2016 Barge Driving Event – Race Results

2016 Thames Barge Driving Event - Race Result

Organised by The Thames Historic Barge Driving Committee and the Company of Watermen and Lightermen
Saturday 9th July 2016
High Water London Bridge 17:33 hours BST
Start Time 12:59 from Greenwich Pier
Finish Line Westminster Bridge

Race Results Time Class Awards
1st Blackwall 2:13.51 Red Overall Winner
(Port of London Authority) Tideway Trophy
Winning Crew:
Darren Knight
Tony Handley
Paul Rickner
Bill Rickner
Charlie Milward – Apprentice Steven Bennett Memorial Trophy
for Apprentice aboard the winning barge

2nd Balmoral 2:19.28 Red
(MBNA Thames Clippers)

3rd Shell Bay 2:25.00 Red Harry Hayward Award
(Two Pennants)
Apprentice Row
(Johnny Potter Cup)

4th Spirit of Mount Batten 2:30.31 White Bill Lindley/ Bill
Smith Memorial Trophy
(Huber Ballesteros) 2nd Rank Winner

5th Dolphin (Faldo) 2:45.02 Blue Chris Williams
Challenge Trophy
(Capital Pleasure Boats) 3rd Rank Winner

6th Pocahontas 2:50.47 White Almshouse
Benevolent Fund Trophy
(Darren Lacey) (Three Pennants)

7th Balfour 2:58.59 Red

8th Diana 2:59.17 Blue
(Trinity Buoy Wharf)

9th Benjamin N/F Red
(London Party Boats)

10th Jane N/F Blue
(Briggs Marine Ltd)

Michael Gould Youngest Apprentice Darren Lacey Memorial Plaque
bound through Watermen’s Hall

Alan C Bennett Memorial Trophy The Best Painted Barge Salvers were presented to the Painters of Spirit of Mountbatten, Benjamin, Balmoral & Dolphin