Adam Taylor, Rivers & Paths Manager, Medway Council says, “Owing to a fault with the pontoon gate, we have had to close Rochester Pier until next Monday. Also, I’m working to retrieve traffic cones from the river bed, similar to the life rings.” If anyone can help please contact Adam on 01634 333333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Upnor Sailing Club will be opening our doors so folks will be able to come and have a chat about our club and its activities. We were founded 58 years ago: our clubhouse in Lower Upnor has great views of the Medway where you can enjoy the view with a drink from the bar, with secure car parking at the rear. We have a busy sailing and social programme and a friendly and knowledgeable membership. We have 84 regularly serviced trot moorings that are accessible from our all tide pontoon. We currently have some spaces available to new members.
Alan Prime of Border Force asks if anyone recognises these abandoned boats. They may simply have drifted off their moorings. The first one is at Motney Hill. Email email@example.com and we’ll pass the information on.
Medway Cruising Club is running two open days in conjunction with the Watersports Centre and under the RYA Push The Boat Out initative. This is a great opportunity for us to show off our facilities and what we do. The Open Days are on 5 and 6 May opening times are 11:00 to 16:00. There will be loads to see and do. Poster flyers are available in A4 and A5 size if you know somewhere that one can be posted.
We are holding our annual Open Season Party here at the Kent Boat & Ski Club to celebrate the upcoming boating season on Saturday 27th April, and was wondering if anyone from the Medway and Swale Boating Association would be interested in coming along. Entry is free and it starts at 7pm followed by a BBQ served at 8pm and the Loose Change band will be playing during the evening. It would be great to see as many of you there as possible. Contact Erin Bailey
Peel Ports advise that the floating dock/converted barge Westmoreland, that has been moored between two large yellow mooring buoys to the north of the Lower Halstow Yacht Club moorings, has sunk. It is still made fast to the two yellow marker buoys fore and aft but is covered at high water. The centre of the barge between the two yellow buoys is marked by floating pellet buoys. Mariners should navigate with caution due to this submerged danger to navigation. Approximate position 51 23.00N 000 40.60E. The owner is aware and will be dealing with the situation.
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