Isle of Sheppey Round the Island Race, Sat 9 Sept 2017

Photo Lee Marriot

Isle of Sheppey Sailing Club will be hosting the world famous Round the Island Race, a true “tick in the box of life” for leisure and professional sailors.  This year the event is open to all types of “non mechanical” vessels including windsurfers, rowers and stand-up paddleboards as well as dinghies and catamarans. Estimated number of entries: 50 – 100 boats.

UPDATE: Phone number for the race will be 01795 663052 and will be on channel 37 Call sign Shepp.

Save Blue Circle Sailing Club!

Save Blue Circle Sailing ClubSimon Pugh has contacted us to ask for help. Blue Circle Sailing Club is just on the edge of the Thames Estuary in Cliffe. The club is a small lake sited within an area of natural beauty and has been there since 1957. Unfortunately the landlord of the lake is seeking planning to fill in the lake to an un- sailable depth which will close the club completely. Many Medway/Swale boaters or their children have learned to sail at the club.

PLEASE register your objection to closing this sailing and windsurfing facility. The quickest and easiest way to object is to click on this link or paste it into your browser address bar.

http://planning.medway.gov.uk/dconline/AcolNetCGI.gov?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPSESSION=%7B%5B%2A%21273221372128243C2A3D312079202E621B3B37163D3D352B2218373C797F727C7C6A6369160711000E1E177816212E3A6A611715232B0221223E372B30002427283B302A313C07213D3E7E102A27303B2A073337232B35070B6E66727379787A7D7660017462122B3C203B2A2A070573776465727478717E7F6563%21%2A%5D%7D

Then fill the form in with your objection. Don’t forget to choose OBJECT from the drop down box. To see details of the application you can click on this link which also gives other ways to object.

http://www.planningfinder.co.uk/search/near?radius=5.0&postcode=RM18+8RS&order=reference_desc

Reference MC/14/0818