Local Places to Visit

Information for Visitors

Yachtsmen and yachtswomen visiting the Medway will receive a warm welcome at the Club. They, their family and friends, are asked to sign the visitor’s book on each occasion they visit the Club. If you are in the Medway for a longer period please complete a temporary membership form which is available from the Club Secretary. Any person competing in an event organised by the Club, their crew and supporters are welcome at the Club for the duration of the event. Please remember to sign the visitor’s book.

Club House

The Club opening times are Wednesday and Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday. At other times we have a very good vending machine for Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate etc.

There are the normal cloakroom and shower facilities, which are free for visitors. The office or Bar Steward will give you the entry code.

Club Office

The Club office is open Monday to Saturday between 09:00 and 16:30. closed on Sundays 01634 718399

Car Park

The car park is available to Visitors, the barrier has a speaker phone to contact the office or bar who will open the barrier when you announce why you are seeking entry.

Club Trot Boat and dinghy-park

The club trot boat is available to visitors at weekends and their dinghies can be berthed whilst they are using the Club. The Club launch can be called on channel M1 or channel 37, call sign “Invicta”

The launch runs Saturdays and Sundays from 09:00 to 18:00 April to October.

Visitors Moorings

The Club does not have moorings available for visiting yachts but we may be able to accommodate you using members moorings when they are away on holiday etc. Phone the office to enquire about availability. 01634718399. There is a charge of £10 per night per boat, pay in the Office or Bar

Where To Stay

If you are planning a slightly longer visit, and can’t stay on your boat, then there are plenty of local hotels and B&B’s.

www.VisitMedway.co.uk

www.TripAdvisor.co.uk

Local Interest

Upnor Castle

Is a short walk from the club, set in tranquil grounds adjoining a riverside village, this rare example of an Elizabethan artillery fort was begun in 1559 and redeveloped in 1599-1601, to protect warships moored at Chatham Dockyard. Despite a brave attempt, it entirely failed to do so in 1667, when the Dutch sailed past it to burn or capture the English fleet at anchor.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/upnor-castle/

Chatham Maritime Trust

With its many walks, restaurants and shopping outlet with many of the big names, it also has Dickens world and Cinema complex.

www.cmtrust.co.uk This web site is worth looking at just to see what is available.

The Historic Dockyard

You can spend a day here with its many attractions which includes Rope Making, Lifeboat Museum, Submarine, Warship etc. This web site will give you more information.

www.thedockyard.co.uk/