TR0567 : Sailing-barge 'Marjorie' tacking across the Swale

taken 4 years ago, 4 km from Leysdown-on-Sea, Kent, Great Britain

Sailing-barge 'Marjorie' tacking across the Swale
Sailing-barge 'Marjorie' tacking across the Swale
A distant shot, taken from Shellness beach some 9 minutes after the vessel had passed close to the spit: TR0567 : Sailing-barge 'Marjorie' competing in the 2014 Swale Match This was the day of the Kentish Sail Association's 2014 Swale Match, and - some six hours into the race - Marjorie was the second barge to head back into the Swale and toward the finishing line.

The starting (and finishing) line for the barge match is off Faversham Creek. The course takes the boats around a series of marker buoys in Whitstable Bay before they head back into the Swale. The slower barges started at 6am. Marjorie, sailing in the bowsprit class, started at 6.15, and completed the course in 6 hours 26 minutes, to finish second, 23 minutes behind the winner, 'Edme'.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 10 August, 2014
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Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Islands  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0546 6738 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.0981N 0:57.0173E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0545 6780
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