About

Medway Yacht Club

Located at Lower Upnor on the banks of the tidal River Medway just down river from Chatham historic dockyard, MYC is only 35 miles from central London and is easily accessible from London, Kent, Sussex or Essex.

The tidal Medway on which the club operates still provides the excellent sailing described by Ufa Fox, perfect for both racing and cruising. The many reaches, bends and creeks provide for a wide variety of courses and for our racing fleets and secluded anchorages for cruisers. Located nine miles from the mouth of the river our positioning provides enough protection to allow sailing in all but the most challenging of weather conditions.

Our location in the south of the Thames estuary gives access to the beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt east coast with easy short passage to the delightful cruising grounds of the Netherlands, Belgium, France and beyond. The Solent can be reached by a 30 foot family cruiser in around 24 hours.

Clubhouse

The traditional clubhouse sits in an elevated position on the northern bank providing south facing panoramic river views from the marquee covered veranda, clubhouse restaurant and bar where members and their guests enjoy excellent fare from the galley and a fine range of beers, wines and spirits served at competitive club prices.

The Club has a full social programme organised both on a club basis and by the classes. Events range from formal black tie occasions such as Commodore’s Dinner and Burns Night to informal casual get-togethers for supper or trips out. The clubhouse galley and bar are open to members and their guests as well as visiting yachtsmen and yachtswomen.

MYC is a family focused forward thinking club that provides excellent sailing facilities and opportunities for all from the novice to the expert, from youngster to those of more mature years, from dinghy to cruiser or power boat and everything in between, all are welcome.

Clubhouse

The traditional clubhouse sits in an elevated position on the northern bank providing south facing panoramic river views from the marquee covered veranda, clubhouse restaurant and bar where members and their guests enjoy excellent fair from the galley and a fine range of beers, wines and spirits served at competitive club prices.

The Club has a full social programme organised both on a club basis and by the classes. Events range from formal black tie occasions such as Commodore’s Dinner and Burns Night to informal casual get togethers for supper or trips out. The clubhouse galley and bar are open to members and their guests as well as visiting yachtsmen and yachtswomen.

MYC is a family focused forward thinking club that provides excellent sailing facilities and opportunities for all from the novice to the expert, from youngster to those of more mature years, from dinghy to cruiser or power boat and everything in between, all are welcome.

Training

Affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), MYC is a recognised training establishment and offers regular dinghy, power and cruiser certificated training courses, as well as informal training on members own and club boats.

Courses are either run by our own Training Instructor, Inti Guashino, or external instructors.  A considerable saving is normally achieved on fees compared to commercial centres.

Examples of courses run at MYC

  • RYA Dinghy Courses
  • RYA Power Boat level II
  • RYA Safety Boat
  • RYA Day Skipper and Yacht Master Theory
  • VHF / DSC
  • First Aid