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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

Whitstable Yacht Club news


There are a number of windsurf boards for which fees have not been paid and the original owners cannot be traced. The boards will be sold by sealed bid auction in line with Royal Yachting Association procedures. The boards will be on display at Whitstable Yacht Club on Saturday 12 March from 10am to 1pm, during the annual Working Party.
To place a bid, please email by close on 20 March 2016 and please clearly indicate which board you are bidding on. Winning bidders will be notified by email from 21 March 2016 and will be required to remove their winning bid from WYC or pay for storage.
(1) FANATIC 145L Shark
• ~30cm Kevlar fin
• U-joint (not North pin)
(1) FANATIC 145L Shark

(2) STARBOARD 111L Carve
(2) STARBOARD 111L Carve

(3) FANATIC 105L Gecko
• 35cm Slalom fin
(3)FANATIC 105L Gecko

(4) F2 188L Phoenix
• 40cm Free ride fin
• Bic North pin UJ
(4) F2 188L Phoenix

(5) FANATIC 298, 135L (Red, no picture)

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, on email ( or phone on 01227272942. More ›


We now serve Fosters & Strongbow cloudy cider both at £3.15 a pint, these have replaced Orangeboom & Thatchers.
Alex Grantham. single handed, kindly painted the bar completely free last week & the pictures were rehung by a team last Friday. A big thank you to Alex and all those helped with the pictures on the Friday. More ›

Cadet Fund Raising Dinner

Come and enjoy a delicious meal created by David Lowes to tickle your taste buds!
Saturday March 19th at 7pm.
£12.50 per person. Please pay in advance in office or at the bar.
Limited numbers, cut off day Monday 14th March. More ›

Atlantic Challenge Row - Dan and Olly finish first in the pairs class in just under 43 days!

Friends of WYC, Dan Parsons and Olly Clark completed their 3000 mile row across the Atlantic last week, winning the Pairs race in 42 days, 17 hours & 59 minutes! They've achieved so much since launching their boat at Whitstable Yacht Club in May 2015, and beaten significant challenges along the way. You can read about their row at, and donate to the charities they have supported here. Well done Olly and Dan from all at Whitstable Yacht Club! More ›

Bar hours.

The bar will be open 18.00-22.00 on 9th February. The bar & cellar are getting a refit on Tuesday 1st March, sorry but the bar will need to be closed all day. Open as usual on the 2nd. More ›

Contactless payments for credit and debit cards, which will remove the £10 minimum spend.

From Thursday 28th February we will be able to accept 'Contactless payments' upto the value of £30, no minimum. As with all contacless facilities you will not be automatically be given a receipt, you can request one. For security every so often you may be asked to enter your pin, this is normally every time you have used contacless 15 times. We hope this facility will be of benefit to members. More ›

Bar Change Relaunch

We have a new supplier with a few changes in products. There will be a Bar relaunch at 7.00 on Friday 4th March with Open Juke Box from Grove Tracks. More ›

WYC Development - Funding Update

At the October Special General Meeting, the club decided to apply for Sport England grants to redevelop parts of the club. Two grants were applied for, with several hundred hours of effort from WYC Committee members and subject matter experts put into the development of the applications.
Unfortunately we've received notice this week that we have been unsuccessful with our application to the larger Sport England 'Improvement Fund'. Our application to the smaller Sport England 'Inspired Facilities' fund is still being assessed by Sport England, and we will get a decision on this fund in April.
Although the smaller grant and WYC funding will not allow us to achieve all our aims, if successful it will allow us to refurbish the changing rooms, add family changing facilities, add disabled access and facilities, replace the fire escape, and refurbish the Sea Room roof area. The General Committee will also be assessing other funding options and sources over the coming months to allow us to make the further improvements, and as a fall back plan if we are unsuccessful with the Inspired Facilities Bid.
There’s a lot of momentum behind the efforts to improve the club’s facilities, and the work that’s been done so far will be very beneficial to achieving the clubs aims however the funding is achieved. More ›

Sunday Lunch cancelled

Due to staffing we have cancelled the Sunday lunch. Anyone who has paid can get their refund from the bar. More ›

Contactless Payments, Tabs and Loyalty Cards

At the General Committee Meeting on Monday it was decided to phase out the Bar Loyalty Cards. No new cards will be issued, and existing cards will need to be used by 1st March. The General Committee also decided to tighten the rules on bar tabs. Tabs will only be allowed if a credit/debit card is left behind the bar, and all tabs will need to be paid off by the end of the day that they were opened. In the coming weeks, we will be introducing 'contactless payments' for credit and debit cards, which will remove the £10 minimum spend on cards with this feature, meaning that tabs will not be necessary for lower value spends. More ›

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