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Welcome to WYC

Whitstable Yacht Club is one of the oldest and largest sailing clubs in England. The Club is situated on the north coast of Kent where the Thames Estuary meets the North Sea. WYC offers sailing in sheltered waters at all times of the tide for catamarans, dinghies, and windsurfers with yachts in nearby creeks which dry out.

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Whitstable Yacht Club, 3-4 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX
Tel: +44 (0)1227 272942


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Upcoming WYC Social clubs, Events and Meetings

Click here for the WYC bar opening times, and click here to book social event tickets.

Meeting of Sailors

Date: Sun 13/10/2024

Annual Prize Giving

Date: Sun 20/10/2024

Winter Series Prize Giving

Date: Sun 08/12/2024

Tuesday Nights - Games Evening

Every Tuesday from 7pm, Mexican train dominoes, cribbage or bring your own - come and join us! Bit of luck, bit of skill, bit of a laugh, bit of wine!! Or bring your own game.

Wednesday Nights - Pool League Games

From 8pm - Pool league games played by WYC pool teams. Feel free to come and support, or enquire at the bar to join a team!

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month - WYC Book Club

We currently have two groups that meet on 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, If you’re interested in joining the WYC Book club get in touch with Kellie Gray on 079 6604 6693, it’s a lovely way meet new members whether you’re a sailor or social member.

Thursday Night - Open Pool Nights

From 7pm - open pool night. All over 16’s welcome. Free table, winner stays on unless players present want to change.

1st and 3rd Monday of the month - Art club

Starting on the 5th December - Its a fun get together and learn new skills with others, you will need to supply your own equipment. Meet in the sea room between 10:30 and 1:30pm for more details contact Tizzie on 079 2026 2673.

1st & 3rd Thursday of the month - Music Club

Meet 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month 7:30 to 10pm. We pick some songs to rehearse beforehand and get to play together as several bands. Welcome guitarists, singers, keyboards, drums, percussion, flutes, fiddles… anything with a tune! We put on a gig at the club every quarter, aim to showcase 24 songs. Contact: Andrew Provan 07899662412

Coffee Club - Every morning

Coffee club - meet every morning from 10.30 in the sea room, this is open to all WYC members

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Upcoming WYC Sailing events

Club Championships

Event start: 25/05/2024

2024 WYC Club Championships - 6 races starting at 2pm over the three day late May Bank Holiday weekend. Download the Notice of Race here: NOR_club_champs_2024.pdf

Tasar & Merlin Rocket Open Meeting

Event start: 22/06/2024

22nd and 23rd June 2024. The event is open to Merlin Rocket and Tasar class dinghies. Review the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, enter the event, and book your place at the Saturday Night Pizza Buffet here:
Book online

Wanderer Open

Event start: 29/06/2024

29th & 30th June 2024
For information or to enter, please follow this link:
Book online

LaserFest 2024

Event start: 06/07/2024

6th & 7th July 2024

Dawes Trophy

Event start: 28/07/2024

The warm up to Whitstable Week!

Whitstable Week

Event start: 31/07/2024

See for all the info!

Whitstable Town Regatta

Event start: 24/08/2024

2 races per day over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Whitstable Yacht Club news

WYC member Chris Marsh - ILCA7 Winner at the RYA Youth National Championships

Huge congratulations to WYC member Chris Marsh, now double winner of the RYA Youth National Championships, this year in an ILCA7 (Laser), last year in an ILCA6 (Laser Radial). Just the 9 wins from 12 starts and following after some famous names winning this prestigious regatta. Well done Chris! Share›

Updated Race Officer guide and links to note for Race Duties

The Race Officer guide has been updated for the new season. There's lots of information on the website at for anyone with a scheduled Race Officer, Assistant Race Officer or Safety Boat Crew duty. As we're approaching the start of the new season, now's a great time to check when your duty is! Search on the 2024 sailing schedule for your name:

Well done WYC Youth Sailor Ralph!

It's been a great few weeks for WYC youth sailor Ralph Hadley, who after being announced as a Barton Rising Star at the RYA Dinghy Show in February, went on to put in a great performance at the Topper NS2 - Winter Championships 23/24 at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy last weekend, coming in 3rd overall with two 1st place finishes in the very competitive 31 boat fleet racing over 6 races, only missing out on 2nd place overall by 1 point!
Definitely an up and coming sailor to watch. Share›

WYC 2024 Handbook now available to download. 6 weeks until the start of the season!

It's 6 weeks until the start of the 2024 sailing season, with the Working Party on Saturday 23rd March and the first race on Sunday 24th March. The full sailing schedule has been on the website for a while at, and the paper 2024 Handbook is now at the printers, so now's a great time to start planning your 2024 sailing (and don't forget to check if you have a duty this year)!
You can also download a PDF version of the programme here: Share›

Whitstable Yacht Club and partnership 2024

Whitstable Yacht Club is delighted to welcome as a major sponsor in 2024, our third year of partnership.
The sponsorship will support a range of sailing and racing activities through the 2024 season including our premier racing event Whitstable Week, community outreach events ‘Discover Sailing’ to get non sailors on the water, ‘On Board’ linking with local schools and Cadetfest a summer weeklong fun event for cadets. The sponsorship will also provide bursaries for sailing courses both for new adult members and for children to encourage more people of all ages to be drawn to the enjoyable pursuit of sailing.
Stacey Turnbull, Senior Regional Communities Manager at commented ‘we are committed to supporting local communities in which we host our holiday cottage guests - and we know Whitstable Yacht Club to be a fantastic resource for the coastal town. believe in sustainable tourism, and water sports are a huge draw for holidaymakers. offer accommodation to suit everyone, from fisherman’s cottages to chic sea view apartments. Visit to browse our collection.’
Whitstable Yacht Club Commodore Andy Jackson added ‘We are delighted to be working with for a third year following a range of successful sailing events and membership growth in 2023. The 2024 partnership builds on that success with a programme designed to promote sailing and expand membership across all ages.’ Share›

2024 Sailing Schedule now available on the website

The 2024 Sailing Schedule has now been uploaded to the website at, and the Google Calendar has been updated with the dates. If you've previously added the Google Calendar to your account, you shouldn't need to do anything, this year's events should now be in your calendar. Now is also a great time to check for your 2023 duty and add it to your diary!
To read an introduction this year's schedule from our Rear Commodore (Sailing) Steve Gray, download it here: Share›

Epic New Year’s Celebration at the Club!

Happy New Year, Whitstable Yacht Club family!
What a start to 2024! Last night was nothing short of spectacular, with our club buzzing with the energy of 120 friends and members at a completely sold-out event.
As the music filled the air (thanks to the Dead Pelicans!) and laughter echoed around, the night culminated with all of us on the deck, marvelling at a breath-taking fireworks display.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone, especially our incredible bar staff. Their hard work and dedication were the backbone of this amazing evening. Their tireless efforts in keeping the drinks flowing and the spirits high truly made this celebration possible.
This unforgettable night was made even more special by the warmth and camaraderie of each of you, truly embodying the spirit of our club.
Here's to a 2024 filled with great sailing and more memorable events at the club!
#WhitstableYachtClub #NewYearsEve2024 #CelebrationOnTheWater
Thanks to Debbie Clifford for the photos

2023 season roundup

Go to to read the report.
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The 2024 WYC Club Programme is currently being compiled. If you or anyone you know would like to advertise their business within the programme, please contact Sally for more details: Share›

Jon Blunt

We regret to report that Jon Blunt, father of cadets Tom and George and wife to Naomi, has passed away following a severe illness, which he bore with immense inner fortitude while continuing to take as active an interest as possible in club and cadet activity.
Jon was an ever helpful contributor to WYC cadets, supporting Tom and George in sailing their 420, at the club and away at 420 class events, volunteering to drive and crew safety boats for cadets and club races. Even when terribly ill he took pleasure supporting the Topper Nationals in May.

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