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
Wanderer Nationals - Town Regatta Notice of Race
Event start: 12/07/2014
Wanderer Nationals and Town Regatta Notice of RaceTownRegattaWanderers2014NORFinal.doc
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.
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
Whitstable Yacht Club, 3-4 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX
Tel: +44 (0)1227 272942
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Whitstable Yacht Club news
NSSA National Youth Regatta
Posted: Sunday, 27 July , 2014
The National Schools Sailing Association National Youth Regatta was held at Downs Sailing Club in Deal last week, which saw several hundred children on the water competing at a national level at this 5 day event. Congratulations to Whitstable cadets Conor Lamb and Issie Bruton who represented Kent in the Topper class, and came in 7th and 26th respectively in the 70 strong Topper fleet.
Whitstable Yacht Club was also represented on the water in the Safety Boat fleet, with one of the Whitstable Safety Boats on the water, manned by volunteers from WYC. Thanks to Ian Embry and John Cooper for spending the week on the water, laying courses and keeping the fleet safe.
On shore, the White Horses Whitstable Floating Gallery Art Laser Sails were prominently displayed in the main pavilion, and WYC Commodore Richard Earland gave a talk on the subject as part of the week.
Fancy getting an up-close view of racing during Whitstable Week?
Posted: Wednesday, 23 July , 2014
There are still opportunities join our race team during Whitstable Week (28th July to 1st August) as safety boat crew. No experience is necessary, you just have to be over 16, and happy to blast around the bay in a rib. You can do just one or two days in the week, or join a rib crew for the whole week. This is an ideal opportunity for non-sailors, friends and family to get involved in a fun week. Contact the Robert Govier if you want to give it a go (email@example.com or 07733 260 879)
Jamie Reynolds - Funeral Arrangements
Posted: Monday, 21 July , 2014
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday 5th August at 12.30pm at All Saints Church, Whitstable followed by her burial at Whitstable Cemetery. Huw, Emma and Lucy would be happy to see all those who wish to attend, and then afterwards at Jojo's.
Posted: Sunday, 20 July , 2014
Until Whitstable Week 2014 - Monday 28th July to Friday 1st August More
Posted: Saturday, 19 July , 2014In December of next year, friend of WYC Dan Parsons (pictured sailing in the Merlin Nationals at Whitstable with Hamish Kilburn) and teammate Olly Clark will start on an epic trip to row the 3000 miles from the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. As part of the campaign they're also looking to support two very deserving charities, Prostate Cancer UK and ABF, the Soldier's Charity.
To find out more, and to keep updated with their progress, see the website at atlantic-row.com, Facebook at facebook.com/RowAtlantic2015 or twitter at @RowAtlantic2015.
Dan has been a member of the club for 20 years... More
Bar and Catering Manager
Posted: Saturday, 19 July , 2014
At a special meeting of the General Committee on 8th July, very careful consideration was given to the financial position of the club and the paid staff structure. The minutes of that meeting are posted in the Sea Room at WYC.
After an appropriate process of consultation and consideration of all the issues it is with regret that the club management have decided to make the post of Bar and Catering Manager redundant with immediate effect. Anthony Harris has been involved in the consultation and he is aware of the outcome of this decision.
I wish to publicly record the thanks of the club. It’s members and visitors for the very good work Tony has done over the last 22 months. We all wish him the very best of luck for the future.
The Bar and Catering facilities and opening times will continue as previously promulgated.
Posted: Wednesday, 16 July , 2014
After the success of the aerial photography from a plane and helicopter in 2012, there's another experiment in the works in the skies over Whitstable. Whitstable resident Barry Thompson has recently taken to the skies with a camera mounted on a drone, and the first of his videos of sailing off Whitstable Yacht Club can be found here: youtu.be/r_0pw0Objvs. Barry's keen to work with the club, so hopefully we'll see more of our sailing at this interesting angle in future!
Posted: Wednesday, 16 July , 2014
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Jamie Reynolds, wife of Hugh Reynolds, after a long and dignified battle with breast cancer peacefully on Tuesday 8th July. Funeral arrangements will be announced when arranged. All at Whitstable Yacht club would like to pass on condolences to Hugh, family and friends.
Whitstable Week 2014 - Two weeks to go!
Posted: Monday, 14 July , 2014
It's two weeks to go until the start of Whitstable Week! There's a great programme of racing, social and family events planned every day with something for everyone. For the full programme and more information, see wyc.org.uk/on-the-water/Whitstable_Week
Posted: Monday, 14 July , 2014
Two B14 teams from WYC attended the B14 Nationals at Paignton over last week. Team Whitstable Marine (Chris Lewns/Tom Pygall) finished a strong 5th with a race win and 2nd under their belt on day 3 of the series. Seavolution (Mark Barnes/Ruth Oliver) moved up through the fleet throughout the series, contending for top 3 in the last 2 races of the series and coming 8th overall. Over the 11 race series, P&B South (Ben McGrane/Ollie Vidal) won at the end of a hotly contested final race. There was depth and talent throughout the top 10 of the 28 contenders, with all bar a few stragglers fighting it out as a compact group after a minimum 45 minutes of racing. With the return of the other front end WYC team, Team Harken (Simon Hadley/Nikki Hadley), these 3 teams will be attending the inlands at Datchet in early September to hopefully see 1 maybe 2 of the teams fighting for the podium positions.
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