We are invited to participate in a series of five races for monohull sailing cruisers:
Sunday 27 April 2014, First Race 10.00
Sunday 11 May 2014
Sunday 18 May 2014
Sunday 8 June 2014, Last race followed by lunch and prize giving at MYC
A short five race series, boats’ four best results to count. Races are started from a committee boat normally located in or near Gillingham Reach. The first start each day is at 10.00. Races are short in-river races designed to get you back in the bar around lunch time. Racing is handicapped so everybody has a chance to win. You do not need a rating.
RYA National Handicap for Cruisers (NHC)
Racing will be under IRC (if you have a current rating certificate) or the RYA NHC system. You do not need to have your boat or sails measured or weighed. Look up your boat’s base handicap on the RYA list on line and this will be automatically adjusted race by race in line with your performance.
Complete and submit a Race Entry Form prior to the first race you enter
Pay £25 race entry fee for the series (£15 for individual races)
Have adequate third party insurance
Turn up and have fun
Full details can be found in the official Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions www.medwayyachtclub.com or by contacting Medway Yacht club by email email@example.com or on 01634 718399.
As participants in an open event you and your crew are invited to join us in the bar at MYC (food available) after each race and for the prize giving lunch following the last race.
Following the success of the first ever rally for Finesse class clinker yachts in 2013 another has been booked for 2014. The rally will be at Chatham Marina over the late May Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 24 May to Monday … Continue reading →
NHC replaces PY racing for Cruisers. NHC aims to promote a single National Handicap scheme for Cruisers, giving clubs a uniform scheme that can be easily adopted for their racing. NHC hopes to promote participation in the sport and works alongside IRC.
The RYA holds regional talks and presentations for its affiliated clubs to explain in depth the ins and outs of NHC along with giving specific examples of how the scheme should work for clubs in that region. This also gives club officers and members the chance to get their questions answered face to face.
The Cruising Association Kent Section inform us that the Port of Dover is hosting a seminar this Friday 28 March at the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club. If you a user, visitor, berth holder or just sailing by you are very welcome to attend this seminar by the VTS team updating us on the changes that are being introduced by VTS and Port Traffic Control/
The Port of Dover is the only port in the UK where it is mandatory to request permission to enter or leave the port
We have been advised that Peel Ports do not intend to replace the current harbour master, Cathryn Spain, when she steps down at the end of March. It is unclear how a “group harbour master” based in Liverpool will be able to fulfil the port’s statutory responsibilities.
Medway Cruising Club invites us to their Strand Clubhouse for a talk on 28 March, at 7.30 pm:
“In 2013 Santy, a Victoria 34 from Chatham sailed to the German Baltic Coast through both through the Dutch and Kiel Canals as well as along the North German Coast. The illustrated presentation will cover where they went and who they met over 16 weeks of cruising. The Baltic is becoming an increasingly significant cruising ground for British Yachts and this is your opportunity to find out why.”
There will also be a talk on Ultrasonic Works electronic antifouling.
Kent Police purchased the boat eight years ago for £150,000 and spent £200,000 refitting her to the force’s specifications. Now the marine unit will be relocated back to Maidstone sharing other duties such as search and rescue. They will have to launch their RIB from a trailer.