The Medway Watersports Centre at Basin 2 

Chatham Maritime Trust has granted a one year licence to Arethusa and Medway Watersports to provide watersports activities in Basin 2 at Chatham Maritime with weekend and evening sessions.  The centre will be a community focused facility offering water-related activities for residents of St. Mary's Island, local businesses, local schools, universities and the wider population of Medway.  Activities in the Basin have resumed and are ongoing.   

Arethusa Watersports Centre call 01634 719933

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Based at the Chatham Maritime Docks, Arethusa’s Watersports Centre is the place in Kent for Sailing, Kayaking and Canoe courses

We are a British Canoe Union Approved Centre and RYA Training Centre, licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority, which all adds up to the very best in safe supervision and training and plenty of fun for everyone involved!

Our regular watersports centre programme includes;

RYA On Board Club: A Sailing club for 7 to 15 years old. Currently running on Thursday  evenings. please enquire for further information

Paddlers Club: Also running on Thursday nights. This is a Club for all ages to experience some basic paddling skills.

Pay and Play Nights: Selected equipment will be available to rent to experience new sports or even develop existing skills.

Arethusa Watersports Camps: Non-residential activity camps that will be running over the summer holidays.

Day Visits : Dinghy Sailing, Kayaking and Canoeing, Initiative Games, Raft Building, Raft Race Courses & Bell Boating

Watersport Courses:

BCU 1 and 2 star Kayak

BCU 1 and 2 star Canoe

RYA Power Boat Level 2

RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1 & 2

RYA Adult Dinghy Sailing Level 1 & 2

Logbooks, badges and certificates issued

Thanks to our highly experienced instructors and extensive equipment absolutely no experience is necessary for any of these activities. Schools, youth groups and the disabled are all welcome to take part in our activities and receive expert instruction, whether it’s just for fun or to work towards RYA or BCU qualifications.

For further details contact the Centre Principal - Russell Seex on either or telephone 01634 582100 or visit the website. 

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