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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

The Forts Race Weekend

Event start: 18/05/2019
The UK’s premier catamaran long distance race, now part of the Allen Endurance Series and open to monohulls and slower boats. 18th and 19th May 2019

B14 Open

Event start: 01/06/2019
B14 Open 2019, 1st and 2nd May. Contact Mark Barnes for more information.

Wanderer Open

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

Merlin Rocket and Tasar Open

Event start: 22/06/2019
Merlin Rocket and Tasar Open 2018, 22nd and 23rd June.

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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Upcoming WYC Social Events and Meetings

Burns Night

Date: 25/01/2019 - 18:00
From 6pm, Haggis, Neeps, Tatties and a 'wee dram'. £6

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Whitstable Yacht Club news

Burns Night

Come and celebrate Burns Night at the club on Friday 25th January.
Join us for Haggis, Neeps, Tatties and a 'wee dram'. £6 from 6pm.
It’s amazing value at only £6 for a bowl of Haggis, neeps, tatties, gravy and a 25ml SHOT OF SCOTCH!
If you're planning to join us, please let the bar know so we can make sure we have enough to go around. Share›

Socials at WYC

Tuesday evenings are Cribbage evenings, 7pm, beginners welcome!
Fish'n'chip supper this Friday, only £7 from 6.30pm. Buy your tickets from the bar, or turn up on the evening.
Burns Night, 25th January. Join us for Haggis, Neeps, Tatties and a 'wee dram'. £6 from 6pm.
Come and watch the Six Nations at WYC from Friday 1st Feb. Half time hot dogs will be provided. Take part in the club sweepstakes for only £2. Pick up an entry form from the bar. Share›

Abandoned/lost kit?

These trolleys and covers are situated at the seaward end of row 21 (the row next to Reeves Beach). They appear to be abandoned, if you own one of the trolleys and/or covers please contact the Beachmaster. If the items are not claimed by their owners they will be moved to Reeves Beach awaiting disposal through the process defined in the WYC Storage Policy.
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Well done to the Winter Series Prize Winners!

Sunday saw the last scheduled race of the 2018 club racing programme. Unfortunately do to a combination of a very high tide (and flood warning), rough see and cold conditions the racing was called, off, but those who came down were still entertained by some hardy Laser sailors who braved the rough launch conditions to go for a blast! Onshore we were treated to a buffet, courtesy of Charlie Campion (thanks Charlie!) and Prize Giving for the Winter Series. Congratulations to Christian Brewer who won the Laser class, followed by Niall Martin in 2nd and Steve Gray in third. Congratulations to Dickie Ledger and John Berrington on their Dart 18 for winning the General class, followed by Robert Govier and David Figgis on their Tornado in second, and Luke Swain in third on his A-class.
The 2019 season isn't far off, with the first race scheduled for Sunday 10th March. In the mean time, please take your mast down if you haven't already (or let Sally in the office know if you're planning to keep it up for the winter)!
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Performance Bursary award

Congratulations to Tom Oliver who has been successful in his application to the RYA SE Youth Training Fund for a Performance Bursary. The Bursary is awarded based on merit, and is targeted to support young sailors in their sailing, be that in competitions, training, clothing or equipment. Tom is a regular sailor in the Laser fleet, and has been active within WYC Training, supporting courses and cadet sessions this year. It's great to see another of our young sailor's potential being recognised in this way by the RYA! Share›

WYC 2019 CLUB INFORMATION AND PROGRAMME - ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

The 2019 Club Programme is currently being compiled and there are opportunities to advertise within it. If you are able to help support WYC by placing an advert in the programme for a small fee, please contact Sally Gostelow: sailing.secretary@wyc.org.uk. Share›

Christmas craft fair thanks!

Thank you to organiser Andrea Oliver, and all of the members and friends who took stalls and sold cakes and raffle tickets on Saturday at the WYC Christmas Craft Fair. The event was a great success, raising £400 for the ramp fund! Share›

Notes from the Meeting of Sailors 2018

The notes from this year's Meeting of Sailors, held on Sunday 18th November, can be downloaded here: wyc.org.uk/about/Meeting_Minutes. Share›

2018/19 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

Thank you to all those members who have renewed their memberships on time. However, there are a number outstanding and these may be subject to a late payment charge from 1 December 2018. If you have mislaid your renewal form, please download from our website http://wyc.org.uk/members/Subscriptions and return with payment to Sally Gostelow, Membership Secretary or, alternatively, give Sally a call on 01227 272942, Mondays or Tuesdays only. Share›

Elma Smedley

We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Elma Smedley (Wilby) after a short illness. She will be greatly missed by husband Paul and her children Geoff, Lizzie and Sarah.
Elma was a longstanding member of WYC and one of those ‘stand out’ great characters, never to be forgotten. She and Gaye Woolven were a riotous partnership in their Dart 15 ‘Tiddly Too’. She was always at the centre of the social scene ashore, while at the same time a kind and caring person who will be well remembered and loved by the many people whom she treated at the Harbour Medical Centre.
Paul and Elma loved their sailing and were regulars acting as committee vessel for the Swale Regatta each year, they were also great classic car buffs travelling many miles in Paul’s Morgan three wheeler and Austin 7.
Please pass on your messages of condolence onto Sally at the club and we will be sure to pass these on to Paul.
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