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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.

Contact Us

Whitstable Yacht Club, 3-4 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX
Tel: +44 (0)1227 272942
office@wyc.org.uk

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Upcoming WYC events

505 Nationals

Event start: 26/04/2018

B14 Open

Event start: 19/05/2018
B14 Open 2018, 19th and 20th May.

Wanderer Open

Event start: 02/06/2018
Wanderer Open - 2nd & 3rd June 2018

Merlin Rocket Open

Event start: 23/06/2018
Merlin Rocket Open 2018, 23rd and 24th June.

WYC LaserFest18

Event start: 14/07/2018
Two days of great Laser racing and social events - 14th&15th July

More Sailing Events

Upcoming WYC Social Events and Meetings

WYC Laid Back Quiz Night

Date: 24/02/2018 - 19:30
Back by popular demand, it's the WYC Laid Back Quiz Night, hosted by Phil The Foot! Cheese and biscuits will be provided, but teams are welcome to bring extra food and nibbles. Max 8 competitors per team, be ready for 7.30pm on Saturday 24th February!

Whitstable Yacht Club Annual General Meeting

Date: 24/03/2018 - 17:30
Come along to show your support for your club, vote on important issues, and elect the Flag Officers and General Committee members.

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Whitstable Yacht Club news

WYC Laid Back Quiz Night, 7.30pm on Saturday 24th February

Laid Back Quiz Night at WYC
Back by popular demand, it's the WYC Laid Back Quiz Night, hosted by Phil The Foot! Cheese and biscuits will be provided, but teams are welcome to bring extra food and nibbles. Max 8 competitors per team, be ready for 7.30pm on Saturday 24th February! Share›

Your Club Needs You

Following John Boorman’s decision to stand down on health grounds, the Club is currently without a Vice Commodore. In addition we have lost key members of the General and Bar Committees.
There is much to be done in the next two years if we are to have a happy and healthy club with the prospect of a good future. We can only achieve thus with a full complement of Flag Officers and strong Committees.
If you are a Full member and have previously served on the General Committee, I urge you to consider standing for the position of Vice Commodore at the forthcoming AGM. Please contact me if you are willing to do so.
I also urge everyone to consider volunteering for the General, House, Bar, Catering and Social Committees. Full Members will be elected to the Committees, while all other Members can be co-opted on a non-voting basis.
This is your Club. If you want it to be here in five years’ time, it’s time to stand up.

Richard J Bradburn,
Commodore
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Jeff Emerson, Club Manager - Resignation

Jeff EmersonIt is with great regret that I must announce the departure of Jeff Emerson, our Club Manager, on Friday 16th February after four years of excellent service to Whitstable Yacht Club. We owe Jeff much gratitude for his constant and committed service, and he will be greatly missed in the Club and the local community.
Jeff is moving back to Dorset, to be closer to his family, although we hope he will call in and see us whenever he returns to this area. He is here this week, and next Thursday and Friday, so please take the opportunity to visit the Club or contact him at office@wyc.org.uk to thank him for all he has done, say goodbye and wish him well.
Following his departure, the office email, phone and procedures will be monitored and processed by volunteers from the membership and other staff. More details of a longer term plan for Jeff's replacement will be communicated later.
Richard J Bradburn
Commodore, Whitstable Yacht Club Share›

2018 Sailing Schedule now available on the WYC website

WYC Presents the 2018 Sailing Season
Check out this year's sailing schedule at http://wyc.org.uk/on-the-water/schedule (and take note of your duty!).
Key dates:

  • Working Party - Saturday 10th March;
  • First race of the season - Saturday 17th March;
  • Annual General Meeting - Saturday 24th March;
  • First Cadets & Families session of the year - Saturday 31st March;
  • Whitstable Week - 30th July to 3rd August; and
  • Annual Prize Giving and Laying Up Supper - Saturday 10th November.
We look forward to seeing you on the water for another great season of sailing!

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Ramp repair - update

The design and implementation plan for the restoration of the ramp have been finalised, the club now awaits completion of the loan and the release of funds. As the money is not yet available it does mean the planned completion date of early March will not now be achieved. As soon as the club has received the necessary funds we will provide a further update on a planned start and completion date. Share›

Bar price rises - a message from the Commodore

I am writing to inform you that we will shortly be increasing bar prices. We have to do this, reluctantly, in order to cover cost increases in both supplies and bar operations. We are spreading the increases evenly across all categories and brands, so that no one group of Bar users is disadvantaged in comparison to another.

The staff and the ad hoc Bar Committee (of which I am a member) are reviewing all our options to ensure that the Club continues to provide the best possible value for money for our bar users. If anyone has suggestions for improvement, please raise these with Laurette, Jeff or Alex
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AUCTION OF ABANDONED WINDSURFING EQUIPMENT

The following list of windsurfing equipment is to be auctioned in accordance with RYA guidelines on the disposal of abandoned equipment. To view the equipment please contact Sally Gostelow and to place a bid email sailing.secretary@wyc.org.uk by close on Friday 23 February 2018 clearly indicating which board and Lot Number you are bidding on.
Winning bidders will be notified by email from Tuesday 27 February 2018 and will be required to remove the board from WYC or arrange to pay for storage by 10 March 2018. Sailing Secretary
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General Committee nominations

We need new Flag Officers and General Committee Members - an urgent message from the Commodore.

The Annual General Meeting of the Club will take place this year on Saturday 24 March at 5.30pm. At this meeting one essential item of business will be the election of Flag Officers and General Committee Members

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Mike Scott funeral arrangements

Mike Scott's funeral will take place at Barham Crematorium at midday on Monday 19th February with a wake held at Whitstable Yacht Club. Flowers from family only and in place for anyone who wishes donations to Cancer Research or Alzheimer's Society. Share›

Mike Scott

It is with great regret that we pass on the news to members that Mike Scott died on Monday, peacefully. Our deepest condolences go out to his wife Heather, their children and all Mike’s friends. Further details will be posted once dates are known, but the wake will be held at the yacht club. Share›

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