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    Default Swale / Medway Cruise Saturday 30th June

    Hi All

    Just a reminder that we're planning a cruise this saturday, subject to the weather playing ball. At the moment, the long range forecast is cloudy with some 20mph winds - not ideal but we'll monitor it as the week progresses. Gut feeling is that it'll work out okay though.

    We've got a couple of new first-time cruisers coming with us, so I want to be sure it's safe and fun for them. We'll aim to launch at the Long Reach Ski Club, which is under the Sheppey Bridge.

    I'll drop everybody an email who's expressed an interest in coming this week.

    If you haven't registered your interest in receiving info about planned cruising events, please drop me an email.

    Cheers

    Russ

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    South East cruising event, this Saturday 30th June.

    Tide Times - Sheerness
    Low 0323
    High 0946
    Low 1551
    High 2213

    Plan is to launch from the Long Reach Waterski Club. As the tides right up in the morning, I suggest we aim to depart mid-day and benefit from the falling tide. The access is pretty good, with a tarmac car park and launching area leading down to the water right under the (new) Sheppey Bridge.

    To find the site, take the A259 from the M2 Motorway, direction Sheerness/Sheppey.
    The shiny new bridge is approximately 5 miles along the A249 dual carriageway.
    Just before you go over the bridge, take the exit onto the B2231, Ferry Road.
    At the roundabout, turn left. Then first right.
    After a couple of hundred yards, you'll see the entrance to the waterski club on the left.

    As we have a few new owners, we may decide to split the cruise into two. The hardcore can shoot off and do some big miles and the other group (headed by a locally experienced, salty sea dog) will make a more modest tour of the Medway's classic destinations.

    So far I have confirmed

    Rachel Gifford
    Chris Searle
    Keith Oakley
    Dave Sax
    Myself

    If you'd like to stay over in a campervan, the sites secure and we have permission to do so. Just let me know first please.



    Russ

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    Default Re: Swale / Medway Cruise Saturday 30th June

    Hi Russ good luck this weekend. It is the best place to hover. I don,t think i could ever get board over there.
    I hope i can make it over next time.

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    Default Re: Swale / Medway Cruise Saturday 30th June

    Bugger ! forgot to put this one in my diary.
    Next time hopefully. Hope you have a good day.

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    Default Re: Swale / Medway Cruise Saturday 30th June

    Quote Originally Posted by RussHudson View Post
    Bugger ! forgot to put this one in my diary.
    Next time hopefully. Hope you have a good day.
    You're rubbish Hudson - we're only 30mins away, you could have come over and stayed the night!!!

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    Default Re: Swale / Medway Cruise Saturday 30th June

    I hope the weather is kind to you

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    Default Re: Swale / Medway Cruise Saturday 30th June

    Beautiful sunny, DRY, day although the wind made it a bit interesting. 9 craft including several newbies made the 20 mile run from Queensferry bridge in the Swale, west to Queenboro, then past Deadmans Island and on across the Medway estuary to the WW1 derelict submarine on the mud. - which used to be a course marker when we ran the Thames mudrace back in the 80s. Also perfected rescue technique for towing hovercraft stuck in gully out with 2 other craft. All craft returned pretty well faultless but rather muddy.
    Thanks to Russ for setting it up.
    Keith

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    The route
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    Queenboro pub stopover
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