Summer Magic

THREE Dates for your diary this summer

We have got a little magic lined up – literally! -for our supporters this summer, starting on Midsummer evening with the Whitstable Maritime Midsummer Ball and Charity Fundraiser. Then, in early July, Gamecock gets her first outing of the year at the Faversham Nautical Festival. And then there’s the high spot of our summer calendar – Whitstable Harbour Day on 3rd August. We are expecting up to 10,000 visitors this year, admission is free – what’s not to like?

The Whitstable Maritime Midsummer Ball

Friday 21st June 2019

Stay cool on the longest evening of the year and enjoy champagne, canapés and Whitstable oysters (naturally!) with us in the company of Goosebumps swing band. Entertainer and Magic Circle member, Guy Wade, will be on hand to sprinkle a little magic over the proceedings… “Jus’ like that!

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Whitstable Harbour Day 2019

On Saturday 3rd August, 200 volunteers will help Whitstable Maritime present a full day’s entertainment and experiences on land and sea with 50 local and national organisations already booked for Whitstable Harbour Day. 10,000 visitors are expected to enjoy the fun.

Craft filling the harbour will range from a Bronze Age replica boat to the latest high-tech racing dinghy. Visitors will be able to board vessels varying in size from a 250 foot coaster to a 20 foot lugger that you could trail behind a car. Visiting boats include powerful 60 foot patrol boats belonging to the Border Force and Inshore Fisheries Conservation; the Margate All Weather Lifeboat; several Thames barges and Old Gaffers, and the local fishing fleet. A 45 foot ex-naval launch belonging to the Maritime Volunteer Service is due to offer boat rides.   

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Sailing away!

Here we are in another new year with a new-look web site and lots to look forward to in 2019!

These are some things we have got planned –

Harbour Day 2019. This was a huge success last year and planning is now under way for this year’s event. Keep an eye on these pages and meanwhile put the date in your diary –

Saturday 3rd August 2019

The deadline for booking stand space has now passed but some further space may become available. If you are interested in being considered, please download the Harbour Day 2019Application Form (pdf) and return it to the address shown on the form.

Gamecock Restoration. We have a major restoration project under way on this historic Oyster Yawl. Watch this space for some exciting news coming up soon.

Fund Raising. We are very grateful to our loyal supporters who have contributed their time and/or their money to the good causes that Whitstable Maritime supports. And to make it even easier to donate or to raise money for these good causes, we now have our very own page on JustGiving – www.justgiving.com/whitstablemaritime