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Whitstable Yacht Club

Welcome to the 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 events

Dawes Cup

Event start: 31/07/2016
The warm up to Whitstable Week!

Whitstable Week

Event start: 01/08/2016
5 days of racing, two races per day. See for the latest info.

Whitstable Town Regatta

Event start: 06/08/2016
Two back to back races of Whitstable on Saturday, and two back to back races off Tankerton on Sunday. First race starts at 3pm. £2 suggested donation to the Lions Club per person taking part. Notice Of Race (updated 26th July)

August Regatta

Event start: 20/08/2016
3 days of racing over the Bank Holiday weekend

Topaz Uno Nationals

Event start: 20/08/2016
Topaz Uno National Championships. See for the latest info.

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Whitstable Yacht Club news

Cadets programme for this week. Friday 29 July

Cadets programme for this week.
Friday 29 July LW 15.04 HW 21.14 Start 18.00
17.15. Meeting for Instructors and Helpers - Forecourt.
18.00. General Briefing on the Deck or Forecourt.
All cadets changed and ready to sail.
Parents please be ready to assist with launching boats.
18.15. Launching.
19.30. Off the water. All to help please with recovery of boats.
20.00. De-brief and awards.

Any queries to Richard Maltby
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Open bar 23rd July

Alex worked hard, for days, setting up and organising the open bar last Saturday. Thank you to Alex and all that helped him. The bar made significant profit that goes towards the club and raised money for the RNLI & cadets. More ›

Whitstable Week - One week to go!

Whitstable Week is only one week away! Get set for a great week of sailing and social. This year we have racing scheduled for every day, bands on Monday and Friday evening, and the return of Ian and Phil's Laid Back Quiz Night on Wednesday evening. Thursday is Pirate Day, with fancy dress sailing for the main races (prizes for the best dressed boat and sailors!), and a a Cadet fast boat fest from 5pm!
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Bar Opening Times

Due to the summer nights the bar will stay open until 11pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays as with other nights, except Sundays which closes at 9pm. Come and watch the sunsets from the terrace. More ›

Tasar National Championships at Whitstable Yacht Club report

Tasar Prize Winners 2016
Strong winds and gusts of up to 35 knots proved challenging for the 52 sailors who braved the water for the 2016 Tasar National at Whitstable Yacht Club last weekend (8-10 July). However, a little determination and a lot of impromptu on the water repairs saw 26 boats battle it out in a fast and furious 3 day weekend of sailing.
The event was won by Rod & Maureen Porteous from Hayling Island Sailing Club, and the first Whitstable boat was Stephen Nation and Julie Puckett in 5th place. See the full write up on Yachts & Yachting at Thanks to all the volunteers at Whitstable Yacht Club for helping to make the event run smoothly, especially Race Officer Tom Bruton, organisers Andy and Fee Clarke, and the WYC Safety Boat Team! More ›

Save the date: Whitstable Yacht Club’s Summer Ball on 24th September!

Save the date for the highlight of your social calendar: the Whitstable Yacht Club Summer Ball on Saturday 24th September! More details will be released soon, but we can announce that Whitstable's famous Soul, Blues and RocknRoll band Squeeze Gut Alley will be playing! More ›

Help Needed to set up for the Oyster Festival Open Day

The club will be open to the public for the first day of the Oyster Festival on Saturday 23rd July. We will be raising funds for the club by selling refreshments to the public from the decking on the busiest day of the year, and need a small working party in the morning to help set up the bar and club for the day. If you can help out on 23rd July at 8am, please contact Alex Grantham on 07958439941 or
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Whitstable Week 2016 - Volunteers needed

Whitstable Week 2016Are you planning on sailing every day for during Whitstable Week? If not, you can still take part! We need Safety Boat crew and Land Bridge volunteers on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (1st-5th August). The Safety Boat crew will be matched with an experienced Driver, and will be on the water from approximately 1pm to 5pm. Land Bridge volunteers will provide a radio link from the clubhouse and shore to the boats on the water during the racing. Neither positions need any experience, so if you're interested, please contact Robert Govier at More ›

Reminder: Safety Advice For Free Sailing

Members are reminded to review the Safety Advice For Free Sailing, particularly when sailing outside of club organised sailing activities. The advice can be found on the website, in the back of the club programme, or click more to read. More ›

Ramp back in use

A big thanks to Ricky & his team for getting the ramp back in action. Ricky & family are relatively new members and their enthusiasm and willingness to help is what the club is all about. A more permanent fix will take place after the main sailing season. The ramp has not been jet washed yet so please take care. More ›

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