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
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Whitstable Yacht Club news
Posted: Friday, 01 May , 2015
The RNLI Pursuit Race is scheduled for Monday, to start at 11am. This race is a great way to see how your boat and sailing skills match your boat's Portsmouth Yardstick rating, and sail in a race with an unusual set up!
There will be a briefing at 10.15 hrs on Monday morning, and an entrance donation of £1.00 per crew member will be collected, with all proceeds going to the RNLI.
Race timings: hereMore
WYC Cadet success at KSSA “Opening Splash” at Medway Yacht Club
Posted: Tuesday, 28 April , 2015
Two WYC juniors competed in the KSSA “Opening Splash” at Medway Yacht Club on Saturday in challenging Medway conditions – windy and very shifty. Lots of capsizes and lots of retirements. There was an entry of over 30 Kent youth sailors and Conor Lamb, sailing a Laser Radial was lying 5th after the first two races. Conditions worsened in the afternoon but Conor finished with a very creditable 11th despite having no sailing gloves! Iggy McNally retired unhurt after the 3rd race and was awarded KSSA Race Officer’s Prize For Outstanding Young Sailor.
For more information about Cadet and Family sailing at Whitstable Yacht Club, see wyc.org.uk/about/cadets
WYC B14 Success at the Stokes Bay TT
Posted: Tuesday, 28 April , 2015
B14 Seavolution/North GBR 788 Mark Barnes/Ruth Oliver from Whitstable Yacht Club won the Stokes Bay B14 TT this weekend, their first event since sailing together at the B14 inlands at Queen Mary last October where they finished 3rd. For Ruth this is her first senior race win and to top it off, the first TT win in her sailing career! They raced against some of the top B14 sailors in the country in testing conditions, so this was an especially good result.
The B14 Nationals is next month the week, also at Stokes Bay, where there will be four Whitstable boats (Leaky Pipes, Team Harken, Whitstable Marine and Seavolution North) all with a chance of a podium position. Follow online to see who comes out on top!
Fitting Out Supper - Now 16th May
Posted: Friday, 24 April , 2015
WYC fitting out supper is finally here! Saturday 16th May.
Starting at 6pm for cocktail happy hour with a WYC special from in-house mixologist Haidee.
From 7pm Bring Your Own vinyl to spin on our vintage record player. 7 or 14 inch options are good to go. Delve into your record collections, bring along some retro tunes from your favourite decade, give it a spin!
Food at 7.30ish from our very own Chef de la Maison, Wiz. Two and a half courses of delicious local food
Book your tickets on eventbrite, or behind the bar by 10th May.
And don't worry. If you bought tickets for the last date, they're still valid!
New WYC Committee Boat named
Posted: Monday, 20 April , 2015
The new Whitstable Yacht Club Committee Boat was named 'Slotty' on Saturday in a ceremony at the club. The boat was named after legandary club sailor 'Slotty' Dawes, who was largely responsible for Whitstable’s development as an international dinghy centre in the 50s and 60s, and sailed in the Rome Olympics in 1960. The naming was performed by Slotty's Great Granddaughter Eloise Dawes, and blessed by the Reverend Rachel Webley of St Alphege Church. Ruth Oliver was official club photographer for the day, and her pictures can be seen on the WYC Facebook page, and Stephen Gerlis put together a video of the event, which can also be seen on the club's Facebook page. Weather permitting, the Committee Boat should be in use for club racing from next weekend.
Posted: Tuesday, 07 April , 2015
The official naming of our new Committee Boat 'Slotty' is taking place at twelve noon on Saturday 18 April at the Club. Friends and members of Whitstable Yacht Club are invited along to see the new boat and take part in the ceremony.
The naming will be done by Matilda Dawes, great granddaughter of the late 'Slotty' Dawes, and the boat will be blessed by the Reverend Rachel Webbley, vicar of St Alphege Church. For a brief history of Slotty Dawes at Whitstable Yacht Club, click on the link. More
Fitting Out Supper Saturday 11th April Postponed
Posted: Tuesday, 07 April , 2015
Fitting Out Supper Saturday 11th April, Unfortunately due to lack of numbers the Fitting Out Supper is postponed.
University of Kent - SailtoSave fundraising event for RNLI
Posted: Tuesday, 31 March , 2015
The University of Kent's Sailing and Windsurfing Club are taking on the challenge to sail from Kent to Poole stopping at six RNLI stations and volunteering at each one. They will be fundraising for the expedition in the upcoming months and any money you can donate will make a difference. If you would like to donate please visit his justgiving page: http://www.justgiving.com/sailtosave.
Show off your Art at WYC’s Artists’ Open House Exhibition 2015
Posted: Monday, 30 March , 2015
Following the success of last year’s Artists’ Open House exhibition held at WYC we will be repeating the event this year. Over 20 pieces of art were sold during the exhibition last year, attracting more than 1000 visitors to the club.
We are now looking for 20 artists or more to exhibit at our Open House Art exhibition and the first 16 artists who sign up the will have the opportunity to have their details and a sample of work featured in the 2015 Artists’ Open House Brochure. Club members, families and friends including non-members can participate and can submit art work in many different mediums.
The exhibition will be held over the last 3 weekends in October, (17/18th, 24/25thOctober and 31st /1st November 2015). There is a small entry cost, plus a commission going to the Club on work sold during the exhibition.
Space will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you wish to take part please contact Robin South by Tuesday 2nd April 2015: RobinSouth@ymail.com, (M) 07957 248724
2015 programme available to download
Posted: Friday, 27 March , 2015
A PDF of the 2015 Club Information and Programme booklet is now available to download from the WYC website. If you've missplaced your paper copy, or want to view it on your phone or tablet, you can now do so from the comfort of your boat/train/car/plane/garden shed or anywhere else that you might have an internet connection! The programme can be downloaded here, or view the schedule and club programme at http://www.wyc.org.uk/on-the-water/schedule. Thanks to Andy at Oyster Press for printing the Paper and providing the PDF programme again this year.
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