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

 

Boat & Chandlery Fair

GillinghamWhy 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.

REYC (Chatham) Mary Cup, 20 Sept 2014

The REYC invites all MSBA monohull yachts to join the Mary Cup race on 20 September, start 10:00 at MCC Gillingham line. No entry fee. For further info, email Ken Gorton reycchathamharbourmaster (at) hotmail.co.uk

Medway YC Cruiser Class Spring Series, open event for MSBA yachts

We are invited to participate in a series of five races for monohull sailing cruisers:

  • Sunday 27 April 2014, First Race 10.00
  • Sunday 11 May 2014
  • Sunday 18 May 2014
  • Sunday 8 June 2014, Last race followed by lunch and prize giving at MYC

Format

A short five race series, boats’ four best results to count. Races are started from a committee boat normally located in or near Gillingham Reach. The first start each day is at 10.00. Races are short in-river races designed to get you back in the bar around lunch time. Racing is handicapped so everybody has a chance to win. You do not need a rating.

RYA National Handicap for Cruisers (NHC)

Racing will be under IRC (if you have a current rating certificate) or the RYA NHC system. You do not need to have your boat or sails measured or weighed. Look up your boat’s base handicap on the RYA list on line and this will be automatically adjusted race by race in line with your performance.

Requirements

  • Complete and submit a Race Entry Form prior to the first race you enter
  • Pay £25 race entry fee for the series (£15 for individual races) 
  • Have adequate third party insurance 
  • Turn up and have fun

Full details can be found in the official Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions www.medwayyachtclub.com or by contacting Medway Yacht club by email myc@aol.com or on 01634 718399.

Social

As participants in an open event you and your crew are invited to join us in the bar at MYC (food available) after each race and for the prize giving lunch following the last race.

More information

Medway Queen Open Day, 26 April

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.