EYC Work Sunday #2


This Sunday was an EYC work Sunday. Despite Covid several members turned up and lots of work was done. The creek near the gate is still being cleared out to help with flooding. John Cant was strimming around the dinhies. Then he came and gave me a hand to finish the fencing and pathway along with Patric Hogan, Kate, Lakshan, and Roger. We managed to get all the fence up and putting in some strong cabling along the top, then wiring the wire fence to it. We still need a little more wiring to make it stronger, but despite buying more wire we ran out. Lakshan, John and Patrick did a fantastic job on the public pathway so the public do not have to walk in the road. Next time we need to sweep up some of the dumped rubbish to make it look better.  Tractors and bray was serviced. Middle shed was being fixed up for engine's workshop. Flagstones were cut for flooring, bins emptied kitchen cleaned, and lots more. We'll done lads and Jimmy for food at the bar and shed.



EYC Sailors Sighted

A few hardy souls braved the extreme temperatures on Saturday and went sailing. Here are some photos courtesy of Don Mapp:




Seal 2 Wayfarer Dedication


The Dedication of Seal 2 in memory of Steve Hollinghurst.


On Sunday 22 August 2021, the club invited Pam Roche and her husband Steve to unveil the plaque on the new Hartley Wayfarer Seal 2. Pam represented the Hollinghurst family at the event, held in memory of Steve Hollinghurst whose generous bequest paid for the new training dinghy. In addition, the Michael Robinson Sailing Trust provided additional funding to realise this ambition. In honour of this, the boat has been named after the yacht Steve Hollinghurst owned at the Club. The boat was purchased to promote sailing to a new generation of sailors, who can benefit from the club’s facilities and the amazing stretch of water off the Club.


Despite the inclement weather forecast the rain held off and the breeze was good enough to give the visitors and club members a spectacular view of the wayfarer in action. In fact Steve went out for a blast in the boat and came back only slightly damp from the experience! The Medway Recorder also took people for a more sedate spin around the moorings.


A dedicated group of volunteers prepared the buffet, provided tea and coffee, and even got up early to make scones and cakes for the party afterwards. Dave Burton, on behalf of the commodore, welcomed Pam and Steve and explained the context to the crowd that attended. He then invited Pam to unveil the plaque on the dinghy. At the buffet, Sid Gascogne gave an address as President, reminiscing about Steve Hollinghurst and reminding new, prospective and established members of the importance of encouraging sailing to all.


As always with events like this, there were many people who helped out before the day, and then on shore and on the water. Without naming them in case we forget someone, we just want to thank them for their time and generosity in making the day a success. Having said that, Dave Burton needs a special mention for being the driving force behind the acquisition of Seal 2 and organising and motivating the volunteers.


Photographs on the Club Facebook page for those who want to see the new boat.

New Members Welcome


Summer Social - BBQ, Drinks, and Live Band


Hi Everyone,


We'd like to invite you to a mid-summer social on the 26th of June at EYC. There will be a BBQ and a live band, and the chance to get to know your friends at EYC. This event is open to members, friends, family, and especially prospective members and anyone interested in joining the club.


A new Wayfarer has been generously donated to the club by Steven Hollingshurst and the Michael Robinson Sailing Trust. This new boat has been gratefully received and will be formally named and presented to the club at a later date.

During the evening, there will be refreshments, a BBQ, a marquee, and a chance to get to know club members. There will also be a live band: Three's A Crowd




7pm - BBQ + refreshments

8:30pm - Live Band: Three’s A Crowd


Advance tickets are available from Mary via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., payment on the day. Cost is £8 for adults, and £4 for 11 and under. Please bring cash.


There are currently more details to be filled in, so please watch this space! Also, please be aware of the current COVID-19 rules.


We're very much looking forward to seeing YOU and all your friends/family on Saturday 26th June.





CLUB NOTICES, 27 October 2020 - please read:
As Bexley is now in Tier 2, the Commodore and Rear Commodore are postponing all Work Sundays until further notice. Please take the time individually to tidy up around your yachts and dinghies to keep the place tidy.
A while ago the GC agreed to use DutyMan to manage Officer of the Day, giving members the flexibility to swap dates that they cannot do. All members will be receiving an email with the details very soon. Please take time to read this. Any questions should be directed to the Sailing Sec (Ed).
As Bexley is now in Tier 2, please can members continue to abide the rules, laid out by the Government, to protect each other:
Please pass this onto those who are not on the Internet. This has also been posted on the Club Facebook page with a link to the Club WhatsApp group.