Mike Wood, Cruiser Captain of Greenwich Yacht Club, invites us to join the annual Frostbite Race from Greenwich YC to Erith YC on Sat 23 March and back again on the following day. This is a well-established open event. For an entry form, sailing instructions etc please email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.greenwichyachtclub.co.uk/activities/racing/open-racing-forms/category/frostbite
Thanks to Roger Clark for sharing this information.
Sheerness tides: https://www.peelports.com/media/4134…ess_2019_p.pdf
Chatham tides: https://www.peelports.com/media/4133/chatham_2019_p.pdf
PLA tides: http://www.pla.co.uk/assets/pla-tide-tables-2019.pdf (loads of useful info – distances, bridge heights, barrier information etc as well as tides for Walton, Margate, Shivering Sands, Southend, Tilbury etc)
The OTHER River Festival is back on Sat 27 July and now has a corporate sponsor. Read more at Kent Online…
Adam Taylor from Medway Council says “Apologies for the long delay regarding Rochester Pier, I’m pleased to announce the electrics are finally fixed and the access gate works correctly, so the pier is open to day moorers again. “
Following on from the recent webinars focusing on Pay-and-Play and Alternative Activity formats, the next in the series will focus on growing membership and club activity through effective marketing and communications. This could be the use of traditional forms of marketing (leaflet drops, events or open days) or better use of social media, web presence or the use of apps to co-ordinate beginner and other sailing activity.
Hosted by Matt Sheahan, respected sailing journalist, the one hour webinar will include short presentations and a Q&A session with some clubs that have successfully used marketing and communications to boost activity and membership. The aim is to share their insights on their challenges and successes with the wider sailing club community and watersports sector.
You will be able to ask questions and interact with the panel. The webinar is going to be recorded and will be available to view afterwards.
The trends highlight some people being ‘turned off’ by competitive activity, looking for activities which are easier to access and for unique experiences; all of which create challenges and opportunities for sailing clubs.
Here’s a web page with links to all of the recent ‘Futures’ webinars: https://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/Pages/future-webinars.aspx
Alan Prime and a colleague will explain the history of Border Force; what they do; their role on the river and how we can help them in their efforts to combat illegal migration and smuggling of prohibited items. At Strood Yacht Club on Thursday 21 February 2019, 7.30pm. All welcome. For directions see www.stroodyachtclub.uk