Winter Warmer Talk - by The Chatham Historic Dockyard

Thu, 10/03/2022 - 19:00

The Chatham Historic Dockyard will provide a speaker, name and topic to be confirmed.

This presentation will be held on Thursday 10th March 2022 either by Zoom webinar or face to face meeting, details will be updated nearer the date


Winter Warmer Talk - The Swale and Thames Estuary 1900-1950 by Adam Taylor

Thu, 10/02/2022 - 19:00

Following on from his successful talk on the Islands of the Medway, we have a return visit from Adam. In this presentation he will give a brief history of the Swale and Thames Estuary, Kent, this will be a PowerPoint presentation using photos, images of documents, maps and more, with notable stories of shipping, smuggling, heroism, flight and indicator loops!

This presentation will be held on Thursday 10th February 2022, time and venue to be advised.


Winter Warmer Talk - Small Boat Surveying by Toby Lester

Thu, 13/01/2022 - 19:00

Toby is a marine surveyor and the owner of the spritsail barge Ironsides, he also manages Iron Wharf Boatyard at Faversham. He will give an insight into the world of small boat surveying.

this presentation will be held on Thursday 13th January, time to be advised later.

At present we do not know if this presentation will be face to face or a Zoom webinar, depending on how the Covid pandemic goes. We will update the information nearer the time when we are sure. 



Winter Warmer Talk - Managing Navigational Safety on the tidal Thames

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 19:00

A presentation by David Allsop, Assistant Harbour Master, Port of London Authority.


Winter Warmer Talk - The role of the NATO Shipping Centre in keeping merchant shipping safe

Thu, 14/10/2021 - 19:00

CA Kent Section Winter Warmer Talk, Thursday 14th October at 19.00. This will be a Zoom webinar open to all.


Lt Cdr Rod Drake RN will talk about the role of the NATO Shipping Centre in keeping merchant shipping safe. 


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Kent Section Summer Social

Sat, 14/08/2021 - 12:30


Date: Saturday 14th August 2021

Time: 12.30 to 16.30

Venue: Medway Yacht Club

An informal buffet lunch open to members and their guests only. This is a lovely venue with spectacular views across the River Medway in Upnor Reach.

There will be a welcome drink followed by a finger buffet and tea/coffee included in the cost of £22.00. A pay bar will also be available.

Thanet and Kentish Flats Wind Farms

Thu, 11/03/2021 - 19:00

A team from Vattenfall Wind Power Limited will talk about the Thanet and Kentish Flats Wind Farms, how the wind farms are operated and maintained and the role of the marine co-ordinator. The talk will also explore green hydrogen, the fuel of the future, and its co-location with wind farms.

Islands of the Medway Estuary and Smugglers of the North Kent Coast

Thu, 11/02/2021 - 19:00

Deadman’s Island: Kent’s terrifying forgotten island littered with human remains. Tom Court Island and the German U-Boat. William Turner’s painting at Stangate Creek. And then we have the Reculver smugglers battling with the excise officers; the once inhabited islands and the fortress islands.

This is the River Medway that nobody knows and yet we enjoy sailing up and down this fascinating river.

Date: Thursday 11 February 2021

Cantilena of London sails Chesapeake Bay and the ‘Down East Loop'

Thu, 14/01/2021 - 19:00

We all have a dream and CA members Des and Terry Crampton departed Ramsgate in May 2018 and shipped their Najad 380 Cantilena of London from Southampton to Baltimore MD, USA.