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53rd Anniversary  1964 - 2017

'WELCOME ABOARD'

Welcome to the Grove Ferry Boat Club Homepage

contact us by email on gfbc@groveferryboatclub.co.uk

This Site was last updated on 14-09-2017 .

NEWSREEL..........Mary & Liz would really appreciate prize donations for the raffle at their RNLI Charity Tea Duty on Sunday 1st October....Please contact Liz or email us at gfbc@groveferryboatclub.co.uk if you can donate. Thank you....... .......... ..

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.

click here to visit Grove Ferry Message Board

Click here for Ramsgate Harbour Cam.


Table of Distances in Miles

DESTINATION MILEAGE FROM GROVE FERRY TIDE DIFFERENCE FROM DOVER
Click here for Dover Tides
INFORMATION
Fordwich Mill 5.1 Miles Plus 4 Hours 35 Mins Fixed Sluice
Stodmarsh 2.5 Miles Plus 3 Hours 45 Mins  
Grove Ferry 0.0 Miles Plus 3 Hours 15 Mins Bridge
Sarre Channel 3.2 Miles Plus 2 Hours 32 Mins (Not navigable)
Little Stour 3.3 Miles Plus 2 Hours 30 Mins River Junction*
Pluck's Gutter 3.4 Miles Plus 2 Hours 29 Mins Road Bridge
Red House Marsh 4.4 Miles Plus 2 Hours 16 Mins Club Picnic site
Minster Rail Bridge 6.8 Miles Plus 1 Hour 45 Mins  
Richborough Castle 8.7 Miles Plus 1 Hour 20 Mins Roman Fort
Sandwich Bridge 10.2 Miles Plus 1 Hour Swing Bridge
Stonar Cut 13.3 Miles Plus 28 mins (not navigable)
Pegwell Bay 14.2 Miles Plus 24 Mins Pepperness River mouth
Royal Harbour 17.0 Miles Plus 21 Mins Ramsgate
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NAVIGATION WARNING.
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.

NAVIGATION WARNING--DIVERS IN ENTRANCE TO THE RIVER STOUR NOTICE NO 4-2017
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.



EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY 2017 CAN BE FOUND ON THE EVENTS PAGE


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

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