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That Dinghy Race









Six dinghies started but only four finished the two laps and the winners were Alan Staley for the Traditionalists and Helen North for the Bermudans. Worries about whether the tide would make enough water were overcome by just launching them in anyway, the breeze overcoming any resistance of the mud .

Helen tore away from the start, signalled by Lady Sondes and her very loud air horn, and never looked back [clearly needed a bucket tied to her transom] and Alan and John lead the way in the luggers, until John let excitement waggle his rudder in the mud too vigorously causing it to break. The Topper was the only capsize but the rescue boat was on hand just in case he stuck his mast in the mud [nothing worse]  and the narrow beat to Morrisons definitely sorted the girls from the boys.

The winners were welcomed back over the line by more blasts on her Ladyship’s horn, having just given the now excited press photographer, reliving his youth as a fashion photographer, a demonstration of her modelling skills around the starting pole, whilst wearing a lifebuoy… we expect interesting pics in the Faversham Press today.  Lady Sondes kindly presented the cups to the winners; we hope that she enjoyed her day and thank her for joining in the spirit of the event.

A great way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon and a reminder of what it will be like when we open that Bridge.

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Our thanks go to Sixer, the Rescue Boat Crew, all the entrants and everyone who helped to make it an enjoyable and successful day.


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The Faversham Basin Dinghy Race this Sunday 19th July

This annual race was started by Sixer 3 years ago as a fun event to show what it would be like if the Basin was full of water and available to be used by boats, albeit small boats just now, but soon, when we have a Swinging Bridge, then it will be full of all sorts of craft.

The pics below are from last years race; this year there will be 2 cups, one for traditionally rigged boats, and one for more modern bermudan rigged boats. A just for fun race around the Basin….


Sixer & Tony’s Bash


Nautical Festival in Pictures

Sun, mostly, boats, kids, messing about on the water –

– cannot beat it…

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Family Bike Ride Fundraising for the Bridge Sat 11th

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SPONSORSHIP FORM HERE;   STB Bike Ride Sponsorship Form



This is the first drawing of the new SWING BRIDGE, that has been issued by KCC as part of a public consultation by the Marine Management Organisation. The details of this consultation can be seen at the Faversham Library.

By kind permission of KCC

By kind permission of KCC