Book now for the Medway/Swale Boating Conference, Sat 4 March 2017

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Medway/Swale Boating ConferenceWe have put together some excellent speakers for our third boating conference and bookings are now open. Find out about the fascinating history of the estuary and hear the port authority’s and local authority’s plans for the river. Once again the event is being generously sponsored by Medway Council and Peel Ports. Lunch, refreshments and an all day exhibition are included in the admission price of £15, or only £12 if you book before 18 February.

Click here here for more details and booking.

3 metre storm surge tonight

Storm surgeOwing to the low pressure system passing over the southern North Sea, the tide at Sheerness is forecast to be three metres over the astronomical prediction at about 9pm this evening. Fortunately this does not coincide with high water. Our friends up the East Coast and over on the Continent may not be so lucky.

Clifford’s voyages around Europe, Thurs 12 Jan

Dawn OwlThe next Winter Warmer talk will be by Clifford Mickleburgh himself, relating his adventures on DAWN OWL with his faithful old dog Charlie on a whistle stop tour of Europe, from the Netherlands north to Copenhagen and then south through the Kiel Canal, Frisian Islands and the European rivers and canals  to Switzerland and back down the Rhine through Germany to Friesland in the Netherlands. Find out about the boat lifts and the inclined planes!

The CA Kent Section Winter Warmers are held at The Dog & Bear Hotel, The Square
Lenham, ME17 2PG. All are welcome. There is a small charge of £3.

Situated 8 miles East of Maidstone, just off the A20 in the village square. Many eat beforehand and it helps speed up service if you telephone the pub on 01622 858219 and order your meal before 5pm.

Project Kraken

Project KRAKEN

Concerns grow for missing teenager

missing-ben-savagePolice and emergency services have been searching the River Medway since 18-year-old Ben Savage went missing after a night out in Chatham. He was last seen on CCTV at Sun Pier on Tuesday night. If you have any information please call the police.

More on Kent Online…

“Find Ben” on Facebook

 

Stakeholder meeting for “Battle of Medway,” 14 Dec

If your club or organisation has an interest in being involved in next year’s “Battle of Medway” (Dutch Raid) 350th anniversary you may wish to attend a meeting, to be chaired by Cllr Howard Doe, on Wednesday 14 December at 2.00 pm in the Bar Area at the Corn Exchange in Rochester.

If you wish to attend this meeting as a stakeholder please contact Gina Graham, PA to Richard Hicks, Director of Regeneration, Culture, Environment and Transformation. Email gina.graham@medway.gov.uk

The week-long “Battle of Medway” event, on 8-17 June 2017, will incorporate the annual River Festival, and will culminate in a “Medway in Flames” spectacle. Hundreds of boats are expected to come from Holland where the 1667 Dutch Raid is better known as the Battle of Chatham. If your club can offer moorings or hospitality to our Dutch visitors, who will be on their best behaviour, please contact Ed Woollard at Medway Council. Email ed.woollard@medway.gov.uk

Read more about the event…

AGM Tues 6 Dec at Medway Cruising Club

Our annual general meeting, followed by a business meeting, will take place next Tuesday at 7pm at Medway Cruising Club, Gillingham Strand. Please make sure your club or organisation is represented. Notices and agendas have been emailed to member representatives. If you have not received these please contact secretary@msba.org.uk straight away.

Winter Warmer talk by Met Office weatherman, 8 Dec

Mark Rogers from the Met Office will update us on modern weather forecasting. Weather is something that affects every mariner. Can you read the clouds, what is a synoptic chart and how will it help me? Everyone knows that the Met Office forecasts the weather but how is this done and what are their roles and responsibilities within the UK and around the world?

The CA Kent Section Winter Warmers are held at The Dog & Bear Hotel, The Square
Lenham, ME17 2PG. All are welcome. There is a small charge of £3.

Situated 8 miles East of Maidstone, just off the A20 in the village square. Many eat beforehand and it helps speed up service if you telephone the pub on 01622 858219 and order your meal before 5pm.

Queenborough Harbour CCF bid for more moorings

qht-new-moorings-notice

Queenborough Harbour Trust is through to round two of the Coastal Community Funding programme and has been invited to apply for a government grant to install sixty new moorings.

If successful this would bring the total number of moorings to 180, create new job opportunities and give a boost to local trade.

Teen arrested after multiple fires at Acorn Shipyard

burning-barge

Photo Nigel Crisp

Following a spate of suspicious fires at Acorn Shipyard, the latest on Sunday having left a replica Dutch barge gutted, a 19 year old Rochester man has been arrested.

Read more at Kent Online…