This special tour of the Dover Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre will commence at 14:00 with rendezvous in the Centre’s car park at 13:45. We will be hosted by Tony Evans, Maritime Operations Specialist, and will see the Operations Room, Rescue Coordination Centre, Area Control and Channel VTS Radar Coverage plus special surveillance. All of this is, however, dependent on any emergency or crisis management at the time of visiting!
Please join us for lunch beforehand at The Coastguard, an unpretentious waterside pub at St Margaret’s Bay beneath the White Cliffs with a British menu based on local produce. Britain’s nearest pub to France, The Coastguard was listed No 4 in The Times newspaper’s Top 20 Coastal Pubs. The table is booked for 12 noon, giving us time for a leisurely lunch before the 10 minute drive back to the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre.
St Margarets Bay
Dover, Kent CT15 6DY
Dover Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre
Langdon Battery, Swingate
Dover, Kent CT15 5NA
Tides and weather can be problematic in the Solent in October so this year’s autumn rally is being designed to make all the options possible!
On Saturday 7 October participating vessels will be asked to score points by visiting navigation buoys and yellow racing marks within an alloted time. Some carry more points than others, so it’s all about strategy! The vessel with the most points at the end of the day wins a prize.
The 2015 trip to the British Virgin Islands was a great success and many of the 21 members who went on the trip have asked about doing it again. So with that in mind were currently floating (pun intended) the idea of a Tobago Cays cruise starting from Grenada either in November 2018 or April 2019.