Chatham Maritime Watersports Centre at Basin 2
The Chatham Maritime Watersports Centre has fully reopened and offers a range of activities. All sessions must be pre-booked. To secure a slot message or give Matt Small a call on 07538 964335. For enquiries email . All water sports participants must complete a Watersports Participation Form.
Sessions for January 2024
Classes to be held in the Crew Room in 2024:
- Sing and sign on Monday mornings starting January 2024
- Ladies that craft first Saturday and Wednesday of the month throughout 2024
- Yoga, six week programme starting Tuesday 2nd January and Thursday 4th January
First Aid Courses 2024
The Crew Room
‘The Crew Room’ is our spacious, fully accessible 55m2 training room (~5.8m x 9.5m) equipped with 6 x 5′ tables & 13 wipeable plastic chairs, and a 65″ UHD screen with HDMI cable and also connectable via Bluetooth.
The Crew Room is Ideal for running course, workshops, tutorials or holding meetings and is available for hire at very reasonable rates, starting from £18p/h.
Crew Room table layout options
Chatham Maritime Trust is delivering inclusive watersports experiences and activities to individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, promoting health and wellbeing whilst encouraging personal and social development, building character, independence and resilience by reinforcing a growth mind-set.
Our Pay and Play boat hire scheme is proving popular; we will also be offering courses, workshops and youth clubs along with other water activity experiences for individuals, groups, schools, universities and businesses.
Wellness with Watersports
Chatham Maritime Watersports Centre has been inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service and is Licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority to deliver watersports (License No. L14857).
We are also an RYA Recognised Training Centre and RYA OnBoard provider, delivering sail and windsurf training to both adults and young people.
What our participants say
“It’s a great place to enjoy the water and the friendly staff will explain everything if you haven’t been before. 10/10 a must for adults and kids.”
“We had a brilliant time on the kayak and canoes today. Facilities were really good, such a great opportunity to try out some watersports. Great price for an hour’s fun!”
“Fab morning paddling and just chilling. Very welcoming and overall a great experience.”
“Had a lovely time today playing on the water. Tried kayaking for the first time and loved it! Great for something local to do!”
“Had a brill time at Basin 2 today – group of us arrived, there was parking available, we could choose between paddle boards and kayaks and we were free to get on the water and play together. Really great local facility.
- Royal Yachting Association information from sailings national governing body.
- The Adventure Activities Licencing Authority (AALA) HSE licensing authority for adventurous activities.
- RYA OnBoard Grassroots scheme run by the RYA to encourage the participation of young people in sailing and windsurfing.
- Kent Sport Active partnership for sport in Kent.
- Medway Swale Boating Association group encouraging boating in Medway and Swale area.
Chatham Maritime Watersports Centre, Chatham Maritime Trust, Community Watersports Centre, Maritime Way, Chatham, Kent ME4 4QT.