Spinaway C, Blackwater barge match 1963

Spinaway C, Blackwater barge match 1963

2 thoughts on “Spinaway C, Blackwater barge match 1963”

  1. My grandfather sailed the spinaway in 67-68 winning both the pin mill and Blackwater races. I believe these where the only races she ever won

  2. I think this was one of Dad’s best barge pictures! Bit by bit, she caught up with ‘Memory’ until she was within a few feet of her port quarter. She hadn’t passed by the time the barges got to the Spitway buoy. ‘Memory’ gybed round heavily, but ‘Spinaway C’ hit the buoy, which dragged down her starboard side. Being a bell buoy, the noise was considerable! She was then disqualified: would the result of the match been different if she’d stayed in the race?

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