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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News - October

Change to bar opening hours

By popular request from our regulars, we will now be opening the bar on Mondays from 17.00 20.00. For the full bar opening times, see


A gentle reminder for those who have not renewed as yet, membership renewals are due by the end of this month.  Where possible, please pay via bank transfer using your name as the reference.  Payment details are included on the renewal form, if you require another form, please download from our website (  Please email me at if you require any assistance or have a query with your renewal.  Membership Sec.

Winter (Series) is coming!

We’re now at that time of year where the air starts to get a little colder, the nights draw in, and the Winter Series starts at WYC! Sunday only racing from now on, but there’s still 7 races left this year, running to December 5th. This year the Winter Series starts rather unusually with a Committee Boat start, after which Slotty will be returned to her winter mooring next week. The Winter Series is all-in racing, with the exception of the Lasers who get their own start and results. It’s often some of the most competitive racing, so don’t let the time of year put you off, come and join the fun! See you on the water.

Bar Prices

The Bar committee are sorry to announce a few further price increases, mainly in soft drinks and snacks, as of midnight Monday 18 Oct.

Caroline Barr

We’re sorry to pass on the news that Caroline Barr, long-standing club member and wife of the late Gavin Barr, passed away on Tuesday.

Margaret Winn final farewell

Many of us will remember Margaret Winn, who passed away in early 2020. She was a long term member of the Yacht Club and was made an Honorary Member in 2010.  For many years she was the Minutes Secretary to the Sailing Committee, but she will best be remembered for her invaluable help in the Race Hut where she could be found most weekends recording the race results.
On Saturday a small group of Margaret’s relatives and friends visited the club to spread Margaret’s ashes at sea as she had requested. After her ashes were spread near to ‘Slotty’, the group visited the race hut to see where Margaret had spent so many weekends as race recorder. An emotional moment for all.
A big thank you to John Crickmere for driving the support boat and Alex Grantham for using his vehicle to get it launched as well as others who arrived to help.