Max Taylor, Deputy Harbour Master, informs us that during September Peel Ports will be commencing their first campaign of buoy changes. In the region of 15 navigation buoys will be changed and river users will note a “new shade” of green for starboard lateral marks and a larger top mark for both of the lateral marks. More importantly the cardinal marks will be slightly different, the “body” of the buoy is painted grey, then there is equidistant black/yellow banding to denote the type of cardinal followed by the traditional “shaped” topmark.
A dinghy has disappeared from the Hoo Ness YC tender compound adjacent to Wilsonian SC sometime since mid July. It is quite distinctive, being 6 ft long, 3 ft wide and blue – inside and out. The two oars are not a pair, one has a partially broken paddle and both have patches of blue paint. The ring for the painter in the bow has pulled out, so the painter passes through the hole where the ring was and is secured to the thwart with a bowline. There is a wooden ply patch about 1 ft square in the stern seat. If you have any information please contact email@example.com.
UPDATE: Following last weekend’s storm, “Wavelength” drifted over from Segas SC. We understand the owner has been contacted and the boat has now been moved to a secure part of Port Werburgh. Apparently the boat received only minor damage.
PC Stuart Duncan of Kent Police asks if any of us have seen this boat which was stolen from Sandwich on 7 August . It’s a Seadoo Challenger 1800, white and blue exterior, silver and purple interior, and has a … Continue reading →
A BBC Radio Kent reporter took a rigid inflatable boat across to a beach near Calais and back across the Channel without being challenged by either French or British police and border agencies. MSBA Vice Chair Cllr Kelly Tolhurst, when interviewed on today’s Breakfast programme (just after 2:01:00), warned that yachtsmen should beware of stowaways and drug smugglers.
A 26 mile course on the tidal River Medway, open to monohull dinghies and keel boats of 30 feet and under with a PY number of less than 1315 for the Full Marathon and 1386 for the Half Marathon. Full details here…
Today is the last day to object to Brett’s proposal to “ecologically enhance” Alpha Lake by filling it in, which would result in loss of the lake for sailing. Many kids from the Medway area learn to sail and windsurf on the lake but this activity is not mentioned on their proposal. Please register your objection.