Whitstable Yacht Club
Welcome to the WYC
Whitstable Yacht Club is one of the oldest and largest sailing clubs in England. The Club is situated on the north coast of Kent where the Thames Estuary meets the North Sea. WYC offers sailing in sheltered waters at all times of the tide for catamarans, dinghies, and windsurfers with yachts in nearby creeks which dry out.
Whitstable Yacht Club, 3-4 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX
Tel: +44 (0)1227 272942
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Upcoming WYC Social Events
Date: 10/12/2016 - 19:30
Organised by the Laser Class, but open to all! £12 per person, but open to all. Tickets available from the club bar.
Date: 11/12/2016 - 12:59
Prizes awarded for the Winter Series following the last race of the season
Date: 22/12/2016 - 19:00
What better way to get the Christmas Party started than with Burt Butler and his Jazz Pilgrims playing the best Traditional / Dixieland Jazz around!
Date: 24/12/2016 - 14:00
The best build up to Christmas in town - wrapping the presents can wait! Live music from Crooked Style
Date: 25/12/2016 - 12:00
Whitstable Yacht Club news
Last race, and Winter Series Prize Giving this Sunday
Don't forget, this Sunday 11th December is your last chance to race at Whitstable Yacht Club this year! There's everything to play for at the top of the fleets, with only a few points separating the top boats in the Laser and General class, and the top two Laser Radials are currently on equal points! And even if you're not in with a chance of the prizes, why not get out one more time this year before a well earned rest over Winter. The race (Winter series 7) starts at 11am, and is followed by the Prize Giving for the Winter Series.
If you can't make it down this Sunday, don't worry, the new 2017 sailing season is only a few months away (draft programme to be posted shortly)! And don't forget, there's still plenty of social events planned at the club before the bell strikes midnight on New Years Eve! wyc.org.uk/about/social
Reminder: Hollywood Themed Christmas Party with the Laser Class!
Organised by the Laser Class, but open to all, dress for the red carpet and party like a Laser sailor! Starts at 7.30pm on 10th December, and goes on 'til late, tickets are £12 and include Curry and a Disco. To get your hands on the hottest tickets of the season, buy them from a bar, over the phone to the club office, or via paypal to email account firstname.lastname@example.org. More
December special bar offer.
This special offer is only temporary. Fosters will be just £2.00/pint or £1.00/half, this offer will be for the next few weeks only. More
The bar is trialing a new state of the art digital Jukebox. With millions of songs available at 50p a play or 3 for £1.00, or 7 for £2.00. It also show the latest news and sport results at no cost. Background music will also be provided at no cost. More
Super Cadet Supper!
53 dinners were served by the volunteers at the Cadet Laying Up Supper last weekend, and everyone had a great time, whilst raising over £200 towards the Cadet training, events and equipment for next year's season! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped organise and cater for the evening! More
WYC CADET CAITIE ATKIN WINS THE MAGIC MARINE RS AERO UK NORTHERN CIRCUIT 2016
WYC Cadet, Caitie Atkin finished 1st overall, 1st Youth and 1st Lady at the 2016 Magic Marine RS Aero UK Northern Circuit. Congratulations Caitie. Sailing Sec. More
Whitstable Watersports Centre for 2017
Whitstable Watersports Centre was established this summer, based at Whitstable Yacht Club. We had a lot to do initially in terms of starting up, getting equipment and marketing, but thanks to a great team we are now fully set up and ready to start the full season in March 2017.
The are three main sports that we are focusing on, they are sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddle boarding. This year we teamed up with Topper and will be doing so next year as well, we have a range of brand new Topper boats in which to offer lessons, hire and also sell. Windsurfing has been reborn at WYC thanks to the boards class captain (Todd) and we are doing our part by training and bringing new windsurfers onto the scene. Our advanced windsurf clinics for windsurfers at WYC proved to be hugely popular this year, next year we will do even more. Stand up paddle boarding is the worlds fastest growing water sport, Whitstable is one of the UK's best locations for it due to the flat water and coastline lined with bars and cafe's.
In 2017 we will be getting even more paddle boards due to the increasing demand, we have kept prices for paddle board lessons and hire very low (well below average) so that we can promote this fantastic activity in the area. There is a RYA dinghy instructor course penciled in for the Easter holidays 2017, there will be more information upon confirmation. Remember that as a WYC member you get discount at WWC so please contact us next year to get involved with a new sport that perhaps you haven't tried yet!
For more information on all the activities, or to contact the centre, see the WWC website at whitstablewatersportscentre.com.
RYA SE Youth Training Fund Coaching Bursary Awarded to WYC Member
Congratulations to Whitstable Yacht Club member Alex Harwood (pictured here sailing a Tasar during Whitstable Week), who has been awarded a Coaching Bursary to fund a Racing Coach Level 2 (RCL2) course by the trustees of the RYA South East Youth Training Fund. 18 year old Alex Harwood, who has been sailing at WYC almost since he could walk, has recently been an active coach on the Cadet and Family sessions, as well as working for the Whitstable Watersports Centre as an instructor. He was nominated for the Bursary by WYC RYA Training Centre Principal Richard Maltby, and plans to use the qualification to help the club's cadets improve their racing and get more into national fleets, as well as encourage sailing at a grass-roots level. He's expecting to take the training early in the new year. More
2016 so far in photos
As the weather is getting colder and the nights are drawing in, why not look back on the 2016 sailing year in photos! We had cameras on the water for many of the events - are there any of you?
Boxing Day sail: Facebook
B14 & 505 Open: Champion Marine Photography
Wanderer Nationals: Facebook
Tasar Nationals: Champion Marine Photography
Whitstable Week: Facebook & Champion Marine Photography
Topaz Uno Nationals: Champion Marine Photography
Forts Race: Facebook
Dart 18 Open: Champion Marine Photography
Bart's Bash: Facebook & Champion Marine Photography
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