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East Coast - Free Style on the Estuary

  • 29 May 2021
  • 12:00
  • 31 May 2021
  • 23:59
  • Medway and Swale

Registration


Registration is closed

PLEASE SEE COVID NOTE BELOW

A weekend of sailing the Medway and Swale in company. A chance to practice sailing skills and simply enjoy sailing as we head out into the Estuary and spend two nights at anchor. We have outlined a suggested itinerary, but what you do is up to you! However, we will rendezvous at an anchorage each day and tender between boats as required/allowed.  The plan and locations should also suit Essex/Suffolk berthed members who fancy a trip South.


*Shore-based Members* - Due to the nature of this event, there are no shore-based activities or meeting points. If you would like to attend, please arrange a crew place via crew match or make arrangements directly with skippers.


Saturday 29th May

LW Sheerness 0930 HW Sheerness 1530BST

Stangate Creek at anchor

Sail out and about on the Medway, with Rendezvous at anchor at Stangate Creek. Raft/Tender as required/feasible

Sunday 30th May 

LW Sheerness at 1010 HW Sheerness 1615

Harty Ferry at anchor

Head towards Harty Ferry and anchor, probably via inside route (under the Kingsferry Bridge if operating), or outside if people fancy an early start!

For those wishing to do so, and subject to restrictions, it maybe possible to tender across to the Ferry House Inn for a short afternoon drink. Access is via a short hard just outside the pub. However, mud is exposed <HW+1-2hrs

Monday 31st May

LW Sheerness 1051 HW Sheerness 1703

Home Ports

All boats take the flood to home ports. Medway boats, can sail outside the island, across to the Montgomery and back up the Medway

Host - Jonathan Morrish - eastcoast@gaysailing.org.uk


GETTING HELP TO JOIN US

Crew seeking berths are initially advised to visit the club Facebook ‘Crew Match’ page. If you are unsuccessful or not in the Facebook group, you are welcome to contact the event host.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
1. Register your attendance via the S&CA website by Wednesday 26th May

2. Visit the Facebook CrewMatch page for crewing opportunities.  Note that CrewMatch must only be used in accordance with any Covid restrictions or guidelines in force at the time of the event.

3. You can bring along friends, but remember to ‘add guest’ at the point of your registration

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COVID NOTE

The Committee intends that club events will go ahead wherever possible in 2021, and the planned events are not intended to be cancelled unless they are clearly prohibited by government restrictions.

All events will be run as 'Cruise in Company'.  All participants must comply with and be individually responsible for relevant guidance or regulations such as socially distancing,  maximum group sizes and household mixing during any interaction of crew groups.

It will be the responsibility of individual skippers to comply with relevant guidance or regulations in respect of crewing arrangements and the safety of their crews.  This includes, but is not limited to - hygiene precautions, social distancing, group sizes and mixing of households on board.

Due to the uncertainty over Covid risks and restrictions at the time of the event, skippers should ensure vessels are self-sufficient in case meeting up onboard is not permitted.

All attendees must be registered for the event for track and trace purposes.

ANYONE EXPERIENCING COVID SYMPTOMS MUST NOT ATTEND




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