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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.

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Whitstable Yacht Club, 3-4 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX
Tel: +44 (0)1227 272942


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Upcoming WYC events

Dart 18 Open & GP7

Event start: 20/10/2018
Dart 18 Open & GP7, 20th & 21st October. Download the Notice of Race (updated 3rd October 2018) and draft Sailing Instructions, or enter at

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Upcoming WYC Social Events and Meetings

Charity BINGO Night

Date: 18/10/2018 - 19:00
Thursday 18th October, 7pm start. £5 per person. Assortment of prizes to be won on the night. All proceeds going to White Stuff's local charity Riding for Disabled (RDA), Cobbles Meadow. If you'd like to come along, please book tickets with Fiona at What's Up Cupcake in Harbour Street.

Pot Luck Supper

Date: 26/10/2018 - 19:00
Please let Jo (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or Fef (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) what you can bring - savoury or sweet and ideally enough for 4-6 people. Then just come along, tuck in and enjoy help yourselves and find out who's the WYC masterchef.

Cadets' Hallowe'en Party

Date: 27/10/2018 - 17:00
Hotdog supper with treats for kids £5 and chilli and rice with condiments £8.00 for adults please pre-order and pay for this behind the bar by 20th Oct if you are precipitating so numbers catered for. If you would like to help run the event, we need people to think of games to play or music and lights to borrow and helpers to decorate the sea room earlier in the day.

Prize Giving and Laying Up Supper

Date: 10/11/2018 - 19:00
Prize Giving from 7pm, Dinner from 8pm. Dinner tickets available from the bar soon!

Club Supper

Date: 16/11/2018 - 19:00
Details TBC

WYC Quiz Night

Date: 23/11/2018 - 19:00
Test your knowledge, eat some cheese!

Pre-Christmas Craft Fair

Date: 24/11/2018 - 11:00
Sell your crafts, or buy some great Christmas gifts! If you'd like a table, contact Andrea Oliver.

Merlin Rocket Class Supper

Date: 01/12/2018 - 19:00
By invitation! Supper for the Merlin Rocket Class and their friends.

Club Supper

Date: 07/12/2018 - 19:00
Details TBC

Whitstable Maritime Christmas Drinks

Date: 15/12/2018 - 18:00
Celebrate another year of the conservation of Whitstable's Maritime past!

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Whitstable Yacht Club news


Dear Members, membership renewals are due by 31st October 2018. If you did not receive my earlier email or, mislaid it, you can download the forms here. Please return them to me either electronically or via post by the end of the month. Many thanks, Sally Gostelow (Membership Secretary), More› Share›

Dart 18 Open - Boat moves reminder

A reminder that we need the beach cleared for the Dart 18 Open next weekend as we don't have access to the middle compound of the West Quay at the moment. Can Laser, Tasar, Merlin and any other sailors with boats between the ramp and the first groyne please move their boats by Wednesday. Anything not moved by Wednesday evening will be moved by volunteers from the catamaran fleet. Share›

Race start time change - Saturday 20th October

Due to the timing of the Dart 18 Open, it has been decided to bring forward the start of Autumn Series 13 from 11am to 10am on Saturday 20th October. Please update your diaries! Share›

Charity BINGO Night, Thursday 18th October, 7pm start.

Assortment of prizes to be won on the night. All proceeds going to White Stuff's local charity Riding for Disabled (RDA), Cobbles Meadow. If you'd like to come along, please book tickets (£5 per person) with Fiona at What's Up Cupcake? in Harbour Street. Share›

Upcoming social events at WYC

OK, there won't be many more evenings to sit and watch the sunset, but there's a host of social events coming up to which all members are welcome, sailing or non-sailing! We're planning to reintroduce the popular club suppers through the winter months, and Sunday roasts after morning sailing, but if you've any ideas for events and can help organise them, please get in touch - all suggestions welcome.
Get your diaries out now!
Friday October 26th Pot Luck Supper - please let Jo ( or Fef ( what you can bring - savoury or sweet and ideally enough for 4-6 people. Then just come along, tuck in and enjoy help yourselves and find out who's the WYC masterchef.
Saturday 27th October - Cadets' Hallowe'en Party.
Saturday 10th November - Prize-Giving and Laying Up Supper.
Friday 16th November - Club supper, details tbc.
Friday 23rd November - Quiz night.
Saturday 24th November - Pre-Christmas Craft Fair (11am to 1pm).
Saturday 1st December - Merin Rocket supper - by invitation.
Friday 7th December - Club supper.
Saturday 15th December - Whitstable Maritime event.
Friday 28th December - 'No Turkey' buffet.
Keep an eye on the website, Facebook and emails for further details. Share›


Dear Members, I do hope you received the renewal documentation sent via email on 17 September 2018. If you did not receive the email, please contact me - or telephone 01227 272942 (Mon & Tues only). Renewals are due by 31st October 2018. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact me. Sally Gostelow (Membership Secretary) Share›

Whitstable Week and Forts Race Saturday photos now available

The photos from this year's Whitstable Week and Forts Race are now available online from Share›

Bart’s Bash 2018 at Whitstable Yacht Club #BartsBash

Well done to the 24 sailors who took part in Bart's Bash at WYC on Saturday. £138 was raised for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. The WYC results for the Bart's Bash race can be found on the Bart's Bash website (click 'View All', then filter by 'Whitstable Yacht Club'). Congratulations to first placed WYC boat Chris Jarrett in his Laser Standard!
Lots of photos were taken from the Committee Boat of Saturday's racing, which you can view on the club's Facebook page at

Forts Race Report

The 23rd Forts Race Weekend, sponsored by Marlow Ropes and supported by Whitstable Marine and Integral Asset Management, was held on 8th and 9th September at Whitstable Yacht Club. The weekend delivered fantastic sailing conditions for the high-performance catamarans that gathered to take part in the event, and made for great racing on the waters off Whitstable.
See Yachts&Yachting for the full race report, for results, and the event's Facebook page for photos at

Laser Sailing - The Movie

The Laser class has had a great few years, growing in size, producing some excellent club racing every week with the largest fleet at WYC, and creating a popular Laserfest event which has now expanded to three clubs (Broadstairs Sailing Club sees the finale this weekend, see for more information). Laser sailor Paul Kelly has been documenting the sailing this year, with some help (and lots of footage) from the other Laser sailors, in a (almost) weekly 'vlog', which you'll need to sign up to the Facebook Whitstable Yacht Club Laser Class group to see. This week he's also put together a highlight video, which is a great showcase for Laser Sailing at Whitstable Yacht Club, and you can watch on YouTube at
If you want to know more, or try out Laser Sailing, contact 'Capt'n Mike', the Laser Class Captain (and interviewer/host for the Laser weekly vlogs!).

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