Past Events

  • 20 Oct 2017

    Kayaking or Canoeing

  • 15 Oct 2017

    Sunday Sailing

  • 13 Oct 2017

    Friday Paddlesports

  • 11 Oct 2017

    Night Paddle

  • 2 Oct 2017

    Family Fun

  • 11 Sep 2017

    Kayaking

  • 23 Aug 2017

    Kayaking

  • 21 Aug 2017

    Time change

  • 20 Aug 2017

    Sunday Sailing

  • 20 Aug 2017

    Basin Sailing

  • 7 Aug 2017

    No Sailing

  • 7 Aug 2017

    Paddlesports Experience

  • 6 Aug 2017

    Sailing

  • 17 Jul 2017

    Change of venue

  • 10 Jul 2017

    Spaces available

  • 9 Jul 2017

    Sunday Sailing

  • 5 Jul 2017

    Kayaking

  • 3 Jul 2017

    Sailing

  • 3 Jul 2017

    Kayaking for youngsters

  • 25 Jun 2017

    Sunday Sailing

  • 19 Jun 2017

    Powerboat Course

  • 17 Jun 2017

    Kayaking

  • 17 Jun 2017

    Taster sessions

  • 27 May 2017

    Taster Session

  • 30 Apr 2017

    Taster sessions

  • 1 Apr 2017

    Family Open Day

  • 12 Oct 2016

    Night Paddle

  • 2 Oct 2016

    Final Taster

  • 27 Mar 2016

    Help Us!

  • 4 Jul 2015

    Medway River Fstval

  • 24 Feb 2015

    MHS Homes

Paddlesports on Friday

Friday 20th October 2017

Chatham Maritime Basin 2 - come along to have a go at paddling in a canoe or a kayak. 1.00pm - 3.00pm £10. Individuals or families welcome all levels of experience including novices.
Please call 01634 582100 to book

More Sunday Fun

Sunday 15th October 2017

Sunday Sailing

Once again we will be taking to the river at Gillingham Strand, early morning at 8.00am. All levels of experience welcome including never sailed before. £20 Please call 01634 582100 to book.

Canoe or Kayak at Basin

Friday 13rd October 2017

Friday Paddlesports

1.00pm - 3.00pm £10 Chatham Maritime Basin 2. Open to all either learn to paddle or develop current skills. Families welcome.

Laying on the River Medway

Wednesday 11st October 2017

Night Paddle

Experienced paddlers only please. 6.00pm - 8.00pm. Paddle from Gillingham Strand. £10 please call 01634 582100 to book.

Canoe/Kayaking for Families or Individuals

Monday 2nd October 2017

Family Fun

Come Canoeing or kayaking at Chatham Maritime Basin 2 5.00pm - 6.30pm £5.00 per person. Please call to book. 01634 582100

Kids After School Club

Monday 11st September 2017

Kayaking

SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS
ON MONDAYS FOR THE NEXT THREE WEEKS COMMENCING 5.00pm - 6.30pm WE WILL BE HOLDING A KAYAKING CLUB FOR AGES 8+ .
THIS WILL BE HELD AT CHATHAM MARITIME BASIN NO. 2. JUST £5.00 per session.

Interest Taken Off

Wednesday 23rd August 2017

We have received a lot of interest for kayaking this week. Please give me a call if you want to join us. 7.00pm at the basin. 01634 582100 Just £10

Monday Sailing New Time

Monday 21st August 2017

Time change

Please note we are changing start time for sailing at the basin on Mondays to 6.00pm. This is because of the earlier sunset.
We still have 3 spaces for tomorrow's session. Please call 01634 582100 to book.

We return to Sunday Sailing at The Strand

Sunday 20th August 2017

Sunday Sailing

We will be sailing from the Strand this Sunday . 11.00am - 2.00pm.
Please call to book 01634 582100. Cost £20.00 age 8+ all levels of experience welcome.

Bookings now being taken For earlier start

Sunday 20th August 2017

Basin Sailing

Now that the evenings are drawing in on us we have amended our start time to 6.00pm. If you've not sailed with us before or if you are a regular please call to book a place for this week's session. Cost £20 adults, £10 u/18s.
We welcome all levels of experience to come and join us for a friendly session on the water at Chatham Maritime Basin 2 ( accross the road from Ship and Trades).
To book please call Russell on 01634 582100.

Sailing Cancelled This Week

Monday 7th August 2017

We regret that we have had to cancel our Monday sailing this week. We are hoping to return to normal operation at the basin shortly.c

5 Day Canoe/Kayak Tuition including overnight camping

Monday 7th August 2017

Paddlesports Experience

This summer holiday we are delighted to offer a week of learning to canoe and kayak. From Monday 7th August you will begin to learn the basics of being on the water in both canoes and kayaks, leading to heading off to the upper reaches of the river Medway, paddling your way back down river with an overnight camp on Thursday, returning on Friday.
This adventure as aimed at ages 8 - 15 and spaces are limited so if you would like more details or would like to book please call us on 01634 582100.
Because of the Coop shopping bag scheme we are pleased to offer this whole week's activities at a cost of just £50 per child.
Don't delay - book today.


How it went:

We had 13 participants taking part in this event. The first three days were spent learning how to paddle a canoe and kayak plus camping skills.
On Thursday the group were taken to Tonbridge where they loaded their canoes with tents and equipment. They then paddled to the Hop Farm where they left the river and camped overnight.
On Friday morning the group went back onto the water and paddled on to Yalding where they enjoyed a picnic lunch before packing the canoes and equipment onto the vehicles and returned to the Strand.
Everybody had a fantastic time whilst earning their one star paddle certificate.


Other images:

Rejoining the river at Hop Farm

Rejoining the river at Hop Farm

All participants got back into their canoes at the Hop Farm for the trip to Yalding.

Awkward embarkment

Awkward embarkment

Not as easy as it looks! Did he make it? yes he did ----- after a dunk in the river.

Camping Adventure

Camping Adventure

Billy watching on at campsite.

No sailing this week at Strand

Sunday 6th August 2017

We won't be sailing this week at the Strand on Sunday. However if anybody would like to join Syd in Kayaking on the river please give Russell a call on 01634 582100

Monday night sailing moved to Strand

Monday 17th July 2017

please note that sailing this week on Monday 17th July will be at the Strand and not at the basin.

This coming Monday Sailing

Monday 10th July 2017

Despite an increase in numbers in recent weeks we are still able to offer a few spaces for this Monday's sailing at the basin. Anybody welcome age 8 and above, all levels of experience including complete novices.
£20 adults, £10 u/18s
7.00pm - 9.00pm Call now to book a space. 01634 582100

Sailing Tuition on River Medway

Sunday 9th July 2017

Sunday Sailing

This week's Sunday sailing will start at noon until 3.00pm. Learn to sail in our Wayfarer and Leader dinghies. All levels of experience are welcome. Please call to book 01634 582100. £20
Father's day coming up why not treat dad to a sailing lesson or course of lessons?
Due to the increased popularity of this activity it is imperative that you confirm your booking in advance.

Kayaking at Basin this week

Wednesday 5th July 2017

Kayaking

This week we return to the Basin no.2 at Chatham Maritime. Age 15+. Call to book or simply turn up before 7.00pm. Cost only £10, all levels of experience welcome. Can lead to nationally recognised accreditations.
Great fun and excitement, join us this week.
To book call 01634 582100

Sailing in the Basin

Monday 3rd July 2017

Sailing

Come along to our regular Monday sailing sessions. These sessions have been steadily growing in popularity and spaces are going quickly. Call now to book your place in a fun packed session on one of our Topper.
Just £20 adults and £10 for children.

New Activity for Youngsters

Monday 3rd July 2017

Kayaking for youngsters

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Monday evening kayaking club for ages 8 - 15. For just £10 per week we will offer kayak and/or Canoeing tuition at the historic Chatham Maritime Basin no.2.
Please arrive for a 5.00pm start. We promise fun and new skills in a safe environment, provided by qualified staff who are committed to making sure that everybody will enjoy themselves whilst learning Paddlesports.
Call 01634 582100 for more details or to book.

Sunday Sailing Returns

Sunday 25th June 2017

Sunday Sailing

We are delighted to confirm that Sunday Sailing will return on Sunday 25th June 2017. We have been going out on the river every other Sunday, throughout the winter. It was initially intended that this would only be for the duration of the closed season but it proved so popular. We welcome any new sailors , experienced or novices.
We use Wayfarer and Leader boats on the river Medway, under the guidance and supervision of our fully qualified instructors. Why not come and join us. Call on 01634 582100 to book your place.

Level 1and 2 Powerboat Course

Monday 19th June 2017

Powerboat Course

Owing to a late cancellation we are able to offer a place on a Powerboat course. The course is open to adults wanting to learn to drive a Powerboat and basic seamanship.
On successful completion of the course which is over two days ( 19th and 20th June 2017) you will receive a certificate which will entitle you to apply for an International Certificate of Competence which is required to operate a Powerboat abroad.
No previous experience needed.
Just one place remaining please call Russell on01634 582100to secure the spot. Cost £220 for the two days.

Medway in Flames

Saturday 17th June 2017

As part of the Medway in Flames celebrations we will be providing taster sessions for free. Come along in the afternoon and have a go at Kyaking in the Chatham Maritime 2 basin(opposite Ship and Trades).

We are offering the above sessions in association with our partners at the basin, Arethusa Adventure Centre.

Further Taster Session

Saturday 17th June 2017

Taster sessions

On 17th June we will be taking part in the Medway in Flames celebrations. We will be teaming up with Arethusa in providing Paddlesports activities at the Chatham Maritime Basin no.2.
From 2.00pm we will be offering free taster sessions for kayaking and Canoeing in the basin. Come along and enjoy the events at this fantastic celebration. Please remember to bring a change of clothing and a towel with you. All safety equipment will be provided.

Second Taster Session of Season

Saturday 27th May 2017

Taster Session

On Saturday 27th May 2017 we will be holding our next taster session. You can come along and have a go at Canoeing, kayaking or powerboating for just £3.00.
You will be given the opportunity to try these activities before deciding whether one or all of the activities is for you. All safety kit is supplied but we recommend that you bring a towel and a change of clothing.
All sessions will be supervised by our experienced tuition staff, who are all qualified instructors.
A barbecue will be available, together with teas, coffees and squash.
Come along and enjoy the day with us.

Every Saturday Morning throughout the season we will be holding a Saturday Morning Club for children ages 8 - 14.
The youngsters will be able to have a go at kayaking, Canoeing, raft building and much more. The club will run from 10.00am - noon. The activities will take place at Chatham Maritime Basin no.2 (opposite Ship & Trades).
Why not drop the kids off and browse at the nearby outlet centre.
Please call01634 582100to book.

We will be holding our second taster session of the season on Saturday 27th May 2017.
Come along to our Strand centre and have a go at Canoeing, kyaking or have a ride in one of our powerboats on the river. The first sessions begin at 1.00pm and continue until 4.00pm. There will be a barbecue offering burgers and hot dogs plus teas and coffee.
No need to book.

Sunday 30th April 2017

Canoeing, kayaking and powerboating. 2.30pm - 6.00pm at the Strand. BBQ and face painting. Taster sessions £3.00 for 1/2 hour. Booking preferred but can turn up on the day.

Watersports Family Open Day Out

Saturday 1st April 2017

Family Open Day

Medway Watersports Trust are pleased to announce the start of their 2017 season, with the visit by the Sports Minister Tracey Crouch MP, who will be there to see the variety of sporting, social and water activities that will be available, culminating in unveiling a new mural with a Watersports - Outdoor Activity theme - designed and painted by a local university student Sharmaine Kwan, at 1.15pm

Family activities will be available for all with options for both young and old, including, canoeing and powerboating (£3 per half hour and starting at 3pm), archery (£2 per 6 arrows), penalty shoot-out (run by Gillingham FC with two free match day tickets for the winner), orienteering course (from centre, around the Strand Leisure Park at £2), mobile climbing wall (£2.50 for two climbs), face painting (£2 per session) and an ongoing barbecue throughout the afternoon (burgers £2, cheeseburgers £2.20 and hot-dog £1.50).

A chance to see what is available on Gillingham's doorstep and book up activities for the future - particularly over the Easter holiday. To secure an activity on the water - will need to book on the day, come prepared with suitable clothing and a change of clothes; all activities will include buoyancy aid, any specific equipment required, a safety briefing and be led by suitably qualified staff with safety boat support.

Start your Easter Holidays off with a 'bang'; this isn't an April Fool BUT you would be a Fool not to come and try - Family Fun Days are planned throughout the summer.

Night Paddle

Wednesday 12nd October 2016

Experienced Kayaker, aged 15+? Come and join us for a NIGHT PADDLE on the Medway 12th October 2016 - 6.00pm - 8.30pm Bring a headlamp for a great night on the river. Just £10.00 - Call 01634 583200 to book

Final Taster Session 2016

Sunday 2nd October 2016

Come along to The Strand on Sunday 2nd between Noon and 3.00pm. We are holding our final taster session for canoeing, kayaking and powerboat rides on the Medway. Just £5.00 per 1/2 hour session. Everybody welcome at the beech in front of cruising club.

Help Us!

Sunday 27th March 2016

Help us to kick start a bumper new 2016 season of fun on the water with our Easter Saturday activity day. See you there!

Medway River Festival 2015

Saturday 4th July 2015

Don’t forget the Medway River Festival is on the 4th July this year, there will be yachts and sailing vessels of every kind joining together as well as the fun fair, food stalls and children's entertainment. We will have a stand at Chatham Waterfront again this year and will be on hand to give advice and support for everyone wanting to learn more about the river. Some of our youth groups will be in kayaks and dinghys to show you how much fun sailing on the River Medway is! Come and join in with a few sea shanties from 11.30 to 17.30 on Saturday 4th July!

MHS Homes

Tuesday 24th February 2015

We were very fortunate that on Wednesday 24th February some amazing guys from MHS Homes came and spent a day with us. They built us a ramp to the canoe store, put electricity into one of our porta cabins, sorted out the drainage for our new up and coming shower/changing block and put the first coat of paint on the inside, put new doors and locks on a couple of the cabins and just generally helped with other bits and pieces ...all this in just ONE day!!! We are so very grateful to MHS Homes, thank you for your support and kindness.
[MHS Homes building our new ramp to the canoe store.]