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WYC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response - Updated Tuesday 12th May

Friends and members,
In line with RYA and government guidance, the WYC General Committee have agreed that the clubhouse will be closed and all organised sailing and social activities will be cancelled with immediate effect:

  • The club and deck area are closed until further notice, except for those who have to work on the premises and where there is no viable alternative.
  • From Wednesday 13th May, people can go out on the water. Members now have access to the external storage areas (Upper Rigden’s and Stroud sheds), but should maintain social distancing, minimise time inside, and the surfaces you touch. Please take personal responsibility by using hand sanitiser, wearing disposable gloves and/or wiping down the surfaces you touch where-ever possible. If you go onto the water, you do so at your own risk. Please respect and follow Government and RNLI guidelines, and WYC safety advice for free sailing and watersports.
  • The club phones and voicemail are not being regularly monitored. To contact the club, please email
  • All club meetings and social events are cancelled until further notice.
  • No formal racing or organised sailing will take place until further notice.
  • All sailing open events in the WYC calendar for May and June are cancelled: B14 Open, the Forts Race Weekend, the Wanderer Open, the Tasar National Championships and the Merlin Rocket Silver Tiler.
  • Training courses will be postponed to later in the year. Please contact the training team to reschedule if you have a booking.
  • Duty commitments are temporarily suspended.
  • See for a statement on the AGM and continuation of the General Committee.

Thank you for your support in making this happen. The General Committee will regularly review the situation and we will share any further developments by email, on the website and social media with the aim to resume normal club activities as soon as it is safe to do so. 
Yours sincerely, 
Kelvin Tolson
Commodore, Whitstable Yacht Club