MSBA Business Meeting Tues 28 June, Gillingham Marina

Please ensure your club or organisation is represented at our next quarterly business meeting, which will be at Gillingham Marina on Tuesday 28 June at 7pm. If you’d like to get a drink before the meeting please gather at the Quarterdeck bar (near the boat hoists) from 6.30pm. Depending on numbers, the meeting will most likely proceed at the marina’s Leisure Centre with its superb view of the river. The marina’s security staff will give you directions if it’s your first visit.

The agenda and minutes will be emailed out shortly. If you don’t receive the email please contact secretary@msba.org.uk with your contact details.

MSBA Business Meeting, Tues 29 March, by ZOOM

Due to the rapidly rising numbers of COVID 19 cases throughout Kent and the number of cases that arose after a recent local club gathering, the committee has decided that the MSBA quarterly business meeting, next Tuesday, 29 March 2022 will be a virtual ZOOM meeting. It is disappointing, especially after our excellent face-to-face AGM and business meeting at Rochester Cruising Club in November, but we look forward to holding a future business meeting at Queenborough Yacht Club as soon as the situation improves.

The Zoom link, agenda and minutes will be sent out by email to members shortly. If you don’t receive this in the next two days please email info@msba.org.uk with your contact details.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Sat 4 June

Calling all vessel owners – historic, commercial and recreational! On the afternoon of Saturday 4 June 2022, the River Medway will play host to the Platinum Jubilee Medway River Pageant, featuring a parade from the lower reaches up to Sun Pier, Chatham and culminating with ‘The Great Cacophony’ – a wall of sound from ships to shore – the event will be a grand spectacle. If you are interested in taking part in the event, please register your interest no later than Friday 11 February.
The event is likely to be popular and, in order to maintain safe operations, there will be a restriction on the numbers taking part, so registration is not a guarantee of participation. The final event plan will be released once vessel registrations have been received and processed.

MSBA AGM Tues 24 Nov

Our AGM and quarterly business meeting will be held by Zoom on Tuesday 24 November at 7pm. Please ensure that your club or organisation is represented. Emails with agendas and minutes have gone out to all member contacts. If your club or organisation has not received an email please let us know your correct contact details.

MSBA Business Meeting, Tues 30 June, to be online

It will not be possible to hold the MSBA Business Meeting at Medway Yacht Club, on Tuesday, 30 June 2020, due to the Government COVID-19 restrictions. So, we intend to hold the meeting as a ZOOM A/V Conference, same date and usual time: 19.00hrs. Invitations to register for the conference will be emailed to the MSBA member club representatives.

If you haven’t received an invitation to register by Friday 26 June 2020 and would like to take part, please email chairman@msba.org.uk

The invitation email will give full details for registering and joining the meeting, including telephone admission to the conference. Questions and answers will be managed using the ‘CHAT’ feature, bottom centre of the ZOOM screen on a laptop, or under ‘MORE’ top right on an IPad.  This enables you to type your question. Questions will be answered either at the end of an agenda item or at the end of the meeting. Full audio may be available, depending on numbers of participants.’  The meeting host will start the ZOOM meeting process at 18.30hrs to allow anyone who has not experienced the process before to sort out their connection.