Red2Red clears Rochester shore with new zero emissions vessel

The Red2Red team with their new zero emissions vessel spent the week clearing litter and generally tidying up the Rochester shoreline supported by Rochester Bridge Trust and Rochester Cruising Club. The rubbish was lifted out by Gillingham Marina and taken offsite for sorting and recycling. A great team effort from organisations with a real care for the river.

CA talk, Living River Foundation, Thu 8 Dec

Thursday 8th December 2022 at 20.00 –  Engaging with the wild world of the tidal Medway – the work of the Living River Foundation by Tanya Ferry

The foundation is working to reconnect communities with estuaries. The estuaries are improving despite their characteristic brown colour in the South East of England, but the colour makes it difficult to perceive the important animals that live in it. The foundation runs programmes to allow people to explore different aspects of the estuary, tackling litter, eliminating single use items, sampling microplastics, and giving talks.

Venue: The Dog and Bear Hotel Lenham ME17 2PG

To book and pay the £3.00 per person fee please click on the link here:   [BOOK VENUE]

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MSBA AGM and business meeting, Hoo Ness YC, 29 Nov, 6.30 for 7pm

Please make sure your club or  organisation is represented at the MSBA Annual General Meeting at Hoo Ness Yacht Club on 29 November 2022 at 6.30 for 7pm, followed by a Business Meeting.

For those of you who are not familiar with the location of Hoo Ness Yacht
Club, from the crossroads at the centre of Hoo village, take the road downhill
towards the church. It’s called Church Road. After 200 yards, past the
shops, turn left into Vicarage Lane. Just before you get to the industrial
estate you will see a bus stand on your right. Before this, turn right into
the marina park estate and carefully follow the signs to Hoo Ness Yacht
Club. Watch out for the speed bumps.

The official postcode is not helpful. Best to aim for ME3 9TW. For even
better directions see

At the AGM, there will be the election of officers for the MSBA committee. Please consider volunteering for the committee as there are vacancies.

As this is the last meeting of the year before Christmas, refreshments will be provided and there is a bar in the clubhouse.

If you didn’t receive the agenda and minutes by email please contact We look forward to seeing you there.

MSBA talk: Update on marine electronics, Fri 11 November

For the first in our new series of monthly winter talks, Paul Smith of PSI will give us an update on marine electronics and electrical systems for our boats. Paul is well known locally for his knowledgeable, personal service to boaters and you may well have met him at national boat shows.

Rochester Cruising Club will be hosting the event. The club is easy to find on the Esplanade at the foot of Rochester Castle, postcode ME1 1QN. There is ample parking at the club and on the road outside. The bar will be open and a professionally prepared meal will be available at 7pm if you pre-order.

We will be having an “MSBA Special” of ham, egg and chips or sausage, egg and chips for £6 on the night. Desserts will also be available and the bar will be open. Please email to order your meal.

Paul’s talk will start at 8pm and he will bring some of the latest kit to demonstrate and answer your questions.

Non-RCC members are asked to contribute £3 at the door and sign the visitors’ book.