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[CANCELLED] East Coast does Easter at St Kats

  • 9 Apr 2020
  • 13 Apr 2020
  • St Katherine Docks, London E1

 CANCELLED due to Coronavirus Pandemic 

A great opportunity to navigate in company to central London and to Travel the lower Thames;  passing  under the QEII Bridge, through the Thames Barrier and arriving  at Tower Bridge. 

Intention is to spend 3 nights at historic and unique St Katherine  Docks. In the shadow of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, ‘St Kats’  offers the best of sightseeing and easy access to Soho and diverse London.

HW London Bridge 10/4/2020 16.32

The Plan 

THURSDAY - Late evening anchor/mooring pick up in the Medway

FRIDAY - River Medway to St Kats (about 40nm from Sea Reach 2 buoy). Leave the Medway on the last of the ebb to take the full flood up the Thames. Arrival at St Kats c. 1600-1700 for the 14.30 to 1800 lock.  Evening drinks at the Dickens Inn and a meal tbc

SATURDAY- a day for shopping and sight seeing with an evening in Soho

SUNDAY- a relaxed day with activity to be agreed

MONDAY - head home leaving with an early start, with locking out commencing at 0600

As numbers are unknown and berths are limited a club reservation has not been made. However, the marina has been made aware of potential further bookings linked to the club. Therefore; 

PLEASE REGISTER AND THEN CONTACT ST KATS DIRECTLY VIA DETAILS ON THEIR WEBSITE (PHONE OR EMAIL IS PROBABLY BEST).  ADVISE THE LINK TO 'SOLACE' AND THE S&CA. Once confirmed, email eastcoast@gaysailing.org.uk with details.

Points to note-

As the Thames is a busy and winding river which narrows, you should expect to motor much of the trip (at least half). 

St Kats is a very busy and popular destination on bank holidays. Berths are limited and need to be booked in advance and as early as possible. St Kats request all reservations are reconfirmed 1 week before with an expected arrival time.  Arrival 30mins before final lock time is required

The berthing rates reflect the location, but far cheaper than a hotel!

St Kats is accessed via lock with restricted access times (approx HW-2 to  +1.5Hrs).The website provides exact operation times for each day, the access process, sailing the Thames generally and advice on hazards. Website details below;

https://www.skdocks.co.uk/marina 

See also Port of London Authority for tidal Thames tide times and navigational requirements.

 

 



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