Thames Barge Match (Pudge)


5-day hands-on sailing cruise , including the River Thames barge match. Pudge will head out from Maldon during the early hours of Thursday morning for a leisurely sail along the old barge trading routes through the Spitways and up the Swin, to Gravesend. Second only to the Americas Cup, the Thames Sailing Barge match is steeped in history. First run in 1863, the barges continue to strut their stuff in their home waters, as they have done for hundreds of years.  The match itself will be downstream towards Southend, and back to Gravesend for an evening ashore for the prize-giving event. Sunday and Monday will be a leisurely sail back to Maldon quay arriving around 17:30. Meals included from Thursday


  • Start date: 06/07/2023
  • End date: 10/07/2023
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Sailing from: Maldon to Maldon

Boarding details

Boarding will commence at Hythe Quay, Maldon on Wednesday 5th July at 7:00.
Please make sure that you bring warm and wet weather clothing with you.

You will also need to bring your own bedding, although a mattress is provided.

Parking is not available on the Quay. Parking is however available in the various Town Car Parks, the closest being High Street East CM9 5RU. You can book a weekends or longer parking via RINGO Location Code 21807

Book your place

10 spaces available
Meals included from Thursday