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Whitstable Yacht Club

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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
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Fitting Out Supper - Saturday 11th April

Fitting Out Supper Fitting Out Supper – Saturday 11th April – two course meal – start the season off with fellow sailors from all fleets over a drink and a meal. Places are limited, tickets on sale behind the bar from Saturday 14th March, or you can buy online at wycfitout2015.eventbrite.co.uk/

Easter Weekend at Whitstable Yacht Club

WYC Wannabees Sailing Session, 3rd April at 4pm Easter Weekend is nearly here, and what better place to spend it than Whitstable Yacht Club? We have the Easter Nip mini-series planned, with one race a day (2pm starts) over the four days, and full class racing. The wind is looking good for all four days, with a nice mix of conditions. In addition, on Friday afternoon after the race, we have our first Cadet and Family session. We'll have rigging and shore based help, a sailing kit swap and sell, and an RYA Qualified Instructor available, so come down and get involved!

University of Kent - SailtoSave fundraising event for RNLI

The University of Kent's Sailing and Windsurfing Club are taking on the challenge to sail from Kent to Poole stopping at six RNLI stations and volunteering at each one. They will be fundraising for the expedition in the upcoming months and any money you can donate will make a difference. If you would like to donate please visit his justgiving page: http://www.justgiving.com/sailtosave.

Show off your Art at WYC’s Artists’ Open House Exhibition 2015

Art at WYC’s Artists’ Open House Exhibition 2015 Following the success of last year’s Artists’ Open House exhibition held at WYC we will be repeating the event this year. Over 20 pieces of art were sold during the exhibition last year, attracting more than 1000 visitors to the club.
We are now looking for 20 artists or more to exhibit at our Open House Art exhibition and the first 16 artists who sign up the will have the opportunity to have their details and a sample of work featured in the 2015 Artists’ Open House Brochure. Club members, families and friends including non-members can participate and can submit art work in many different mediums.
Art at WYC’s Artists’ Open House Exhibition 2015 The exhibition will be held over the last 3 weekends in October, (17/18th, 24/25thOctober and 31st /1st November 2015). There is a small entry cost, plus a commission going to the Club on work sold during the exhibition.
Space will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you wish to take part please contact Robin South by Tuesday 2nd April 2015: RobinSouth@ymail.com, (M) 07957 248724 Art at WYC’s Artists’ Open House Exhibition 2015

2015 programme available to download

Programme CoverA PDF of the 2015 Club Information and Programme booklet is now available to download from the WYC website. If you've missplaced your paper copy, or want to view it on your phone or tablet, you can now do so from the comfort of your boat/train/car/plane/garden shed or anywhere else that you might have an internet connection! The programme can be downloaded here, or view the schedule and club programme at http://www.wyc.org.uk/on-the-water/schedule. Thanks to Andy at Oyster Press for printing the Paper and providing the PDF programme again this year.

Friday 24th April - Cherry Bomb and the Rockets followed by General Recall!

General Recal & Cherry Bomb and the Rockets Come down to the club on Friday 24th April and dance to the yacht club's musical membership. Andy Jackson's band Cherry Bomb and the Rockets start the evening (they went down a storm at their gig back in December - find out more about them here: facebook.com/cherrybombrockets. They are followed by General Recall, featuring guitar maestros Jon Bloice and Steve Gerlis. Bring your friends - it will be a good evening of rocking entertainment.

Fitting Out Supper Saturday 11th April

Come and join in the Fitting Out Supper on Saturday 11th April. As with the laying up supper we are using outside caterers, Elliotts. Tickets are £14 and can be purchased at the bar, last purchase Sunday 5th April.

Calling all WYC Families and Cadets - first sailing session on 3rd April at 4pm

WYC Wannabees Sailing Session, 3rd April at 4pm Thanks to Vattenfall sponsorship, this season we have the benefit of an RYA sailing instructor who will be running the sessions with the help of parents/volunteers. The Cadet Committee have been working hard over the winter to organise the sessions, so please come down and get involved and support them in their quest to get more kids and families on the water. If you have any unwanted and outgrown sailing kit, please bring it down to swap or sell.

START TIMES FOR RACING THIS WEEKEND

Just a reminder that start times for racing this weekend are Saturday (28th) - 3pm and Sunday (29th) - 10am. Also, don't forget the clocks go forward an hour on Saturday night! Sailing Sec.

WYC Wannabees are heading to the KSSA Spring Training Day at HBSC on 11th April

KSSA LogoA squad of Whitstable Yacht Club cadet sailors are heading to the Kent School Sailing Association training day at Herne Bay SC on Saturday April 11th. The event, open to any Junior who can sail a triangular course in any dinghy class (single or double handers), has excellent coaching and is very close by, so a fantastic opportunity for the WYC Wannabees to sharpen up (or try to remember) their sailing skills early in the sailing season! Paul McNally (paulmcnally@btconnect.com) is coordinating the WYC group, and it would be great to see a good turnout from our cadets, so please contact him if your family is thinking of attending. Details on times and signing up are on the KSSA website at kssa.co.uk/1entryform/Eventpages/Event_2.html

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