Colne Barge Match 2019
Thalatta will be racing in the 2019 Colne Barge Match on the 7th September – come and join us onboard for all the action and excitement of a Thames Sailing Barge race! This is the last chance to see the barge fleet racing in 2019, and it is a fantastic event.
If you wish to, you can also join us for the trip down to Brightlingsea from Ipswich and/or the return trip back to Ipswich.
The 3 day trip is split into three parts as follows:
Friday 6th September – Sail Thalatta from Ipswich to Brightlingsea, £50 per person. Join the barge at Ipswich Haven Marina at 8am, arrive in Brightlingsea later that day.
Friday evening 6th Sept to Saturday evening 7th Sept – Match day. Join the barge on Friday evening at Brightlingsea, ready for an early start on the day of the match. Get involved in sailing Thalatta during the match, or sit and enjoy watching all the action! Stay for the end of match prize giving and meal ashore on Saturday night (optional, and the meal cost is not included). £100 per person.
Sunday 8th – Brightlingsea to Ipswich. Help sail Thalatta back to Ipswich Haven Marina. £50 per person.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or to book your place!
On the delivery parts of the trip we will sail as much as possible if conditions allow. All food will be provided, and will be of the ‘filling and wholesome’ variety (no posh nosh!). Anyone who wishes to attend the end of race meal and prize-giving ashore on Saturday evening, will need to pay a modest charge (approx £10-£15). Anyone doing only one way of the delivery parts of the trip will need to organise and pay for their own transport back home by train or bus etc. All start and end times shown in the schedule are approximate and you will be given more details when you book.
2 and 3 day Cruises in 2019
We are planning some exciting 2 and 3 day cruises for 2019 and before selecting dates we would like to find out if people are interested! We will travel around the creeks and rivers of the East Coast, stopping each night in a quiet anchorage. You can be as involved in the running of the barge as much or as little as you would like – take a turn at the wheel, help set the sails, or just sit, chat and relax and enjoy the changing views. Prices are likely to be around £200 & £300 respectively and will include accommodation and all meals. Dates will depend on the level of interest and availability of Thalatta. Anyone interested should contact email@example.com in the first instance.
Day Sails 2019
Saturday 4 May
Saturday 1 June
Saturday 29 June
Saturday 10 August
Saturday 31 August
Saturday 21 September
We have several of our very popular Day Sails planned for the 2019 season. Each trip is limited to 12 guests which means that everyone can be actively involved in all aspects of working the vessel from sail handling to steering. Alternatively just sit and watch the beautiful rivers Orwell and Stour pass quietly by.
Coffee, tea and soft drinks, biscuits and cakes are provided throughout the day on deck, as well as a delicious home-cooked sit-down meal at lunchtime in the main hold, for an inclusive price of £70 per person.
Departure will be from Ipswich Haven Marina around 9.30am and we will return around 4.30pm(ish).
To book a place please email our booking coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.