Tag Archives: sailing barge Victor

2 ships collide in Humber Approaches, evening of 3rd Dec 2015

Car Carrier City of Rotterdam and DFDS ro-ro ferry Primula Seaways collided in the Humber approaches, around 8pm, 3rd December 2015:

Sailing Barge Victor: Off to the Pin Mill Barge Match! Pt 1.

Part 1 of our trip aboard Victor down to see the start of the 2015 Pin Mill Barge Match, organised by the Pin Mill Sailing Club:

Pin Mill Barge Match, 27 June 2015 – start and finish

Here’s a quick clip of the bowsprit and staysail class starts in the 2015 Pin Mill Barge Match, sailed on 27th June 2015, and of the first barge home, Edme,…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 10: getting the gear up!

Its the key moment in the sailing year as the Skipper and crew members get winding on the winch, and Victor’s mast goes up!

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 9: paint brushes at the ready . .

Sailing Barge Victor is back alongside Customs House quay at Ipswich, the mast is down, and the skipper and crew have the paintbrushes out, on the sunny morning of 7th…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 8: High & Dry in Maldon.

Time to check out Victor’s bright red bottom, as she sits on the blocks at Maldon, with Skipper Wes Westwood and Steve Godwin making good. Part 8 of Shipping TV’s…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 7: in Dock!

Part 7 of Shipping TV’s series of reports aboard Sailing Barge Victor, as we follow her through the 120th year of her working life. At last, Victor is able to…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 6: Up to Maldon and the Dry Dock

Part 6 of Shipping TV’s series of reports aboard Sailing Barge Victor, as we follow her through the 120th year of her working life. Anchor up and away to Maldon,…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 5: along the Essex coast

Part 5 of Shipping TV’s series of reports aboard Sailing Barge Victor, as we follow her through the 120th year of her working life. After delivering Queen Elizabeth (the 1st,…

A year afloat with Victor; 14 Jan 2015, part 3

Part 3 of Shipping TV’s report from our first day out aboard Sailing Barge Victor, as we follow her through the 120th year of her working life. We’re sailing back…

A year afloat with Victor; 14 Jan 2015, part 2

Part 2 of Shipping TV’s report from our first day out aboard Sailing Barge Victor, as we follow her through the 120th year of her working life. This time, we…

A year afloat with Victor; 14 Jan 2015, part 1

New project for Shipping TV as we follow the Sailing Barge Victor through the 120th year of her working life – this time, we set off on our first trip,…

SB Victor motoring home and berthing at Ipswich, 30 November 2014

The 1895-built Sailing Barge Victor motoring up to Ipswich and berthing in the wet dock at Ipswich, on the afternoon of 30th November, 2014 Skipper Wes Westwood; http://www.sbvictor.co.uk

Shipspotters Sunday Special 32: Barging about . . .

Back in 2008, we took a quick trip aboard the restored sailing barge Victor, passing the Port of Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal. We also had the chance of a chat with…