On Saturday, Lijia (“Lily”) Xu with her coach Jon Emmett conducted a boot camp and gave talks at Medway Yacht Club. Among her many achievements, Lily won a gold medal in the Laser Radial class at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she was the flag bearer for China at the closing ceremony.
RYA London & South East OnBoard Development Day 2020
Date – Saturday 28th March 2020, 0930-1630
Venue – Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, TN3 8JH
Cost – Free
This is aimed at clubs/centres with RYA OnBoard recognition, or those likely to achieve recognition this year, with up to 3 participants able to attend per club/centre. More information and booking…
Medway YC is running Powerboat Level 2 course on 13th and 14th February and on the 22nd we will have the VHF Short Range Certificate course. Contact Inti Guaschino, Training Manager & RYA Principal, Medway Yacht Club.
Queenborough Harbour Trust has a vacancy for a Level 2 Marina & Boat Operative Apprenticeship. Applicants need to be 18-21 years old, courteous with good Maths and English GCSEs.
This is an exciting opportunity to acquire the necessary experience and recognised qualifications for a career afloat with an emphasis upon the maritime leisure industry. The job entails water services for harbour operations, on the job learning and off site training courses, variable shift to cover harbour operations from 0900 to 2200 hrs during peak season and 0900 to 1800 hrs out of season, 9 hours per day. At peak times there may be additional periods to cover for leave and sickness as required. For more information download the job description below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The RYA Sailability’s Disability Awareness Training course is designed for both volunteers at sailing clubs and instructors at commercial centres. It uses the latest teaching methods, based on the social model of disability. More information…
Medway Yacht Club is on course to inspire the next generation of sailors after joining RYA OnBoard, the national grassroots scheme making it easier and cheaper to get more young people on the water. Since 2005 OnBoard has helped over 900,000 young people try sailing and windsurfing and learn an activity that often stays with them for life. Discover how you can get OnBoard at Medway Yacht Club or find your nearest OnBoard club
More courses available at Medway Yacht Club at member rates:
- 25 January – SRC (VHF) course, 9.30 to 17.00
- 30/31 January – Powerboat Course
Contact Inti Guaschino, Training Manager & RYA Principal, Tel: 01634 718399
Beach lifeguards are paid even while they train. There are some fitness requirements. Contact Lucy_Macgowan@rnli.org.uk for more information.
The MSBA is sad to learn that on 14 December the Morning Star Trust decommissioned its flagship vessel Morning Star of Revelation in a moving ceremony at Chatham Marina. The 19-metre, gaff-rigged ferro-cement ketch with its distinctive maroon sails has been a familiar sight on the Medway when she was not away in the Baltic or even further away. Officially a “tall ship”, Morning Star is the oldest purpose-built sail training vessel in the UK Sail Training fleet and has been in continuous service since 1978.
The MST is a Christian sail training organisation based in Chatham. The Trust’s remaining vessel is an 11-metre Westerly Oceanquest called Bright Star and we understand that a larger, more up to date vessel is being sought to replace Morning Star.