Jeanneau Owners’ Fun Weekend
Jeanneau and Clarke & Carter’s Owners weekend 6th & 7th July 2013.
The staff of Clarke & Carter would like to invite you, your family and friends to help us celebrate 35 years of trading by joining us at Clarke & Carter’s owners regatta. The regatta is being combined with the Medway Boat & Chandlery Fair which will run between 10:00am – 4:00pm on the Saturday & Sunday and also the Medway River Festival which is taking place between 10:00am and 4:00pm on Saturday 6th July.
For those of you who have not been to one of our regatta before it is a great opportunity to meet other owners, families and crew with similar boats, to swap ideas and have a great time.
For anyone arriving on the Friday afternoon or early on the Saturday morning there will be lots happening on the River:
Medway River Festival Saturday 6th July:
The Medway River Festival will be held between the Medway Council Offices and Sun Pier, which are located approx. 2 miles upriver from Chatham Maritime Marina on Saturday 6th between 10:00am and 4:00pm, As well as shore based activities, bands, food demonstrations, street performers and displays there will be river based activities including:
10:00 Demonstration of sailing and canoeing by the Medway Watersports Trust and a University Rowing Race
11:00 A historical seaplane will land on the river between the Council Offices and Sun Pier
11:30 RNLI Sheerness lifeboat will complete a high line rescue using the Coastguard Helicopter (subject to operational demands)
12:30 Peel Ports Sheerness Fire Tugs will give a demonstration of their fire fighting capabilities
13:00 Medway Yacht Club sailing race around the buoys in front of the council offices
14:00 Hovercraft demonstration
15:00 Sail past of approx. 30 historical sailing barges, tugs and motorboats
16:00 Departure of the Arctic Expedition ship and crew followed by sail past boats.
Medway Boat & Chandlery Fair 6 & 7 July:
There will be a minibus between the Medway River Festival and the Boat & Chandlery Fair on the Saturday which will be held at Gillingham Marina. The Boat & Chandlery Fair will provide an opportunity to view a range of new and used yachts and motorboats, see demonstrations by some of the leading industry suppliers including Aquafax, 3D Tenders, English Braids, Dolphin Sails, Raymarine, RNLI, Suzuki. Medway Watersports Trust will also be providing free RIB taster sessions over the weekend from Gillingham Marina. There will also be opportunities to buy general chandlery and clothing VAT free.
Entry to both the Medway River Festival and the Boat & Chandlery Fair is free.
General weekend activities
The intention is to set a “Treasure Hunt” for everyone to complete on your way up the Medway. The Treasure Hunt will be based on clues starting from the entrance to the Medway. This will be e-mailed to everyone on Wednesday the 3rd July. For your information High tide Sheerness is 12:30 BST on Saturday 6th July and 13:14 on Sunday 7th July,
Berthing for participating yachts and powerboats visiting the Medway will be available either at the Medway Sailing Club, Chatham Marina or Gillingham Marina. There will be a water taxi service from the waiting pontoon at Chatham Marina to the Yacht Club on Saturday evening.
Drinks will be available at the Medway Yacht Club, sponsored by Clarke & Carter at 18.30 followed by a three course dinner in the club for £22.50 per head. Dress code is jacket & tie.
On Sunday we intend to run a short Fun Race in the river, with spinnaker and non-spinnaker classes for yachts and a time trial for powerboats over a measured course so that everyone can leave shortly before high water. All Owners are invited to come along and join in the fun.
We hope that as many of you as possible will join us for our second Owners Weekend on the Medway.
Please confirm your attendance by e-mailing email@example.com by Monday 15th April 2013.
Contact Peter Norris on 01634 571605 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any further information at this stage.
Jeanneau Owners’ Fun Weekend 21-22 July 2012
After being held at our other offices around the East Coast, the Jeanneau Owners’ Fun Weekend will be held at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington on 21-22 July 2012.
For those of you who have not joined us before, it is a great opportunity to meet other owners, families and crew with similar boats and to swap ideas and have a good time. All Jeanneau Owners are invited to come along and join in the fun. Entry forms will be posted to all owners who express an interest, alternatively please click here to complete an on-line entry form.
Programme of Events
Visitors berths available at the Marina at a 20% discount for Saturday and Sunday.
|Saturday 21st July - HW Harwich 14.05 BST|
|12.00||Lunch available at the Haven Ports Yacht Club|
|2.30 pm||Meet at the Harbour Room opposite the Yacht Club to register your arrival with Clarke and Carter|
|3.00 pm||LIFERAFT DEMONSTRATION in the marina kindly provided by Premium Liferafts. Europe’s largest dedicated Liferaft hire company who have been renting liferafts since 1979 to Leisure Yachtsmen.|
|4.00 pm||ENGINE MAINTENANCE DEMONSTRATION by Mike French from French Marine Motors. Yanmar & Volvo main agents.|
|5.30 pm||SKIPPERS BRIEFING in the Harbour Room by Tony Merewether|
|6.00 pm||DRINKS PARTY in the Harbour Room sponsored by Clarke & Carter|
|7.30 pm||EVENING MEAL AND MUSIC. Please pre-book your meals! The meal is £20 a head with under 16s £10 – catering by Patricia Sharman & Company an excellent local business. Music by Cara Cleibh a local band – eclectic mix of upbeat folk and blues from Ireland, Scotland, England, America and Australia (NOT “finger in the ear” or woolly jumper!)|
|Sunday 22nd July – HW Harwich 14.42 BST|
|10.30 am||PURSUIT RACE from outside marina.|
|This is a FUN staggered start “race”! Each boat is given a nominal handicap by our race officer Tony Merewether (spinnaker & non spinnaker classes). You will be given a start time depending on your handicap and every boat will sail the same course until the race time limit expires, in this case 12.30. At 12.30 the boat in the lead is the winner and all other competitors finish place is the order they are on the course.|
|A.S.A.P. after the race finish there will be a Prize Giving in the Harbour Room. Prizes will be awarded for race positions, closest boat to cross start line at appointed time, boat with the best style, most memorable incident and many others up to the discretion of the organisers! Lunch available in HPYC.|
|Contact: Stephen Carter, Clarke & Carter Interyacht Ltd 01473 659681 email@example.com|
Jeanneau Owners’ Fun Weekend 2011
Clarke and Carter Interyacht held their Jeanneau Owners’ fun weekend on the River Medway for the first time over the weekend of 25th and 26th July.
The visitors to the Medway arrived on the afternoon’s high tide with some having battled 30 knot headwinds whilst sailing down the East Coast from Levington, Burnham and Benfleet. Yachts and powerboats ranging in size from 20ft Merry Fisher to a Jeanneau 53 joined in the weekend’s fun.
Those Jeanneau owners based on the Medway along with the visiting Jeanneau owners enjoyed an afternoon’s sailing and motoring out on the Medway following a set of treasure hunt clues. A number of clues kept the younger participants engaged searching for what they thought was sunken treasure in the Medway for several hours.
The evening started at the Medway Yacht Club with Pimms on the terrace in warm sunshine. This was followed by an excellent meal in the yacht club restaurant. During the evening everyone participated in a quiz with five prizes for the top answers. Everyone enjoyed their evening and complimented the club for the great surroundings, food and atmosphere.
Next morning with a very light breeze the yacht fleet set off on a one and half hour pursuit race down river. The Powerboats set-off on a predicted log trial over a measured course. Skippers and crew from both events were kept busy with the light airs trying to work out the best location to maximise the benefit of the outgoing tide.
The pursuit race started with Chris and Carol Twinch’s lifting keel Sun Odyssey 32i “Zarco” leading the fleet, however she was soon overtaken by John Weedon’s fin keel Sun Odyssey 32i “Lady Diana” who lead for a fair time. When the pursuit race came to a finish at 11:30 there was no more than 50 yards between Jeremy Davies’ Sun Odyssey 37 “Papillon” in first place, “Lady Diana” in second place and Rob and Alison Scriven’s Sun Odyssey 40.3 “Rollercoaster” in third place. The largest boat to compete in the race was Ashley Davis’ Sun Odyssey 50 Deck Saloon.
The winner of the powerboat predicted log event was Brian Trice’s Merry Fisher 625 “Amity II” who finished the course within 10 minutes of his predicted time. Some of his time was lost whilst the skipper checked out an oil warning light that came on.
Well done to everyone who took part in the weekend and thank you for participating. Clarke & Carter Interyacht would like to thank our generous suppliers including English Braids, Gillingham Marina/Chandlery, GJW Insurance, International Paint, Mantsbrite Ltd of Maldon in Essex and Raymarine for some great prizes.
Jeanneau Owners’ Fun Weekend 2010
Clarke and Carter Interyacht Ltd held their Jeanneau Owners’ fun weekend at Burnham in 2010 over the weekend of 10th and 11th July, based at the Yacht Harbour and the Crouch Yacht Club.
The visitors arrived on the high tide at lunchtime and five of them took advantage of the RNLI SEA Check which was well organised by Clifton Warry and ably assisted by his inspectors Russ Cashel, John Pawley and Bob Tubbs. Everyone who took part thought that it was well worth doing and learnt a lot about improving the safety of their boat.
The evening started at the club with Pimms in the bar downstairs and then Kerry and Adam served dinner upstairs in the newly opened Moorings Restaurant with an excellent meal. Everyone there enjoyed their evening and complimented the club for the great surroundings and atmosphere.
Next morning the breeze was up and Tony and Chuffy in Amazon, as committee boat, sent the fleet on a two-hour pursuit race up river and then back through the town. To keep the crews busy they also had to answer a quiz with twenty questions where the answers could be found on either side of the river. Mike and Barbara Grayburn in Ocean Spirit II surged to the front of the fleet early on and stayed there until the time expired thus winning the race from Rob Scriven in Rollercoaster, who was the only yacht to fly a spinnaker.
The bottle of champagne was won by Howard and Brenda Walkden in Sulis who answered the highest number of questions in the quiz and who also signed up to become Yacht club members. The prizegiving was held at the Swallowtail immediately after the race with prizes for all, so that Jalousea and Rollercoaster could leave on the tide for their homeports. More photos.