Admirals Cruise of the River Medway 2024 – Updated

In a centuries old tradition, the Admiral of the River (the Mayor of 
Medway) "beats the bounds" of the Rochester fishery from the Hawkwood 
Stone, near Snodland, to Sheerness. The event is run on behalf of the 
Mayor by Rochester Cruising Club with Rochester Oyster and Floating 
Fishery but all clubs and marinas on the River Medway are invited to 
take part.  Boats from other clubs can join the convoy up the river on 
Saturday and down to Sheerness on Sunday. A skippers' briefing will take 
place on Friday 5th July at RCC for those interested.

As the convoy passes each club or marina, the Admiral's barge will fire 
a gun salute or sound a bugle and dip her ensign. We hope to get a 
response in kind. RCC will issue invitations to relevant organisations.

Other organisations that participate in and support the cruise include 
Peel Ports, Svitzer tugs, RNLI, Kent Police, Maritime Volunteer Service 
and Medway Town Sea Cadets.

SB Ardwina – London to Lower Halstow

This Monday, Ardwina will depart St Katherine Docks, her home of 45 years. for her new life at Lower Halstow.

We’ve been dodging the awful weather to try and get Edith May rigged out and ready too, as we’ll be sailing to London to meet her at 1230pm as she leaves St Kats.

The two barges will have a photoshoot in front of the iconic Tower Bridge, before heading back downriver to arrive at Halstow for early afternoon on Tuesday.

Once she’s back, we’ll be hosting an open day and will be releasing our plans for the summer.