Members of local sailing cubs are invited to join in the racing at MYC. As Autumn gets into gear and the less hardy look to laying up their boats for another winter the Cruisers and Racers have the Cruiser Class Autumn Series as a final hurrah before the season end.
This year’s series is going to be different to previous years with a mixture of longer and shorter races spread over 6 weeks starting on Sunday 24 October, The first two races (24 and 31 October) will be longer, starting at 09:30 with a time limit of 15:30 so make sure you allow for being on the water for most of the day. In a break from previous years these two races will start from the MYC Club line with courses from the 2021 MYC Cruiser Class Course Sheet. November’s races (7th, 14th, 21st & 28th) will be shorter in-river events starting at 09:30 and finishing from a Committee Boat.
MYC intend to run 3 classes: Class 1 for boats with a 2021 IRC Rating, Class 2 for the less serious racers using the RYA NHC handicap system Class 3 for the more cruising boats with no spinnakers also using RYA NHC Handicaps.
Visitors can be allocated a free mooring for the duration of the series and should contact the MYC Office on 01634 718399 for more information or contact the Cruiser Class Racing Captain on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure your club or organisation is represented at our business meeting on Tuesday at 7pm. If you haven’t received an email with the Zoom link and the agenda and minutes from our June meeting, please contact us on email@example.com
Include in our meeting will be a presentation on Medway’s bid for City of Culture 2025.
This morning the huge, unprepossessing “accommodation barge” that has graced Rochester riverside for 8 years was towed away by GPS Marine to Upnor where it will be refitted. KentOnline reported that the vessel will be transformed into 400 “luxury” holiday apartments in Gibraltar by a mystery businessman.
Apparently, and not a lot of people know this, the barge is known as “Hillside” and was originally built for the Dutch navy. GPS has been maintaining the vessel since it arrived from Portsmouth where it was used by the Royal Navy for crews in the process of changing ships. It has three decks with air-conditioned rooms plus leisure and communal areas, including a bar, dance floor and had a cinema or lecture theatre.
Active Thames is a partnership programme to support the development of watersports on the tidal Thames and inland waterways in London, Kent and Essex.
The Active Thames Grant Fund, running from 20 September 2021-31 October 2022, is provided in response to findings from the recent Active Thames survey. We do not wish to be too prescriptive about sport, location or delivery, but the application should link to at least one of the objectives below:
Improve diversity of participation, particularly among under-represented groups including:
People with disabilities;
People with long term health conditions;
People from lower socio-economic groups;
Ethnically diverse communities.
Develop the workforce (coaches, volunteers and administrative support);
Provide new opportunities; perhaps funding the addition of a new sport, working with new audiences, or supporting a pilot programme.
Closing date for applications is 31 October 2021. For more information and how to apply, click here…
Whitstable Marine on behalf of Peel Ports lifted this sunken vessel yesterday at Rochester Pier. The wreck was moved to the Strood side of the river where it will be broken up and disposed of. If you have any information about the boat or its owner please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Furthermore the obstruction near Sun Pier (at only 0.7m depth) has now been marked with an orange pellet buoy which says “wreck.”
We are pleased to see Peel Ports and Medway Council acting together to clear such abandoned boats which are an increasing nuisance on our river.