TS Royalist to visit Queenborough

The famous tall ship, TS Royalist, will be coming to Queenborough Harbour on Tuesday 11 April at approximately 4.00pm. This will be their second visit. Well worth coming to have a look. The new sail training vessel entered service with The Marine Society and Sea Cadets in 2015.

AphroditeAnd, just arrived today is Aphrodite, (pictured left) looking magnificent.

A fleet of Tall Ships will be leaving Greenwich on Sunday. The fleet then sails a clockwise Atlantic route with Portugal the next stop on the way to Quebec.

Queenborough Harbour wins £500K award

Queenborough Harbour Trust CIC is delighted to have been awarded £500,000 from the Coastal Community Fund Awards, Round 4, to develop Queenborough harbour’s mooring facilities and in so doing support the local visitor economy.

As a relatively new, community-based organisation, we are grateful for the confidence the Department for Communities and Local Government has shown in us to deliver this substantial investment. We are also grateful for the support we have received in our application from a variety of sources including Sheppey Proud, the local Coastal Community Team which gathered support from the business and community service and feedback from the public. In addition we would like to thank Swale Borough Council and in particular the Regeneration Team for their support and funds in helping QHT to secure this substantial investment in the harbour facilities. We are aware of the challenges that the delivery of this project within the budget and resource constraints poses but with the support and assistance of current and new supporters and friends we will provide the improved facilities and increased capacity that will encourage more visitors from the UK and the Continent to visit Queenborough and beyond, enjoy the local services and attractions to the benefit of the local economy.

Classic Boats at Queenborough, Sat 8 Oct, 11.00

wheelCome and see 20 classic craft including tugs, sailing boats with traditional rigs and motor boats

Special! – enjoy a twenty-minute boat trip around the harbour with live commentary.

Crundalls Wharf, All Tide Landing, Queenborough

For further details phone 01795 662051

Mystery boat washed-up at Queenborough

washed up boat on ATLIf you have any information about this washed-up speed boat, please contact the Harbour Office at operations@queenborough-harbour.co.uk

Classic Yacht & Motor Boat Festival, Queenborough, Sat 8 Oct

Queenborough Harbour Trust are organising a classic yacht & motor boat event open to all boats built or designed before 1970. We are delighted to offer free berthing for up to 2 nights for qualifying boats that register with us before 30th September.

Entries so far:

  • Kevayling – Freeman 30 (1968), Ray Chitty
  • Emanuel – 1928 Gaff Cutter, Robert Holden
  • Crow – 38ft Gaff Ketch, Robert Berk
  • Linnaea – Dauntless 20ft Gaff Rigged, Lena Reekie

If you would like to join-in please contact Mark on 0770 373 2774 or email operations@queenborough-harbour.co.uk

This event is being organised with the help of:

  • Brian Corbett – Medway Yacht Club & MSBA Vice Chairman
  • Yvonne Mitchell – Old Gaffers Association

Visit historic sailing barges at Queenborough, Friday 8 July

Five Thames sailing barges will be assembling at Queenborough on Friday afternoon in preparation for a race to Ipswich on Saturday. Members of the public are welcome to visit the pontoon Friday evening and admire these historic craft: Edith May, Melissa, Xylonite, Marjorie and Niagara.

Historic Tug Festival Cancelled

The Queenborough Harbour Trust regrets that the Historic Tug Festival that was to take place this weekend, 25/26 June, has had to be cancelled.

Visit the Sheerness Lifeboat, Sun 3 July, 11am-3pm

Sheerness LifeboatThe RNLI station at Sheerness is not open to the public but the All-weather Lifeboat and Inshore Lifeboat will be on display for you to visit at the All Tide Landing, Crundall’s Wharf, Queenborough Harbour. Come and meet the Crew and helpers and find out more about the work of the RNLI. Demonstration by the Inshore Lifeboat, RNLI Lifeguards and HM Coastguard.

Operational requirements permitting, the RNLI Lifeboats, lifeguards and stalls will be on display along with Kent Fire Rescue Launch and Fire Tender, HM Coastguard, Classic Cars and Scooters.

Visit Sheerness Lifeboat website…

Swale Regatta, 17-19 June 2016

The Swale Regatta website is now working. Details are also on our calendar.

Blessing of the Waters, Sunday 5 June

This annual event will take place at Crundells’s Wharf, Queenborough, next Sunday. We have no further details but assume it will take place at around high water, which is at 13:20.