Sailing News

Racing Gets off to a Great Start

Racing Gets off to a Great Start

‘Wow! What a great start to the season today has been. Sadly the proposed windward / leeward racing was cancelled by matters out of the clubs hands but a shorter round the cans race from the club line was scheduled. A chilly but bright easterly breeze greeted sailors....

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Notice to competitors 1/2021

Notice to competitors 1/2021

Notice to competitors 1/2021: Change to sailing program In line with other sporting events the flag officers have requested that all competitors are off the water for 1500 on Saturday 17th April to observe a minute’s silence in remembrance of HRH Prince Philip, the...

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Cruiser Class April Newsletter

Cruiser Class April Newsletter

It would seem that spring has at last sprung and thoughts are turning to getting boats ready to launch and going sailing . The Cruiser Class Committee along with the Club have been busy planning the activities for the coming year . Hopefully we will have a full season...

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Return To Sailing

Return To Sailing

Spring is nearly here and the light at the end of the Covid tunnel is getting brighter. Following Boris Johnson’s announcement of the “Roadmap” to ending the lockdown last Monday we would like to share with you the Club’s plans for restarting sailing, both racing and...

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New Racing Rules Zoom Presentation

New Racing Rules Zoom Presentation

Important for all racers there have been some significant changes to the racing rules for 2021. Your Sailing Committee has arranged a presentation from Chris Simon, one of the RYA 's rules experts for up to 100 club members. Chris is the Regional Rules Adviser for the...

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Sailing News – February

Sailing News – February

Medway Yacht Club is pleased to announce plans to run a full sailing season in 2021. As long as Covid restrictions are sufficiently eased we intend to start Saturday Racing on 10th April with the Cruisers starting their Spring Series on Sunday 2nd May. Further dates...

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Cruiser Class January Newsletter

Cruiser Class January Newsletter

Firstly a belated happy new year and trust you are all well. As we are penning the first News Letter of 2021 both John and I should be looking forward to launching our boats for the beginning of the 2021 season instead we are looking forward to getting our Covid 19...

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Cruiser Autumn Series

Regrettably the remaining races in the Cruiser Autumn Series have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown through November. As only 2 races have been sailed this does not constitute a series so all valid entries will be contacted by the cruiser class shortly to...

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Sonata 2020 Class Captain’s Report

Sonata 2020 Class Captain’s Report

Well what are year 2020 has been. Back in April it seemed like we would never sail again and we’d be stuck looking at the same 4 walls week in, week out dreaming about sunny Saturday afternoons racing on the River Medway. However, by July lengthy discussions were had...

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Cruiser Class Autumn Series – Race 2

Cruiser Class Autumn Series – Race 2

After a wild, wet and windy night Sunday 25th dawned almost flat calm. “Not again!”, was the exclamation on the Committee boat, but a light westerly breeze appeared about 09:00 allowing a start line to be set by buoy 27. The breeze was anything but stable and as each...

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