CALOR Gas – Discontinued cylinder sizes – Reversal of decision

There have been some rumours circulating since just before Christmas that Calor had reversed their decision to scrap the 4.5kg cylinders that many boats use. There still has been no official release from Calor or publication on their website, but the Westerly Owners Association have had verbal confirmation that Calor were reversing the decision to stop supplying these cylinders. 
Below is a statement by the Westerly Owners Association on their Facebook Group.

“Calor Reverse Decision!!

Before Christmas a notice was circulating on social media stating that Calor were to continue the supply of 4.5kg butane cylinders.

As pleased as we were at this news, as it could not be confirmed, we didn’t celebrate.

I’m pleased to report that Hillary Corney has now had it confirmed by a very surprised Calor distributor following a telephone call by them to Calor. When they confirmed they were reversing their decision to stop the supply of these cylinders.

Thank you to all of you who took the time to complete the WOA Calor survey and also write to the CMA, I’m certain that it was the sheer volume of responses that got their attention.

Also, a huge thank you to Hillary Corney for masterminding the campaign.

A Happy New year to you all.

Gill Clare, Commodore, The Westerly Owners’ Association.”

Black Tie Dinner – Volunteers and sponsors required

As part of the 200th RNLI Anniversary our colleagues at Sheerness Lifeboat Station are organising a celebration black tie dinner at the Sheppey Rugby Club on Saturday 7th September 2024.  The fund raising team are looking for volunteers to assist with helping to organise the event and also for sponsors.  Sponsorship could be as little as treating a crew member to dinner to paying for the band or some of the bigger overheads.

If you are interested in assisting or willing to financially  contribute towards the event please email

Christmas Carols aboard Edith May

Ding Dong!
Christmas Carols aboard Edith May It’s been almost a decade since our last Christmas concerts aboard Edith May and we are delighted to be bringing them back this year for three atmospheric festive evenings.

Led by Anna Braithwaite and her musical pals, we invite you to join us in a festive sing song, with mulled wine and mince pies galore.

The dates are 12th, 21st and 22nd December and tickets can be purchased through the website.

We hope to see you there!
Book Tickets

CA Kent Talk 14th December – Marine Mammals

CA Kent Section Winter Talk which is open to MSBA members.

Marine mammals and their interaction with sailing vessels by Claire Pasquier Olcott RVN. The venue is the Dog and Bear Hotel Lenham and the talk starts at 20.00. Full details on the flyer.