Boat Jumble, Hollowshore CC, 7 Nov

Hollowshore Cruising Club at Faversham are holding a boat jumble on Sunday  November 7 from 11 a.m., to replace their usual one in May, cancelled this year because of Covid.   “With boats being laid-up, the change of date could actually work in our favour,” says secretary Mike Riches. “People will be throwing out redundant boat gear, and looking to what they need for next year,” he said.   The event will be beside the HCC clubhouse at the Youngboats yard, at the head of Oare Creek, Oare Road ME13 7TX. The bar will be open, with hot snacks available. If the weather looks threatening a large gazebo will be erected.   There is no entry fee, and non-members and other clubs are welcome to run their own stall, at £10 a stall, and they keep all proceeds from sales. For more information, contact Mike Riches at

Medway YC Autumn Series starts 24 Oct

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.

No matter what sort of Cruising or Racing Yacht you sail there is a class for you to enjoy racing if your boat complies with ORC Cat 4 requirements and the MYC Minimum Equipment Level.

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

Full details can be found in the MYC Yacht Racing page

CA Winter Warmer talk, NATO, Thu 14 Oct

You are invited to a Zoom webinar on Thursday 14 October at 19.00

Lt Cdr Rod Drake RNR RD will talk about the role of the NATO Shipping Centre in keeping merchant shipping safe.

It will start at 19.00 prompt and will last about one hour. Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Sue and David Long
Cruising Association Kent Section Secretaries

Medway Towns Rowing Club Head Race, 17 Oct

An important “Head” rowing race will take place on Sunday 17 October, starting at Wouldham at 1pm and ending at Rochester.

  • A timed race over a distance of 3 miles downstream on tidal water on the River Medway from Wouldham Church to Medway Towns Rowing Club. To be rowed on an ebb tide.
  • The event will have a maximum of 50 crews.
  • The event is for eights and fours / quads, both river and coastal.

A number of motor boats will be stationed along the route to marshal the racers. Other boaters please keep clear.