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54th Anniversary  1964 - 2018

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CONTACT US AT gfbc@groveferryboatclub.co.uk

This Site was last updated on 23-10-2018 .

NEWSFLASH..New Events added ... We have had a notification that UK Power will be sliding safety nets across the River this Thursday & Friday 25th & 26th October so please proceed with caution and follow any instructions if you have to travel to Richborough and Sandwich. We understand that there might not be any safety boats in attendance therefore please be ready to stop if instructed by the work party on the banks. Reminder also of this Saturdays Halloween Party on the North Bank starting at 7pm. Costumes optional but bring your own drinks and nibbles...RNLI Tour Ramsgate Saturday 24th November 2pm..names on the notice board or email jacquirobb@groveferryboatclub.co.uk ..The Xmas Dinner Menu is now up on the Notice Board in the Ferry Inn on the North Bank. Please put your names down and food choices on the board. Cost is £26.00 per person to be paid on the night. There will be live music and the Venue is the Dog & Duck Plucks Gutter.If you can donate a raffle prize please contact Sheila Howard...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 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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Big Thank You from John Bottle

John would like to thank all of the members who helped in the reconstruction of our slipway. Your assistance in completing this major task was invaluable and without your help couldn't have been completed. Thanks once again.

Photos of our slipway regrading

                       

                       

Photos of Bridge Construction


                       

Click here for Ramsgate Harbour Cam.

SUNDAY OPEN AND CLOSED DATES FOR TEAS ON THE NORTH BANK 14.30 TO 16.30.


CLOSED 10th June 2018 OPEN 17th June 2018 OPEN 24th June 2018 OPEN 1st July 2018 OPEN 8th July 2018 CLOSED CLUB EVENT 15th July 2018 OPEN 22nd July 2018 OPEN 29th July 2018 OPEN 5th Aug 2018
NOW OPEN 12th Aug 2018 OPEN 19th Aug 2018 CLOSED 26th Aug 2018 OPEN 2nd Sept 2018 OPEN 9th Sept 2018 OPEN 16th Sept 2018 OPEN 23rd Sept 2018 OPEN 30th Sept 2018 OPEN 7th Oct 2018 OPEN 14th Oct 2018 CLOSED 21st Oct 2018 CLOSED CLUB EVENT 28th Oct 2018
OPEN 4th Nov 2018 OPEN 11th Nov 2018 OPEN 18th Nov 2018 OPEN 25th Nov 2018 OPEN 2nd Dec 2018 CLOSED CLUB EVENT 9th Dec 2018 OPEN 16th Dec 2018 OPEN 23rd Dec 2018 CLOSED 30th Dec 2018 OPEN 6th Jan 2019 OPEN 13th Jan 2019 OPEN 20th Jan 2019
OPEN 27th Jan 2019 OPEN 3rd Feb 2019 OPEN 10th Feb 2019 OPEN 17th Feb 2019 OPEN 24th Feb 2019 OPEN 3rd March 2019 OPEN 10th March 2019 OPEN 17th March 2019 OPEN 24th March 2019 OPEN 31st March 2019 OPEN 7th April 2019 OPEN 14th April 2019
CLOSED 21st April 2019 OPEN 28th April 2019 CLOSED 5th May 2019 OPEN 12th May 2019 OPEN 19th May 2019 CLOSED 26th May 2019 OPEN 2nd June 2019 OPEN 9th June 2019 OPEN 16th June 2019 OPEN 23rd June 2019 OPEN 30th June 2019 OPEN 7th July 2019


Table of Distances in Miles

DESTINATION MILEAGE FROM GROVE FERRY TIDE DIFFERENCE FROM DOVER
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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




NAVIGATION WARNING. Navigation warnings will be listed here as and when received.

No Warnings Posted ......


Click here for Notice to Mariners.


Click here for 26th April 2018 map of the entrance to Sandwich.



EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY 2018 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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