Nigel Stevens writes, “The Swale Regatta is a long standing local event traditionally held over three days, starting on a Friday in the Swale off Harty Ferry, and finishing in the Medway on the Sunday. It caters not just for regular racers but also especially for cruisers who would just like to give sailing with others a go. The Covid restrictions saw last year’s event cancelled but this year fifteen boats from various Medway and Swale clubs managed to get together for the regatta.” See Nigel’s full report below…
If you remember the arrival of HMS Medway in September 2019, you may be interested to read about what she is doing in the newsletter of the Chatham Naval Officers Association. As you can see in the video James Bond antics are only a small part of their day to day activities.
Invitations have been sent to all MSBA member clubs and partners for the Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening along with the agenda and minutes of the March meeting. If you haven’t received the emails, it could be that we don’t have your up to date contact details, in which case please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A dinghy belonging to William Bourne disappeared from a Medway Cruising Club mooring (STA16) just downstream from PHB 26 some time between 2030 on the evening of Saturday 19 June and 1430 on the afternoon of Sunday 20 June. It may have come adrift on its own but it may have been stolen. It is a GRP white dinghy with a dark rubber rubbing strake. It is marked “Tender to Marlin” and has Medway Ports 2021 sticker on it. Inside it has William’s mobile phone number stencilled in it and a reward is being offered for the dinghy’s recovery.
UPDATE: the dinghy has been found. It was not stolen.
Emma Crompton, Manager at Chatham Maritime Marina, is looking for a Seasonal Team Member to provide additional resource during the busiest operating months. This role will be available for a fixed term period between April and October 2021 and will be working up to 30 hours per week, including weekends and bank holidays as required.
Further details on the MDL website
Good news for motor boaters! After a protracted period for major refurbishment, the lock will reopen on 3 June 2021. Initially it will be operated by the contractors, and the lock will be available for two hours before high water and two hours after, between 7am and sunset.
The Environment Agency staff expect to take full control of the lock [and resume normal service] in the week commencing 7 June. For any queries, phone 01622 752864 or email email@example.com