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Wayfarer Race Reprt ~ Sat 29th July

Wayfarer Race Reprt ~ Sat 29th July

Wayfarer race report Saturday 29th July Conditions: SW 17mph Gusting 23mph - HW 10:05hrs Course: 26p, MYA1p, 26p, MYA1p, 26s 30p Home Attendance: Hard Tack, Hercules Hound, Knot Rushin’, Muffin, Wild Thing and Ubique. Six boats racing and five had their spinnakers...

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Sonata Race report ~ Sat 29th July

Sonata Race report ~ Sat 29th July

I fear I am unable to provide an opening weather report quite as comprehensive as the one from Skipper last week. However, the weather was similar, sans rain. Thistle, Skipper, Screwloose and Red Dwarf made for a 4 boat spinnaker start, this week the tide was with us....

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Autumn Series 2023

Autumn Series 2023

Finish the Season in Style at Medway Yacht Club Sundays 29 October, 5, 12, 19, 26 November The Medway Yacht Club looks forward to hosting the 2023 Autumn Series, a five-race series running from Sunday 29th October finishing on Sunday 26th November with a traditional...

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Youth Group ~ Let’s Keep Sailing!

Youth Group ~ Let’s Keep Sailing!

Dates: 10th, 17th and 24th September. 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd October 2023 ‘Further opportunities to experience the joys of messing about in boats’ Medway Yacht Club is very excited to announce that the ‘Youth Group’ is having so much fun with great personal...

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Sailing Opportunities at Medway Yacht Club

Sailing Opportunities at Medway Yacht Club

A few days of warm sunny weather has been perfect for getting on the water and we very much hope that those still to launch have been able to make progress with boat maintenance. Cruiser Class Spring racing starts on Sunday 30th April and Saturday In-river racing...

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Sonata Race Report – Sat 22nd July

Sonata Race Report – Sat 22nd July

Yet another race which was dominated by global weather patterns. The jet stream; the fast moving band of air circling the world in northern latitudes, has been locked for several weeks in a pattern consisting of five large U-bend shapes, which has been dubbed...

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Change of racing Saturday 22nd July 2023

Hi All, Further to our Sailing Committee meeting last night and having consulted with the RO today, it has been decided in the interest of safety to the crews and support boats to cancel the W/L racing tomorrow (Saturday 22nd July). However, we also agreed that normal...

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Race Reports: 1st July

This week a brief and to-the-point report from the Squibs (thank you Mark Rowntree) followed by what can only be termed a masterpiece from the Sonatas (Paul Botterill/Ian Long, I fear you have missed your vocation!). Squib Report The forecast was for a westerly of...

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Sonata and Dragon Long Race- Saturday 8th July

Sonata and Dragon Long Race- Saturday 8th July

Amendment to notice of race and sailing instructions for Saturday 8th July. Notice is hereby given that the race start for Sonatas and Dragons shall be at 1000Hrs with a warning signal at 0955hrs, the race start shall use the MYC advisory light procedure only and no...

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Sapper Games

Sapper Games

Medway Yacht Club hosted the Sapper Games on 4th and 5th July. Twenty-two competitors enjoyed some fantastic sailing over the two days in blustery conditions. All the racing took place off the pontoon which allowed quick turnaround of crews using the club's six RS...

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Medway Sonatas ~ Race Report – 24 June.

Medway Sonatas ~ Race Report – 24 June.

It was a glorious start to the day on Kent’s Costa del Lodo, but the blue skies were quickly filled with inquisitive clouds come to feast on the rare sight of Richard in shorts and a t-shirt. Protracted discussions were held on the choice of route, at first it was...

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