Welcome to the Varne Boat & Social Club
Coast Drive, Greatstone, Kent TN28 8NR. Lat 50:58:27N, Long 00:57:55E
The Varne Boat & Social Club has been in existence
since 1966 and has the backing of Shepway council due to its excellent safety
record. The current clubhouse was built by its members and opened by the Cinque
Ports Mayor of New Romney in 1975.
We stage international, national and local sporting competitions in most of our sports.
The fully furnished clubhouse has wireless internet facilities, a webcam and a soon-to-be-installed weather station, so that the conditions can be viewed and assessed before setting off to the club, while a unique viewing angle of the foreshore from the first floor bar and clubroom allows members to enjoy the panoramic views and watch the sporting activities along the whole of Romney Bay. The first floor balcony acts as our smoking area, and it is intended to extend this to provide a deck for outdoor seating within the next two years.
to the foreshore is via our own private slipway, which is constantly monitored
and kept clear of shingle. The Varne has four launch vehicles. Three are fitted
with lifting arms to help launch and recover the most awkward of craft and the
fourth is better suited to slipway clearance. Generally launching is 3 hours
before high water, and recovery 3 and a half hours after high water. This operation
is usually done on a "dry" basis.
Club members are always on hand for friendly advice and local knowledge. Membership is split into two main categories: Watersports and Social. Please click on the membership section for full details.
CLICK HERE FOR AGM 2013 INFO
VBC Weather Station. Click here
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Club members are always at hand for friendly advice and local
John Ruffhead: Commodore (Chairman)
Read our latest newsletter, please click the image to download.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
3rd Run by the RNLI - Emergency Services Day 10-4pm. A brilliant and event full of fun filled events all for the family and its FREE!. We are also looking for Volunteers to help with the Bar and the Barbeque.
BEACH GAMES dates to be announce.
31st music by Ricky Fontane
great view from our balcony
A record for the Varne Boat Club 31.5lb Cod caught by Zalan our Fishing Captain.
A December Sunset
2012 Children's Christmas Party.
A good start to the 2012 Cod season with a 19lb Fish caught by Nick on Kraken taken Sunday September 30th.
An early start
A very cold February day
Burns Night Celebration 2012
Another good days Angling at the Varne Boat Club
Landyachting at the Varne
Club entrance, for more information Click here
Launch Vehicles for more information Click here
Boat Storage for more information Click here
Slipway for more information Click here
Something new at the Varne