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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

Club News

Well done Christian - again

Last year we wrote: "Congratulations to Christian Brewer who, crewing for former Whitstable member Stuart Jardine, has just won the XOD Captains Cup in Cowes Week from a fleet of 80 boats over 8 days of racing. This is the sixth time Christian has won it with Stuart, and its Stuart's seventh win."
Well - they have done it again, in another 80 boat fleet. Two years in a row and a seventh championship win for Christian and an eighth for Stuart. How impressive is that.

Newsletter is On Line

There is now a link to the latest WYC newsletter on the home page of the website... and a new newsletter! It will be posted in the usual way to those sans e-mail.

Rot of Ages

The scran bins are clean and free of rotting underwear. Useable clothing has been hung up to air. Everything disgusting is in the bin. Clothes hanging in the ladies' fire exit lobby will be binned after the end of June if not claimed. So will the paired-up footwear on the gents' outside steps. Good stuff from the gents' is in the wooden box under the tea bar stairs.

More Whitstable success

Congratulations to Will Lowes, crewed by Hugo Tucker, who finished 5th from a fleet of over 70 at the Feva nationals at Weymouth over the weekend. Also to Mark Barnes and Tom Pygall (standing in at the last minute for an injured Pete Nicholson) who were 6th at the B14 nationals at Plymouth. Well done boys!

Stunning win for Sophie

Sophie Mackley, sailing with Jo Richards, won the National 12 championships at Thorpe Bay over the Bank Holiday weekend. Sailing a revolutionary new design by Jo (his first since 1981) they had 6 firsts and a second in a 70 plus boat fleet, including winning the prestigious Burton Cup.

Congratulations to Meia and Elin at the Eric Twiname Trophy

The Mirror fleet enjoyed some great sailing at Eric Twiname on day one, with four close races in moderate breezes, with occasional gusts over 20 knots. With no wind and no racing on Day 2, the championships were settled over four races. Harnett sisters, Meia and Elin took home the ET Trophy, with Peter Sedgwick and Ewan Byers second, Helena Pugh and Liam Angrave taking the final podium position. This was also the first qualifier for the RYA National Squad, which saw current members Tom Lovesey and Milly Pugh, battling hard with Alex Lloyd and Jack Moore, both winning two races, with the former pair winning on count back, with Meia & Elin Harnett finishing an excellent third ahead of several National Squad boats.(Extracted from the Mirror class website)

Sale of boats

There are a number of boats in the Chalet Park for which outstanding boat parking fees have not been paid. These boats will be sold in accordance with guidelines set out by the RYA. For further details see the notice board in the Sea Room.

Congratulations to Chris and Tom

Well done to Chris Lewns and Tom Pygall who won the Brightlingsea Merlin Rocket Open and Silver Tiller meeting at the weekend.

News from the sailing committee

At the sailing committee meeting last night some amendments to the racing schedule were agreed. More ›

Boat parking on the beach

Some boat insurances stipulate that boats must be tied down when on the beach. If you need to move a boat that is tied down would you please retie it, as not to do so might invalidate the insurance. Many thanks.

Thanks for Your Hard Work

We had a superb turnout of volunteers for the working party on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who gave their time and talents. We achieved everything we hoped to do - and more besides. Now it's fingers crossed for a good sailing season. Jason Wild, Commodore.

Race Officers’ Guide

The guide for race officers has been updated and expanded to include committee boat starts. There will be a copy in the race hut and one on the committee boat – both to be left in situ please. There is also a copy in the club office which may be borrowed but must be returned. The guide can be downloaded in PDF format from the MEMBERS section of the WYC website.

West Quay Works - Impact on boat parking

Representatives of the club met representatives from the harbour, the council and the contractors on Friday to discuss the impact of the West Quay works on WYC. More ›

Boat and Trailer Parking

Canterbury City Council will be undertaking reinforcing works on the West Quay starting in March through to June. This will mean that the West Quay will not be accessible in the normal way, severely curtailing the useable boat parking areas available to the club. More ›

Mark and Pete -  well done again, and also Chris and Tom

Congratulations to Mark Barnes and Pete Nicholson who came second (and first British boat) in the B14 Worlds in Tasmania. Also, well done to Chris Lewns and Tom Pygall who finished 7th out of 177 starters in a freezing Bloody Mary on Saturday.

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