Gillingham Marina Open Day

Sat, 14/05/2022 - 10:00 to 16:00


The CA will be represented at The Gillingham Marina Open Day on Saturday 14th May from 10:00 to 16:00. The new owners of Gillingham Marina welcome visitors to this event, entry and car parking are free. There will be discounted and promotional offers in the Chandlery, a wide range of boats for sale and the Marina workshop team will be available to discuss boat repairs. A variety of water based activities will be on offer ( weather permitting) in addition to various supporting stands. Tea and coffee and hot food will be available.

HMS Bellerophon - a historical review by Des Crampton

Thu, 31/03/2022 - 19:00

This talk has been rescheduled from 10th February


Winter Warmer Talk - by Nick Ball of Chatham Historic Dockyard on Navy Board Ship Models

Thu, 10/03/2022 - 19:00

This talk, by Nick Ball, head of the collections department at The Historic Dockyard Chatham outlines his research into the construction and function of the models together with the identities of those who built and owned many of the finest ship models ever made. 

Winter Warmer Talk - HMS Bellerophon by Des Crampton

Thu, 10/02/2022 - 19:00

HMS Bellerophon nicknamed ‘Billy Ruffian’ by her crew, was a 74-gun ship of the line launched at Frindsbury on the River Medway in October 1786, just three years before the start of the French revolution. She fought in all the major naval battles of the Napoleonic wars and crowned her well-deserved reputation when she prevented Napoleon’s escape to the United States after the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon was detained on board for twenty-four days until his transfer in Torbay to HMS Northumberland for the voyage to St Helena.

Winter Warmer Talk - The role of the Yacht Surveyor by Mandy Bruce of Magellan Yacht Surveys

Thu, 13/01/2022 - 19:00

This talk is a change from that originally advertised due to work commitments of the previous speaker.

Mandy Bruce from Magellan Yacht Surveys has kindly agreed to step in.

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.