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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
office@wyc.org.uk

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Upcoming WYC Social Events and Meetings

Fish & Chip Night

Date: 07/06/2019 - 06:30
Fish & Chip night - Fresh fish in Keith's special home made batter! Only £7, get your tickets from the bar.

Quiz Night

Date: 29/06/2019 - 19:30
Back by popular demand, it's Phil & Ian's Laid Back Quiz Night! 7.30pm start, bring your team! Free nibbles!

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Upcoming WYC Sailing events

Club Championships 2019

Event start: 25/05/2019
2019 WYC Club Championships - 6 races over the three day late May Bank Holiday weekend! Download the Notice of Race (updated 18/05) here.

B14 Open

Event start: 01/06/2019
B14 Open 2019, 1st and 2nd June. Contact Mark Barnes for more information.
B14_Whitstable_TT_NOR_2019_(1).doc
Sailing Instructions
Whitstable_B14_Open_Entry_Form_2019.doc

Wanderer Open

Event start: 15/06/2019
Wanderer Open - 15th & 16th June 2018. Racing on the Saturday, Cruise on the Sunday! Notice of Race, Entry Form.

Merlin Rocket and Tasar Open

Event start: 22/06/2019
Merlin Rocket and Tasar Open 2018, 22nd and 23rd June. Download the Notice of Race. Sailing Instructions and Entry Forms will be available and handed out at registration on the 22 June 2019.

WYC LaserFest’19

Event start: 14/07/2019
Two days of great Laser racing and social events at WYC on 13th&14th July as part of the East Kent LaserFest series.
For the latest information, follow the event on social on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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Whitstable Yacht Club news

Dates for your diary in June!

Can you believe that it's nearly June already!
Friday 7th June - Fish & Chip Night. Fresh fish in Keith's special home made batter. Tickets only £7 and available from the bar.
Saturday 29th June - Back by popular demand, it's Phil & Ian's Laid Back Quiz! Starts at 7.30pm, but get there early to bag the best table for your team! Free nibbles! Share›

Beachmaster urgently needed

The Beachmaster role has changed over time and is now much more than allocating spaces on the beach. Working with the various Class Captains and other beach user representatives it also includes active management of the club’s beach facility and specific projects. With a couple of projects required to be started over the next couple of months I would keen to hear from anyone interested in taking on the role.
Interested? Please either contact me via commodore@wyc.org.uk or catch Kelvin Tolson when he is at the club and he will provide more detail.
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Thank you…

On behalf of all members I would like to thank Fef Griffin and her family for the very generous donation of a new fully equipped high spec training rib donated in memory of her late husband Peter, an active member of the club and valued contributor to the training of our up and coming young sailors. The rib will be delivered during the summer and will be used by the training team in support of their various courses and activities. The rib will be named the ‘Peter Griffin’.
Kevin Tolson - Commodore
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Update on the oyster trestle development off Whitstable

WYC has been made aware of the Planning Inquiry relating to the appeal against the oyster trestle enforcement order. The club is submitting a formal response as Whitstable Yacht Club on behalf of the membership and will provide updates on the process as it develops. Individuals can submit their own comments directly if they wish via the Planning Inspectorate web site https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?Caseid=3209297&CoID=0<\a> Share›

WYC Open Day - Thank You!

Open Day 2019
A really big thank you to all of the volunteers who helped out with the WYC Open Day on Saturday 11th May. We out 65 people on the water to try out sailing, and we lost count of the huge grins which our visitors were wearing as they came ashore! A very successful day all round.
And if you couldn't make it, or you know someone who'd be interested in sailing, then there's lots of information on our website including membership information and details on the training we have available. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
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Working Party 27th April - Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who turned out to help on the Working Party on a somewhat blustery morning. The beach has been tidied and rubbish removed with some unpaid or abandoned kit being placed on Reeves beach pending recovery or disposal. A significant number of boats without tie downs were also secured, please help us to maintain and improve the appearance and safety of the beach by ensuring boats (and covers) are tied down and stored correctly. The ramp was also thoroughly cleaned along the whole of one side. Ramp cleaning will be an ongoing activity to minimise marine growth so more volunteers will be most welcome, please let your Class Captain know if you can help. Thank you. Share›

Video of WYC needed

We're planning to make some promotional videos of WYC to show off all that is great about the club! A lot of you have GoPros and other cameras, so if you have any footage that you think would be good for our videos, please get in contact. We want footage of sailing as well as shore based activities, from the top racers to the cadets learning to sail. Ideally, all footage should be raw (original, unedited), and be of at least HD quality. Due to the size of files, we can work out the best way of getting them from you (dropbox, USB stick, etc). If you have something of use, please contact Paul Kelly (PK) at paulrkelly@gmail.com Share›

Heather Scott

It is with great regret pass on the news that Heather Scott, a long standing member of WYC, has died.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Friday May 3rd at All Saints’ church.
A reception will follow at Whitstable Yacht Club at 13.30pm. Share›

Congratulations to our cadets on their successful RYA Dinghy Instructor Course!

Madeleine Bryan, Hugo Eaton-Baudains, Harry Newton, Tom Oliver, Alex Wilson, Craig Windridge (BSC).
The Cadets were very fortunate to have in HBSC member Laurie Dengate an excellent RYA coach for the five day course. This followed two prerequisite training and practical assessment days which Laurie also directed in November and December. The standard was set high, the candidates worked tremendously hard throughout the week, generally not finishing until 7.30 pm, and were assessed on the final day by RYA development officer Sam Rowe. At the young age of 16-17 their success, individually and as a team, is particularly impressive.
One of the six candidates is a Broadstairs SC Cadet. Graham Silsbury, BSC Principal has written, "We are thrilled with Craig's success. Thanks to WYC . . .for running the DI course and I'm delighted we have got this group of young DI's in our sailing area. Please pass on my thanks to all concerned." Share›

MISLAID ITEM

One of our members has mislaid a RIB grab-bag containing essential safety items. The dry bag is royal blue and approximately 60cm tall. If anyone has come across it or knows where it has been stored, could they please contact the office by email to sailing.secretary@wyc.org.uk. Share›

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