around 20:30. Meals will be included, provided by our on-board host, giving you the chance to relax, unwind and enjoy...
One Day Blackwater Cruise (Centaur)Available12 Hours 30/04/2023 - 30/04/2023 Maldon to Maldon
Join us on our Thames sailing barge Centaur for her first sail of the year. Boarding will be at 07:30 at Maldon Hythe Quay. We will enjoy a full day of sailing in the river Blackwater before returning to the quay around 20:30. Meals will be included, provided by our on-board host, giving you the chance to relax, unwind and enjoy the sailing.
Cuckoo Spring Cruise (Pudge)Available2 Nights 06/05/2023 - 07/05/2023 Maldon to MaldonJoin us for a cruise in company with Centaur for our first weekend cruise of the year. Spring is a great time to get afloat, with long daylight hours and an abundance of wildlife on the river. It’s always a pleasure to hear the call of a cuckoo drifting across the water at this time of year. Join the barge on Friday 5th evening from 19:00, and enjoy the...
Introduction to the Thames Sailing Barge Trust (TSBT)
The Trust celebrates its 75th Anniversary in 2023 having been formed in 1948
The TSBT is a registered charity that exists to preserve two Thames barges in sailing condition for the benefit of the public and to pass on the skills required to sail them. Although the TSBT owns the barges they are operated by a wholly owned trading subsidiary TSBT Sailing and Charters Limited. This is a non-profit company and all sailing fees and membership subscriptions are used to maintain and restore the barges and meet their operating expenses.
Feedback From Our Visitors
August 2022 - Clacton Airshow Cruise
I took a three day trip on Thames Sailing Barge Centaur from Maldon to Clacton to watch the Airshow. This is one of two barges owned and run by the Thames Sailing Barge Trust with enthusiastic volunteers. The friendliness of the Captain, crew and guests made this experience unforgettable.
August 2022 - Children's Days
A fantastically well organised event, everything explained, brilliant Activity Books and well organised activities - very 'hands on'. The boys loved it.
Thank you to all the volunteers for a fantastic time. All very friendly and knowledgeable. Take home resources were fab.
I really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere created by the skipper and his crew. A lovely weekend.
Overall we had a fantastic time with a really great skipper and his mate
The peace spending a whole day on the magnificent Centaur, a memorable experience.
The whole experience of sailing on a beautiful estuary in an historic vessel was fantastic.
Hands on sailing for our young son at the ropes and to be able to use the wheel made his day
The Trust are committed to eliminating discrimination and recognising equality and diversity in our own policies, practices and procedures and encouraging those outside our organisation to do the same in their dealings with volunteers, customers, suppliers and third parties.
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Pudge … A SurvivorPudge ... A Survivor To celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Thames sailing barge Pudge, a book has been produced by the Trust to tell her story both in trade and whilst in the ownership of the Thames Sailing Barge Trust. Printed in hardback and with a foreword by Hannah Cunliffe,£24.95 Add to basket
TSBT branded clothing and accessoriesShop online for Trust branded clothing For TSBT branded clothing and accessories, please click on the box below 'TSBT BRANDED CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES'. You will be directed to another website where you will find a selection of high quality jackets, body warmers, polo shirts, rugby shirts and hats. A fullRead more
Blue CapBlue cap with adjustable strap at back£10.00 Add to basket