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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 events

Whitstable Week 2018

Event start: 30/07/2018
Competitive 10 race series over 5 days - Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August

The Forts Race Weekend

Event start: 08/09/2018
The UK’s premier catamaran long distance race - 9th September

Dart 18 Open & GP7

Event start: 20/10/2018
Dart 18 Open & GP7, 20th & 21st October

More Sailing Events

Upcoming WYC Social Events and Meetings

Harbour Day 2018 on Saturday 11th August

Date: 11/08/2018 - 10:30
Harbour Day 2018Harbour Day on Saturday 11th August promises to be the best ever. A full day’s programme, starting at 10.30 am, includes brass bands, a children’s drama, a choir and fancy dress with traditional barges and smacks racing offshore!

New members social event 4 to 7pm on Saturday 11th August.

Date: 11/08/2018 - 16:00
New members social event 4 to 7pm on Saturday 11th August.

More Social Events

Whitstable Yacht Club news

Ramp it up - Ramp down!


Topbond Marine completed their work on the WYC Ramp today, almost a week ahead of schedule, and it's now open for use this weekend! Thanks to Grant and the Topbond team for all their hard work over the last few months of very hot weather.
Whilst the work is complete, WYC is still paying for the ramp, and the fundraising efforts are ongoing. We've raised £4100 so far from generous donations, but need significantly more! If you've been meaning to donate a plank for £100 then don't delay! We've set the £100 donation per plank but if groups want to club together - cadets, windsurfers, sailing classes and buy one in the name of the relevant group that's fine. We're also after prizes for a fundraising auction so if you can offer something, please let us know. Forms are available behind the bar or you can download one from wyc.org.uk/images/uploads/WYC_Ramp_It_Up_2018.pdf and email it back to the office.
And look out for news of the official opening ceremony to be scheduled soon! Share›

LaserFest 18 Report, Photos and Video!

Photo by Nicky Whatley
46 Laser sailors took part in the 2nd round of LaserFest 2018 at WYC last weekend for two great days of close racing! Visiting sailors came from Broadstairs, Herne Bay, Queen Mary and Thames sailing clubs, as well as long distance travellers from Thailand, the US and Australia! The event report is now on Yachts&Yachting at www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/207862/Laserfest-Tri-Series-at-Whitstable, and there are lots of photos of the event in our Facebook members and Laser groups. Thanks and well done to all of the volunteers who made the event such a success!
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Laurie King

It is with great regret that we pass on the news that Laurie King died last week. Laurie was a regular sailor at WYC, in the catamaran fleet, until a few years ago. Our deepest condolences go out to his family. Share›

Reminder to book for CadetFest!

Reminder to book for CadetFest on 20th - 24th August! This is an invitation to all cadets who want a fun filled week of cruises and team activities, with a visit from Herne Bay cadets on the Wednesday. Please download the form from the website and make payment (£60 for 5 days bargain!) ASAP to secure a place. Stages 1 and 2 completed ideally - but not essential! You can download the form from wyc.org.uk/images/uploads/WYC_Cadetfest_Joining_Form.pdf
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Bud Bright Funeral

A message from Bud's daughter-in-law Carolyn:
Bud has sailed away into the sunset, after a short illness, surrounded by his loved ones.
A service will take place on Friday 27th July 3:10pm at Barham Crematorium.
No need for dark suits or black ties, unless you want to. Please just come as you feel comfortable. No donations or flowers, thank you.
After the service, the family will be going for a drink at the Rose in Bloom, Joy Lane, Whitstable and you are very welcome to join them. Share›

Ramp it Up donation form!

A few people have been in contact to ask how to download the donation form for the ramp. You can pick one up from the bar, or download it from http://www.wyc.org.uk/images/uploads/WYC_Ramp_It_Up_2018.pdf! Share›

Ramp It Up-date!

Thanks to members whose generous support has ramped up the fund to over £2,000. We've still a long way to go to meet our target of £35,000 so if you've been meaning to donate a plank for £100 then don't delay! Work on the ramp is progressing and on track to be completed in time for Whitstable Week when we will unveil the model in the club house - if you want your name on it, then buy a plank in good time. We've set the £100 donation per plank but if groups want to club together - cadets, windsurfers, sailing classes and buy one in the name of the relevant group that's fine. We're also after prizes for a fundraising auction so if you can offer something, please let us know.
With a summer of sailing and social activities, visitors and the booming cadet class, we should be able to do it between us.
Forms are available behind the bar or you can download one here and email it back to the office .
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Whitstable Week - Can you help?

Thanks to everyone who's volunteered to help out at Whitstable Week (Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August) this year. We just need a few more people to crew Safety Boats. Can you help? Sailing is a 2pm start, so you'd be needed from around 1230, and should finish by 5pm (Friday is an hour later). If you're able to volunteer for any or all of the days, please contact Robert Govier at rear.comm.sailing@wyc.org.uk Share›

Photos from the Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Whitstable Yacht Club now available

The photos taken by Nick Champion at the Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller at Whitstable Yacht Club are now available to view and purchase. Go to www.championmarinephotography.co.uk for more information.
The write up from the event is also available on the Yachts&Yachting website at www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/206980/Merlin-Rockets-at-Whitstable Share›

Ruth Oliver qualifies as RYA level 2 Racing Coach

Congratulations to Ruth Oliver, WYC's Training Administrator and RYA Onboard Officer, on becoming a RYA level 2 Racing Coach. Having gained a RYA SE area bursary, Ruth successfully completed the course at Datchet. The course to become a L2 Racing Coach is an intense 2-3 days looking at the theory of coaching and applying it in a practical series of on the water exercises. Each candidate has to run complete sessions including a briefing, on the water exercises with feedback and a debrief. As a qualified Race Coach Ruth will now be able to deliver and award Start, Intermediate and Advanced Racing as appropriate, designed for adults or youth, providing an extra and most valuable dimension to the club's training programme. Ruth is currently away enjoying a well deserved break from the whirl of courses, cadet and improver sessions, which have become so much part of club activity. Well done Ruth! Share›

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