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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.

Contact Us

Whitstable Yacht Club, 3-4 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX
Tel: +44 (0)1227 272942

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Upcoming WYC Social Events

Club Race Officer Training - free course for members

Date: 25/02/2017 - 10:00
A one day course run by RYA National Race Officer Ted Temple on 25th Feb, starting at 10am. The course is free and ideal for individuals with little or no Race Officer experience, or as good refresher for those wanting to brush up on their Race Officer skills. Click here for more information.

Watch the 6 Nations Rugby at WYC!

Date: 25/02/2017 - 14:00
Scotland v Wales at 2:25pm, then Ireland v France at 4:50pm

Watch the 6 Nations Rugby at WYC!

Date: 26/02/2017 - 15:00
England v Italy at 3:00pm

Working Party

Date: 05/03/2017 - 10:00
Working Party

Watch the 6 Nations Rugby at WYC!

Date: 10/03/2017 - 20:00
Wales v Ireland at 8:05pm

Watch the 6 Nations Rugby at WYC!

Date: 11/03/2017 - 13:29
Italy v France at 1:30pm, then England v Scotland at 4:00pm

Saint Patrick's Day!

Date: 17/03/2017 - 19:00
Saint Patrick's Day!

WYC Annual General Meeting

Date: 18/03/2017 - 17:00
WYC Annual General Meeting

Autumn Working Party

Date: 29/10/2017 - 12:00
Autumn Working Party

Annual Prizegiving & Laying-up Supper

Date: 11/11/2017 - 19:00
Annual Prizegiving & Laying-up Supper

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Whitstable Yacht Club news

Please complete our questionnaire on Sailing Development!

The club would appreciate a few moments of your time to complete our questionnaire. The aim of the questionnaire is to collect information/ideas from club members as to the area of sailing development that, (1), you would like to see happening within the club, (2), would be of particular interest, and, (3), that you would be willing to assist with as a volunteer. The answers to the questionnaire will also help us target and apply for grant funding.
It shouldn't take more than 5 minutes of your time, just go to
Please complete the questionnaire as soon as possible, but by 4th March 2017 at the latest. Any queries can be addressed to Richard Maltby. More ›

St Patrick’s day, 17th March - Book now!

Celebrate St Patrick's day at the Yacht Club with a fabulous 2 course dinner, by Christina Brewer, only £11pp book your space at the bar.
Homemade Beef & Guinness pie, Irish Champ potatoes and Cabbage
Baileys Creme Brulee
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Start your season with a visit to the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show on Saturday 4th March!

RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017 What better way to start the sailing season than by a visit to the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show on Saturday 4th March? Cadets under 16 go free, and there's always plenty to interest the whole family, from starter boat options to the latest in performance dinghies, and from repair workshops to holidays! If you're thinking about investing in a new boat, make sure you check out our list of recommended boats at to make sure you get a good option for sailing at WYC. And when you're planning your visit, don't forget that we'd like to see you at the club working party on Sunday 5th March! More ›

2017 Sailing Season starts on 11th March!

It's only a few weeks until the start of the 2017 sailing season! Time to dig out your sailing gear, finish off those winter jobs and get ready for another great year of sailing at Whitstable Yacht Club! The sailing schedule is on the website at and your 2017 programme is in the post - if you don't get it within the next week, please contact the office to check they have your correct address and membership status. And don't forget to add the schedule to your phone or laptop calendar by following the instructions on the Schedule page of the website.
See you on the water soon! WYC Presents the 2017 Sailing Season More ›

Bar price increases

As from Tuesday 7th February there will be a small increase in some products due to increase costs in bar operation. More ›

Watch RBS 6Nations Matches at WYC!

RBS 6Nations 2017Watch all the games at Whitstable Yacht Club!
11th Feb - Italy v Ireland at 2:25pm, then Wales v England at 4:50pm.
12th Feb - France v Scotland at 3:00pm.
25th Feb - Scotland v Wales at 2:25pm, then Ireland v France at 4:50pm.
26th Feb - England v Italy at 3:00pm.
10th Mar - Wales v Ireland at 8:05pm.
11th Mar - Italy v France at 1:30pm, then England v Scotland at 4:00pm.
18th Mar - Scotland v Italy at 12:30pm, then France v Wales at 2:45pm. A recording of the Ireland v England game will be played following the WYC AGM.
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TV Donation

Larry has kindly bought the Club a new TV for the bar area for all the support he has received since his beloved wife passed away recently. More ›

Bob Long (updated)

We regret to report that Bob Long passed away on Wednesday. Bob was a very active member of the Merlin Rocket Class, particularly in the early days of the class in the 50s and 60s, although he was actively sailing them at Whitstable until around 2007. Our deepest condolences to his friends and family. His funeral will be on Friday 10th February at 12 noon at Charing Crematorium. Donations to the British Heart Foundation or via John Kemp Funeral Directors, 26 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AH.
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WYC Cadets Easter Sailing Courses

Places are selling fast for the amazing value courses for the Easter Sailing courses at Westbere lake.
Week one 4-6 April only one space left.
Week two 11-13 April only a few spaces left
We are pleased to confirm dates for bookings so far received. From now on please book the second week to have more chance of getting a place.
These courses are incredible value at just £65 for the 3 day courses. Please call the office or Richard Maltby, the Club Principal, for more details.

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Safety Boat and Power Boat courses

Oyster Coast Water Sports on the East side of the Harbour will be running an RYA Safety Boat Course on 1st and 2nd April, and WYC members can get a significant discount on the price! An RYA Power Boat Level 2 is a pre-requisite requirement for the course, but they'll also be running PB2 courses this year. Contact them at for more information, and mention you're a WYC member! More ›

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