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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

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What are your thoughts on further training?

We are running this survey to gauge members' thoughts on further training. We would also like to know if the more accomplished sailors would be interested in becoming Club Racing Coaches/mentors for new members/post Level 2 sailors. If you wish to take part, please click on the link below. Many thanks. WYC

Volunteers urgently required for Tea Bar

As you know a small group of members have been on hand to serve you behind the Tea Bar for several weeks now. We are appealling for helpers to give some of our volunteers a break - any help would be much appreciated. Dates in particular are: 22 November and 29th November. Please contact the office (before 2pm) or leave a message behind the bar. Thanks very much. WYC

Clearance of changing rooms

Please remove all loose gear immediately following the last race of the season. Winter working parties will undertake deep cleaning and painting. All lost property and abandoned clothing will be disposed of during the week beginning Monday 14th December. Many thanks. WYC

WYC Newsletter

The latest newsletter is now available to read on the front page of our website. Just click on the link below (if receiving this by newsfeed). Well done to our editor, Wendy Fitzpatrick, for producing the best yet. Keep your news rolling it's nothing without our on the spot reporters!

Thanks for your help

Thanks to all those who turned out to move boats and trailers from the harbourmaster's compound on the West Quay. Boats have been moved to our part of the quay and trailers have been put in the Chalet Park.

Subs - Update

You should now have received your subscription renewal forms - these were sent out several weeks ago. If you haven't received anything in the post by now I suggest you download the subs form from the website. Just follow this link: You can also find boat parking prices on our website ( No excuses! Melanie

Subs Reminder

Further to previous postings, your subs are now due. The club is in need of a little "tlc" and we are eager to start, however we need your subscription fees to do this in time for next year's sailing season. Anyone who hasn't received their subs form, please contact the office and we will send this through to you electronically. WYC

Important Notice for our Gentleman Members

Please use the external doors to access the toilet and changing room areas when wearing wet gear. A member recently slipped on the internal stairs which were soaking wet. These stairs are also used by the bar staff to access the cellar.


Experience a traditional French evening with food cooked by Chef David Lowes and his French Maids (Donna Hender has promised to wear full outfit!). Live music. £8 per person. Don't be disappointed - book now behind bar !!!!!

Tea Bar - Volunteers Required

Volunteers are required to man the tea bar commencing 1st Nov and running to the end of the season. Full instructions will be given. To register for information contact Donna Hender on

Subscriptions 2009/10 - Message from the General Committee

This is a subscription reminder. Members are reminded of Rules 30-33 in the Club Rules which state that members who have not renewed their subscription by 1st November are deemed to be no longer members of the Club and may not use the club facilities or record race results. Please renew your subscriptions as soon as possible. General Committee - 13 October 2009.

Class Captains on their way to the top..

Our fearless Cadet Class Captains Siobhan Lamb and Alicia Clifford took away a trophy for Third Place in the Hobie Dragoon Nationals at Poole Last Weekend only losing second place when their mast snapped on the final leg of the last race of the day! Also a big well done to Josh Clarke and Hannah Fagg who came 7th. WYC wishes them luck in the Spitfire Nationals next weekend.

Bar - Change in Opening Hours

Please be aware that from Monday, 19th October 2009 the bar will close lunchtimes from Monday to Thursday. THE BAR HOURS REMAIN UNCHANGED FOR THE EVENINGS. The bar will remain open on FRIDAY LUNCHTIMES and continue to serve food.

More success for WYC sailors

Tony and Julie Dod proved that marriage is obviously the formula for success. The newlyweds did well at Datchet this weekend where Julie won the Ladies' Dart 18 Nationals and Tony came 4th in the Single Handed Nationals. A big well done to both of them.

Food for the Brain

David Lowes and Donna Hender (back by popular demand) have agreed to provide pre-quiz food on 9th October. Tickets to be sold behind the bar at £6 per person. The menu will consist of southern fried chicken or cajun king prawns served with chips and salad. Food will be served at 6.30pm and the quiz will commence at 8:30pm.

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