aI am trusting that you have the following dates firmly written into diaries.
First up, THIS SATURDAY the 18th, the 2013 Medway Barge Match. There are some more details on the website http://www.repertor.com/match-dates.php but for now,
MEDWAY BARGE MATCH — from and to Chatham
· Sail 0800 · Start at Gillingham Pier, downriver to Garrison Point, out into the Estuary, to the Medway Buoy and back · Return 1600
There is loads more now on this within Facebook, if you are that way inclined as Dave Brooks has started a group / community called Medway Barge Sailing Match. Go look.
“Confirmed entries so far (expected entries in brackets):
Staysail Class – Edith May, (Repertor, Niagara)
Coasting – Ardwina, Cambria, (Orinoco, Lady of the Lea)
Bowsprit – Xylonite, Decima, Adieu, (Marjorie)
Shaping up to be a good turn out”.
Also, Restored lightship LV21 will be open to the public throughout the day at Gillingham Pier, perfect for those who wish to view the start and then have a mooch about until the barges return and also HELP REQUIRED – do you know anyone who will be on Gillingham Pier on the morning of the match? We are looking for someone to sell barge match programmes on behalf of the Committee. Greatly appreciate any budding salesman or woman.
THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND (25th and 26th May) is the Faversham Nautical Festival. Come down to the Creekside and see plenty of boat/sailing based activities, plus please come and visit our CAMBRIA STAND on Sunday 26th manned by our volunteer’s selling our merchandise.