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A Thames sailing barge is a type of commercial sailing boat once common on the River Thames in London. The flat-bottomed barges with a shallow draught and leeboards, were perfectly adapted to the Thames Estuary, with its shallow waters and narrow tributary rivers.
Liverpool Sailing Ships (Paperback). Michael Stammers (author). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. In this volume, Michael Stammers tells the history of the many Liverpool sailing ships from 1565, the year of the first list of Liverpool Shops - there were twelve, ranging from the bark Eagle, of 40 tons to the boat Good Luck of 6 tons - through the age of slavery and into the 1930s. Even after the advent of stream propulsion, sail still ruled in many parts of the world and Liverpool was no exception.
The Thames Sailing Barge Match is the second oldest sailing race in the world, beaten only by the America's Cup. It starts off Stanford-le-Hope and finishes off the Three Daws public house in Gravesend, on the London River (River Thames). It is open to spritsail rigged Thames sailing barges, and it uses the same course and rules as in the first match in 1863.
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Michael Blackburn (born 27 May 1970 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian Olympic medallist and sailor. He is well known for his crossing of Bass Strait in a Laser dinghy
Michael Blackburn (born 27 May 1970 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian Olympic medallist and sailor. He is well known for his crossing of Bass Strait in a Laser dinghy. He did so on 9 March 2005 in a record time (for sailing) of 13 hours 1 minute. In March 2005, he was ranked 3rd in the world in the Laser, behind Robert Scheidt of Brazil and Paul Goodison of Great Britain, and ahead of Mark Mendelblatt of the United States.