Clarke & Carter Kent – Proud sponsors of The Medway Regatta 2017

Written By:  ClarkeCarter April 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm

Medway Regatta – 13th to 16th July 2017

As part of Clarke & Carter Kent’s ongoing programme of supporting sailing on the East Coast we are happy to announce our sponsorship of the upcoming Medway Regatta. This is one of the South East’s Premier Regattas with racing under IRC and NHC from expert to novice, family activities afloat and fantastic shore side fun. If you would like to compete or are interested in further information on how you can get involved contact the Medway Yacht Club today.

“The Medway Regatta is a cornerstone and highlight of the sailing season in Kent and is very popular, with sailors coming from all over the East and South coast. It relies heavily on our sponsors including Clarke and Carter. Their generosity allows Medway Yacht Club to put on the Medway Regatta at reasonable cost to competitors encouraging the active participation in the sport of sailing.”   Colin Weston (Commodore MYC)
 
See below for some highlights of the Regatta together with the classes competing during the event:

Medway Regatta Highlights

  • Three days of competitive racing for cruisers and one design classes
  • Racing under IRC and NHC handicap systems – opportunities for both the serious and occasional racers
  • Varied format of racing including estuary races and windward / leeward courses for one design classes
  • Fantastic shore side fun and entertainment
  • Excellent facilities
  • Outstanding value at £40 includes all race fees, entrance to the party (food extra) and Medway Regatta t-shirts BUT we only guarantee t-shirts for entries received before 1st July
  • Free moorings for visiting competitors (subject to availability)
  • Free camping

Classes

  • Class 1 – Keel boats with a NHC handicap of 0.889 and above
  • Duel scored under IRC and NHC
  • Trophies awarded overall, IRC only and NHC only
  • Class 2 – Keel boats with a NHC handicap of 0.888 and below
  • Duel scored under IRC and NHC
  • Trophies awarded overall, IRC only and NHC only
  • Class 3 – Keel boats with helms who don’t race regularly
  • Scored under NHC
  • Trophies overall
  • This class is for those who do not race on a regular basis
  • International Dragon one design
  • Two long estuary races / a day of windward leeward races (max 4 races) and a short in river race
  • Sonata one design
  • Two long estuary races / a day of windward leeward races (max 4 races) and a short in river race
  • Squib one design
  • One in river race per day

Treasure Hunt

The perfect opportunity for those not interested in racing who would like to get involved in MYC Medway Regatta.
The treasure hunt will be run on Saturday afternoon. Participants will enjoy exploring the river above the forts looking for clues, answering questions, gathering items and undertaking tasks. This really is an event for all and there will be extra points for such things as having three generations on board during the hunt.
You will be back in time to enjoy the Regatta party.

Shore Side

  • Thursday – after race BBQ
  • Friday – Medway Regatta Dinner – drinks on the veranda at 19:30 Dinner at 20:00 – smart casual ~ yachting apparel ~ club tie
  • Saturday – Medway Regatta Party – dancing to a four piece band – casual
  • Sunday – Medway Regatta tea and prize giving