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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News - September

KSSA Annual Regatta 2019 at Whitstable Yacht Club on 14th September 2019 - Report

A gloriously sunny day, 40+ boats, 60+ young sailors and a host of willing volunteers all held up by the disappointing lack of wind. However Race Officer, Tom Bruton’s wise decision to have an early lunch was rewarded. The afternoon saw 3 races and some great sailing, with kites flying well and trapezes in use by several boats. Whitstable was well represented by our cadets sailing 14 boats of whom 4 finished in the top 20. A few learned a tough lesson about black flags but won themselves a prize of a plastic duck. Congratulations to all our young sailors, you did us proud.
None of this would have been possible without a significant volunteer effort. KSSA’s excellent organisation, ably supported by Richard Maltby and his willing team of volunteers produced a superb event. Many thanks to everyone who helped produce such a brilliant day, we couldn’t have done it without you!
For a full report on the event, see, and for the full results for the event see

Whitstable Marine Environment Group

We’re pleased to announce that WYC will be supporting Whitstable’s Marine Environment Group by providing storage space for their beach cleaning equipment. Reducing rubbish and making the beach and sea safer and cleaner for all is a cause close to our hearts, and we’re looking forward to working with the Marine Environment Group in the future. If you’re interested in finding out more, or joining their monthly beach clean activities, see their Facebook page at

Canterbury City Council - Cultural and Community Facilities Survey

If you are a resident of the Whitstable and Canterbury area you may have received an invitation to complete a Canterbury City Council Cultural and Community Facilities Survey, which is open until 4th October (you can only complete the survey with an invitation). CCC have named Herne Bay Sailing Club, Tankerton Bay Sailing Club, and Canterbury and Herne Bay Sea Cadets in their list of facilities available in the area, but not Whitstable Yacht Club. We’d encourage everyone to respond to the survey, and highlight Whitstable Yacht Club as a cultural and community facility in the area, by listing it in the ‘alternative facility’ sections, in the ‘other places visited’ and if relevant, in the under 18s section.
Please help raise WYC’s profile with the council as an important resource!

Committee Boat mooring issues

On Sunday an issue with the Committee Boat mooring was discovered. Since then, the Committee Boat team have been working to try and implement a fix, but have concluded that this cannot be done in the short term. The Committee Boat will be available for the KSSA Regatta this Saturday and club racing on Sunday, and for the Tornado Nationals at the end of the month, thanks to the help of the Whitstable Harbour, but unfortunately other racing for the remainder of the season will have to be carried out from the club line.

Tornado National Championships Party - all members invited!

It’s less than a month until the Tornado National Championships party at Whitstable Yacht Club. The event, on Saturday 28th September from 7.30pm, will feature live motown, soulful and funk covers from Project F. Members may remember their fantastic set for the Whitstable Week finale a few years ago!
All WYC members, Tornado Nationals competitors and their guests are invited.