• Experience a truly memorable trip on the River Orwell on Sailing Barge Victor - Ipswich-built in 1895 and fully restored to original rig in 2006 – on either a public or bespoke cruise.
  • listed on Historic Ship’s Register and Licensed by Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
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Public scheduled cruises

Enjoy a relaxing sail aboard SB Victor with a delicious afternoon cream tea, or evening supper cruise.

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Bespoke cruises and events

Plan a party under sail that will wow up to 40 of your friends, family, social club or work colleagues with a safe, stable and relaxing experience.

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Corporate Events

Treat your clients or staff to a unique experience where they can get involved with sailing the barge or just chill out away from the office.

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Bird Watching with RSPB. SB victor bird watching

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience one of East Anglia’s finest wildlife spectacles and see thousands of birds on a magnificent estuary.

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On board Victor

Look at the supper cruise experience on the sailing barge Victor, which leaves from central Ipswich and sails down the River Orwell and back.

A unique experience where you can get involved with the sailing of the barge or just chill out and relax away from the office.


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Join Victor to follow 53rd Pin Mill Barge Match

Written by Steve  /  Published: Friday, 02 May 2014


The 53rd Thames Barge Match, hosted by the Pin Mill Sailing Club will be held on Saturday 5th July 2014

Get close to the action of an historic Thames Barge Match. Bring your own picnic. Drinks available on board.

Depart & Return: to be confirmed when booking but be prepared for an early start.

High Water is at 05:22 BST, and the start for the Bowsprit Class (A) will be at 08:00, the Fast Staysail Class (B) will be at 08:15 and the Slow Staysail Class (C) will be at 08:30.

The match starts at Buttermans bay, just down river from Pin Mill.

All departures are from The Old Custom’s House, Ipswich Dock, IP4 1FH.


NB Sailing times are constrained by tides and cannot be delayed under any circumstances.


Why is it special?

Just want to say a huge thank you to all the S B Victor crew who helped make last Saturday such a great day for my partner and all our friends. The crew were all friendly, relaxed and efficient and couldn't have done more to make the evening better. Thanks to you all, and Victor herself, we had a truly memorable time. JW