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Every year, the barges compete in a series of races, with the barge securing the most points being declared Champion Barge for that year.

There are three classes – Coasting, Staysail and Bowsprit.

(NOTE – The definitions may vary in the different matches)

Races are held on the Medway, Blackwater, Thames, Colne, Swale, Orwell, at Southend and a Passage Race from the Medway to the Orwell. There is also an unofficial match at Whitstable every year.

Remaining matches 2018:
Swale Match Saturday August 4th
Whitstable Harbour Match Saturday August 11th
Colne Match Saturday September 15th

CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE 2018

BARGEMEDWAYPIN MILLBLACKWATERTHAMESSWALECOLNETotal PointsTotal Points with 1 discardPosition in ClassPosition Overall 
ADIEU1788511=
DAWN64161037=
EDME87567343411=
KITTY222619=
MARJORIE4533151525
MIROSA459949=
EDITH MAY444517=
IRONSIDES3366414=
MELISSA222621=
NIAGARA866775393411=
REMINDER5388311=
REPERTOR346444252224
ARDWINA777513
BLACKTHORN2355716
CAMBRIA464141426
CENTAUR532101037=
GEORGE SMEED4448=17=
LADY DAPHNE666614=
LADY OF THE LEA6685252513
ORINOCO4448=17=
PUDGE4239949=
THALATTA3331020

Breakdown of points awarded::

MEDWAY 2018
EDME: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, and 1 point for seamanship
MARJORIE: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 2 points for second place

EDITH MAY: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 2 points for second place
NIAGARA: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, and 1 point for fastest start overall
REPERTOR: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 1 point for third place

LADY OF THE LEA: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, and 1 point for first round outer mark in class
PUDGE: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 2 points for second place

PIN MILL 2018
ADIEU: 1 point for starting (retired)
EDME: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, 1 point for fastest start in class, and 1 point for first round outer mark in class
MIROSA: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 2 points for second place

MELISSA: 1 point for starting and 1 point for finishing
NIAGARA: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, and 1 point for first round outer mark in class
REMINDER: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for third place, 1 point for fastest start in class, and 1 point for fastest start overall
REPERTOR: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 2 points for second place

ARDWINA: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, 1 point for fastest start in class, and 1 point for first round outer mark in class
BLACKTHORN: 1 point for starting and 1 point for finishing
CENTAUR: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for second place. And 1 point for seamanship

BLACKWATER 2018
CAMBRIA: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 2 points for second place
EDME: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, and 1 point for first round outer mark in class
KITTY: 1 point for starting and 1 point for finishing
MIROSA: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for third place, 1 point for fastest start in class, and 1 point for fastest start overall

NIAGARA: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, and 1 point for first round outer mark in class
REMINDER: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 1 point for third place
REPERTOR: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for second place, 1 point for fastest start in class, and 1 point for seamanship

BLACKTHORN: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 1 point for fastest start in class
CENTAUR: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 1 point for third place
GEORGE SMEED: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 2 points for second place
LADY DAPHNE: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, and 1 point for first round outer mark in class
PUDGE: 1 point for starting and 1 point for finishing

THAMES 2018
MARJORIE: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 3 points for first place.
ADIEU: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for second place, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for fastest start overall, 1 point for first round outer mark in class.

NIAGARA: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, 1 point for fastest start in classs and 1 point for first round outer mark in class.
REPERTOR: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 2 points for second place.
IRONSIDES: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing , and 1 point for third place.

CAMBRIA: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, 1 point for fastest start in class
LADY OF THE LEA: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for second place, 1 point for first round outer mark in class, and 1 point for seamanship.

SWALE 2018
EDME: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, and 1 point for first round outer mark in class
DAWN: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for second place and 1 point for seamanship
MARJORIE: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 1 point for third place

NIAGARA: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, 1 point for fastest start in classs and 1 point for first round outer mark in class.
REPERTOR: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 2 points for second place.

LADY OF THE LEA: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place, 1 point for fastest start in class, 1 point for fastest start overall, and 1 point for first round outer mark in class
ORINOCO: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 2 points for second place
PUDGE: 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, and 1 point for third place

COLNE 2018
EDME 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for fastest start, 3 points for first place bowsprit
DAWN 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for second place bowsprit
Marjorie 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for third place bowsprit

NIAGARA 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place fast staysail
Repertor 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for second place fast staysail
Ironsides 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for third place fast staysail

Lady of the Lea 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 3 points for first place coasting/slow staysail
Cambria 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 2 points for second place coasting/slow staysail
Thalatta 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing, 1 point for third place coasting/slow staysail
Centaur 1 point for starting, 1 point for finishing coasting/slow staysail

2017 CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE

BargeMedwayBlackwaterPin MillThamesSwaleSouthendColneTotal PointsTotal points with 1 discardPosition in ClassPosition Overall
Adieu346316163=6=
Marjorie2334416163=3=
Mirosa7344181824+
Edme6896887524611
Edith May15521313410
Ironsides2466516
Melissa2355617=
Niagara6664675403612
Reminder42274191923
Repertor332343181834
Ardwina777715
Blackthorn45994=12=
Cambria77216161=6=
Centaur54994=12=
Cygnet561111311
Dinah333919
Lady of the Lea347216161=6=
Pudge4488614
Thalatta555817=

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