Boating is changing and our clubs need to adapt to survive. Our 2019 conference on Sat 9 March will focus on the future of our local clubs, which still form the core of active boating on the Medway and Swale. For more information click here. To book tickets click here.
This yacht was beached at Cockham Wood Fort, north shore between Wilsonian SC and Hoo Ness YC. Her name is Prikalthum, she was lying on her side, mast towards the shore. Medway VTS and the Coastguard have been informed. The HNYC mooring master has put her back on her mooring.
On Thursday 8 November 2018 Peter Norris, Managing Director of Clarke and Carter Interyacht (Kent) Ltd, will provide an overview of what has been happening to UK boat sales and listings over the last 12 months and provide an insight to what is envisaged might happen when the UK leaves the EU in 2019
Peter will also try and dispel the myth that the life of a yacht broker is a glamorous and easy life. Peter will give an insight into some of the issues a yacht broker faces when listing a boat for sale. What owners can do to make the listing of their yacht and thus sale easier. Peter will include some examples what can and does go wrong during a pre-purchase survey and sea trial.
Peter will give us an insight into some of the issues a yacht broker faces when listing a boat for sale, what owners can do to make their “pride and joy” more attractive and thus a sale easier. The many anecdotes, I am sure, will make it a fun, interesting and worthwhile evening. Maybe one day you will be glad that you heard this talk
Other forthcoming Kent Cruising Association “Winter Warmer” talks:
- 13 December: James Collier, RATS (CA Regulations and Technical Services)
- 10 January Des Crampton, trip to Svalbard
- 14 February: Roy Brooks, Scotline
- 14 March: Chris Jeckells, Jeckells the Sailmakers
- 11 April: Dick Holness, East Coast Pilot
We are all invited to these excellent talks, which are held at 8pm at the Dog and Bear, Lenham, near Maidstone. It’s a good idea to book a meal (by 5pm please) on 01622 858219 for 7pm before the talk. A special CA 7-choice menu is available for £9.95.
MSBA committee member Peter Norris, MD of Clarke and Carter Kent, was interviewed on Monday by Kent Tonight. He set out the economic importance of boating to the economy, explaining that the pastime is not just for the wealthy as many suppose. To see the interview, click on the link below and start viewing at about 27 minutes in.
A date has now been fixed for demolition of Kingsnorth Power Station’s 650 ft chimney. It is expected to come down at 10 am on 8 March 2018. This photo, by the late Trevor Peen, shows the boiler houses being blown up in July 2015.
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Has anyone has seen a grey Avon Redstart inflatable dinghy with silver Honda 2.3hp outboard, which went missing last night (Tues/Wed) from a yacht on the Hoo Ness YC moorings? The owner believes it came loose by itself but has searched for it today without success. The tender is marked “T/T Aurai” but this is very faded. If you have any information, please call Charles Hessey on 07720 147010.
UPDATE: the dinghy has been found, minus the outboard, near Sun Pier. It is now clear that this was the work of thieves.
A pilot died this afternoon when his microlight hit a pylon near Stoke airfield next to the Medway Estuary.