Work is in full swing to get Edme out of the lighter.
Rare Opportunity to come racing on Edme...
This year we are offering a limited number of spaces on board Edme for this seasons races.
See dates listed
Racing is extremely competitive and the crew keen to win.
A days sailing charter will be a unique non-motoring experience, relying on breathe of mother nature means a memorable day out on the water. We offer a delicious home cooked buffet lunch with cakes and refreshments served throughout the day. Our crew are friendly and encourage involvement if desired, welcoming questions.
At the utmost we pride ourselves on the care and attention given to each individual onboard.
Edme is also available for static charters alongside St Osyth Boatyard quay.
Our feature table, 15ft of pure oak makes for great social space to cater for special events.
Overnight stay is available for 10 berths making it accommodation with a difference.
Photo by Den Phillips:
Edme offers memorable day sails, weekend parties, static functions and the unique experience of participating in annual East Coast Sailing Barge matches.
Her home is at St Osyth Boatyard where a group of friends are her loving caretakers and have been sailing, holiday making and maintaining her for over 25 years.
Built by Canns of Harwich in 1898, and named after the EDME Company (English Diastatic Malt Extract), situated at Mistley Quay, Essex, who are still in production today.
Her present owners took her on in 1989 and have enjoyed considerable success in the annual East Coast Barge Races, taking the annual accolade of 'Champion Barge' many times since her arrival on the race circuit in 1992.
Being one of only three engineless barges sailing today, she takes pride in her sailing skills. With little alteration since she was built, her large cargo hold below deck, makes for a great open space. She is kitted out with comfy sofas, a 'Galley' and a very large dinning table. Berths are situated at either end of the barge.
The stunning wooden construction is very much in evidence down below and provides a cosy ambience for all occasions
For more information contact Jane Harman
M: 07803 230258