Medway Yacht Club

Holdfast Keelboat Regatta

Competed over 12th – 14th July 2024


Medway Yacht Club

Keelboat Regatta

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Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July 2024.


The Medway Yacht Club looks forward to hosting and welcoming members and visitors to the 2024 Holdfast Medway Yacht Club Keel Boat Regatta. We are grateful to all our sponsors for their support.

Our Sponsors

We are grateful to our sponsors, without whom the Regatta would not run so smoothly. If you wish to sponsor our 2024 event please conatct Ian Farlane our Club Manager at

Our regatta is a relaxed event offering three classes of handicap racing for cruisers plus one design racing for Dragons, Sonatas and Squibs. All races start and finish from committee boats in the River Medway or the Thames Estuary apart from the Squibs who will use the normal club line.

The Regatta starts off on the Friday evening with a practice race. The race will start and finish at the MYC line and will be sailed under the YTC handicap system. Prizes will be presented in the clubhouse after the race. The galley and bar will be open for post-race refreshments.

The Regatta points series starts on Saturday morning. There will be committee boat starts down river on both days and all communication will be by VHF radio and/or WhatsApp. Please ensure you advise the committee of your mobile contact number when completing the regatta entry form. Communication will also be made by the on-line notice board located at For further information please refer to the Regatta NOR.

Any changes to the schedule will be advised by the on-line notice board.

The race committee look forward to seeing as many boats as possible over the Regatta weekend, enjoying the sailing on our wonderful River Medway and the onshore festivities.


The Cruisers will be racing under the YTC/IRC handicap system. It is intended that they will have a maximum of three races, two on Saturday and one on Sunday.


The Squib class will also be taking part in the regatta and will have a maximum of three races over the weekend starting and finishing at the club line.


The Dragons will have windward/leeward courses. It is intended that they will have a maximum of six races, four on Saturday and two races on Sunday.


The Sonatas will have windward/leeward courses. It is intended that they will have a maximum of six races, four on Saturday and two races on Sunday.

Social Events

For the early birds there will be the normal Practice Race on Friday Evening followed by ‘Après Sail’.

Galley & Bar

Our Galley Restaurant and Dragon Bar will be open throughout the event, serving a variety of snacks and main meals from local suppliers. Everyone welcome on Sunday as we open our doors to the public during the day only. 

Breakfast & Packed Lunches

On Saturday and Sunday the Galley will open at 7:30am serving breakfast.

Pre-ordered packed lunches are also available to take with you.

Friday Evening Practice Race

From 7pm – Fish and Chip Supper £13.95


Live entertainment from 4pm until 7.00pm / Evening entertainment from 7.30pm – 11pm

Caribbean style buffet – celebration of colour and music. 


£15 for the Buffet per person. 

Dress Code: Casual

Sunday – Prize giving

From 2.30pm Hog roast with full salad accompaniment £13.50

Prize giving from 4pm

Dress Code: Smart Casual