Learn to sail at Medway YC

Have fun this half term and learn a new skill. This 3-day course uses the club’s brand-new fleet of RS Zest dinghies. Royal Yachting Association Stage 1 is an introduction to the parts of the boat and the basic principles of how to get a boat sailing. If you are aged 8-16 years old and interested in learning to sail this course is for you.

MYC members can book and find more information here 

Non-members can book and find more information here £195 per child for a 3 day course.

RYA Club Development Workshops, Jan 2022

Following the recent regional Affiliated Club Conferences, in January the RYA will be running a series of online club development workshops to cover the topics that conference delegates said are most important.  These free workshops are a repeat of the workshops presented at the conferences so are ideal if you were a delegate and now want to revisit the content, as well as for those who were unable to make their live regional event.  Each workshop will leave you with the latest information and ideas to create or update your plans and find out what support is available from the RYA.

  • 10th January – 8-9 pm – How can you plan to retain more members?
  • 17th January – 8-9 pm – How can you plan to recruit and retain more volunteers?
  • 24th January – 8-9 pm – How can you plan to develop or replace your facility?
  • 31st January – 8-9 pm – What are the governance and legal challenges that your club is facing?

If you register for the workshop you will be able to view a recording if you cannot make the live session.  These are open to representatives from RYA Affiliated Clubs so do share the details with others involved with running your club. 

Register here for the workshops…

SB Raybel is recruiting

Thames Sailing Barge Raybel, moored at Milton Creek in Sittingbourne, is recruiting:

Assistant/Trainee Shipwright Full Time 
With restoration work now underway we are looking for someone to join the shipwright team. A rare opportunity to work with a credited national expert on barge restoration, learn heritage skills, and contribute to the regeneration of Sittingbourne and Swale Heritage.  
More details at http://adobe.ly/3ejJo3U

Artist in Residence £3600 based on 2 days a month of heritage-based  community arts activities.
Applications sought from artists living, working, or with a strong connection to Swale. Timescale  April  2021 until December 2022. 
More details at https://tinyurl.com/hfruzhca 

Socially  Engaged  Artist Mentorship 10 working days over a year. 
An opportunity to work alongside Salford  Makers, a highly  experienced arts collective, commissioned to deliver a programme of heritage-based arts engagement during 2021. Would suit an early career artist living, working, or with a strong connection to Swale.
More details at https://tinyurl.com/3mwm6k3w

Vacancy for Chief Instructor at Medway YC

Medway Yacht Club is looking for an RYA Senior Instructor to take on the Chief Instructor role on a full time, permanent basis. The role requires a flexible approach with the successful candidate working a minimum of 37 hour contract over weekends, evenings and bank holidays as required. Typical working week Wednesday – Sunday.

The position is designed to lead and manage the existing Club Sailing groups: Junior, Youth, Adults, Royal Engineers, NAS school all operating from March to November with Winter Training Sessions mostly for the Youth team. The position will also involve delivering Powerboat, Stand Up Paddle-boarding, shore-based courses as well as Team Building days. The successful applicant will lead on training at the Club and report to the Commodore and Flag Officers. The applicant will work closely with the other employees and volunteers.

For a full job description please contact secretary@medwayyachtclub.com or follow this link: https://www.medwayyachtclub.com/2021/01/chief-instructor-vacancy/

RYA OnBoard Development Day 2020, Bewl, 28 March

RYA London & South East OnBoard Development Day 2020
Date     – Saturday 28th March 2020, 0930-1630
Venue  – Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, TN3 8JH
Cost      – Free

This is aimed at clubs/centres with RYA OnBoard recognition, or those likely to achieve recognition this year, with up to 3 participants able to attend per club/centre. More information and booking…