The SE branch are hosting a weekend version of last years popular 50th anniversary cruise at Chatham Dockyard this weekend courtesy of our hosts the Royal Navy Sailing Association. There will be cruises on both saturday and sunday, low tide is around midday so a great time to explore both up and downriver. The saturday evening will feature a barbecue starting around 1800 followed at 2130 by a spectacular firework and light show display to celebrate Medway in Flames - the 1667 sacking of Chatham Dockyard by the Dutch.

Because of heightened security for the Medway in Flames event you will need a special pass to get in. Carl Cristina will be sending these out to those who have already signed up for the event with him, but if you want to come along and enjoy the fun, with or without a craft, and haven't yet signed in with Carl please email him at

Keith Oakley