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Spring Series 2024

Spring Series 2024

Start the 2024 Racing Season with the Spring Series The Medway Yacht Club looks forward to hosting the 2024 Spring Series, a five-race series Sundays 14, 21, 28 April, 12, 19 of May with a prize-giving after the last race. Spring Series Flyer Eligibility & Classes...

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RYA First Aid 1 Day Course – 3rd February 2024

RYA First Aid 1 Day Course – 3rd February 2024

3rd February 2024: This course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages. This course is MCA approved and satisfies the...

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Autumn series race 4 report

Autumn series race 4 report

'Medway Yacht Club Autumn Series Sunday's race 4 was always going to be exciting for the 13 entries a strong South Westerly breeze with gusts touching 30 knots. Start for both classes was at buoy 22 up river to 27, down river to Z2 for class 1 and 12 for classes 2...

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Wayfarer Race Report ~ Sat 28th Oct

Wayfarer Race Report ~ Sat 28th Oct

There were 8 intrepid sailors who turned up for the last race of the season. Course 65 was the chosen course, 26 & MYA1 repeatedly. It was mentioned we might have an upstream 1st mark, but it was decided against, because of the tide. The runners & riders were...

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Medway Sonatas Final Race Report of the Year

Medway Sonatas Final Race Report of the Year

Well here we are folks, the last race of the season. For one last time those whacky sonata racers lined up for one final blast on the river for 2023. And now here they are the most daredevil group of wacky racers ever to flog their sails Major & minor on the...

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Wayfarer Race Report 21/10/23

Wayfarer Race Report 21/10/23

A good turnout followed a productive AGM despite some unpleasant rain all morning. Wind forecasts were not all in agreement but direction was southerly with f4 dropping as the afternoon continued. The clouds cleared for the start and other than one light shower during...

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Medway Sonatas Race report 21st October 2023

Medway Sonatas Race report 21st October 2023

Todays race report comes to you from HMS Blue Tack. As crews mustered in the clubhouse the weather was decidedly "damp", it was raining cats and dogs, I know, on my walk to the club I stepped in a poodle. Boom boom. After much deliberation by all crews in the warm dry...

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Wayfarer Race report for Sat 14th Oct

Wayfarer Race report for Sat 14th Oct

6 boats took to water. Course 64 was selected. Wind was a westerly and f4 at Sheppey, so we hit the water expecting a busy race. Running start to 28 with Muffin taking an early lead, arguably tight on the line, but, as in all sport, you play to the whistle and so we...

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Medway Sonatas Race Report – 14th October 2023

Medway Sonatas Race Report – 14th October 2023

The temperature had definitely dropped this week, the crew of Screwloose were busy discussing and adjusting layers when we were joined by our Treasurer who threatened to show us his thermal thong. Being somewhat eager to get out on the water, and away from the...

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Medway Sonatas Race Report – 7th October 2023

Medway Sonatas Race Report – 7th October 2023

Those of us who made it to the start line for the first of the late autumn series were treated to clear blue skies and an unseasonably pleasant 23°C. The wind was a force 4/5 south westerly with low tide at 12:45. It was a spinnaker run from the start line down to 15...

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