Boat sinks in Strood Yacht Club blaze

A 36ft Fairline motor cruiser has sunk and two neighbouring vessels and a pontoon were damaged on Sunday evening after a major fire at Strood YC.  Club members used a workboat to tow the burning cruiser away from the pontoon to prevent further damage to other vessels. The cause of the fire remains unknown. Fortunately it seems no-one was injured.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-25490361
http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/story/2013-12-22/firefighters-tackling-serious-fire-a-yacht-club/

Bad news from Hollowshore

Martin Ashton, Commodore of Hollowshore Cruising Club writes, “The Oare Creek entrance was not dredged as planned due to a late objection from Faversham Oyster Company (that have the fishing rights in the Swale). [Because of the tidal surge] we lost the pub (the Shipwrights) and it won’t manage to re-open in time for the holiday period.  The clubhouse at the top of the creek had a couple of inches to spare!”