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53rd Anniversary  1964 - 2017


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This Site was last updated on 20-06-2017 .

NEWSFLASH......NAVIGATION WARNING...Loop now abandoned and buoys removed. See information Notice to Mariners below and new chartlet.....We now have a new Social Secretary so thanks to Jacqui Robb for taking on this challenging roll....You can contact Jacqui via the email address on the committee page..........Change of dates for the July Work Party and Charity Tea. The Work Party is now on Saturday 15th July & the Charity Tea is now on Sunday 1st October (donations for raffle please give to Liz..Thank you)................Details of our Summer Party are now on our Events Page.....Fun for all the kids and adults too.......Navigation Warning....Divers in the entrance to the Stour..Please see Navigation Warning Link below....Minster Bridge now clear of obstructions........... .......... ..

Grove Ferry Boat Club was founded in 1964.You will find the clubhouse, dating from the early seventies, on the south bank of the River Great Stour, (the second largest river in Kent) It lies just below the Grove Ferry Bridge, some 8 miles east of Canterbury. The Bridge replaced the old ferry in 1963.

We are an active boat club with various events, water activities, organized cruises in company, boat exercises etc. and with barbecues and other activities at Red House Marsh. (Our picnic facility some 4.5 miles downstream)

The Ferry Inn on the North Bank is also open on Sunday afternoons throughout the year between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. (Except bank holiday weekends & Club Events) and all are welcome for tea, coffee and the odd cake, along with a little social banter!

The club has some 30 moorings on the north Bank and we have developed storage & facilities for dinghies, canoes etc. in our compound, and we now have easy launching facilities with the slipway on the north bank.

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Notice Number 06 - 2017,  14th June 2017
Major changes to estuary buoyage.

Mariners are advised that the old loop in the estuary is now abandoned and all buoys withdrawn.  The newly developing straight channel now replaces that old loop with an additional buoy at each end.  The new channel is approximately three cables in length allowing the buoys at each end to be clearly visible from one end to the other.
See new chart published on this site page ‘NAVIGATION INFO/Estuary Chartlet’
Signed Captain Colin Carr.  Harbour Master.

Please be aware of Divers and information is available by going to the following link

Click here for Notice to Mariners.

Click here for 14th June 2017 map of the entrance to Sandwich.


Sandwich Bridge Contact Number for opening is now as follows
Tel No 01843 585624


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