MSEP Water Quality Workshops, 1 March

One of the issues that the MSBA has been campaigning on for years is sewage from water company outfalls and houseboats, particularly where the latter are in large concentrations close to sailing clubs, such as at Hoo. If you share this concern this is your chance to make a difference by working with our partner, the Medway Swale Estuary Partnership.

Lunchtime talk: John Apps, Medway CC, Sun 12 Feb

The 2021 Jester Azores Challenge was quite unique for a number of reasons, primarily because all the boats that crossed the start line finished.

Minke without rudder being towed by Good Report on a beam reach

However the challenge also posed a number of questions. Should you abandon a perfectly good boat in the middle of the North Atlantic just because she has lost her rudder? How far can you sail a boat without a rudder? How can you tow a boat under sail? What do you do when you can’t find the boat you are trying to rescue? Why do Frenchmen keep crossing the finish first? Can cows win a war? Why is Azores beef thrice blessed? These are some of the questions that John Apps will answer in his illustrated talk?

John Apps is a member of Medway Cruising Club and will be presenting this lunchtime talk of up to an hour and a half, at 1pm, Sunday 12 February. Members of neighbouring clubs and MSBA-affiliated organisations are invited to MCC’s Strand clubhouse.

If you would like to attend please let MCC Commodore, Paul Lloyd, know you are coming: