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.
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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 email@example.com 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;
See also Port of London Authority for tidal Thames tide times and navigational requirements.