Are you interested in sailing out to see the Smack & Sailing Barge fleet go round the Herne Bay mark in this Saturday's race? If so please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the word YES in the subject line so we can judge interest. If we get sufficient interest then we will endeavor to arrange safety boat cover which will allow us to offer boat hire and let the Imporvers to join in. A decision on this will be made Friday morning based on response received at that time. The course starts at the Sandy End Bouy out to a mark in the position of the old Spaniard, in towards Herne Bay and back into the Swale to finish near the entrance to Faversham and Oare Creek. The race starts at 8.45 and has traditional used the Pier as the Herne Bay mark. We don't have exact times for rounding the Pier but will be updating this post as we get more information. However with the race starting at 8.45 we assume it would be late morning when they get to Herne Bay.