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.

Map of GreatstoneAccess 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.

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VBC Weather Station. Click here

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Club members are always at hand for friendly advice and local knowledge.

Zalan Paksy: Commodore (Chairman)









Push the Boat Out Day. Click Pic

great view from our balcony

A record for the Varne Boat Club 31.5lb Cod caught by Zalan Paksy.

A December Sunset
Children's Christmas Party.

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

The main entrance Club entrance, for more information Click here

Launch Vehicles for more information Click here

Boat Storage for more information Click here

Slipway Slipway for more information Click here

Something new at the Varne