Huge wave swamps boat on Medway

On 28 February the Sheerness inshore lifeboat rescued two men in their 6 metre RIB after it was swamped near the Kingsnorth jetty. A spokesman for Sheerness RNLI said, “The men were actually out in the craft for the first time when they were swamped by a wave which caused total electrical and engine failure.” The boat was towed to Queenborough Harbour.

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Honda RYA RIB Youth Championship 2017

The RYA London and South East area Honda RYA Youth RIB finals will be held at the Medway Yacht Club (MYC) on Saturday, 8 July 2017. MYC would like this year’s event to include participants from across our London and South East area.

The championship is split into two age groups; 8 to 12 and 13 to 16. The events are exciting and very well organised. There must be many boys and girls who would revel in the opportunity to take part, and; one really useful outcome is the potential for future safety boat drivers!

For information about the Medway event, please email Henry Chung at henrychungmh(at)btinternet.com or Ian Glass at ianglass(at)live.com

Further information from the RYA website:

RYA Affiliated Club Conference, 12 Nov 2016

Get someone from your club along to this event!

The RYA London & South East Regional Affiliated Club Conference takes place on 12 November 2016 at New Line Learning Academy, ME15 9QL. Following the success of the Regional Affiliated Club Conferences which were introduced last year, a series of conferences will again be taking place across the UK during October and November. Each conference will include a national and regional update, along with a range workshops and clinics delivered by RYA staff, contactors and volunteers.

To book your place at the conference please click here.

The conference is an opportunity to feedback some of what has been happening across the UK and in clubs within the region, and to look forward to ensure that 2017 is even more successful for clubs. It will also provide us with a great forum to engage with RYA staff and volunteers who will be on hand to answer any questions we may have.

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

Safety Boats Needed for AYC Powerboat Race

Owing to some last minute cancellations, Allhallows Yacht Club now needs some additional safety boats and crew to assist in their powerboat race on Sunday 24 April 2016. If you are able to assist could you please contact John Gore on j.r.gore (at) btinternet.com or 07702 805789 for further details

Kent Yacht and Motorboat Fair, 9-11 October

BoatFair

The Clarke & Carter Yacht & Motorboat Fair takes place at MDL Chatham Marina on the 9 – 11 October between 10:00 and 16:30.

Pair from Medway YC in Honda Youth RIB Championship

MYC Powerboat PairMorgan Glass (12) and Harry Chung (15) from Medway Yacht Club will compete against other teams in the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship at the Southampton Boat Show on Sunday 13 September. Read more…

Get On the Water at Gillingham Marina, Sun 16 August

Gillingham Marina on the water

This year’s On the Water Event will see the RIBs from Medway Watersports once again taking to the water showing the public what the sport has to offer and training available.

Honda Challenge, Sat 1 August

For the second year running Medway Yacht Club is hosting the SE Regional Finals of the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championships, sponsored by Gillingham Marina. Further details…

Gathering of Boats at Maidstone, 25 July

Maidstone River FestivalThe Gathering of Boats, which has replaced the Maidstone River Festival, will take place on Saturday, 25 July. Some 150 boats are expected to arrive in Maidstone town centre. Read more…

The Medway River Users Association, which represents boaters on the non-tidal Medway, is a partner of the MSBA.