This is a sample of one of the new signs designed in partnership with the Personal Watercraft Partnership (PWP) and local authorities. The signs will be set up at known launching sites for jet skis (PWCs). Most PWC users are responsible boaters but an irresponsible minority spoil it for everyone else and will be liable to prosecution. Peel Ports will increase the number of patrols using a harbour launch or RIB, including holidays, weekends, and during heatwaves. The patrol personnel will be equipped with body cams.
This chart shows the zones where there are speed limits, yellow for 6 knots and red for 8 knots. The purple zone from Cuxton to Wouldham is where members of the Kent Boat and Ski club have exclusive permission to water ski.
The Kent Boat & Ski Club is holding their annual Open Season Party to celebrate the upcoming boating season on Saturday 27 April, and are inviting anyone from the Medway and Swale Boating Association to come along. Entry is free and it starts at 7pm followed by a BBQ served at 8pm and the Loose Change band will be playing during the evening. It would be great to see as many of you there as possible. Contact Erin Bailey
Allhallows Yacht Club is again hosting two powerboat races and a National Ski-Racing event this year.
The powerboat racing season starts with the Allhallows Shakedown race on Sunday 19th April, and is followed by the first two rounds of the National Offshore Championship on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd May. Sunday 17th May sees them host a round of the National Ski Racing Championship. Can you imagine being towed along at speeds of up to 75mph for races in excess of 45 minutes?
All are welcome to come along and watch what should be some thrilling racing, and enjoy the hospitality of Allhallows Yacht Club. For the more adventurous how would you fancy volunteering to assist with the Safety Fleet?
Contact John Gore, j.r.gore (at) btinternet.com for more details.
Capt Jonathan Mills, Deputy Harbourmaster has informed us that the next meeting of the Leisure Users Forum will now be on the 26 March at Kent Boat & Ski Club starting at approx 1900. Agenda to be decided.