May Newsletter

Regatta & Jubilee Weekend
Wednesday 1st – 5th June
Lots of sailing and entertainment for you to enjoy over the Jubilee bank Holiday.The Medway will be hosting

The Platinum Jubilee Medway River Pageant.There can be no better view than from the club. As well as lots happening on the water, we will be offering a street party style buffet selection (details to follow very shortly). 

Come and enjoy the spectacle at the club.

Pontoon Use
Members should be aware that the pontoon is only available to regatta support boats & visiting racing yachts, Thursday 2nd – Friday 3rd June on a first come first served basis.
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th June – Pontoon use will be first come first served

  • Please also ensure you leave space for other boats to moor.
  • There will be allocated spaces for our trot boat and a drop off point. Please do not moor on these spaces.
  • You maybe required to raft up.
Your support and help is very much appreciated.

Ashore Events

Your attention please – Events over the Regatta and Jubilee weekend

Thursday 2nd June – Open air theatre (details below) & Hog Roast book on Smartclub
Friday 3rd June after racing BBQ and evening Disco – BBQ tickets from the galley – Disco Free

Zest Youth on Mooring with Rib
Highlights from the Chief
Last week the weather threw some spectacularly different things at us. The windy high was on Wednesday (force 4-5 building from the Southwest). This was during the introduction to Medway Yacht Club and the first of the Level 1 Start Sailing sessions for the club’s partner the Royal Engineers. Interactive land sessions were necessary in a rare time training on the water couldn’t happen due to conditions. However, one RS Zest was launched with me aboard to enable some demos of reach to reach sailing and tacking. This was as the group watched from the pontoon. I had 3 reefs in the sail and the boat was zooming along with water spraying out from the bow wave. The comment from the RSME when back ashore was that looked fun. Yep!
Adult own boat keelboat private tuitions on Saturday started in force zero, but the breeze gradually filled in and the sun stayed out for essentially “summer sailing”.  Complete contrast to Sunday with drizzle and light airs from the east. No spirits dampened with the youth who set off in their sailing sessions divided into two groups. The toppers and optimists did some sail setting and boat comparison exercises and the more skilled sailors rose to the opportunity to do some sail demos. The RS Zest group had fun too with reach to reach sailing with someone aboard to help install confidence. We also gave a cheery hello to the yacht racers Freya as they went past, with smiles received back from the Freya crew. Thanks.Regular sail training:
Private tuitions: any day
Adult sail training: Saturday morning
Youth sail training: Sunday morning
To book either private sail tuitions, adult sail training or youth sail training contact the club office.

Own boat Sonata Tuition

RYA courses currently with spaces available:
RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1: 30 May-1 June.
RYA SRC Marine Radio course and exam: 19th June.
RYA Powerboat Level 2: 23-24 July.
RYA Dinghy Level 1: 13-14 August.
For details and to book, go through Smartclub 

Wednesday 18th May Menu
Homemade Soup of the Day
Tempura Prawns with Sweet Chilli Sauce
Breaded Garlic MushroomsRoast Pork Loin & Stuffing
Lamb Rump with Rosemary & Garlic
Baked Salmon En Croute with Hollandaise Sauce

Cherry Pie
Ice Cream Fruit Sundae
Chocolate Rocky Road Cheesecake

Friday 27th May
Presented as an – International food buffet
Celebrating food from around the world including from France, Greece & Spain to name a few.7pm £25 pp 3 course meal.

Salad wanton cup
Greek filo parcels tzatziki
Chicken satay with dips

Andalusia Pescada (Fish)
Valencia Pollo (chicken)
Cantabrian Ved

Tarte Tatin Avec Glace
Pots au chocolat, des fraises
Eclairs au Cafe, glace au Cafe

Tea and Coffee to finish

Please book through Smartclub or the office 01634 718 399 or via email

Join The HandleBards at Medway Yacht Club for a bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Duke Orsino is in love with Lady Olivia, but she won’t have anything to do with suitors. Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin brother, Sebastian, to be dead. Meanwhile, a bunch of Olivia’s servants plot to make a fool out of her pompous butler, Malvolio. There’s drunkenness, frivolity and cross-dressing a plenty.

This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on and dress for the weather!

For ticket information and to book please click the picture to be taken to the performance ticket booking website (food sold separately).

To book tickets please click here


  • Doors open at 6pm.
  • Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome.
  • In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.

Important Ticket Conditions – Please Read

  • One ‘Under 10’ ticket is available free of charge with each paid ticket. Just add the ‘Under 10’ tickets to your cart.
  • Our free ‘Under 10’ ticket offer is only available online and in-advance.
  • Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day at the venue for £19 each.
  • You can bring your tickets digitally, on a phone or tablet, so save the trees and please don’t print them

Food for the performance served from 5pm

Pre-ordered – Hog Roast meat in a roll with a selection of mixed salads.

Optional extra: Online pre order discount price £12.50 or order on the day for £13.50 (subject to availability)

Members:  SmartClubMember

Visitors: non members click here SmartClubVisitor

Interval Refreshment

Bottles of water & Mini-pots of ice-cream will be available during the interval (cash only please).

Dragon Bar

Selection of drinks available from the bar, open all day and into the evening.

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