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
Tel: +44 (0)1227 272942
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Winter series final race, Prize Giving and masts
Posted: Thursday, 12 December , 2013
It's the final race of the 2014 season this Sunday, with Winter Series Race 8 starting at 11am. The battle for the Laser class is a close one, with 3 boats vying for 1st place with only 3 points separating them. Will it be the current leader Steve Gray, Mark Holweger who won the first race of the series, or Charles Campion, just back from competing at the Laser Masters Worlds in Oman?
Following the race we'll be holding the prize giving for the Winter Series, so please come along to congratulate the sailors who braved the winter weather! And now we're firmly into Winter, can all members please drop the masts on their boats. As well as being a club rule for masts to be down over Winter, we've had a few storms already, with boats moving on the beach, and it's only going to get worse as the season moves on. To protect your equipment, and that of your neighbours it's important to make sure all masts are dropped and boats well tied down. If you are expecting to sail over Winter, so want to keep your mast up, please contact Sally in the office
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sue Cannon on 30 November 2013.
Posted: Wednesday, 11 December , 2013
Funeral Arrangements: The service will be held at 10.20am, Bluebell Hill, Medway Crematorium, Robin Hood Lane, Chatham, Kent ME5 9QT on Friday 13 December 2013. This will be followed by drinks at Whitstable Yacht Club at approximately 12 noon. A number of friends will be assembling at Whitstable Harbour at 0910 to travel to Bluebell Hill.
CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES AT THE YACHT CLUB
Posted: Monday, 09 December , 2013
To help you get in the festive mood, WYC has a couple of important dates for your calendar. This Sunday, the children's Christmas Party will be from 1pm to 3pm with guest appearance by "Father Christmas" who will be handing out presents to our younger members. Then on Christmas Eve, we have a live band "Left of the Dial" playing from 5pm to 8pm. So please come on down and enjoy a drink with friends and family. As always, the Yacht Club will be open daily, only closing for Christmas Day.
Posted: Friday, 06 December , 2013
A daggerboard, rudder, carbon fibre tiller and a dark blue combi bag have gone missing or been stolen from Laser 184156. If anyone has seen these items could they please contact the office. Thank you. Sailing Sec.
Posted: Friday, 06 December , 2013
Following yesterday's flood tide, I am happy to report that the clubhouse and buildings are all undamaged. However, the sea came up very high and affected a small number of dinghies and catamarans, (the owners have been notified). If you have a boat parked on the beach, it would be prudent to come and check it for any damage at the earliest opportunity. Many thanks to all those members who came down and helped secure and identify affected boats. Sailing Sec.
HELP REQUIRED TO MAKE CLUBHOUSE LOOK FESTIVE!
Posted: Monday, 02 December , 2013
From 11am on Saturday 7 December, tea, coffee and biscuits will be supplied for any members who turn up and help decorate the bar and sea room. Surely an offer you can't refuse!
Time Trials - Final Run!
Posted: Thursday, 28 November , 2013
We now have a final opportunity to go for the prize for the fastest boat in Whitstable! A new course has been loaded to MapMyTracks, along the shore West to East, and will be in place until December 31st. All you need to do to take part is to send your MapMyTracks Username and boat type to Rear Commodore Sailing, then sail the course while tracking with yor phone or GPS. There will be prizes for the fastest boats, both on handicap and on raw time. Are you the fastest boat in town? For more details of how to set up MapMyTracks, click here, and to see the leader board go to http://www.mapmytracks.com/explore/segment/1294163
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THIS SUNDAY
Posted: Tuesday, 26 November , 2013
A number of volunteers are needed to help clear away debris etc from underneath the veranda decking. If you are coming down to the club that morning, possibly to race, it would be nice if you could spare a moment to help out. Many hands make light work! Many thanks. WYC Office.
Whitstable Yacht Club - Club Manager
Posted: Monday, 25 November , 2013
One of the oldest and largest sailing clubs in England is recruiting a new club manager. This is a position crucial to the day-to-day running of the club and represents an opportunity for a challenging and interesting role that is well rewarded. The Club Manager will join a team in a well-established organisation run by and for its members. We are looking for a proactive and dynamic individual to manage the team of staff and support club officials in driving through an ambitious vision for the future. Applicants will have experience of staff management, supervision of catering operations and a licensed bar, computerised bookkeeping, administration and be able to work in a multi faceted organisation. The ideal candidate, will have an interest in sailing and an understanding of how a sports orientated membership club functions. A proven track record in leisure operations management and a strong commercial mindset are also considered important. In return for a salary of up to £18,500 for a 30 hour week, the candidate will be expected to work some weekends. There are also regular evening commitments. Application is by application form and a covering letter. The application form and full instructions to candidates can be downloaded from http://tinyurl.com/WYC-Jobs Candidates must be available for interview on 19th or 20th December. Some evening interview times may be available.
WYC Tea Bar
Posted: Saturday, 23 November , 2013
From this weekend and up to the end of the sailing season the Tea Bar will open on Sundays only - for morning sailing 9am to 2pm and for afternoon sailing from midday to 5pm - and will close on 15th December until next season, unless we can have a rota of volunteers to keep the Tea bar running during the winter months. Anyone interested in volunteering please contact the office. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available every day from the Bar during opening times.
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