Sailing Holidays and Short Breaks On Board Traditional Thames Sailing Barges
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
Very friendly and informative crew
Authentic barge adventure, the best way to see the river Blackwater, with entertaining, helpful & informative crew - Excellent
Excellent weekend sailing trip. Totally exceeded expectations. Crew very knowledgeable & fun - Great trip - Thank you and we will be back
We loved the harmony of the experience, the people, the landscape, the way the barge sailed, how it functioned and how it felt and the environment
A brilliant way to spend a weekend
Brilliant from beginning to end - Medway Barge Match
Children's Day 1st June
Thank you so much this was such a lovely visit and we had a very busy time
Local residents and often walk by the barges and admire. Visited before at a child day and thoroughly enjoyed it and made a return visit. Thank you to all for your time and warm welcome.
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