image002Those who went last year can be seen here wearing their Easter Bonnets.

Here is a selection of the club on moorings waiting for the sun to set, this may have been just before going up the East Coast. John also has a list for St Katharine’s which will be in May, there is talk of a large party taking place on the pontoon for the Royal Wedding so if you do not want to miss this great event get your name on John’s list.

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Those of you who have had a clear out this winter don’t throw it away yet as also at the start of May there is the usual Boat Jumble, Mark hopefully will be manning the bar along with supplying bacon rolls, after the St Kat’s trip it’s all down to you members to keep others informed as to where you are going, just in case there is a lone sailor who would like to venture further than the end of the creek and is looking to go either to the Medway, East Coast or just Ramsgate for the weekend.

As we know it’s just as well to sail in company as the problem may occur, here is poor Brian Chapman being towed into Chatham by Jack Woodford or is it Brian pulling Jack backwards off the mud opposite Upnor Castle. The correct answer is………………

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Just a final note, looking at the bar list in the club for the next few weeks it appears we are lacking a few names for the bar rota, now I did say at the AGM that it was up to us club members to support our club so if anybody wants to have a go at running the bar, no need to do food if it’s not your thing. But you only have to do it once as there are enough members in the club to do that for the next two years, don’t be afraid just come and ask on a Sunday what’s involved and you’ll be shown.

Here’s to 2018 for good weather, plenty of sailing and lots of places to visit.

All the best
John Webb.

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HCC at Faversham Nautical Festival 2017

This year’s Faversham Nautical Festival on July 22 and 23 was another success for the organisers, and the Hollowshore CC stand on the Front Brents attracted a good number of visitors.

On the creek itself there was a colourful array of traditional craft. Abbey School youngsters launched their 16ft Julie skiffs designed by HCC member Gavin Atkin and built at a “boatcamp” led by another member, local boatbuilder Alan Thorne and assistant Malcolm Hazleton at the Faversham Creek Trust’s Purifier building.

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