Whitstable Harbour Day - 0 comments
See the poster here for more details of this year's Whitstable Harbour Day.

The 2018 KSA calendar is here - 0 comments

We still have a few copies of the 2018 KSA calendar, with twelve stunning photos by Seamus Maters and Peter Dalrymple. We can post them out and they are now only £3.00 each (please add £2.00 for P&P). Send cheques, made out the 'Kentish Sail Association' to:
Geoff Turner,
59 Abbey Street,
Faversham ME13 7BN
Sea Scouts learn traditional skills - 0 comments
The Gillingham Sea Scouts had a weekend at sea on Morning Star of Revelation, the gaff-rigged training vessel based at Chatham, at the end of May. The weekend was sponsored by the KSA as part of its remit to encourage young people to learn traditional sailing skills and they had, by all accounts, a wonderful couple of days. See their note below.
Next month the Faversham Sea Scouts are due to have another day on Greta, paid for by the KSA, where they too will get an insight into handling a Thames barge.
The KSA have been fortunate to have received terrific support from a wide range of people and organisations who have donated prizes for our Quiz Nights which have taken place at the Anchor pub for the last three years. We also have received generous donations towards the costs of the Swale Match form individuals and from sponsors and advertisers. Our thanks to them all.
Working with local youth groups - 0 comments
After a combination of successful matches, quiz nights and sales of merchandise the KSA has been delighted to be able to carry on the support of local youth groups and help young people get afloat, particularly on traditional vessels. Last year we were able to help the Faversham Sea Scouts have a day aboard the barge Greta, and a hot August day could only offer the best conditions for young scouts finding their sea legs.
We have also been able to contribute towards the costs of getting some Faversham Sea Cadets afloat on the Maritime Trust vessels and one of their number had a trip at the end of the year.
We intend to continue this support in 2017 and we are, of course, grateful to our members, our sponsors and advertisers, the participants who come each year to the Swale and the committee members who organise all the events and who make all this financial support possible.
Thanks also to the 8th Faversham Sea Scout Troop for their very charming letter of appreciation to the KSA enclosing a fine collection of photos, one of which is posted here.

Faversham Sea Scouts learn the ropes on Greta in August 2016.
KSA donate £1,000 to the Sea Cadets - 0 comments

Lena Reekie, the longest serving of our committee members, presented the Faversham Sea Cadets with a cheque for £1,000 on Tuesday 8th March. This represents money raised by the KSA over recent years which is intended for young people in order to help them get afloat and attain some competence in handling craft. The money will go towards the costs of sending young cadets to sea on one of the Maritime Trust and Sea Cadet vessels later in the year. They go to sea for a week and experience every aspect of crewing and of life onboard.
Funds have also been set aside for the Faversham Sea Scouts and this is to be presented to them shortly.