Dover Marina as part of its open day on Saturday 21 May have arranged a “Flare Amnesty.” Private individuals can take flares along to Dover Marina between 10am and 1.30pm (not as previously stated) and dispose of them free of charge. Entry to the open day, which runs from 10am to 4pm. For further information please read the attached flyer: Dover Marina Open Day 2016
Queenborough Harbour Trust are organising a number of events with the purpose of generating interest in boats, boating and our local waters. One of these events will be a classic yacht & motor boat event open to all boats built or designed before 1970. If in doubt as to whether your boat qualifies please send a photo and a short description.
Without classic boats we will not have an event so we are delighted to offer free berthing for up to 2 nights for qualifying boats that register with us before 31st August. Registration is on a first come first served basis and we are able to accommodate approx. 30 boats (depending on size).
The harbour will be open to the public to view boats and meet the skippers and in addition we will be arranging a number of shore based activities.
This event is being organised with the help of:
- Brian Corbett – Medway Yacht Club & MSBA Vice Chairman
- Yvonne Mitchell – Old Gaffers Association
To register your boat for this event please call 0770 373 2774 or email email@example.com
The Clarke & Carter Yacht & Motorboat Fair takes place at MDL Chatham Marina on the 9 – 11 October between 10:00 and 16:30.
Last call from Clinton Lyon for the Coach Trip from Gillingham Marina to the London Boat Show on the Preview Day on 9 January. This year the Boat Show includes a Classic Car Show running alongside it. Cost £25 including entrance ticket. Phone 01634 280022 or email berthing (at) gillingham-marina.co.uk.
If you want to try out an Alto two person, single trapeze, club racing dinghy, pop over to Gillingham Marina between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on Saturday after supporting your club’s Push The Boat Out event . In conjunction with the Medway Watersports Centre you can also try out a RIB. The latest Suzumar and Sun sport inflatable dinghies are on show in the chandlery where VAT-free deals are on offer betwen 9am and 4.30pm.
Why not come to the Boat & Chandlery Fair at Gillingham Marina and then take a walk over to the Medway Queen? The restored paddle steamer will be open to the public on 26 April from 1100 to 1600 hours, see www.medwayqueen.co.uk for details.
Peter Norris writes, “We are celebrating another very successful year at our Kent offices at Gillingham, Ramsgate & Chatham by holding, in association with Gillingham Marina, a Christmas Party in the Gillingham Marina Chandlery between 5pm and 8pm on Thursday 5 December 2013.
“We will be offering festive refreshments with live music and there will be a number of very special offers on chandlery items on the night. GJW Insurance will also be on hand to discuss any insurance questions you might have. There will also be a number of technical representatives from suppliers around on the evening for you to ask questions.
We look forward to seeing you on the 5 December. Please drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of numbers attending. We look forward to hearing from you.”
Established in 2010, the Medway Boat & Chandlery Fair is the largest boat show on the Kent Coast. There will be over 60 sail and motor boats on display.
There will be trade stands from 3D Tenders, Dolphin Sails, English Braids, GJW Insurance, Medway Watersports, Raymarine, Robert Bingham Yacht Surveyors, Suzuki. This is an ideal opportunity for you to meet and discuss with specialists all aspects of boat ownership.
For more details and fast-track registration, see http://www.clarkeandcarter.co.uk/boat-and-chandlery-fair
On Saturday a free shuttle bus will carry you to and from Chatham Waterfront where you can see the Medway River Festival.