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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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Upcoming WYC events

Easter Nip

Event start: 18/04/2014
1 race per day over 4 days, race starts at 2pm. Sailed under standard WYC SIs.

Topper Training and Open

Event start: 26/04/2014

RNLI Pursuit Race

Event start: 05/05/2014

505 and B14 Open

Event start: 17/05/2014

Club Championships

Event start: 17/05/2014
Three days of racing over the Bank Holiday weekend

Merlin Open

Event start: 14/06/2014
Notice of Race: ST_2014_nor.doc

Wanderer National Championships

Event start: 12/07/2014

Town Regatta

Event start: 12/07/2014
Two races per day over two days. Day one off Whitstable Yacht Club, day two off Tankerton Bay Sailing Club

Whitstable Week 2014

Event start: 28/07/2014
Five days of competitive racing and friendly social events. See wyc.org.uk/on-the-water/Whitstable_Week for more information.

August Regatta

Event start: 23/08/2014
Three days of racing over the Bank Holiday weekend

Vattenfall Forts Race

Event start: 13/09/2014
The UK’s premier catamaran long distance race, now in it’s 19th year. See wyc.org.uk/on-the-water/forts-race for more information.

Dart 18 Open

Event start: 11/10/2014

Contact Us

Whitstable Yacht Club, 3-4 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX
Tel: +44 (0)1227 272942
office@wyc.org.uk

Whitstable Yacht Club news

WYC opens its doors to local artists

As part of the 2014 Canterbury Festival, WYC plans to join in the local Artist Open Trail by holding an art exhibition over 3 weekends in October in the upstairs rooms at the clubhouse. We are now looking for club members and non-members, from beginners, seasoned amateurs to professional artists, who would like to show off their art. We are seeking at least 10 exhibitors (more the better) and hope to attract a wide selection of different art forms including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, textiles, glass and ceramics. More ›

Discounted class legal equipment for the Laser Standard, Radial & 4.7

Do you own a Laser dinghy? Are you aware of the WYC scheme to supply discounted class legal boats and spares? Click here to find out more. Laser

This Friday night is Quiz Night at WYC

Come down to the club this Friday evening and pit your wits against your fellow club members, and our Whitstable Yacht Club Quiz Masters Wiz and Tony! The quiz will start at 7.30pm, with teams of maximum 6 people. Entry fee will be £1 per person, and the winning team will take all. Nibbles will be available, but feel free to bring your own food or snacks.

Eggs…citing News!

Easter get together for families this Saturday (19th April) at 11am:
Easter Egg Hunt for children and cadets under 12.
Meet and Greet (with coffee and biscuits!) for adults and cadets over 12.
Tell us your ideas about what you would like to see happening for cadets and families this year.
A chance for us to tell you about the events that we have already planned.
The launch of an exciting competition to design the new WYC Cadet Logo!
See you Saturday!

Easter Bank Holiday weekend at Whitstable Yacht Club

There's lots going on at WYC this Easter:
Good Friday (18th April):

  • Sailing - First race of the Easter Nip starts at 2pm
  • Social - Quiz Night from 1930 in the bar: Maximum 6 per team, no problem if you are on your own or a couple we can join you up into a team. £1.00 per person. Winners take all
  • Bar open 11am to 11pm
  • Food from 9am to 4.30pm

Saturday (19th April):
  • Cadets - Easter Egg Hunt for under 12s and Meet and Greet with drinks and biscuits for cadets over 12 and parents from 11am. Come along to learn about the Cadet events planned for the rest of the year!
  • Sailing - Easter Nip race two, starts at 2pm
  • Bar open 11am to 11pm
  • Food from 9am to 4.30pm

Easter Sunday (20th April):
  • Sailing - Easter Nip race three, starts at 2pm
  • Bar open Midday to 9.30pm
  • Food from 9am to 4.30pm

Easter Monday (21st April):
  • Sailing - Final race of the Easter Nip, starts at 2pm
  • Bar open 11am to 11pm
  • Food from 9am to 4.30pm

Well done to Max Hunt!

Whitstable Yacht Club member Max Hunt Laser EuroMasters event at Calella de Palafrugell in Spain last weekend, and had a good event! Max finished 4th Radial in the 65 strong fleet and won the GrandMaster category. For full details and results, see www.clubvelacalella.cat

Good luck to Meia Harnett and Hannah Fagg!

Good luck to Meia Harnett and Hannah Fagg, ex WYC cadets, who are representing Exeter and Lancaster Universities respectively in the 2014 British University Sailing Association Team Match Racing Championship Finals in Strathclyde this weekend.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - DISPOSAL OF BOATS & EQUIPMENT - MARCH 2014

Windsurf Equipment
There are a number of windsurf boards, masts, booms and sails stored in the lower Rigden’s Shed for which fees have not been paid and the original owners cannot be traced.
It is the intention of the Sailing Committee to dispose of this equipment no sooner than 3 months from the date of notice (18th March 2014), in accordance with the procedures laid down by the Royal Yachting Association.
If you think that you are the owner of any of these pieces of equipment, please contact Sally Gostelow as soon as possible via the office.
Email or call 01227 272942
Please see the photographs and list of equipment here

Working Party Thank You

A big thank you to everyone who came along to the Working Party on Saturday. It was great that we exceeded our expected numbers, which allowed us to achieve lots more than we intended. There was lots of enthusiasm for this coming season, so let’s hope the weather is on our side for a fantastic year of sailing & fun at the Club!

New Committee Boat arrives at WYC

Committee Boat Our new Committee Boat was delivered to Whitstable Yacht Club yesterday (Thursday), all the way from Colne Catamarans in Essex! The boat will be stored in the yard of Whitstable Marine for the next few months while it's fitted out, but it should be on the water by the start of the Summer. For more pictures of the delivery, see the album on the club's Facebook page here.

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