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News at Whitstable Yacht Club

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On a windy day in Whitstable…

......two boats blew over - please make sure you tie your boats down properly after racing!! Thanks WYC.

Start the season as you mean to go on….

The first Wanderer Open Meeting of the season was at Crawley Mariners YC last Sunday, 15th March. Three Whitstable boats travelled over, Mark Fagg crewed by Ian Hender, Chris Partington with Donna Hender and Gavin Barr with Mark Skipper. There was a total of 9 boats. The weather was very light and shifty, giving a completely new meaning to the phrase "fickle winds"! Gavin and Mark had to struggle hard, but managed an overall win. A great start to the season - long may it continue!!

Salextrics - Results

Well done to Madeline who won the UNDER 16's category after a nail biting finish against Luke Clarke....girl power rules! Ever quick off the mark, Chris Leamon proved a worthy winner and beat the adults. Another really sucessful event and a great time was had by all. We also raised £15 for the Club - so thanks to those who attended. Watch this space for details of the next event.

Row, Row, Row your boat

The Herne Bay Amateur Rowing Club (HBARC) invite the members of Whitstable Yacht Club to enter one or more crews of four, to compete in a challenging opportunity to race against other local business/clubs. More ›

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.

Tea Bar Opening Times

The Tea Bar will re-open for the sailing season this Sunday at 11.30am. Going forward, weekend Tea Bar opening times will be as follows: 11am Racing - 8.30am to 2pm. 2pm Racing - 11.30am to 4.30pm. We have a great selection of food with the welcome addition of a pie warmer with a selection of hot pies, pasties and sausage rolls. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces so please come along and say hello. Christine (Catering Manager).

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 ›

Message from the Whitstable Week Committee

Hi everyone, the Whitstable Week Committee are looking for people to assist in the kitchen during Whitstable Week. We are aiming at simple good hearty fare to make it as good value as possible and Fiona and Donna are looking for Volunteers in 2 areas. The Kitchen: it is running all week and we need volunteers to help out. This can be as much or as little as you want, and could be the preparation of or serving the food - for a few hours to one week. Calling all cake makers. We are looking for home made cakes for the sailors coming off the water. This is the chance to show off recipes that have been in the family for years. Obviously all cakes must be quality controlled by the office first!!! If you think you can help with either of the above then please contact Fiona : or Donna: Donna: You can also contact Mel in the office who will pass on the details. Many thanks. Whitstable Week Committee

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 ›


We wish to recruit race recorders to join our select team of regulars. Free club membership is available to recorders who commit for 10 days a year. More ›


PLEASE BE AWARE that a lot of timber is afloat off Ramsgate and could possibly make it's way to our waters. Anyone planning on going afloat should therefore be extra vigilant. WYC

Wine Promotion

There are two new wines available for you to try at the Club: Ernest & Julia, Gallo Shiraz (Californian Dry Rose, 2006 ) - and - Hardys Cabernet Merlot (Australian Red, 2007). Let us know what you think of them!

Whitstable Week

Hi everyone, a lot of you want to book your holidays and I can confirm that Whitstable Week will take place w/c Monday, 27 July 2009. I've laid on a sunny force 3-4 for you make sure you come along (I do have a disclaimer for that last comment!). Melanie.

Subscription Reminder

By way of a reminder, anyone who has not paid their membership fee will shortly be classified as a non-member. A list of non-payers will be left behind the bar at the beginning of next week. WYC

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